Lennox Oriole Interp Invitational

2023 — Lennox, SD/US

To Oral Interp Coaches

I would like to invite you to the Oriole Oral Interp Invite for October 24, 2023 (Tuesday). I am excited to invite everyone this tournament. The focus is to allow students to get some rounds in with quality feedback at an inexpensive cost to schools.

The schedule for the tournament will be as follows:

3:30 Schools check-in

3:45 General Meeting

4:00 Round 1 of all other events

5:00 Round 2 of all other events

6:00 Round 3 of all other events

7:00 Time for eating

7:30 Awards in the Cafeteria

Students may enter two events. If a student is entered in RT and another event, it will be very important that they follow the rules when they should perform the RT and the other event.

I will be using Tabroom to schedule and run the tournament. This is also where you will submit your entry. You can go to http://orioleoralinterp.tabroom.com to set up an account and register. You can also have students link to the accounts. We will be blasting out the schedule and it will give you a more in depth look at results after the tournament. Registrations are due by October 23. Fees will be set on October 23 at 5:00 PM. No additions after that and you must pay for all drops after that date. Please make sure you double check your entries. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED AT TOURNAMENT TIME!

If you do not want to register online, you can also e-mail the registration to me at Michael.larson@k12.sd.us. We will be printing out the results as well as having them available online.

The cost for the tournament is $3 for individual entries, $6 for duo, and $15 for Reader’s Theater. You are required to cover 1 judge for every 5 entries. (Please note, each RT or Duo counts as one entry. It is not based on the number of students entered.) This means if you have 2 Duos, 1 RT, 2 HI, and 2 Storytelling, you will need to bring 2 judges. Schools will need to supply their own judges. I can supply a few hired judges at a rate of $70 per judge, but I will only have 2 or 3 available. Please let me know if you need help with this. If you are bringing an inexperienced judge to fill your roster, please do two things: First, encourage them to watch the NFHS video that the SDHSAA sends out for judges doing the state events. Second tell me in the comments for the judges preferences. I will try to keep them in the events that are discussed in the video. If you have extra judges, please let me know and I will contact schools in need.

We will have a limited selection of food to buy during the tournament. I tried to schedule a little time after the third round to also allow time to figure results. We will have items for purchase starting at 5:30 PM.

Every student will receive a ribbon from the performances. We will be asking judges to rank and rate students. To receive a superior plus award, a selection would need a rank of 5 or less and at least 84 speaker points. This is a little different than other tournaments, so I wanted to let you know ahead of time. Otherwise, we will also be handing out ribbons for Superior, Excellent Plus, Excellent, and Good. The breakdown for speaker points and awards is as follows:

Superior (or +): 90-84

Excellent Plus: 83-80

Excellent: 79-71

Good: 70-60

The tab room is open for anyone that would like to come in and see what is going on, or if you would like to come in and read some numbers, your help would be greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions about the tournament or Tabroom sign-up, please send me an email at Michael.larson@k12.sd.us. Otherwise, I hope to see you in October.


Michael Larson

Head Oral Interp/Speech & Debate