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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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2019 Lincoln Northeast Space Race

Saturday, January 26th, 2019.


We are also excited to announce that, for the first time ever, the Space Race will also be a NIETOC bid tournament!

Events Offered (* = a bid tournament event): HI*, DI* (Serious), Ent, Ext, OID, Duet/Duo*, Pers* (Oratory), Info*, Imp, POI*, Poe.
Notes on events: 
- Extemp will run a 30 min prep
- Duet and Duo will be run together with a 12 min time limit (please be aware that NIETOC has a 10 min limit)
- Impromptu has a 5 minute prep and the speech is 3-5 mins long.
- Rules regarding script/notecard use and time limits of events will be based off NSAA guidelines
- We follow the NIETOC rule regarding overtime: Speakers exceeding this time limit by more than 30 seconds shall not be ranked first.
The entry deadline for all events will be Wednesday, January 23rd at 8 PM. Please no triple entry with OID competitors--it makes it tricky for the tournament to run on schedule. Additionally, no quad entered individuals, we are not a flighted tournament where it would be logistical for that to happen.
General Information: 
The main area for teams to congregate will be in our Commons area on the lower level of the school. Buses can drop teams off at door 35 (the entrance to the Commons) and then buses should park South of the tennis courts. Doors will be unlocked for entry at 7:30 am. Awards will be in the auditorium on the main level (across from the main office and main entry doors). Gates for basketball will open at 4:30 for games (we will most likely be done with awards by then--but keep in mind that there will be public traffic coming in through the Commons and it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring valuables with you to the awards ceremony if that's something you're concerned about.) 
Coloring Contest: 
Most importantly, we will be holding our annual "Arbitrary Coloring Contest" There will be giant coloring pages and crayons/markers will be available when your team registers at the beginning of the tournament. The coloring pages are due for judging when finals are announced in the Commons. The top three coloring sheets will be announced during the award ceremony and the Coloring Contest Champion will receive an unnecessary award! Your team is welcome to bring extra art supplies--judges award extra points for creativity, uniqueness, interpretation, and grit.
Concessions will be available in the Commons for breakfast and lunch and should be open before general meeting. 
During with the 2018-2019 competitive season, bids are gained at the following levels:
0-19 contestants = FIRST PLACE BID
20-34 contestants = FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PLACE BIDS
35-50 contestants = FINAL ROUND BIDS
51-70 contestants = SEMIFINAL ROUND BIDS
71-99 contestants = QUARTERFINAL ROUND BIDS
 100 + contestants = OCTAFINAL ROUND BIDS
If you have questions please shoot me an email or send me a text and I will get back to you as quickly as I can!
Email: tshelly@lps.org
Text: 402-429-4591
We are looking forward to seeing you on January 26!


8:00 - 8:30                            Registration

8:30                                        Extemp Draw (Media Center) - Round 1

8:45                                        General Meeting (Commons)

9:00                                        Round 1

10:00                                      Extemp Draw - Round 2

10:30                                       Round 2

11:30                                        Extemp Draw – Round 3

12:00                                       Round 3

1:30                                         Extemp Draw - Finals

2:00                                        Finals 

ASAP                                     Awards (Auditorium)

Manager contact information

Thomas Shelly
Email address: tshelly@lps.org
Phone number: (402) 429-4591

Mailing address

2635 N 63rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68507

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