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Welcome to the home page for the 2017 Phi Rho Pi Region IV Forensics Tournament tournament hosted by Prairie State College (IL) on Mar 24-25, 2017 for College students.
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Region IV Coaches,
I am excited to invite you to the Region IV Tournament, held this year on March 24-25, 2017. The tournament will take place on the campus of Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL, and at the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center, Matteson, IL. The room rate is $89/night. You will need a CC to hold the rooms, but won’t be charged until you arrive at the hotel. Please be aware that breakfast and internet are included.
PLEASE READ THE INVITATION CAREFULLY!
THERE ARE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS RE: RESERVING IN THE ROOM BLOCK.
Registration will occur via ForensicsTournament.net
As in the past, we will help students prepare for Saturday morning competition in the hotel. Each school is expected to donate 2 rooms for competition. Unfortunately, there is no conference space in the hotel, so all Readers’ Theater and Duo competitions will take place at Prairie State College. Determination of medals will be based on ranks earned through the 3 rounds of competition.
Be sure to complete all national forms online and remember these important dates:
HOUSING FORMS DEADLINE: Sunday, March 19, 2017
ATTENDEE INFORMATION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 26, 2017
TOURNAMENT ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Specific tournament information is available from our national hosts from Northern Virginia Community College at http://phirhopi2017.com/
If you have any problems, questions, or concerns, you can contact me at
Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-254-8487 (cell).
Looking forward to Letting Phi Rho Pi Ring right here in the Midwest!
Region IV Governor
Phi Rho Pi
Phi Rho PI Region IV TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
March 24-25 @ Prairie State College
HOTEL: The Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center, 500 Holiday Plaza Dr., Matteson, IL has guaranteed us a rate of $89/room (exclusive of tax). Internet is included in the price. A credit card authorization and room list is REQUIRED when making a reservation. If reserving online, you will need to use the three letter VIP code: PRP
The block of rooms will be saved until March 15, so please make your reservations before either using the link below or by calling 708-747-3500.
NOTE: When calling, make sure to tell them you are with the Region IV Phi Rho Pi Regional Speech Tournament so that you get the discounted rate.
RULES: Phi Rho Pi national rules will govern student eligibility, school entry limits, individual entries, team sweepstakes, individual sweepstakes, and event rules (www.phirhopi.org). Schools are limited to 6 entries per event.
GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C
PROSE DUO INFORMATIVE
POETRY PERSUASION POI
EXTEMP IMPROMPTU DI
IT STE PARLI
**A student may enter ONE of the first three events listed above AND the last event(s).
***In the case of IT, CA, STE, IPDA, it will be possible for some students to be triple-entered. We will do our best to communicate this to the scheduled judges so they know to wait for double/triple-entered students. Please keep in mind that students triple enter at their own risk.
The tentative plan is to finish the preliminary rounds on Saturday morning at the hotel. Depending on the hotel occupancy for Saturday night, the Saturday morning schedule might change slightly to allow for cleaning of hotel rooms. We will know the definite schedule a few days in advance of the tournament.
JUDGES: Each school must provide one judge for every 6 IE slots and every 2 IPDA or parli teams (1 IPDA and 1 Parli team OR 2 IPDA teams OR 2 Parli teams). A limited number of hired judges will be available at $10.00 per uncovered slot.
Please, if you are bringing IPDA or Parli teams, provide us with enough judges to cover your slots!! If you know of any judges that would like to be hired by the tournament, please have them call Melissa.
FEES: The following fees will apply:
· $65.00 Region IV Fee (paid by each school)
· $7.00 per slot (IE, IT, IPDA, or Parli team)
· $10.00 per slot not covered by a judge
· Drops after 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 22: $10.00 per slot
· Drops after 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 23: $15.00 per slot
· Saturday drops “from the van:” $30 per slot
· Drops at registration (slots and judges): $50.00
Please call Melissa’s cell (630-254-8487) Friday morning from the van as soon as you know you have a drop!!
Please make checks payable to Melissa Entzminger.
ENTRY DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MARCH 21 AT 5:00 PM
We will be using ForensicsTournament.net for entries and registration.
No substitutions after Wednesday at 12:00 PM. You can make any adds/drops/changes to your entry yourself at ForensicsTournament.net up until Wednesday at 12:00 PM.
Entry and judging fees will not be reduced for drops after Wednesday at noon. Adds/drops/changes after noon on Wednesday should be emailed or called to Melissa as well. Be sure to get confirmation.
BREAKING: All students who attain a cumulative rank of “7” or lower will automatically advance to the medal rounds in that event. If this does not represent 20% of the field and at least 6 students in that event, all ranks of “8” will also break to the medal rounds. This process will continue until at least 20% of the field and at least 6 students advance to the medal rounds.
AWARDS: Awards will be presented to all competitors who advance to a medal round. Order of finish will be determined by the cumulative ranks on all ballots. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be divided among all competitors advancing to a medal round.
Team sweepstakes awards will be presented to the top IE teams, the top debate teams, and the top six overall schools.
