Georgia Speech Scrimmage 1 hosted ASYNCHRONOUSLY by Marist

2022 — Online, GA/US

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to kick off a new series of asynchronous speech scrimmages for your programs.  This set of speech events is designed to help grow individual events in Georgia and provide more opportunities for competition as we return in-person.  The scrimmages will offer two preliminary rounds with paneled judging and a final round if the event numbers warrant. 

We will post a full invitation in August but this page is dedicated to the first scrimmage hosted September 13 - September 17, 2022. 

For this series, there are no entry fees for Georgia schools.  Schools outside of Georgia and independent entries within Georgia will be charged a low cost fee of $5 per entry.  Regardless of geography, all schools will be asked to enter judges to cover entries – you will owe 2 rounds of judging for every 3 entries.  This is your preliminary round commitment and does not include a final round placement.  For example, if you have 9 entries - you will owe 6 rounds of judging.  Each person can cover up to 5 rounds of judging.  

In an effort to produce high quality feedback, judges will have 48+ hours to adjudicate rounds from students.  We ask that schools enter head coaches and qualified judges (or alumni) to help judge rounds.  

We will host a full slate of NSDA events and common supplemental events hosted by neighboring states open to all students.  The events are Broadcasting, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking (using modified Prepared Prompt Speaking rules), Improvisational Duo, United States Extemp, International Extemp, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Programmed Oral Interpretation and Pro Con Challenge. 

Here are the important dates that you should be aware of for this tournament:

Thursday, 9/8 at 8:00am EST – Limited Prep Topics will be posted
Monday, 9/12 at 9:00pm EST – Entries and Judges Names are due and fees are frozen - drop fees will begin.
Tuesday, 9/13 at 5:00pm EST – Recordings will be due via Tabroom
Tuesday, 9/13 at 8:00pm EST – Preliminary rounds will be released
Thursday, 9/15 at 7:00pm EST – Preliminary rounds are due
Thursday, 9/15 at 9:00pm EST – Elimination Rounds are posted
Saturday, 9/17 at 11:00am EST – Elimination Rounds are due
Saturday, 9/17 by 2:00pm EST – Results will be released

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask or email us.

Jeffrey Miller & Abby Schirmer
Marist School