Rev. Gerald R. Rippon, S.J. Invitational Tournament
Happy New Year! Here is your invitation to the first NYCFL contest of the New Year, the Rev. Gerald R. Rippon, S.J. Invitational Tournament. This contest will be co-hosted by Regis High School and Loyola School on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Please arrive at Regis (East 85th Street between Madison and Park Aves.).
Registration will be held from 9:00 - 9:30. Congress will begin promptly at 9:30
This tournament is OPEN only to NYCFL Schools.
J.V. Extemp (frosh/soph only)
J.V. Oral Interpretation of Prose /Poetry (frosh/soph only)
Vars. Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry
Duo Interpretation of Literature – Memorized
Congress (Must Have Submitted Legislation)
The contest will consist of three preliminary rounds and a final round of 8 speakers
(Two final rounds of 6 each in any event where the registration exceeds 64 students)
In Student Congress, there will be two preliminary sessions and a final session.
Oral Interp contestants must be prepared for BOTH Prose and Poetry programs at this contest
Duo’s must be memorized – multiple characters are allowed
Note Cards May Be Used in Extemp
Legislation Must Be Submitted By – Wednesday, January 6th to Congress@NYCFL.org
EXTEMP TOPIC AREAS:
Would the following people please email 18 topics before Wednesday, January 13th at 5:00pm to:
Joe Madonna: email@example.com
Foreign Econ Dom – Pol Dom – Soc
January 16 Ed W. Chris F. Joe V. Michaela H.
REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:30 on Saturday morning at Regis.
1) Registration may be entered on TABROOM.com. Please select NYCFL – Rippon under the NYCFL league.
2) Please email President@NYCFL.org with the number of observer judges (if any)
JUDGING REQUIREMENTS: ONE qualified judge for every FIVE entries or fraction thereof.
A judge is qualified to judge at this tournament under NYCFL rules
If he or she is a college freshman or older;
is the coach of a program, OR has judged before, OR participated in forensics as a student.
Judges who are not qualified under these rules must attend one contest as an observer judge, and be registered with the Executive Committee as such. Observer judges do not count toward the quota of judges you must provide.
Observer judges must arrive at the tournament with a copy of the League’s judging handbook and should have read it before hand. If you need another copy of the handbook, let me know.
*** PLEASE NOTE: ***
OBSERVER JUDGES THAT DO NOT HAVE A COPY OF THE JUDGING MANUAL
AT THE TOURNAMENT
WILL NOT BE TRAINED
A Copy of the Judges Manual is available - HERE
*** Schools Competing in Congress – Must Provide one Congress Judge ***
FEES: $5.00 per speaker from a member school. Non-member school registrations cannot be accepted.
(each Duo team counts as TWO speakers for fee calculations).
($1.00 per student will go to the Gerald R. Rippon, S.J. Memorial Scholarship Fund)
AWARDS: Trophies awarded to 8 finalists in each event. Team trophies awarded to the top 7 schools based on each school’s
Top 2 (Extemp, OO, and Congress)
Top 2 (OI and Duo)
Top 2 entries in (DP and Dec)
LUNCH: Regis will provide lunch for all judges. Students should bring lunch or be prepared to buy at a local deli or fast food restaurant.
DROPS/ADDS: Text or Call me at (914) 649-8246 with drops right up to registration – Better yet: Make them directly on TABROOM.
Drops after the registration deadline of 9 PM on WEDNESDAY do not alter your judging quota.
Registration fees for drops on the morning of the contest must still be paid.
There are NO ADDS after the pre-registration deadline has passed.
I look forward to seeing you on the 17th! Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Charles J. Sloat
*** IMPORTANT STUDENT CONGRESS INFO ***
If you wish to enter students in Congress at the Regis/Loyola contest,
you must E-MAIL a bill or resolution to Congress@nycfl.org by Tuesday, January 5th
All bills or resolutions will be available through the Internet by Wednesday, January 6th.
Once the packet is finalized on Thursday, January 7th, no further changes can be accommodated.
Be certain that your legislation is double-spaced, with lines numbered, on a single page, and in the proper font and style.