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Hunterdon Central Winter Invitational

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Dear Forensics Coaches and Moderators,


The Hunterdon Central Regional High School Speech & Debate Team cordially invites you to attend the Hunterdon Central Winter Invitational to be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Competition will be offered in all 11 New Jersey Individual Events, including Declamation (open to 9th and 10th grade students only), Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Improvisational Acting, Informative Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Program Oral Interpretation. Novice, JV, and Varsity divisions of Lincoln Douglas, Parliamentary, and Public Forum Debate will be offered, as well as Congressional Debate. Students may double-enter in any individual event, but not in debate or Congress.


The tournament will feature three preliminary rounds and one final round for all individual events. There will be four rounds of debate and two sessions of Congress plus a final if numbers warrant it. Awards will be presented to the top six competitors in all events. Please indicate novice competitors (defined as 9th or 10th grade students in their first year of competition) in individual events at the time of registration, as we will also honor the top non-advancing novice. The top three schools will receive sweepstakes awards. We will continue our tradition of offering a special sweepstakes award to the top school with 15 or fewer entries.


Parliamentary Debate

We will offer Parliamentary Debate to continue to promote this enjoyable form of impromptu debate. Teams of 2 students should be registered. Competitors will receive and select their topics 15 minutes prior to the start of a round.  Judges for Parli will be selected from the Public Forum pool. For those seeking additional information, please reach out with questions or reference the information sheet provided under the "Files for Download" section of the tournament page on Speechwire.com.




Registration should be completed via www.speechwire.com. We recognize that this tournament falls immediately following winter break, but it would be incredibly helpful to have accurate information at least a few days prior to the tournament. Name changes and drops can be done without penalty until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020. Competitor and judge drops after that time will be assessed a penalty in addition to the initial registration fee.


Registration will take place between 8:00 and 8:45 A.M. in the main lobby of Hunterdon Central’s 9/10 Building on the day of the tournament. Hunterdon Central has a large campus with multiple buildings. The 9/10 Building is visible and accessible directly from Route 31. A map will be sent to participating schools prior to the tournament. Please ensure that your team and judges arrive promptly at the correct location so that we can begin the day’s activities on schedule.



The Hunterdon Central Winter Invitational is going completely electronic this year! All events will have e-ballots, which means that all judges are expected to bring a device and charger (laptop, tablet, etc.) that can connect to the internet and be used to accurately and efficiently access and complete ballots through Speechwire.. Please provide judges' email addresses when registering them for the tournament. Judges will receive a refresher during the morning training on using e-ballots.



Please present payment in the form of cash, check, or purchase order on the day of the tournament.


School Entry Fee-- $20.00

Individual Events-- $10.00 per slot (Duo is $15.00 per team)

Congress-- $10.00 per slot

LD Debate-- $15.00 per slot

PF Debate-- $15.00 per team

Parli Debate-- $15.00 per team

Late Drop Fee-- $10.00 per drop after Friday, January 3 at 3:00 P.M.

Late Add Fee-- $5.00 per addition after Friday, January 3 at 3:00 P.M.

Hired Judge Fees-- $90.00 per judge

Dropped Judge Fee-- $90.00 after Friday, January 3 at 3:00 P.M.

Please make checks/purchase orders payable to: Hunterdon Central Regional High School


Payment should be sent to:

Adam Leonard

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

84 Route 31

Flemington, NJ 08822


Judging Requirements

- Teams must provide 1 judge for every 3 Lincoln Douglas, Parli, and Public Forum competitors, or fraction thereof. Parli judges will be selected from the Public Forum pool.


- Teams must provide 1 judge for every 5 competitors in the Individual Events and Congress, or fraction thereof.


-Experienced seniors may judge novice rounds in Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum. Please mark these judges as a student in the notes section of the judge registration.


-A limited number of judges will be available for hire on a first come, first served basis. Please make every effort to bring your school’s required number of judges.



Additional Information

- Food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria all day. Coaches and judges will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch.


- Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will use the January/February and January resolutions, respectively.


- Congress legislation is due by December 27 at 9:00 P.M. Legislation can be sent to Adam Leonard (aleonard@hcrhs.org). Ideally, Congress legislation should be available on December 28. If you can send it prior to the winter break, it would be much appreciated, as it would give the competitors the sufficient time they need to prepare!



We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Hunterdon Central on January 4 to kick off the new year!





Adam Leonard

Hunterdon Central Regional High School Speech & Debate Coach

Email: aleonard@hcrhs.org

Phone: 610-417-5863

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Adam Leonard
Email address: aleonard@hcrhs.org
Phone number: 610-417-5863

Mailing address

Hunterdon Central Regional High School
84 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822

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