The Cheri Corey Individual Sweepstakes Award will be presented to the top individual speaker. The sixth through second place overall speakers will also be recognized.
The Don Hagerty Award will be presented to the student in the region who reflects the fellowship qualities we find important in our region. The winner of this award will be determined by a vote of all regional competitors during the tournament.
Restaurants near Prairie State
18048 S. Halsted
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Aurelio’s Pizza (delivery available)
18162 Harwood Ave
Fri – Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Taco Bell (across the street from the college)
201 S. Halsted St.
McDonalds (across the street from the college)
19767 S. Halsted St
194 W. Joe Orr Road
18459 S Halsted St.
China Inn (take-out only – Lunch $6.15 to $6.55)
123 W. Joe Orr Rd.
Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen
(Sandwiches $8.49 up—No delivery)
200 Dixie Hwy
10 am – 8 pm
17500 S. Halsted St
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
17932 Halsted St
10:30 am – 9:30 pm
17928 Halsted St
11:00 am to 11:30 pm
17815 Halsted St.
Homewood, IL 60430
5221 W. 24th St
300 Town Center
20716 Cicero Ave.
4800 W. Lincoln Hwy
4815 211th St.
A-Fusion (Asian cuisine)
4601 Lincoln Hwy
4864 211th St
4700 Lincoln Hwy
Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant
4431 W. 211th St
Lou Malnati’s (carryout and delivery only)
3315 Vollmer Rd.
PHI RHO PI REGION IV TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2017
FRIDAY–At Prairie State College (http://prairiestate.edu/general-information/maps-and-directions.aspx)
7:30-8:15 AM Registration @ Prairie State College (Atrium -central space on the ground floor of the main building)
8:15 ALL ENTERED IN ANY FORM OF DEBATE MUST MEET AT THE BALLOT TABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
8:30 IPDA DRAW
9:00 IPDA Debate (Rd. 1)
9:45 Parli Debate (Rd. 1) & Coaches’ Meeting
11:00 Extemp Prep (Rd. I)
11:30 Extemp, PRO, POE, CA, and IT (Rd. 1) (IPDA Contestants must go first in these rounds to leave for draw!!)
12:15 P.M. IPDA Draw
12:45 IPDA Debate (Rd. 2); PERS., DUO, IMP, STE (Double entries in IPDA will arrive late to IE rounds)
2:00 POI, DI, INFO (Rd. 1) (Double Entries in Parliamentary Debate MUST go FIRST)
2:30 Parli Debate (Rd. 2)
3:45 Extemp Prep (Rd. 2)
4:15 Extemp, PRO, POE, CA, IT (Rd. 2) (IPDA Contestants must go first in these rounds to leave for draw!!)
5:00 IPDA Draw
5:30 IPDA Debate (Rd. 3); PERS, DUO, IMP, STE (Rd. 2) (Double entries in IPDA will arrive late to IE rounds)
6:45 POI, DI, INFO (Rd. 2) (Double Entries in Parliamentary Debate MUST go FIRST and then move quickly to the 7pm rounds)
7:00 Parli Debate (Rd. 3)
SATURDAY – Tentative AM at the HOTEL & PM at PSC
8:00 A.M. Extemp Prep (Rd. 3)
8:30 Extemp, PRO, POE, CA, and IT (Rd. 3)
9:15 IPDA Draw (IPDA Contestants must go first in these rounds to leave for draw!!)
9:45 IPDA Debate (Rd. 4); DUO, PERS, IMP, STE (Rd. 3)
11:00 POI, DI, INFO (Double entries in IPDA will arrive late to IE rounds)
11:30 Parli Debate (Rd. 4) (Double Entries in Parliamentary Debate MUST go FIRST)
12:30 PM Finish at hotel by 12:30; Return to Prairie State
1:30 Extemp Prep
2:00 Medal rounds for Extemp, PRO, POE, CA
2:45 IPDA draw (IPDA Contestants must go first in these rounds to leave for draw!!)
3;15 IPDA Medal round
3:15 PERS, DUO, IMP, STE Medal Round (Double entries in IPDA will arrive late to IE rounds)
4:30 Parli Debate Medal Round
4:30 POI, DI, INFO Medal Rounds
5:30 Awards ceremony (Atrium)
- College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
- Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL)
- Harper College (Palatine, IL)
- Highland Community College (Freeport, IL)
- Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis, IN)
- McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, IL)
- Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA)
- Prairie State College (Chicago Heights, IL)
- Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
- A - Open Comm-Analysis (12)
- A - Open Extemp (15)
- A - Open Poetry (12)
- A - Open Prose (23)
- B - Open DUO (6)
- B - Open Impromptu (15)
- B - Open Persuasive (19)
- B - Open Speech-to-Ent. (18)
- C - Open Dramatic-Interp (17)
- C - Open Informative (14)
- C - Open Prog-Oral-Interp (6)
Total IE Entries: 157
Pattern - Event - (entries)
- A - Open Interp-Theatre (1)
Total IE Entries: 157
Pattern - Event - (entries)