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Cotter Speech Meet

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Cotter High School LogoWelcome to the registration site of the 2018 Cotter Speech Tournament (March 24, 2018)
 
 
Cotter High School (Winona, MN) is excited to host a speech meet on March 24, 2018!  Our tournament will feature all 13 MSHSL categories and there is no limit to total team entries.  Check-in on the day of the tournament is at the John Nett Center, 360 Vila St., Winona.
 
 
Tournament Format:
There will be three preliminary rounds of competition followed by a Final consisting of students who ranked 1-6 in prelims.
 
Additionally one preliminary round and all final rounds will feature a timer with timing cards.  The timing process will be executed in similar fashion as sub-sections/sections and state.  This is to give each competitor at least one attempt with time cards PRIOR to sub/sections, section competition.  There will not be a disqualification upon exceeding time in their Preliminary rounds.  A notation will be made of the official time.  However, the students are expected to follow the MSHSL rules specifc for their category in the Final Round.  If the student goes over in Finals, their overall rank in that round will be decreased by one spot.
 
MSHSL Categories:
Extemp. Reading (Prose): All Stories
Extemp. Reading (Poetry): All Poems
Storytelling: All Stories
Discussion: MSHSL Section 2
 
Discussion Tasks:
Round 1:  Subsection Topic
Round 2:  Subsection Topic
Round 3:  Subsection Topic
Finals:  Subsection Topic
 
Tiebreakers:
1 - Total ranks in Prelim or Final rounds
2 - Head-to-Head in prelims (MSHSL State Final style)
3 - Prelim Opponents Average Ranks (OAR)
4 - Reciprocals in this round
 
 
Entry Fees:
$6.00 per entry (Duos count as one entry)
Checks can be made payable to "Cotter Schools", with "Speech Meet" in the memo line.
 
***Special Note:  Due to the generosity of a local sponsor who wants to promote communication skills among Minnesota high school students, we are able to offer the first 20 entries at no cost to each school registering.  The remaining entries will be $6.00 an event as previously stated.
 
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00pm
No-charge drops will be accepted up to Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:00pm.  
After that, all drops will be assessed a fee of $6.00.
 
Judging Requirements:
Teams are required to bring one judge for every six entries. Additional judges will be available to hire for $90.00 if teams cannot meet this requirement. Please contact Amy French as soon as possible if you anticipate you will need to hire a judge.
 
Scheduling:
We will be site scheduling this tournament, so please make all necessary changes to your registration on Speechwire until registration closes on Saturday morning. You may text any of your drops to Amy French (507) 450-2690.
 
Concessions:
Food will be available for purchase throughout the day for students at the Cotter Concession Stand.  There will be breakfast (including Bloedow's donuts) lunch served in the Judges Lounge for Coaches and Judges.
 
Awards:  
There will be team sweepstakes trophies awarded along with individual awards at the completion of final rounds.  In addition, each category champion will receive a champion t-shirt.
 
The winner of the Large School and the winner of the Small School team sweepstakes award will each receive a Bloedow's party donut to eat on the way home.
 
 
Please contact Amy French if you have any questions. We look forward to a great tournament!

Manager contact information

Amy French
Email address: Amyjfrench516@gmail.com
Phone number: 507-450-2690

Mailing address

Cotter High School Speech Team
1115 W. Broadway
Winona, MN 55987

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