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This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Dear Forensics Coaches,
The Denmark and Oshkosh West coaches and forensics teams cordially invite you to join us for the Tom Lynch Legacy Tournament on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 held at Oshkosh West High School.  Our teams are very excited to be hosting you this year and to welcome you to our tournament!  It should be an exciting day of competition for everyone involved!
Preliminary and final rounds for all events will be held at Oshkosh West High School 375 N. Eagle St., Oshkosh, WI 54902.  We will follow local district COVID protocols throughout the day.  More detailed information will be posted in the FILES section of this event in Speechwire.  
ENTRIES/CATEGORIES:  Your top 25 varsity entries will count toward your team score with a maximum of 4 entries per category.  Additional entries are welcome.  Students are allowed to DOUBLE or TRIPLE enter; however, students may NOT double/triple enter in BOTH Extemp. AND Radio. Students may only enter ONE draw category. Students who are double and triple entered will be eligible to receive the coveted Rhododendron or Triple Crown Awards, which honor students who earn the most cumulative points based on preliminary rounds in two or three categories, respectively.  In the event of a tie, final round places will determine the champions. 
NEW: Fun and creative events called Extemp Reading and Improv Duo are non-traditional events being offered.  Extemp Reading is limited prep Prose/Poetry interpretation, and Improv Duo is a team of 2 actors who are given a situation and must engage in improvisational dialogue and blocking.  If you are interested in either of these, more information can be found in the FILES section in Speechwire.  
RULES:  WFCA and NCFL rules will be followed for applicable categories along with allowances for WHSFA cross-over events. Please go over any rule changes with your students and judges prior to attending the tournament. Updated rules are available on the WFCA website at www.wfcaforensics.org. We will also be offering Oratorical Declamation again this year for those students preparing for the NCFL national tournament.
JUDGES:  Each school must bring one qualified judge for every five entries or fraction thereof.  We will have a VERY limited number of judges available for hire at $150 per judge. You are responsible for the number of judges that you indicate on your Speechwire registration, plus any adds as of Thursday morning.  Judges must bring technology needed to conduct e-balloting for all rounds and must have a valid email account in Speechwire.  Paper critiques will be available if preferred, but all ballots will be submitted electronically. 
DEADLINES:  Please register via SpeechWire by 11:00 pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2023.  Teams can and should manage their own drops on SpeechWire until 3:00 pm on Friday, March 24th (entries dropped after that time should be texted to Dave Harper at 920-664-5278 and will still be charged). Please text any other last minute drops by 7:00 am on tournament day to Dave Harper at 920-664-5278.
NOTES:  Confirmations will be sent out by e-mail the week of the tournament.  There will be detailed instructions including numbers to call/text on Saturday morning.  To start the tournament smoothly, each school MUST call/text confirming registration by 7:15 the morning of the tournament even if there are NO changes (i.e. Oshkosh West drop Prose K4; Denmark-No Changes).  
FEES:  Entry fees are $10.00 per individual entry and $15.00 for each group entry (Play Acting, Duo Interp, Improv Duo, or Group Interp).  Fees will be based on your entries as of 3:00 pm on Friday March 24, 2023.  There will be no adds the day of the meet unless space allows.  Please make checks for fees payable to Oshkosh West High School 375 N. Eagle St. Oshkosh, WI 54902.
Saturday, March 25th           
                                    Prior to 7:15..............Call-in/Text Confirmation/Drops/Changes
                                    8:15.......................Schedules released on Speechwire 
                                    8:15.......................Radio/Extemp. Draw Begins 
                                    8:45.......................Round I All Events
                                    10:00......................Round II All Events
                                    11:15......................Round III All Events
                                    12:45.......................Finals All Events
                                    2:30.......................Awards in Alberta Kimball Auditorium
AWARDS:  Individual awards will be presented to the top three competitors in each category and medals will be awarded to the remaining finalists.  Team awards will be issued to the top three schools in three divisions.  Large school awards will be based on team points. Small division team awards will be based on team average. Division breaks will be determined based on number of entries.
FOOD:  Concessions will be available for sale to students per recommended safety protocols.  Judges and coaches will have access to food and refreshments in the judges' lounge.
Questions: If you have any questions, please feel free to call.  You can reach me at (920) 664-5278 or davidharper7496@gmail.com.
Thank you and we hope to see you on March 25th for the Tom Lynch Tribute Forensics Tournament!!
Warmest Regards,
Dave Harper
Scotti Thurwatcher
Forensics Coaches


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David Harper
Email address: davidharper7496@gmail.com
Phone number: 9206645278

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375 N. Eagle St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902

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