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MILLARD WEST GOLD TOURNAMENT

Dear Speech Coach,

The Millard West Forensics Team cordially invites you to join us at the First GOLD Tournament of the 2017-2018 competitive season to be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017.  We will have three pre-set rounds and no finals.

EVENTS

Extemporaneous Speaking:  Topics will cover both foreign and domestic issues drawn from news magazines published since September.  30 min. prep time.  One 4x6 note card optional.  7 min. maximum.

Oratory:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to inspire, persuade, and/or convince.  Limit of 150 quoted words.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.

Informative Speaking:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to inform and/or explain.  Audio-Visual material optional.  One 4x6 note card optional.  8 min. maximum

Entertainment Speaking:  Must be the students’ original work, intended to interesting nature shall combine the elements of basic organization, graphic word pictures, humor, and lively, animated delivery. .  Audio-Visual material optional.  One 4x6 note card optional.  8 min. maximum

Dramatic Interpretation: A serious interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.

Humorous Interpretation:  A humorous interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.

Poetry Interpretation:  A serious or humorous interpretation of one or more poems.  If more than one poem is used, they must be based on either a theme or single author.  Script is required.  8 min. maximum.

Duo Interpretation: An interpretation of a humorous or serious selection by two individuals.  No touching allowed, off stage focus should be used.  Script is optional.  10 min. maximum.

ENTRIES AND FEES
As per GOLD rules, students MAY double enter, and the competitor must be in his/her first year of any type of forensic competition.  Because Millard West is hosting both speech and debate, please adhere to the entry guidelines so we will have enough rooms available for competition. There are no fees, as those are a part of your dues.
 
**ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 5:00 p.m TUES. NOV. 7TH **
 
Jennifer Jerome
School Phone: (402) 715-6000; Forensics Room: (402) 715-6092
Cell Phone: (402) 658-6933
E-mail: jmjerome@mpsomaha.org or jjerome1984@gmail.com 
 
Please report any drops by noon on Thursday, Nov. 9th.  There will be NO adds the day of the tournament, unless there is room in a particular event.
 
JUDGES
You must provide one qualified judge for every 5 entries.  Please try to cover as many judges as possible.  You can even bring extras!  Judges may be knowledgeable varsity members.  If judges aren’t covered we run into the problem of judges judging competitors from their own school.  Please be aware of this and bring judges.
 
AWARDS
Trophies will be awarded for first place and medals will be awarded to second through sixth place.  
 
SCHEDULE
Registration:  3:00 – 3:30
General Meeting:  3:45
Round I 4:00 (Extemp. Draw-3: 30)
Round II 5:30 (Extemp. Draw-5: 00)
Round III 7:30 (Extemp. Draw-7: 00)
Awards:  ASAP following Round III
 
We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!
Jennifer Jerome-Director of Forensics and the Millard West Forensic Team

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Jennifer Jerome
Email address: jjerome1984@gmail.com
Phone number: 4026586933

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