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The Mangy Lion Winter Classic

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The 2018 Mangy Lion Winter Classic


Dear Coaches:

You are invited to the Mangy Lion Winter Classic on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at Elkhart Memorial High School. . We will be offering all 14 IHSFA speech events as well as congress at the NOVICE and VARSITY level of competition. 

  • Registration will be through Speechwire (www.speechwire.com). Deadline for registration will be 7pm (EST) on Tuesday, November 27th. Changes for drops only will be allowed up until 7:00pm (EST) Friday, November 30th.
  • Final Registration will start at 7:30am on Saturday, December 1st  and continue until 8:30am.
  • Please TEXT my cell phone between 6:45am and 7:30am to report any drops. The number is 574-612-6086. 
  • Schematics (if all goes well) will be posted outside the Media Center (the tab office) at 8:45am.
  • Extemp Prep will begin at 8:30 with schematics posted in the prep room.
  • All first rounds will start at 9:00.


  • Doubling guidelines. All contestants may double at their own risk, except the following:
    • Contestants in a duo team may not double in another duo event with the same partner.
    • Discussion and Congress may not double.
    • Extemp may double in Impromptu or Original Oratory at their own risk.
  • Each team will provide one judge for every five entries, or fraction thereof (6 entries = 2 judges). Please encourage judges to write meaningful critiques. If you have an entry in Congress, please specify one judge for Congress in Speechwire.


  • Broadcasting: Materials will be provided Thursday for four prelim rounds and a final. 
  • Round 1: News Program (Music lead-in/lead-out, Commercial, Newscast) - 5min
  • Round 2: Original Editorial - 2 min
  • Round 3: On the spot 2 minutes to prepare - speak for 2 minutes
  • Round 4/Finals: News Program - 5 min
  • Extemp: Topics will be selected from National Federation and/or Newsweek, Time, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, from September 2017 to date. Contestants will draw before 1st and 3rd rounds. Final will be a choice of previous speech given. 
  • Discussion: Topics will be uploaded on SpeechWire by Monday, November 26th by 5 pm EST. 
  • Congress: We will be using the following bills 2, 6, 9, 13. 


  • Four straight rounds will be used.

Tentative Schedule: Round 1- 9:00am; Round 2- 10:30am; Round 3- 12:00am; Finals- 2:00pm; Awards- 4:00pm.

  • Ribbons will be given to the top 8 competitors in each event. Depending on size of tournament, we will either offer trophies to the top 5 or top 10, depending on attendance. Sweeps point values shall be from 8 down.
  • We will make slight alterations to the tournament out of necessity and in fairness to the majority.



  • There will be a small break in competition for lunch; however, food and snacks will be available throughout the tournament with lunch being served from 11:00 – 1:30. The judges’ lounge will be in the faculty dining room.



  • We will contact you by 5:30 a.m. EST via the contact number you provided in Speechwire, should weather cause us to cancel or delay the tourney. You can contact me any time before or on the day of the tournament at 574-612-6086.



Kaytee Lane, Janis Eli, and the Elkhart Memorial & Elkhart Central Speech & Debate Team and Coaching Staff
  • E-mail        klane@elkhart.k12.in.us
  • Questions   574-612-6086


Manager contact information

Kathryn Lane
Email address: klane@elkhart.k12.in.us
Phone number: 574-612-6086

Mailing address

2608 California Rd.
Elkhart, IN 46514

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