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Austintown Fitch Optimist Speech Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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You and your team are invited to the 50th Annual Austintown Optimist Forensic Tournament held at Austintown-Fitch High School.
This year the format will include a power round and a power sweepstakes award in individual events.
Date:  Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Events: LD/PF Debate, Individual Events, and Student Congress
We will NOT offer Policy Debate, Middle School competition, double entry, or mavericks at this tournament.
 Entry Restrictions are open a long as there is enough room and numbers do not get too high- schools will be notified if this is the case
**Please limit your debate entries to 6 in each event**
PF will use the November NFL topic
LD will use the November / December NFL Topic
**NO students will be added the day of the tournament**
Registration :  All teams are to register online at www.speechwire.com.
All contestants must be registered by Monday, November 18th at 8:00 PM
All judges must be registered by Friday, November 22nd at 3:00 PM.
Awards:  Trophies will be awarded to the top 7 in Debate and all finalists in individual events. 
Judges:  1 judge for every 2 debate entries.
                  1 judge for every fraction of 5 in IE.
                  1 judge for each team bringing congress entries.
Drops in registration do not allow a drop in judges required.  Any school that fails to bring their required number of judges will be fined $30.00 for each missing judge. No judge drops the day of the tournament- each drop theday of will result in a $30 fine
Fees:  $3.50 per student.  Team events count as two.  Any drops in registration after the close of registration must be paid for.
  Make checks payable to Austintown Fitch Speech and Debate Team
IF you are mailing anything to the school please mark:
C/O Teri Dutton
4560 Falcon Drive
Ausintown, Ohio 44515
Sweepstakes:  Your top ten entries of the day will count towards sweepstakes
Debate:  2.25 per win       Speech:  1=3  2=2    3=1     Congress:  Score of 6=3  5=2   4=1
Power Sweeps will follow OSDA state sweeps guidelines.  Congress and debate will not be part of Power Sweeps.
     8:00-8:30 Re-register in the main office
     8:30 General assembly for all participants, coaches, and judges in the Fitch cafeteria
     9:00 Extemp draw/ Round one/ and debate shuttling to AMS
     Power rounds in IE will begin immediately after round three tabulation
Lunch:  Available after round 3:  Youngstown Rules apply- DO NOT BRING IN OUTSIDE FOOD
Extemp:  Prep room is in the Fitch media center off the cafeteria ** There will be cross x in the final round
Tabroom:  Closed to everyone but the district committee and specific invitees.
Shuttle:  A shuttle will take students to and from Austintown Middle School for Debate.
  All judges and participants should report to the high school in the morning.
Note:    There is a road to the High School From Idaho Road, it is called Lloyd Loop, this will take you around the Intermediate school and around Fitch. You will see an electronic Austintown Sign.  You can also enter from Burkey Rd.  or Raccoon Rd by the Austintown Library.
**WIFI note**  I am currently working with our IT department, but at this time, our district does not have open/public WIFI.  As of right now, there WILL NOT BE WIFI at the tournament! I will let all of you know if that changes.
Hope to see you at Fitch!
Teri Dutton
English Department/Head Speech and Debate Coach
Austintown Fitch High School


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Teri Dutton
Email address: tdutton@austintownschools.org
Phone number: 330-503-1328

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4560 Falcon Dr.
Austintown, OH 44515

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