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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Come back to Port Washington for Year 3!


January 13, 2018

Port Washington High School



  1. Registration will be done through www.speechwire.com; initial entries and judges must be on speechwire.com by Thursday, January 11. 2018. All changes must be completed by January 11 through speechwire.com


  1. Fees (registration and judges) will be assessed based on your entries on January 11. Fees are $9 per individual entry and $12 for group entry. The judging requirements are as follows: 1 judge for every 5 competitors (or fraction thereof). If you cannot meet your judging requirement, independent judges may be hired by the tournament at a fee of $115. Judge requirements will increase with added students.


  1. Rules: This tournament is run according to the rules of the Wisconsin Forensics Coaches Association.  We will offer WFCA categories including impromptu. To accommodate the category differences between WFCA and WHSFA, Public Address competitors may enter as Oratory entries and 4-Minute competitors may enter Informative Speaking.  We will advise judges not to penalize speeches in those categories that resemble their WHSFA approximations.  But please note, no notecards in Oratory or chairs in the solo acting categories are allowed.


  1. Entries: You may enter up to 10 students in each event. The top 25 entries will be counted toward team awards. Students may double in any event except Extemp and Radio.  NOVICE AND VARSITY WILL BE SPLIT IN PROSE AND POETRY. Novice students are students in their FIRST year of FORENSICS competition (regardless of year in school).


  1. Schedule:


7:00-7:30 Text in drops

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration in the gym hallway

8:15 Informational meetings: Students in the cafeteria commons; Judges and Coaches in the lower library

8:15 Extemp/Radio Draw in the Upper Library

8:45 Round 1

10:15 Round 2

11:30 Round 3

12:00-1:00 Lunch in cafeteria commons

1:15 Power Round posting—Cafeteria commons, inside/outside the library

1:30 All Power Rounds

3:30 Awards in the cafeteria

(Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 competitors in each event with medals for the remaining finalists. Team trophies will be given for the top three teams in the following categories: 1-5 entries, 12-18 entries, and 19+ entries)



Manager contact information

Michelle Uttke
Email address: michelle.uttke@pwssd.k12.wi.us
Phone number: 2625732629

Mailing address

427 W. Jackson St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

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