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Dear Speech Coach,
Please accept this invitation to attend the William Fremd High School Viking Varsity Challenge on Saturday, November 11, 2023.  The tournament will be a standard in person three round plus finals tournament.  We do have a limited number of rooms, so registration will be closed once we reach the limit of students that we can comfortably accommodate.  Current schedule shows 3 rounds in 3 time slots.  I'm hoping to keep it at the 3 time slots so we are all able to see the sun and our families...but keep checking back as we get closer to tournament time.
ENTRY :  You may enter up to three competitors in each event, but may also request extra entries.  Requests for extra entries should be emailed to Katie Giegler (kgiegler@211.org) and should be added to the speechwire waitlist.  Extra entries will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and preference is always extended to those who have allowed extras for our team.  Extra entries will be admitted at additional fees, and teams permitted extra entries will be expected to provide additional judges. If you would like extra entries please request them ASAP.
JUDGES :  Each team should provide one judge for every six entries in the competition.  A full team (2 per event) is asked to have five judges, and teams with additional entries should bring an additional judge following the 1 judge per each 1 to 5 entries ratio.  This is absolutely necessary for the success of the tournament.
FEES :  The entry fee for 1-14 entries is $75. A team entry fee of 15-28 entries (2 per event) is $150.  A team entry fee for 29-42 competitors (3 per event) $200. Additional entries after 42 would result in a total fee of $225
Rules and Preparation
Radio :  Prep will be at the tournament, in the Lirbary.  There will be two 45 minute preps for the preliminary rounds and one prep for finals.  Students may choose either prelim prep for the third round. 
Extemp :  Students will prep for 30 minutes (as per the rules in IHSA) in the Library.  There will be two preps for the preliminary rounds and one prep for finals.  Students may choose either prelim prep for the third round. If you love Extemp, please provide 10 topics by November 9, 2023. If you don't love extemp, it is ok.  I understand.  Don't feel pressure or anxiety about adding questions.  If you want to add fun questions to make me laugh...I would love that.  If you have 8 million other things on your mind, I fully support you ignoring the request for extemp questions!
Impromptu :  We will be following the IHSA format.  
Time :  There will be no official penalty for time (except in radio which will follow IHSA rules).  Judges may consider it as part of the criteria for ranking.
Awards :  All individuals in the final rounds will receive awards.  Top 3 team scores, based on prelims, will win a team award.
Remember that registration will close if we reach a maximum number of students so please RSVP ASAP.  We look forward to seeing you and are planning an exciting day for both you and your competitors!
Katie Giegler and the Fremd Coaching Staff 
William Fremd High School
1000 South Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
PS We have not chosen our theme for the year yet but we are already brainstorming!  I will keep coaches up to date! :)
"It's not a party unless you have a theme." 

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Katie Giegler
Email address: kgiegler@d211.org
Phone number: 2245874788

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1000 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

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