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Martin Bisson Tierneyment

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Greetings Coaches,
I am pleased to invite you and your team to Bishop Dwenger's annual Martin Bisson Tierneyment on November 4th.
Times and Contact:  Extemp Draw will be at 8 am.  All events start at 8:30 am.  Please arrive by 7:30 am.  If you are running late, please contact me at 260.494.7615.
Entries:  Entries are due by Tuesday, November 31st @ 6 pm. After that, only name changes and drops will be accepted. All registration will be done through Speechwire.com.  You may e-mail me with late adds which I will only honor if it does not require the addition of another room.  Please text last minute drops to me ASAP at 260.494.7615.
Doubling:  Discussion may not double.  Extempers may double in all events other than discussion and the alternate extemp.  Competitors may add Improv Duo as a third entry, otherwise, no triple entry or beyond. In all other situations ISSDA rules apply.
Judges: Please bring one judge for every five entries or fraction thereof (6 entries = 2 judges).  
Parking:  Please park buses off of Washington Center Road behind the football field.  Please arrive by 7:30 am.
Food:  PLEASE NO OUTSIDE FOOD. We will provide concessions and a generous judge's lounge.
Rounds: All events will have three preliminary rounds and a final.  
Divisions:       Only Varsity will be offered at this tournament.
Caps:  Each team is permitted 6 entries per event.  Each team is also limited to a maximum of 40 entries overall.  After we have reached our maximum capacity we will no longer be able to accept entries (so get those entries in as early as possible).  Extra non-sweeps entries will be permitted as space allows.
More information about broadcasting will be provided the Monday evening prior to the tournament.
        Round 1 = News Program
        Round 2 = Editorial
        Round 3 = On the Spot
        FINAL  = News Program
Subtopics and questions for each round will be given prior to each round in the ISSDA Discussion format. A general topic will be posted on the Monday evening prior to the tournament.  Extemp will draw at 8:00 am
Impromptu Topics:
ISSDA Rules will be in effect and used by all judges.  Students will have 7 minutes flex speaking time.  They may prep and speak for as long as they wish within their 7 minutes.  
Round One: Word
Round Two: Quote
Round Three: Current Event
Round Four: Question
Students will draw before 1st and 3rd round.
We will have a final round for the top 6 competitors in each event.  Cumulative scoring will be used at this meet.
Awards:  Awards will be given to the top 5 teams. Sweepstakes points will be awarded on the 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Because our school does not have an auditorium, the awards ceremony will take place in the cafeteria. 
We look forward to seeing you on November 4th.

Manager contact information

Chad Chenowith
Email address: cchenowith@bishopdwenger.com
Phone number: 260.494.7615

Mailing address

1300 Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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