Dear Moderator,

 

 

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Before I get to the invitation, I need to make you aware of an upcoming deadline.  I need to submit 26 membership cards from our league or we will not be allowed to enter all of our students into the NCFL Grand National Tournament.

 

If you have not done so yet, please send in your NCFL membership cards.

 

Either
1) Mail them to:

Charlie Sloat - Iona Prep - 255 Wilmot Rd - New Rochelle, NY 10804

2) Fax them to:

Charlie Sloat - (914) 632-9760

3) Bring them to Ursuline on the 2nd.

 

A copy of the membership card is available here.

 

Most importantly, if YOUR team does not submit a membership card, YOUR school will not be allowed to compete at the Grand Tournament or at NCFL nationals.

 

This is not a minor bookkeeping issue.

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It is my pleasure to invite you to attend our sixth NYCFL contest of the 2017 – 2018 school-year on Saturday, December 2nd at Ursuline. 

Click here for directions.

 

CATEGORIES:

JV Extemp (Frosh/Soph)

Original Oratory

Varsity Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry

JV Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry (Frosh/Soph)

Declamation.

 

Please Note:

Oral Interp contestants must be prepared for BOTH Prose and Poetry programs at this contest

 

AND PLEASE NOTICE THE CATEGORIES NOT OFFERED AND TRY NOT TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS FOR THOSE CATEGORIES!!!!!!

 

REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:30 on Saturday morning at The Ursuline School

 

PRE-REGISTRATION:

 

Registration is available on TABROOM.COM – listed under Emily Clemente Memorial

 

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.

 

Seniors Students may judge JV categories.

            You owe 1 judge for every 5 entries

                        Adult judges can cover all entries

                        Senior judges only cover JV OI, JV X, and DEC

 

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.

 

FEES: $5.00 per speaker from a member school

 

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 and OO, top 2 OI, and top 2 entries in DEC.

 

LUNCH: Ursuline will provide lunch for all judges. Students should bring lunch with them or they may walk to nearby eateries.

 

DROPS/ADDS: Drops may be handled on TABROOM until 9am on Saturday Morning

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please use the following Numbers Sparingly

 

 Cell Phone –   (914) 649-8246           – Use if you have trouble getting to the tournament

or last minute drops

 

I look forward to seeing you on the 2nd at Ursuline!  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Charles J. Sloat

Tournament Director, NYCFL

 

 

CHRIS FRANZ will coordinate extemp questions for this tournament.

 

**** PLEASE NOTE****

IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT YOUR DATA CARD FOR MEMBERSHIP TO ME

PLEASE DO SO ASAP

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THIS DATA CARD

WILL ALTER YOUR STATUS IN THE LEAGUE