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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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WILDCAT SPEECH TOURNAMENT

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

EVENTS: All MSHSL events will be offered. NSDA Events (HI, DI, OO, Duo, Extemp Speaking, and POI) will be run according to NSDA rules: all other events will be run according to MSHSL rules.

NIETOC: Eagan serves as a NIETOC bid tournament in the following events: Humor, Duo, Drama, Oratory, Informative, and POI.

FORMAT: Three preliminary rounds in all events. Finals and Next-In finals will include six or seven competitors each.

ENTRY DEADLINE: New registration needs to take place by Monday, March 4, 2017, at 3 pm. Changes to entries can be made on SpeechWire up until 10:00 pm on March 8 - after that time all changes should be emailed directly to Drew Hammond at hammondsa@gmail.com.

FEES: $7 per single entry ($14 per duo). $75 per uncovered judge. Make checks payable to:

Eagan High School Forensics Boosters

P.O. Box 211714

St. Paul, MN 55121-3714

WIRELESS ACCESS

(1) Join the network 196-Guest. (2) Agree to the terms of service. (3) If prompted, select the option “Enter School Event Code.” (4) Enter: speech

TOURNAMENT  HELP DESK

Located in the Attendance Office Window at EHS. If you have any questions about rounds, rules, or tournament logistics. This will able to the place to drop off and pick up paper ballots and critiques. Additionally, you can pick up any school phone and dial 36911.

TECH

SUPPORT

Devices may be checked out at the attendance window in EHS. Tech help is also available for any online issues.

CODES/ SCHEDULES

Students should access schematics, codes, and schedules on the SpeechWire website. There will also be a complete posting outside the EHS main office. You can also follow us @ twitter.com/eaganspeech

BALLOTS & CRITIQUES

We will be using the eBallot feature for online ballots and critiques. As long as the judge’s email was entered at registration, judges will be able to complete rounds digitally on their own device. Paper ballots and critiques are available on request and can be picked up and returned at the help desk.

DRAW

EVENTS

Ex. Speaking draw is held in the EHS (High School) library. Storytelling and Ex. Reading draws will be held in the DHMS (middle school) library. Students will draw for all rounds and may NOT reuse draws in any round.

CROSS ENTRIES

Students may complete in up to 3 events, though only one can be a draw event. Discussion rounds will begin 15 minutes later for each round to accommodate speaking in another event first. JUDGES NEED TO WAIT A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME (15-20 MINUTES) TO ACCOMMODATE THESE STUDENTS. Pick up any school phone and call 36911 if you want to check on the status of a student.

TAB ROOM

Located in EHS Main Office. You can also call 612.991.5204

DISCUSSION

Discussion critiques may be done online as well. If you are using paper, special discussion critiques will be available. DISCUSSION TASKS will be delivered to the round 10 minutes before the start time to accommodate research/prep and so the round can start when the judge arrives. All discussion rounds start 15 minutes after the start time for other events to accommodate cross-entries.

COACHES LOUNGE

The coaches/judges lounge is located in the EHS FACS Room 281 (top floor, above the ballot-drop). There is overflow seating next door.

JUDGES AVAILABILITY

All standby judges are to be available in the lounge during rounds. All judges are considered available for all rounds unless explicitly excused by the tab room. Schools will be fined $75 if a judge does not complete their ballot for any round.

STUDENT AREA

The EHS Commons is the home base for students during the day. Concessions (breakfast, lunch, and snack items) will be available there throughout the day. Please do not congregate in the classrooms.

CLASSROOMS

Please leave all rooms arranged in the order that you find them. Also, because of the open school concept, please be aware of the need to be quiet in the halls.

FINAL POSTINGS

This will take place in the EHS Commons. We will be running both a Final round (1-7) and a Next-In Final (8-14). All final rounds will able be posted on SpeechWire.

FINAL ROUNDS

Judges will be notified through SpeechWire if they are judging a final round, though please keep an eye on posting to double-check for your name.

AWARDS

Awards will be in the EHS gymnasium. Awards for the national tournaments will follow directly after.

 

Manager contact information

Drew Hammond
Email address: hammondsa@gmail.com
Phone number: 6129915204

Mailing address

Eagan High School Forensics Boosters
P.O. Box 211714
St. Paul, MN 55121-3714

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