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Chesterton Speech Tournament

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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2024 Chesterton Speech Tournament

  • 4 ROUND TOURNAMENT (3 Prelims  and 1 Final)
  • Single Open Division
  • All IHSFA events (rules here)  + Improv Duo + Both Extemps are Combined
  • Schools are limited to 8 entries per event.
    • Entries beyond 8 will be automatically waitlisted and accepted case-by-case.
  • All students are allowed to DOUBLE enter with the following exceptions:
    • Discussion may not double
    • Radio & Extemp may not double in Radio & Extemp
  • Two students from each school are allowed to TRIPLE enter at their own peril.
    • Head coaches are responsible for keeping track of this.
  • Extemp will do a paper draw for Round 1 and the Final
  • Radio will prep on-site for the Final
  • Further information to be posted for extemp, broadcasting, discussion, and improv duo in the "Event Information" page above.
  • Supply 1 judge per 5 entries. (1 judge covers your first 5 entries. At #6, bring a second judge. At #11, bring a third. Etc, etc, etc.)
  • We are eBalloting, so have judges bring a laptop and make sure they're setup on live.speechwire.com
  • ***CAVEAT: If schools with greater judging capacity are able to bring extra judges, smaller programs may be able to avoid cutting their entries, which is always a plus. We won't have extra judges "for hire," so please consider helping small and developing programs by bringing additional judges***
  • ***CAVEAT: If your program is struggling to meet this judge quota, please communicate with us before you drop entries and we'll do everything we can to keep your students in the tournament***
  • January 9- Attendance confirmation
  • January 16 - Hard deadline for adding entries
  • January 19 - Soft deadline for finalizing judges
  • Entry drops will remain open until 7:30 am the day of the tournament.
  • Email questions to Mrs Kirsten Reed at Kreed@duneland.k12.in.us.
  • Trophies/ribbons for top 6 in each event
  • Sweepstakes trophy for top 5 non-host schools
    • Each team's top 20 point-scoring entries will be counted toward the team sweepstakes competition.

This section to be updated as we get closer to the tournament.

There are no fees for this tournament.

Out-of-state programs are again welcome to attend.



Manager contact information

Kirsten Reed
Email address: Kreed@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number:

Mailing address

2125 S 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

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