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Lincoln Southwest Silver Talon

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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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We are excited to extend this invitation to attend the 2019 Lincoln Southwest Silver Talon Speech Tournament.  The competition will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019.   We hope you and your team have the opportunity to attend our seventeenth annual tournament. We are pleased to announce that we are a bid tournament for the 2019 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Omaha, NE. Please discover more about the NIETOC at www.nietoc.com.
 
Registration will be held in the LSW main lobby and extemp prep will occur in the media center. We have modified the format of our tournament to facilitate the NIETOC bid process.
 
Key aspects for this year include:
        *Two flighted preliminary rounds in all the events. One of the two rounds will implement two judges so that three total ranks are earned by each competitor.
        *We will offer separate divisions for Duo Interpretation and Duet Acting. Students may enter both but must perform a different selection in each.
        *Students may quad enter overall with a max of double-entry per flight. Please ensure that OID and Extemp kids plan carefully for that situation.
        *NIETOC Events will feature extended finals (Champs/Honors/Merit/Consolation) as numbers warrant. In all other events, Champs Finals (Top 6) and Honors Finals (7-12) will be held.
 
AWARDS:
*Prelims - We will offer first-, second-, and third-place ribbons for each section.
*Finals - Trophy for first place and medals for all other places. Recognition for NIETOC bid recipients.
*Quadrathlon - Trophies for the top three individuals.
*Sweepstakes - Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. Points per event will be awarded as follows: Finals/Champs=20/18/16/14/12/10, Semis/Honors=10/8/6/4/2/1. Triathlon winners will be figured using the same point system.
 
ONLINE ENTRY:
Entries will only be accepted on-line via www.speechwire.com. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5 pm. Fees will be assessed when registrations closes.  Changes or drops after the deadline may be emailed to mheimes@lps.org, but will not reduce fees. Additional entries will be allowed if space permits.
 
FEES/JUDGES:
Entries will cost $8 each (individual or group). You will need to provide one judge for every seven entries or pay $15 for each uncovered entry.
 
EVENTS:
We will be using NSAA guidelines for the nine Nebraska events. Full descriptions can be found at www.nsaahome.org.  After drawing topics in their speaking rooms, Impromptu speakers will have five minutes to prep a 3-5 minute speech, which may be delivered from one 4x6 notecard. This year we are again offering Program Oral Interp, which, along with Duo Interp, will follow the standard NSDA rules.
 
We have applied for sanctioning in the following states:  Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. If your state is not listed and you wish to attend, please contact me ASAP so that the appropriate paperwork may be filed.
 
CONCESSIONS:
The Silver Hawk Forensics Booster Club is planning a variety of tasty treats for you and your team.  They will be serving breakfast, lunch and snack items throughout the day in the commons of both buildings.  Because we have many carpeted areas, please remind students of our 'no food or drink in the classrooms' policy.
 
CONTACT INFO:
You may reach me at school at 402/436-1306 extension 66252, or via cell phone at 402/310-4153.
Email:  mheimes@lps.org.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
 
The Silver Hawk Forensics squad looks forward to hosting your team at our January 19th tournament!
 
Matt Heimes, LSW Speech Coach

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Matt Heimes
Email address: mheimes@lps.org
Phone number: 402-310-4153

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Lincoln, NE 68512

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