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UTHS Panther Classic

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Dear Speech Coaches,
United Township HS is proud to host (what we hope to become) the annual UTHS Panther Classic! Seeing as how our last attempt to host in January of 2020 was snowed out (and we all know what happened in March), we are excited to officially get our first tournament out there. We realize this tournament invitation is coming a little late, but we saw the opening and thought we would give it a shot. If you don't have a commitment on January 7th then we hope to see you in East Moline! This will give our students an opportunity to dust off their events after the holiday break, but also attend a competition before Theaterfest the next weekend. Our goal is to provide a fun and structured tournament so students can get helpful feedback as we get closer to the State Series. 
DATE: Saturday, January 7th, 2023
STRUCTURE: There will be two flighted preliminary rounds (one double-judged) with Varsity and Novice finals. Depending on the size of the tournament and the number of judges then we will include a Next-in finals as well. The first round will begin at 8:30. We ask that you please arrive no later than 7:45.
8:30 Round 1A - DDA, HI, IS, OD, OC, OO, PRO
9:45 Round 1B - DI, ES, HDA, INF, POE, RS, SOS
11:00 Round 2A - DDA, HI, IS, OD, OC, OO, PRO
12:15 Round 2B - DI, ES, HDA, INF, POE, RS, SOS
2:00 Final Round - all events (we will start earlier if we can)
3:45 Awards
ENTRIES: Feel free to add as many entries in each event as you'd like. Your total fee is dependent on your total entries. Team sweepstakes will be calculated using your top two speakers in each event. Students may triple-enter only as long as all three events are not in the same flight. All teams will register using Speechwire.
JUDGES: Each team is expected to bring one qualified judge for every six entries. A limited number of hired judges may be available at a cost of $100 per judge.
1-14 entries - $100
15-28 entries - $150
29-42 entries - $200
43+ entries - $250
EVENTS: All 14 IHSA events
AWARDS: All individual finalists will as well as the top three teams will receive an award.
CONCESSIONS: Our school Booster Club will provide a concession stand with snacks and drinks. We are determining what we will do for lunch... either lunch options will be made available for purchase or each school will order pizza. I will let you know once the Booster Club gets back to me.
REGISTRATION: Begins at 7:00am
EXT/IMP TOPICS: Each team should submit 10 impromptu and 10 extemp topics
ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, January 2nd
FINAL POSTING ON SPEECHWIRE: Thursday, January 5th at 12:30pm
Impromptu - IHSA rules will apply
Radio - Prep once for EACH prelim and again for finals
Extemp - Prep once for EACH prelim and again for finals
Time - Any radio speaker under or over time will be placed last in the round. This will take place in the tab room.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: A decision to cancel due to weather will be made as soon as possible, but no later than 5:30am on January 7th. The decision will be made by administration and the host team coaches.
We hope to see you on the 7th!
Anthony Greer, Katy Henderson, and Kathryn Weber
United Township High School
1275 Avenue of the Cities
East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 752-1633
agreer@uths.net - (309) 428-7890

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Anthony Greer
Email address: agreer@uths.net
Phone number: 309-428-7890

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1275 Avenue of the Cities
East Moline, IL 61244

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