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Avon Oriole Orators Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Team Registration: The deadline for registration is Monday, February 4th by 5:00 pm. Please register on Speechwire. Due to classroom availability (we have other events happening in the school that day), teams may enter a maximum of 30 entries with a limit of 5 students in each event. Additional non-sweeps entries will not be accepted. Teams may not enter a second non-sweeps team. The tournament will be capped at 300 entries. 
 
 
Events: All 14 IHSFA events will be offered. Students may double enter at their own risk in all events with the exception of Extemp and Discussion. Broadcasting will be flighted. 
 
 
Schedule: 
 
Registration begins at 7 am. 
Most rounds will run at 8:30, 10, 11:30, and Finals close to 1:30. Extemp Prep will begin at 8:00 am. 
Awards are tentatively scheduled for 3:30 pm. 
 
 
Rules: 
 
Duo partners may double in other duo events
No tripling
No drops will be picked up
All events will go 3 prelim rounds and a Final
Finals will be a clean slate
Extemp draw will be 1st and 3rd round. 3rd round draw will be used for Final round. 
 
Broadcasting:
Round 1: News program (materials will be posted on Speechwire on Monday February 4th) 5 min overall performance
Round 2: Editorial (topic provided on Speechwire) 2 min
Round 3: OTS
Round 4: News program again
 
Discussion: 
Socratic Seminar format
Rounds will end after 60 minutes
Artifacts provided on Speechwire on Monday, Feb 4th. 
 
Judges: Each team will provide 1 judge for every 5 entries or fraction thereof. So, 6 entries = 2 judges. 
 
Awards: The top 6 places in each event will receive ribbons and earn sweepstakes points, 6 down. The top 3 teams will receive trophies. 
 
Concessions: Food and beverages will be available throughout the tournament from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm. Please support our program so we are willing to do this again next year (just joking! maybe!). There will be food and drinks for judges, coaches, and drivers in our judges lounge. 
 
Logistics: Please park on the west side of the high school and enter though Door 33. Registration will take place outside of the cafeteria, in the commons. 
 
 
 
Please direct all inquiries to: Katie Hetlage at kthetlage@avon-schools.org or 314-898-6041. As mentioned earlier, this is our first time running a meet so please bear with us and be patient as we try our best! We look forward to seeing you all in February!
 

Manager contact information

Katie Hetlage
Email address: kthetlage@avon-schools.org
Phone number: (314) 898-6041

Mailing address

7575 E County Rd 150 S
Avon, IN 46123

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