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Freehold Township High School Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in New Jersey.

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Elizabeth A. Higley, Principal
Dear Coach,
Your team is invited to attend the 29th Annual Freehold Township High School Forensics Tournament on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Check in for all teams will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM. There will be a mandatory judge meeting at 8:45 AM. We plan on beginning round 1 promptly at 9:00 AM and have awards tentatively scheduled to being at 5:30 PM. 
REGISTRATION: All registration may be completed via https://www.speechwire.com/. If you have never used this site before or would like assistance in the registration process, please contact me. You can print a copy of the registration and invoice directly from http://www.speechwire.com
Registration Opens 1 November 2018 at 4:00 PM
New Entries Due 10 January 2019 at 12:00 PM
Congress Legislation Due 8 January 2019 at 12:00 PM 
Fees & Obligations Frozen 11 January 2019 at 12:00 PM
Judge Information Due 11 January 2019 at 11:59 PM
Online Drop & Name Change 11 January 2019 at 12:00pm
Nuisance Fine Apply After 11 January 2019 at 12:00pm
FEES: You must present payment in the form of cash, check, or purchase order. Make checks payable to the FTHS Forensics.
School Registration Fee $20.00 per school
Individual Event $10.00 per slot
DUO Interpretation              $15.00 per slot
Public Forum Debate $15.00 per slot
Lincoln- Douglas Debate $15.00 per slot
Congressional Debaters $10.00 per slot
Hired Judges $90.00 per judge
Late Add/Drop Fee $15.00 per change
No-show judge fine $25.00 per round
Dropped Judge $125.00 per judge 
THE EVENTS: All debate events will have four rounds with a possibility of a final if time permits, with the exception of Big Questions which will only have three rounds. All speech events will have three rounds and a final except in events that exceed 40 students, in which there will also be a semi-final round. Congress will have an AM and a PM session. Top non-advancing novice awards will be given out in all speech events (except Declamation) and congress. Awards will be given to the top six students/team in each event. Sweepstakes awards will be given out to the top three schools overall. Each school may enter up to six contestants per category. Double enters are allowed to participate except in debate events and congress.
Original Oratory
Novice Declamation
Dramatic Interpretation
Humorous Interpretation
Oral Interpretation
Program Oral Interpretation
Impromptu Speaking
Improvisational Acting
Duo Interpretation
Extemporaneous Speaking
Public Forum Debate (Novice, JV* and Varsity)
Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Novice and Varsity)
Big Questions Debate (Novice and Varsity) FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR!!~
*JV will be collapsed into varsity if the numbers are low
~For more information about BQ Debate, visit https://www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions/. 
JUDGES: One judge per five speech contestants or fraction thereof is required
One judge per three Lincoln-Douglas debaters or fraction thereof is required
One judge per three Public Forum teams or fraction thereof is required
Public Forum judges and Lincoln-Douglas judges will also be eligible to judge Big Questions debate.  Judges will be provided with information about this category to guide them through the process.
Questions: Caryn Burstein
Cell: (732) 429-9309
Email: cburstein@frhsd.com
Additional Information:
The cafeteria will be open for the purchase of food from local businesses, home cooked food and other goods.
Judges & Head Coaches will receive free breakfast and lunch. Judges must sign-in to receive their ticket for free lunch. 
The tournament is being held at Freehold Township High School NOT Freehold High School. Note the address above. 
Novices are 9th or 10th grade students who are in their first year of forensics (regardless of event). 
Debate divisions will follow the NSDA guidelines. 


Manager contact information

Caryn Burstein
Email address: cburstein@frhsd.com
Phone number: 732-429-9309

Mailing address

281 Elton-Adelpha Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

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