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This is a College tournament in Illinois.

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Friends and Colleagues:

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago AND Governors State University are pleased to invite you to the Chicago Swing on October 19th and 20th, 2019 hosted on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

We are pleased to offer all 11 AFA Events. A novice division will be offered for any events with sufficient entries. Novice is defined for this tournament as a competitor in their first two years of competition. Awards will be presented to the top six speakers in each event, top five speakers in individual sweepstakes, and the top five schools in team sweepstakes.We will also offer a combined swing sweepstakes awards.

 

While there will be hundreds of hotel options to choose from in Chicago, we recommend that you begin your search early to find the best rate.

 

After awards on Saturday, we will be meeting for the third Chicago Swing social dinner at Portillo’s, only a few minutes away from the UIC campus. We hope you will all join us!

 

Please enter the tournament by using speechwire.com before 5pm on Tuesday October 15th, 2019. Fees are $10 per IE entry. One judge will be required for every six entries. Uncovered entries are each $15. Drop fees will be assessed after noon on Wednesday, October 16th. The drop fee for IE is $15 per dropped slot and $50 per dropped judge. These fees will apply each day as each day is a separate tournament.

 

Student run teams will not be charged for entries covered by judges. Any teams in need of entry fee discounts will be given support if we are asked for it.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago soon!

 

 

Vance Pierce                                                             Eddie Gamboa

Director of Forensics                                                  Director of Forensics
University of Illinois at Chicago                                  Governors State University
vpierce4@uic.edu                                                      egamboa@govst.edu

 

Tournament Schedule Day 1 The University of Illinois at Chicago half (at UIC)

October 19th, 2019

8:00am - Registration 8:30am – Extemp Draw

9:00am – Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

10:15am – Round 1B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

11:30pm – Lunch 12:15pm – Extemp Draw

12:45pm – Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

2:00pm – Round 2B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

3:15pm – Extemp Draw for Finals

3:45pm – Finals A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

5:00pm – Finals B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

7:00pm – Awards

ASAP – Chicago Social Dinner at Portillos

 

Day 2 Governors State University Half (hosted at UIC)

October 20th, 2019

8:00am - Registration 8:30am – Extemp Draw

9:00am – Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

10:15am – Round 1B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

11:30pm – Lunch 12:15pm – Extemp Draw

12:45pm – Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

2:00pm – Round 2B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

3:15pm – ExtempDraw for Finals

3:45pm – Finals A (EXT, PERS, DUO, PRO, POI, CA)

5:00pm – Finals B (IMP, ADS, INF, DI, POE)

(we will collapse finals if possible) 7:00pm – Awards

 

Sweepstakes Points Individual Sweepstakes

All students will be entered in individual sweepstakes. Students will earn points toward individual sweepstakes for any entry reaching open finals.

Team Sweepstakes

Team sweepstakes will be awarded to the top five teams at the tournament each day based on final round points.

Individual and team sweepstakes points will be awarded as follows: 12 Points – 1st Place in open final

10 Points – 2nd Place in open final

8 Points – 3rd Place in open final 6 Points – 4th Place in open final 4 Points – 5th Place in open final 2 Points – 6th Place in open final

1 Point – Non-advancing Semifinalist

Only a team’s two best finishers in each event will be eligible to score team sweepstakes points. The scores from both Saturday and Sunday will be totaled in order to determine overall swing sweepstakes.

 

Awards:

We will present awards to the finalists in each individual event. We will continue the

tradition of providing unique “trophies” for the UIC Half (a surprise for the WINDY City.) The top five speakers in individual sweepstakes, and the top five schools in team sweepstakes will be recognized.We will also offer a combined swing sweepstakes (team and individual) awards.

**NOTE NOVICE DIVISION REQUIRES 6 or more entries** Designate each competitor as novice or varsity when registering.

 

Tournament Entry:

Entries are due via Speech Wire

Entry Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 Fees Assessed: Noon, Wednesday, October 16

If you have questions, feel free to contact Vance by email (vpierce4@uic.edu) or phone

(309.648.7605).

 

Fees:

Entry fees are $10.00 per slot. One full-time judge covers 6 IE entries. The cost per uncovered IE slot is $15.00. Fees are assessed as the entry stands at noon on Wednesday, October 16th. A fee of $15.00 is assessed for each drop or add after this time. All judges are expected to be available for final rounds. All judges are considered “clean” for final rounds. Teams will be charged a fee of

 

$50.00 for every judge dropped from the tournament.

**This year the Saturday Half will provide Chicago Pizza for the tournament. This is included in the fees for Saturday**

 

Wi-Fi

To connect to UIC’s Wi-Fi, visit https://www.uic.edu/apps/security/guestwireless/signup.pl

 

This web page can be used to request a guest wireless account via SMS (standard text messaging rates apply) for the UIC-Guest wireless system. Please note that the text message must be sent to a real phone and this system will not work with the Google Voice text messaging system. All guest accounts created with this page expire in 48 hours after they are created. There is a limit of 5 guest accounts per semester per person (phone). All persons requesting guest accounts must accept and abide by the UIC Guest Wireless policy.

 

 

Food

On Saturday, we will provide a free pizza lunch! We offer this communal lunch, so that we can catch up and connect during a day of competition. If you would like to get something else for lunch, the number for Jimmy John’s is 312-666-366 and Potbelly’s number is 312-633-9915.

Please consider joining the even if you pick a different lunch option!

 

Hotel Accommodations

The link below will take you to a list of hotels near campus. Be advised that there are other options for lodging that you may want to take advantage of this season. https://admissions.uic.edu/book-visit/directions-parking-and-places-stay

 

Information Available Upon Request

Upon request, the tournament staff will have the following information:

  • Procedures for Title IX violations;
  • Regional ICE activity;
  • Campus emergency procedures;
  • Local support service phone numbers.

Manager contact information

Vance Pierce
Email address: vpierce4@uic.edu
Phone number: 3096487605

Mailing address

750 South Halsted (MC 118)
Suite 340
Chicago, IL 60607

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