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Coal City Winter Break Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Illinois.

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Coal City Community School District

655 W. Division

Coal City, Il 60416


Fax: 815-634-2313






Coal City High School is pleased to announce that it will host its 15th  annual Winter Break Speech Invitational, this year, on December 21st, 2019.  We have had a great turn out for the past few years and plan to expand once again.  I am sending this letter out through email to all of the coaches that I know have shown interest in attending our meet and a few that I thought might be interested.  If you know of someone else who did not receive this, please forward it to them and have them get back in touch with me.  My email address is dsinkular@coalcityschools.org .  The tournament will be 2 staggered rounds, one being double judged, and a final round.  Extemp and Radio will prep once during the day, and once for finals. 

Due to limited space we will accept on a first come first serve basis.  We are also only able to accept 1 team per school unless other arrangements are made ahead of time due to space.  The entry fee will be $125 dollars per team.  A team consists of 2 entrees per category.  The check can be forwarded to the school prior to the meet or brought on the day of the meet.  Please make checks payable to Coal City High School. 


7:00-7:45 -- Registration  - Home Room for everyone is in the cafeteria.

8:00 -- Drops posted outside tab room!

8:00- Round 1A

8:45  - Extemp and Radio Prep

9:30 - Round 1B

11:00 - Round 2A

12:30 – Round 2B

2:30 - Finals

4:30- Awards


General Information

1.      Please register on Speechwire as soon as possible. Space is limited.


2.      Complete the registration through Speechwire  by December 19th! Please enter numbers as soon as possible and update them as they change.  You can enter names any time prior to the start of the meet.


3.      You can either mail me your check for $125 made payable to Coal City High School or bring it with you to the tournament.


4.      All IHSA events will be open for competition except for performance in the round.  You are allowed only two entries per event (unless you have made other arrangements with us).  KEEP in mind, both radio and extemp will prep once at the beginning of the day and again before the final round.  Please stress the rules of radio prep!  They will be followed.


5.      We would ask that all judges be prepared to time and to consider time somewhat in their rankings.  Gross violations of time limits should be penalized.  Judges in Impromptu and Extemp will also time, so bring at least one stopwatch per team!!  Make sure your judges know how to signal time correctly for all events, but especially for Impromptu and Extemp!


6.      Each school is to provide one judge for every 4 entries, up to 5 judges per team. Again, schools that bring extra entries will need to bring extra judges.  ALL judges must wait for assignments to finals regardless of whether or not their school has students in finals.


7.      Team trophies will be awarded to the top five teams based on outcomes of Finals based on the top competitor from each school.


8.      Breakfasty food will be available as soon as you get here in the commons area.  Lunch and snacks will be sold in the cafeteria from between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m in the cafeteria.


10.        If you have any questions please email dsinkular@coalcityschools.org




Manager contact information

David Sinkular
Email address: dsinkular@coalcityschools.org
Phone number: 815-791-0639

Mailing address

655 W. Division Street
Coal City , IL 60416

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