Join us at the Longhorn Invitational!
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Barry Haynes, UIL Coordinator email@example.com
This year’s tournament will be hosted on one day, rather than two. Our campus is currently holding both our middle school and high school students, so moving the tournament to one day was the best fit.
We are offering (almost) all UIL events, including CX Debate. This year, only the written portion of Computer Science will be offered.
** Offering all speaking events in a single day format does present scheduling challenges and potential conflicts. To avoid these conflicts, please limit speaking contestants to one speaking event. We simply do not have the space to offer all speaking events in a single day and still maintain the conflict pattern. My sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
· UIL rules will be followed, and Set A practice materials will be used. Spelling will use 3rd-party materials.
· Student Congress will not be offered because the state tournament will take place earlier the same week.
· There will be two divisions. Large school (5-6A) and Small school (1-4A). Please register carefully.
See the Schedule tab.
- In order to keep the contest running on time, cross-entering will not be permitted.
- All speaking, Computer Applications, and Ready Writing, are limited to 4 entries per school. Ready Writing also has a cap on total entries due to space limitations. Please register on the wait list if the cap is met.
- Entry deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6 p.m.
- Drop deadline is Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at noon.
- Contestant names should be entered by the drop deadline, i.e. no Awesome Student #1 after noon on the 10th.
JUDGING FEES and PAYMENT
- For every 4 entries in LD Debate and every 2 entries in CX Debate, a $100 judging fee will be charged.
- If you would like to judge, contact Barry Haynes. You will be paid directly and separately from the entry fees.
- Judging fees will be paid by check after the meet.
- Drops after noon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 will forfeit the entry fee.
- Please advise us of any drops in LD Debate, CX Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prose, Poetry, or Ready Writing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are not notified, a $25 drop fee per student, per event will be assessed for speaking events.
· Substitutions may be made on contest day. Coaches should present a substitution slip, obtained at registration.
· Names will not be added or changed without an add slip.
FOOD AND SERVICES
Concessions will be offered. Food will be available around 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sponsors, coaches, and bus drivers are invited to the hospitality suite.
Food should be kept to the cafeteria and the picnic area outside. There should be no eating or drinking in the auditorium or contest rooms.
Contests will be held in buildings all over our campus. The cafeteria and auditorium will be available for students who have finished or are in between contests. Conduct in these common areas is expected to be professional. Misuse of HF property may result in the disqualification of a contestant or an entire team.
Thank you for encouraging your contestants to quietly move through the halls!
RESULTS AND AWARDS
- Results will be posted in the cafeteria. Medals will also be awarded in the cafeteria.
- Medals will be awarded to the top six places in individual events for both Large (5A and 6A) and Small (1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A) school divisions, as well as to first and second place teams in both divisions. In speech events, only one set of medals will be awarded (no divisions).
Sweepstakes points will be calculated according to the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules. First and second place sweepstakes trophies will be awarded in both large and small school divisions.
JUDGING AND GRADING:
- All Computer Application teams and Spelling teams MUST provide a grader. Without a school representative, the school’s tests will NOT be graded or scored.
- All coaches need to report for grading in non-judged events. Many hands make light work.
- Report to grade prior to the time the event is scheduled to end.
- Please aid coaches of other events by grading if he or she is working with students or another event. We understand everyone is spread thinly at these competitions and appreciate your help.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR CONTESTS UTILIZING COMPUTERS
- All Computer Application contestants must provide their own laptop computers, printers, and other materials.
- Ready Writing and Journalism contestants must provide their own laptops and printers if they are using computers to compete. Contests will be held in labs allowing electrical access to plug in equipment.
- Vandalism of any sort could disqualify the entire squad.
- Please keep all food and drink in the cafeteria.
- We ask that you help keep the noise down in the cafeteria.
- Hamshire-Fannett ISD will not be held responsible for damage, theft, loss of property, or accidents.
- Please be responsible with equipment and classrooms.
- Good sportsmanship and professionalism are expected.
We look forward to seeing you and your students on January 13th!
Barry Haynes, UIL Coordinator
409 -243-2131 ext 1155