Rev. Gerald R. Rippon, S.J. Invitational Tournament

 

Before I get to the invitation, as many of you know Regis High School does a great job of hosting many of our tournaments throughout the school year.  They also do a fantastic job of supplying plenty of food for the judges (at no small cost), if you or your school wishes to make a donation to offset the costs of the food, there is a form located HERE.  Simply print it out and give it to Mr. Franz during the course of the tournament.

 

Dear Moderator,

 

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.

 

CATEGORIES:

J.V. Extemp (frosh/soph only)

Vars. Extemp

Original Oratory

J.V. Oral Interpretation of Prose /Poetry (frosh/soph only)

Vars. Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry

Duo Interpretation of Literature – Memorized

Declamation

Dramatic Performance

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.

 

Please Note:

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: jmaddonna@ionaprep.org

 

                                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.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION:

 

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;

AND

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.

 

Remember:

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.

 

Sincerely,

 

Charles J. Sloat

President, NYCFL

 

*** 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.