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Martin Bisson Tierneyment

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Salutations Section 3 Coaches,
I am pleased to invite you and your team to the 3rd Annual Martin Bisson Tierneyment at Bishop Dwenger High School. 
Entries:  Entries are due by Monday October 22nd at 4 PM 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.  I am willing to add entries after the Monday deadline so long as a new section is not required.
Doubling:  Discussion may not double.  Extempers may double in all events other than discussion, broadcasting, and the alternate extemp.  Triple entry is only permitted for those entering Improv Duo. 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.  Students should enter the entrance off of Washington Center.
Events:  All IHSFA Speech Events will be offered as well as CONGRESS and IMPROV DUO.  Straight competition, no final rounds.
IMPROV DUO:  A pair of students will be given a topic by the judge.  They will have five minutes total.  They may use that time however they wish.  It is recommended that they use the first two for prep and the remain three to perform.  Students may uses chairs which are provided.
Divisions: Only Varsity will be offered at this tournament. 
Caps:  Each team is permitted 8 entries per event.  Each team is also limited to a maximum of 80 entries overall.  After we have reached our maximum capacity we will no longer be able to accept entries.
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
        Round 4  = News Program
Bills 3, 7, 8, & 12 will be used.
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.
Awards:  Awards will be given to the top 5 teams.  Top eight competitors will receive ribbons. Sweepstakes points will be awarded on the 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 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 27th!


Manager contact information

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

Mailing address

1300 Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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