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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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January 25, 2023
Greetings! Coaches Jason Newhouser and Linda Cleveland cordially invite you to participate in the Rossville Stinger Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 11, 2023!
Registration will only be accepted via SpeechWire. The deadline for registration is 6PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. You will still be able to drop and make changes to your entries after the deadline; however, no new entries will be permitted.
Our tournament will offer Broadcasting, Declamation, Discussion, IX, USX, Impromptu, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Original Performance, Poetry, Prose, Program of Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, and the infamously famous fake event: Improvisational Duo.
Specific event information is as follows:
  • BROADCASTING: Preliminary rounds will be the News Program and the final round will be a 2-min prep/2-min perform on-the-spot. Program information will be made available through the FILES FOR DOWNLOAD link on SpeechWire on or before 6:00PM on Monday, February 6, 2023.
  • DISCUSSION: Each 30-minute round will be run as a Socratic Seminar featuring a different text for discussion. Texts will be made available through the FILES FOR DOWNLOAD link on SpeechWire on or before 6:00PM on Monday, February 7, 2022.
  • EXTEMP: Extemp will draw prior to the first round and will use the same topic for Rounds 1 through 3. Finalists will draw a new topic. If there are a small number of entries in the two extemp events, the events may be combined for more competition.
  • IMPROV DUO: Teams will be given a prompt and a TOTAL of FIVE MINUTES to prepare AND perform (i.e. 1-min prep, 4-min performance; 2-min prep, 3-min performance; etc.). Skits may include interaction between team members, including eye and physical contact. Props, however, may not be used. Improv Duo is referred to as a "fake" event above purely because it is just for fun. Please, have fun with this event!
Contestants may triple in all events EXCEPT Discussion. Students may not double in Discussion and Extemp; however, since Discussion is only 30-mins, students may double in Discussion and any other event, again, EXCEPT Extemp. There will be special recognition for the triple-entered student who scores the best in their events. Contestants double and triple at their own risk! If a contestant is late (after the start time for the next round) to a second or third event - no matter the reason, even if not at the fault of the contestant - the contestant will be marked last in that round. Coaches, please explain this to your contestants and judges. Again, CONTESTANTS DOUBLE AND TRIPLE AT THEIR OWN RISK!
Tournament Structure:
7:00AM: Check-In Begins
7:45AM: Check-In Ends
8:00AM: Extemp Prep
8:30AM: Round 1
10:00AM: Round 2
11:30AM: Round 3
1:00PM: Final Draw
1:30PM: Final Round
3:00PM: Awards
While there are no caps on the number of entries, only the first four you've entered in an event will be eligible for sweeps points. So, if you have six kids who REALLY want to do Discussion, the first four you enter will be eligible for sweeps, but entries 5 and 6 from your team will be ineligible for sweeps. If you have questions about this, please let me know! (These non-sweeps kids will still be ranked and earn individual recognition, but their achievement will not count toward team sweeps).
Teams are responsible for providing one judge for every five entries (or fraction thereof; 5 entries = 1 judge, 6 entries = 2 judges, etc.). Teams that do not provide their required number of judges will be ineligible for team sweepstakes points.
Please bring money to purchase concessions and lunch throughout the day. As anyone who hosts a tournament can tell you, this ain't cheap. We rely on your concessions purchases to pay for SpeechWire, awards, custodian fees, etc. Help us out, will ya?!
The Top 5 in each event will advance to the Final round and will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony. If time and resources permit, we will have a Next-in Final for ranks 6-10 in each event.
Please use our tournament specific email - rossville.speech@gmail.com - for any questions or tournament related issues.
If you have any questions, please contact me! Thanks and we'll "see" you soon!
Jason Newhouser, Head Debate & Speech Coach
Linda Cleveland, Assistant Coach
Stinger Speech
Rossville Schools
1 Robert Egly Drive
Rossville, Indiana 46065
School: jnewhouser@rcsd.k12.in.us; Home: jnewhouser@gmail.com
School: (765) 379-2990 Ext. 101; Cell: (765) 532-4820

Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - 106
Radio Judge - 155

Manager contact information

Jason Newhouser
Email address: rossville.speech@gmail.com
Phone number: 7655324820

Mailing address

1 Robert Egly Drive
Rossville, IN 46065

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