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Pequot Lakes Early Bird

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Tournament Schedule:

8:00 AM - Registration

8:45 AM- Judges' Meeting

8:45 AM - Round 1 Draw
Prep: ExRdg, ES, STY

9:15 AM - Round 1
Round 1: CR, DI, DUO, ExRdg, ES, GrSp, HI, INF, OO, PO, POI, PR, STY

9:30 AM - Round 1
Round 1: DIS

10:15 AM - Round 2 Draw
Prep: ExRdg, ES, STY

10:45 AM - Round 2
Round 2: CR, DI, DUO, ExRdg, ES, GrSp, HI, INF, OO, PO, POI, PR, STY

11:00 AM - Round 2
Round 2: DIS

11:45 AM - Round 3 Draw
Prep: ExRdg, ES, STY

12:15 PM - Round 3
Round 3: CR, DI, DUO, ExRdg, ES, GrSp, HI, INF, OO, PO, POI, PR, STY

12:30 PM - Round 3
Round 3: DIS

1:15 PM - Final Round Draw
Prep: ExRdg, ES, STY

1:45 PM - Final Round
Final round: CR, DI, DUO, ExRdg, ES, GrSp, HI, INF, OO, PO, POI, PR, STY

2:15 PM - Discussion Final Round
Final round: DIS

3:30 PM - Awards

Registration Deadline:

Monday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Entry Limits:

There are no team or category entry limits. 


Entry Fees:

$8 per entry; Each duo counts as 1 entry

Checks payable to Pequot Lakes High School


Entry Changes:

Entry changes (drops or adds) can be made on the Speechwire.com tournament site up until the end of registration. We will be site scheduling all rounds of competition in order to make sure rounds are equal and fair. To speed up the process, please text Angie Klein at 605-354-2230 the morning of the tournament once all drops and adds have been made.

Double Entering:

Double entering is allowed in ALL categories, including Discussion. Discussion will start 15 minutes later to accommodate those double entries (discussants are not allowed to  double enter in a draw category). Draw category double entries are allowed, but students can't double enter in 2 draw categories. It is the responsiblity of the student to make it to their draw on time.


Judging Requirements:

Teams need to bring 1 judge for every 6 entries or fraction thereof. A small number of judges will be available for hire at $100 for the day. Please email Angie Klein by Tuesday, January 7 if you need to hire a judge. Please train your judges prior to the tournament.


Judging Finals: 

We ask that ALL judges be available to judge final rounds.


Tournament Format:

Three preliminary rounds and a final


Minnesota State High School League Event Info:

Extemp. Reading Prose: 

One 1934 pg. 17 Muse’um National d’ Histoire Naturelle pg. 19-23 Zollverein pg. 24-26 Key Pound pg. 27-31 Radio pg. 32-34 Take Us Home pg. 35-37 Something Rising pg. 38-39 Light pg. 40-41 Our Flag Flutters Before Us pg. 42-43 Around the World in Eighty Days pg. 44-46 The Professor pg. 47-49 Sea of Flames pg. 50-52 Open Your Eyes pg. 53-54 Fade pg. 55-56 The Principles of Mechanics pg. 57-58 Rumors pg. 59-61 Bigger Faster Brighter pg. 62-64 Mark of the Beast pg. 65-66 Letter to Professor pg. 67 Good Evening. Or Heil Hitler if You Prefer pg. 68-69 Bye-bye, Blind Girl 70-72 Making Socks pg. 73-74 Flight pg. 75-79 Herr Siedler pg. 80-86 Exodus pg. 87-91

Three June 1940 pg.105 Chateau pg. 107-111 Entrance Exam pg. 112-116 Brittany pg. 117-119 Madame Manec pg. 120-122 You Have Been Called pg. 123-125 Occuper pg. 126-130 Don’t Tell Lies pg. 131-133 Etienne pg. 134-136 Jungmanner pg. 137-140 Vienna pg. 141-143 The Boches pg. 144-147 Hauptmann pg. 148-149 Flying Couch pg. 150-151 The Sum of Angles pg. 152-155 The Professor pg. 156-161 Letters to Jutta pg. 162-163 Perfumer pg. 164-165 Time of the Ostriches pg. 166-167 Weakest pg. 168-170 Mandatory Surrender pg. 171-172 Museum pg. 173-180 The Wardrobe pg. 181-182 Blackbirds pg. 183-185 Bath pg. 187-190 Weakest (#2) pg. 191-195 The Arrest of the Locksmith pg. 196-197

Extemp. Reading Poetry: 

1. I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman 33 2. From “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman 34-37 3. From “The People, Yes” by Carl Sandburg 40-41 4. For My People by Margaret Walker 42-43 5. Night Journey by Theodore Roethke 51 6. High Flight by John Gillespie Magee 54 7. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 56-59 8. Cinderella by Anne Sexton 60-62 9. Felix Randal by Gerard Manley Hopkins 64 10. Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 64-67 11. The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes 68-71 12. The Ballad of William Sycamore by Stephen Vincent Benét 71-73 13. The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service 75-78 14. The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert Service 78-81 15. The Death of The Hired Man by Robert Frost 82-86 16. The Performance by James Dickey 87-88 17. The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carroll 92-94 18. The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden 96 19. Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen 97 20. Naming Of Parts by Henry Reed 99 21. Counterattack by Siegfried Sassoon 102-103 22. Losses by Randall Jarrell 108 23. Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold 112 24. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe 146 25. The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh 147 26. My Last Duchess by Robert Browning 154-155 27. How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning 192 28. Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay 193 29. Permanently by Kenneth Koch 193 30. Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds by William Shakespeare 198

Storytelling: Stories 1-7

Discussion: Section I- Top/Down Issues: B, F, G, I, J

US Extemp Speaking: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 12

International Extemp Speaking: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14


Individual Awards:

Medals awarded to top six in each category. Champion in each category will also receive a stuffed eagle.

Ribbons to speakers of excellence who do not final.


Team Sweepstakes:

Team trophies awarded to top three teams. 


Manager contact information

Angie Klein
Email address: aklein@isd186.org

Cell: 605-354-2230

Mailing address

Pequot Lakes High School

30805 Olson Street

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Manager contact information

Angie Klein
Email address: aklein@isd186.org
Phone number: 605-354-2230

Mailing address

30805 Olson St.
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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