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Shakopee Saber Speech Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Dear Coach:

Thank you for your interest in the Shakopee Saber Speech Invitational 2020! This year is our first year as a NIETOC Bid Tournament and we are thrilled to be able to offer bids in Info, OO, Humor, Extemp, Prose, Drama, POI, and Duo! There will be three prelim rounds and a Final, and all students will compete as varsity, no novice. Double entries are allowed and Discussion is staggered to allow for double entries for those students. There will be honors finals for some categories based on final number of entries.

Registration:  We will open registration at 7:15 AM and close at 8:00.  Please make any changes to your roster from your smartphone/tablet on the bus that morning.  If you are running behind and will be late, please contact Tournament Manager Justin Bertram at 763-479-9381 as soon as possible.

Minnesota State High School League Event Info:

Extemp. Reading Prose Stories:  All stories (students cannot repeat a cutting from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Extemp. Reading Poems:  All poems (students cannot repeat a cutting from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Storytelling Stories:  All stories (students cannot repeat a story from their preliminary rounds in finals)
Discussion Topic II - Bottom Up Issues
Drops: You have until 11:59PM on Wednesday March 4th to make drops, after that, a fee of $7 will be assessed to your team.
Judges:  Please bring one judge for every six (6) entries or fraction thereof.  Uncovered judge slots will cost $80 each.  Please make every effort to provide the required number of judges based on your entries as of the 3/4/20 deadline for drops. 



8:30 Draw Round 1

8:30ish Judges Meeting

8:45 Discussion Round 1

9:00 Round 1

10:00 Draw Round 2

10:15 Discussion Round 2

10:30 Round 2

11:30 Draw Round 3

11:45 Discussion Round 3

12:00 Round 3

1:30 Final Draw

1:45 Discussion finals

2:00 Finals

4:00 (or asap) Awards


Please do preliminary registrations as soon as possible so we can plan for enough concessions etc.   In order to minimize scheduling problems, the tournament will be site scheduled, so drops and adds can be done via smartphone on the bus on your way.   Final 1st round schedule will be run at 7:45.

Checks can be made out to: Shakopee High School Speech; 100 17th Ave. W. Shakopee, MN 55379.

If you have any issues or questions, please call or text my cell phone (Justin) at  763-479-9381 or email at speechteam@shakopeeschools.org

We look forward to seeing you at our meet!  

Justin Bertram

Head Coach


We are looking forward to seeing you all here on Saturday, March 7th at:

Shakopee High School

100 W. 17th Ave. S.

Shakopee MN 55379

Please ask your bus driver to drop off and pickup at the front of the high school at the Main Entrance.

Manager contact information

Justin Bertram
Email address: speechteam@shakopeeschools.org
Phone number: 763-479-9381

Mailing address

100 W. 17th Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

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