Tournament Status: Tournament Completed

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.

We have shut down the system. Please call or text changes to Melissa. 

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.

 

The national invitation and materials are online at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/tx/prp6/info.asp and http://www.phirhopi.org.

 

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.entzminger@highland.edu or 630-254-8487 (cell).

 

Looking forward to Letting Phi Rho Pi Ring right here in the Midwest!

 

Melissa Entzminger

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.

 

Book your group rate for “Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament Room Block

 

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

CA                           IPDA

 

**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

Jimmy Johns

18048 S. Halsted

Homewood

11:00 am to 10:00 pm

708-957-0289

 

Aurelio’s Pizza (delivery available)

18162 Harwood Ave

Homewood

Fri – Sat 11:30 am  - 10:30 pm

708-798-8050

 

Taco Bell (across the street from the college)

201 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights

 

McDonalds (across the street from the college)

19767 S. Halsted St

Chicago Heights

 

Burger King

194 W. Joe Orr Road

Chicago Heights

 

Burger King

18459 S Halsted St.

Glenwood

 

China Inn (take-out only – Lunch $6.15 to $6.55)

123 W. Joe Orr Rd.

Chicago Heights

Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

708-755-3382

 

 

Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen

(Sandwiches $8.49 up—No delivery)

200 Dixie Hwy

Chicago Heights

10 am – 8 pm

708-754-6400

 

Portillo’s

17500 S. Halsted St

Homewood

10:30 am - 10:30 pm

708-991-2061

 

Panda Express

17932 Halsted St

Homewood

10:30 am – 9:30 pm

708-206-9926

 

Chili’s

17928 Halsted St

Homewood

11:00 am to 11:30 pm

708-957-5804

 

Krispy Kreme

17815 Halsted St.

Homewood, IL 60430

708-625-6533

 

In Matteson

Olive Garden

5221 W. 24th St

Matteson

708-481-0045

 

Fuddruckers

300 Town Center

Matteson

708-747-7763

 

Culvers

20716 Cicero Ave.

Matteson

708-481-1300

 

Giordanno’s

4800 W. Lincoln Hwy

Matteson

708-481-1300

 

Chipotle

4815 211th St.

Matteson

708-248-1187

 

A-Fusion (Asian cuisine)

4601 Lincoln Hwy

Matteson

708-748-9893

 

Panera Bread

4864 211th St

Matteson

708-679-0181

 

Panda Express

4700 Lincoln Hwy

Matteson

708-748-8636

 

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

4431 W. 211th St

Matteson

708-748-4400

 

Lou Malnati’s (carryout and delivery only)

3315 Vollmer Rd.

Flossmoor

708-416-6300

 

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)

Tournament Documents

  1. Regional Tournament Invite

Tournament Links:

  1. Phi Rho Pi National

Blog Posts

  1. Regional Tournament at Prairie State
  1. College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
  2. Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL)
  3. Harper College (Palatine, IL)
  4. Highland Community College (Freeport, IL)
  5. Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis, IN)
  6. McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, IL)
  7. Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA)
  8. Prairie State College (Chicago Heights, IL)
  9. Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
  1. B - Open IPDA (17)
  2. C - Open Parli (7)

Total Debate Entries: 24

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Open Comm-Analysis (12)
  2. A - Open Extemp (15)
  3. A - Open Poetry (12)
  4. A - Open Prose (23)
  5. B - Open DUO (6)
  6. B - Open Impromptu (15)
  7. B - Open Persuasive (19)
  8. B - Open Speech-to-Ent. (18)
  9. C - Open Dramatic-Interp (17)
  10. C - Open Informative (14)
  11. C - Open Prog-Oral-Interp (6)

Total IE Entries: 157

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Open Interp-Theatre (1)

Total IE Entries: 157

Pattern - Event - (entries)