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Chesterton - Shannon Skeffington Memorial

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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You are invited to Chesterton’s Skeffington Memorial Tournament on Saturday, November 10, 2018. 
Registration will be on SpeechWire (www.speechwire.com). 
We will offer all 14 IHSFA events. 
You may enter as many students as you wish.
We will offer novice and varsity divisions.
We will have three rounds and a final in all events.
One judge covers 5 students.
We hope to hold awards by 3:00 pm, provided the tournament runs smoothly. 

Doubling and Tripling

  1. You may triple enter up to four students
  2. Students in discussion may not double/triple enter
  3. Students in extemp may not double/triple in broadcasting and vice versa. This is because of overlapping prep periods.

Please bring one judge for every five entries (6 entries = 2 judges).  Judges will be asked to write clear, logical critiques for the students.  Students need to understand the reason for their rank.  We will not have timekeepers; judges should use stopwatches to time students.  If the judge does not have a stopwatch he/she should announce to all students that time will not be kept.  Please inform your judges of recent changes in IHSFA rules and newly added events. 

Discussion: Artifacts will be posted in the "Files for download" section of speechwire.

Duo: Current IHSFA Rules will apply.

Extemp: Questions will come from current events that occurred or were discussed in the media from September 1, 2018 through the present. 

Broadcasting: Details for each round will be posted in the "Files for download" section of speechwire.

First round:  News program (Material will be provided) (5 min)
Second Round: Editorial (2 min)
Third Round: Cold Read (Untimed)
Fourth Round: On the Spot (2 min prep, 2 min speaking time)

Registration (Remember we are on Chicago Time):  Registration is on SpeechWire, and entries are due by Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 5:00 CST.  We will leave SpeechWire open for drops, name changes, and judges names (only) until Thursday, November 8th.   Drops, however, will not change your judging obligation based on your original entry.  Final registration will be from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on the 10th.

Extemp draw, broadcasting prep, and all other rounds will begin at 8:00.  Round 1 of extemp and round 1 of broadcasting will begin at 8:30. 

We will have food service in the cafeteria.  Please remain in the building.  If you have any questions contact me at damccoy@duneland.k12.in.us 

Important:  Please text any drops you have by 7:30 (CST) Saturday morning at 219-510-7504.  If you know of drops or name changes prior to Saturday morning text me.  There will not be any drops to pick up on the day of the tournament.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at CHS!

The CHS Coaching Staff

Chris Lowery, Eric Schaefer, Dakota McCoy, Eric Field, Josh Coots, Kathy Hadley, and Justin Martinson




Manager contact information

Dakota McCoy
Email address: damccoy@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number: 2195107504

Mailing address

2125 S. 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

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