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Bishop Dwenger's Groundhog Games

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Greetings Coaches,

I am pleased to invite you and your team to the Bishop Dwenger's Groundhog Games.

Entries:  Entries are due by Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 P.M. After that, only name changes and drops will be accepted. All registration will be done on Speechwire.com.  Please text last minute drops to me ASAP at 260.494.7615.

Doubling:  Discussion may not double.  Extempers may double in all events other than discussion, broadcasting, and the alternate extemp.  Radio contestants may double, but should report to radio first.  Otherwise, all IHSFA rules apply.

Judges: Please bring one judge for every five entries or fraction thereof (6 entries = 2 judges).  

Parking:  Please park buses off of Washington Center Road behind the football field.

Food:  PLEASE NO OUTSIDE FOOD. We will provide concessions and a generous judge's lounge.

Events:  All IHSFA Speech Events will be offered.  In order to accommodate more teams and entries, we will not host any additional events this year.  All events will have three preliminary rounds and a final.  

Divisions:       Only Varsity will be offered at this tournament.

Caps:  Each team is permitted 6 entries per event.  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.  Extra non-sweeps entries will be permitted as space allows.

More information about broadcasting will be provided the Monday evening prior to the tournament.
        Round 1 = News Program
        Round 2 = Editorial
        Round 3 = On the Spot
         FINAL  = News Program

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 evening prior to the tournament.

Impromptu Topics:

New IHSFA Rules will be in effect and used by all judges.  Students will have 7 minutes total speaking time.  They may prep and speak for as long as they wish within their 7 minutes.  Please tell your judges and competitors about this new format.  In order to better prepare for Sectionals, WE WILL RERUN ANY ROUND THAT FAILS TO IMPLEMENT THESE NEW RULES FOR ALL COMPETITORS!

Round One: Word
Round Two: Quote
Round Three: Current Event
Round Four: Question

Students will draw before 1st and 3rd round.

We will have a final round for the top 6 competitors in each event.  Cumulative scoring will be used at this meet.

Awards:  Awards will be given to the top 5 teams. 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 February 2nd.

Manager contact information

Chad Chenowith
Email address: cachenowith@gmail.com
Phone number: 260.494.7615

Mailing address

1300 Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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