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Martin Bison Tierneyment (Dwenger Novice)

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Hello Coaches,
 
I am pleased to invite you and your team to the Martin Bison Tierneyment (Dwenger Novice).
 
Entries:  Entries are due by Tuesday, October 17th at 8:00 P.M. After that, only name changes and drops will be accepted. All registration will be done via Speechwire.com.  Please text last minute drops to me ASAP at 260.494.7615.
 
Judges: Please bring one judge for every five entries or fraction thereof (6 entries = 2 judges).  Students with 200 or more NFL Points are invited to judge at this tournament.  
 
Events:  All IHSFA Speech Events will be offered. This includes Informative and POI.  Additionally, Improv Duo will be offered in order to give your Novice students an excuse to double enter without preparing an additional piece. 
 
Congress:  There will be an Congress tutorial sessions prior to our congress rounds.  Bills 3, 4, 12, & 15 will be discussed.  If you would like further information about the bills, visit:  http://www.ihsfa.org/info/topics
 
All events will go four rounds.  There will be no final rounds.
 
Divisions:  Only Novice will be offered at this tournament.  Novice students are defined as either first year members or students with 50 or fewer NFL points.  If your school does not enter NFL points, please only bring first year members.  Duos with only one Novice member are welcome to attend with their Varsity partner provided the Varsity student only competes in events with their Novice partner (i.e. Duo, Improv Duo, or an O.P. duo). If you have questions about student eligibility, please contact me at your leisure. 
 
Caps:  Maximum number of entries we can facilitate 225.  Each team is permitted 6 entries per event (no exceptions).  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.  
 
Unless otherwise stated, all IHSFA Guidelines apply.
 
Broadcasting: 
 
        Round 1 = News Program (5 mins) Topic will be posted on the Monday prior to the tournament. Students bring this to the meet. 
        Round 2 = Editorial (2 min.) Topic will be posted on the Monday prior to the tournament. Students bring this to the meet.       
        Round 3 = Editorial (2 min.) Topic will be posted on the Monday prior to the tournament. Students bring this to the meet.  (This will be a separate editorial)
        Round 4 = News Program (again)
 
 
 
Discussion:
Subtopics and questions for each round will be given prior to each round in the new IHSFA Discussion format. A general topic will be posted on the Monday prior to the tournament. 
 
 
Impromptu Topics: 
 
Round One: Word
Round Two: Quote
Round Three: A topic regarding National Bullying Prevention Month
Round Four: Halloween related topic
 
 
Doubling: Students may not double in Discussion.  Extemp students may only double in Impromptu, Informative or Original Oratory. All Extemp students should report to the prep room first, speak, and be excused to go to their second event.  Radio contestants may double but should report to radio first. All other IHSFA rules apply.  Everyone doubles at their own risk.
 
7:00-8:00 am:   Registration
8:00am: Extemp Prep
8:30am:  Round 1 for all events. 
 
 
Awards:  Awards will be given to the top 5 teams.  The top 6 contestants in each category will receive ribbons.  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 October 21st.
 
Blessings,
 
Chad Chenowith
Bishop Dwenger High School  

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

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