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Sheboygan South Tournament - 2023

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Hello forensics coaches!


On behalf of the administration, forensics staff, and students of Sheboygan South High School, we are pleased to once again open our doors to you for our annual Forensics Tournament on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.  We are excited to offer students the opportunity to double or triple enter in multiple categories once again this year, with the exception that students competing in extemp or radio may only compete in one other category if they wish but may not compete in both radio and extemp. 


We are also hosting an online Student Congress competition through NSDA Campus on the evening of Friday, February 24th.  Registration for student congress will be on tabroom.com.  The invitation and registration page can be found at: shebsouthcongress.tabroom.com


Entries and Categories

Each school will be permitted 25 varsity entries.  You may enter as many students as you like, but only the top 25 scores will count towards your team sweepstakes points.  You may register up to 8 entries per category, but no more than 4 will be counted for team sweepstakes points.  All WFCA forensics categories will be offered.  Rules can be found at http://www.wfcaforensics.org

**We will also offer two extra categories.** 

Oratorical Declamation will be offered for any freshman or sophomore competitor who wishes to enter.  Rules for Oratorical Declamation will follow National Catholic Forensics League rules, which can be found at http://www.ncfl.org

Extemporaneous Reading is once again being offered as an extra category for students who want to try something different as a second or third category.  It is an improvised reading category where students will enter the room, be given a few choices of short literature selections to choose from, and then have a few minutes to skim through and deliver to the judge.  Rules for the category can be found in the “files” tab here at Speechwire.



We will be utilizing the Speechwire web site for registration, scheduling, and tabulation.  To register your team, visit: http://www.speechwire.com

Please submit an initial registration for your team by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21st.  You can manage your own drops and adds yourself through the Speechwire site through 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 23rd.  After that, your total fees will be locked.  You can continue to drop students from your roster throughout the day on Friday the 24th, but any adds after 5:00 pm on Thursday the 23rd will need to be emailed to bkroll@sasd.net and will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.



Individual entries - $10.00

Group entries - $15.00

You are responsible for all fees as of Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. 



You are responsible for bringing 1 judge for every 5 entries.  Uncovered entries will be charged $30 per entry.  (For example, if you have 17 entries, you could bring 4 judges, or bring 3 and owe $60 for the uncovered entries.)

Teams with more than 60 entries are limited to bringing a total of 12 judges with them.  Any additional judge requirements for these teams must be hired through the tournament at the rate of $150 per judge.



Concessions will be available throughout the day in the South High Commons.  Please plan on eating on-site so power rounds are not delayed.



Trophies will be given to the top three contestants in each category.  All other finalists shall receive medals.

Large team trophies will be awarded to the top three teams based on the total prelim scores of the top 25 speakers for the team.  Medium team trophies will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each division.  Medium and small team designations will be determined the week of the tournament based on total entries.

In addition, we will award a "triathlon trophy" to the top triple entered student.  The trophy will be awarded to the student with the lowest total preliminary round scores.



Schedule for Saturday, February 25th

We anticipate a large tournament, and to accommodate our numbers in past years, we have run our tournament with a modified schedule that divides prelims up amongst 4 time slots, but still gives each category 3 prelim rounds.  Every category will have one of those time slots off.  This will allow us to run our tournament entirely in one building, will give single entered students a round off to go and watch a different category, and will give multiple entered students one or two rounds in which they don’t need to run between rooms during the round.


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.        Registration

8:30 a.m.               Round 1

9:45 a.m.                Round 2

11:00 a.m.              Round 3

12:15 p.m.               Round 4

1:30 p.m.                Power Rounds for all categories

3:15 p.m.                Awards Ceremony


We will determine the “off” round for each category the week of the tournament itself and will let coaches know as part of tournament updates leading up to the tournament.


If you are a newer coach who has never attended a tournament scheduled in this manner, please reach out to bkroll@sasd.net with any questions.


Should our entry numbers be modest enough to accommodate all students with a traditional three prelim round schedule, we will adjust accordingly and let all coaches know early in the week leading up to the tournament.


If you have any questions at all please get in touch with me:


Ben Kroll:        cell phone – (414) 688-2817

                 email – bkroll@sasd.net

                 Sheboygan South High School

                 1240 Washington Ave.

                 Sheboygan, WI 53081


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the end of February.


         - Ben Kroll, Malyssa Gabrielson, and the Sheboygan South Forensics Team




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Ben Kroll
Email address: bkroll@sasd.net
Phone number: 414-688-2817

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1240 Washington Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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