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This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Every gardener would love to raise a blue rose.

People would come from afar to see it.

It is rare and different and beautiful...

 

The Wrightstown High School forensics team encourages you to travel afar for our Blue Rose Tournament on Saturday, February 29, 2020, where we are committed to making your experience rare and different and beautiful. 

 

Why The Blue Rose? We intend for the tournament to honor the memory of our teammate and friend Raelia Rose Pennenberg. Hear the whole story on February 29.

 

Competition will be held primarily at Wrightstown High School with some events across the street at Wrightstown Middle School. While most competitors and judges will be able to walk the distance, a shuttle will also be available.

 

ENTRIES:  Your top 25 varsity entries, with a maximum of four per category, will count toward team sweepstakes points. Additional entries are welcome. Competitors are allowed to DOUBLE enter, though not in both Extemp and Radio. 

 

RULES:  WFCA rules will be followed for applicable categories with the following allowances for competitors from WHSFA schools:

Demonstration Speaking: There may be two speakers

Group Interp. & Play Acting: 12 minute time limit

Oratory: One 4x6 notecard is allowed

Solo Acting: A single, stationary chair is allowed

Public Address entries should be entered in Oratory

Oratorical Declamation is also available following NCFL rules.

 

AWARDS:  Individual trophies will be awarded to the top three finalists in each category. Remaining finalists will receive medals. Divisions will be determined based on actual entries on Saturday, and team sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each of three divisions.  

 

JUDGES:  Each participating school must provide one qualified judge for every five entries or fraction thereof. A limited number of judges are available for hire at a rate of $120 per judge. You will be allowed to make changes on your own to your registration until Friday at noon, but you will be responsible for the number of judges that you need do to your entries as of Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

 

FEES:  Entry fees are $10 per individual entry and $12 for each group entry (Duo Interp, Group Interp, Play Acting). make checks payable to the Wrightstown High School Forensics, P.O. Box 128, Wrightstown, WI, 54180.

 

DEADLINES:  Please register in SpeechWire by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26. Teams should then manage their own drops in SpeechWire until Noon on Friday, February 28. After this time, please contact Michael Traas with any add or drop requests: traasatae@yahoo.com.  

 

FOOD:  Coaches and judges will be treated to a robust continental breakfast and lunch in the hospitality room, and concessions will be available to students. While we will do our best to accommodate all, anyone with unique dietary needs is encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

 

SCHEDULE:  (Please note that should entries exceed our room capacity, we will change to a 4 time slot format to accommodate all that wish to participate. Should this be required, we will communicate this information to all)

 

    Prior to 7:00 a.m.    Call/text entry confirmation/drops

    7:15-7:45 a.m.        Registration

    8:15 a.m.        First Radio/Extemp draw time 

    8:45 a.m.        Round 1

    10:00 a.m.      Round 2

    11:15 a.m.      Round 3

    1:00 p.m.        Power Rounds begin

    3:00 p.m. or sooner    Awards

 

Thank you for considering the Blue Rose Tournament. We are confident you will be pleased with your experience. Please contact Dave Winkler (winkler@wrightstown.k12.wi.us, 920-362-9559) with any general tournament questions or Michael Traas, tournament manager, with any SpeechWire questions (traasatae@yahoo.com).


 

Dave Winkler

WHS Forensics


 

Manager contact information

Michael Traas
Email address: traasatae@yahoo.com
Phone number: 9205177676

Mailing address

P.O. Box 128
Wrightstown, WI 54180

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