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AFA District VII Qualifier

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This is a College tournament in Ohio.

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Where: University of Akron,Akron OH
When:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 2nd-March 4th, 2018
What:  Tournament Flight Information NOTE: THEY ARE DIFFERENT
For the Akron Tournament, there will be two preliminary rounds and finals of:
Group A: Extemp, Persuasive, Program Oral Interp, Duo Interp, Poetry, and Informative
Group B: Impromptu, Dramatic, After Dinner, Comm Analysis, and Prose
For District Qualifier there will be two preliminary rounds plus finals of:
Group A:  Impromptu, Informative, Prose
Group B:  Extemp, Duo, Persuasion, Program Oral Interpretation
Group C:  After Dinner, Communication Analysis, Drama, Poetry
Fees: For both tournaments, the fees are $8.00 per slot.  One judge is required for each 6 slots.  Judges may be hired for $10.00 per uncovered slot.  Please make every effort to cover your entry.  Due to the nature of the Swing Tournament, drop fees will be at a minimum in order to assure proper entries at the second half of the swing/District Qualifying Tournament.  There is a $50.00 District Dues fee for those schools that have yet to register with the district and wish to join the AFA.  Schools competing in the District Tournament must pay the AFA District Dues fee regardless of their intent to compete at the AFA-NIET.  All schools planning on attending the AFA-NIET must have an AFA Membership affiliated with the school/team – this can be an organizational membership, a coach’s membership, or a student membership which should be demonstrable at registration (this is separate and distinct from the AFA District membership. 
Entry Stipulations for the District Qualifying Tournament Only:
Each participating school may enter a maximum of 5 competitors per event.
No student may enter any event in which she/he has qualified at large to compete in the AFA-NIET.  Entries should be double-checked before submission to ensure that they do not violate this rule (plus it will be time to submit those at-large qualifications to the chair anyway).
Each student may enter a maximum of 6 events with no more than 2 in each pattern (see groups listed above).  No exceptions can be made, and 2 duos count as 2 events for this ruling.
All qualifying contestants must be in a position at the District VII Tournament to indicate whether or not they will be attending the AFA-NIET in Bradley, IL this April 1st -3rd, 2017.  District qualifications are awarded to the top 3 finishers in events with a total participation of 1 - 30 students, the top 4 with 31 - 40, the top 5 with 41 - 50, and the top 6 with 51 - 60.  Events with 51 or more contestants will break to a semi-final round before going to finals.
All schools must provide a Student Verification Form (available on the AFA-NIET website), as well as an At-Large Qualification Reporting Form (also available on the AFA-NIET website) for each student who plans on attending the AFA-NIET in Peoria, IL – both of these forms must be in the hands of the District Chair no later than registration on February 28th, 20178
Awards for the District Qualifying Tournament:  Each event will have a minimum of 6 finalists.  Awards will be presented to all finalists in every event.  In addition, awards will be awarded for the top 5 team sweepstakes scores.  Team sweepstakes will be based on final rounds only with 6 points awarded for each 1st, 5 for each 2nd, etc.
The Akron half of the swing will use the same procedures and point system for awards, but will not limit entry to five competitors per event. However, students may only enter three events per pattern. In addition to recognizing all finalists and the top five teams in sweepstakes, the Cornell tournament will recognize the top three speakers at the tournament.
Contact Information:
For the Akron half (Friday/Sat):
Mark Rittenour Cell Number: 330-534-4853
Email: mrittenour@aol.com
For the District Tournament (Sat/Sun):
Alyssa Reid Cell Number: 714-727-9140
       Email: reidab@jmu.edu
Entries for both tournaments will be made through SPEECHWIRE.  Entries must be received for both tournaments no later than 5:00PM on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.  While drops will be accommodated between the Cornell Tournament and the District Tournament, NO EVENTS WILL BE ADDED for either tournament after the registration deadline on March 1st, 2017.
For the Akron tournament (Friday/Sat):
Please make checks payable to: 
For the District Tournament (Sat/Sun):
Please make checks payable to Alyssa Reid or DSR-TKA.  Cash, as always, will also be accepted.
Cornell Tournament
Friday, March 2nd             Saturday, March 3rd 
2:00  Registration               8:00 Rd 2B
2:30 Extemp Draw             9:15 Extemp Draw
3:00  Rd 1A                       9:30 Finals A (Extemp 9:45)
4:15  Rd 1B                        11:00 Finals B
5:30  Extemp Draw           1:00 Awards
5:45  Rd 2 A (Extemp 6:00)
AFA-NIET District VII Tournament
Saturday, March 3rd                        Sunday, March 4th
1:30        Registration                     8:00 Rd 1 C
2:00         Extemp Draw                   9:15 Rd 2 C
2:15        Rd 1 B(Extemp 2:30)      10:30 Extemp Draw
3:30         Rd 1 A                             10:45 Final B and ½ A
4:45         Extemp Draw                  12:00 Final C and ½ A
5:00         Rd 2 B (Extemp 5:15)     1:30 Student/District Meeting
6:15        Rd 2 A                             2:15 Awards
                                                        3:00 Qualifications Wrap-up
One last reminder, the nominations for AFA-All American Team must be either mailed or hand-delivered to Alyssa Reid by March 3, 2017.  More information may be found at the AFA-NIET website:  http://www.afa-niet.org
As always, we are looking forward to a great turnout at this year's Districts!  Please let other schools in our district know about the tournament – joining the district at registration is acceptable.  Schools that are normally NFA-only are also encouraged to attend; it's a qualifier under NFA guidelines as well.  See you in March.
Alyssa Reid, District VII Chair
James Madison University

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Alyssa Reid
Email address: reidab@jmu.edu
Phone number: 714 727 9140

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