Welcome to the home page for the 2022 Crystal Clear Forensics Reception tournament hosted by McHenry County College on Oct 15, 2022 for College students.

Status: System shutdown (No new schools, changes, adds, or drops )

Dear Forensics Friends,

MCC is pleased to invite you to the Crystal Clear Forensics Reception on October 15, 2022. In the interest of expanding access to ballots, we plan to offer 3 rounds of competition and announce awards based on lowest cumulative scores. *

In this novice (first 2 years of competition) tournament, 12 events are offered that (with the exception of Interviewing *) follow Phi Rho Pi guidelines: www.phirhopi.org. There will be a free pizza lunch (those with dietary restrictions should plan accordingly).

We will be live on campus, but using electronic ballots. Judges are responsible for bringing a laptop or I-pad device for using electronic ballots. 

We look forward to seeing you in October!

 

Sincerely,

Bonnie Gabel                                      Sarah Metivier Schadt                        Crii Cox

Director of Forensics                        Assistant Coach                                 Assistant Coach                    

(Office) 815-455-8684

(Cell) 847-877-2784

*If there is a judge shortage, we will revert to the 2 prelim/1 final format

**Event description below.

Schedule

8:00-8:30        Registration and Breakfast (A11)

8:45                 Round 1 of Group A (Duo, Imp, Info, DI, POI, Pers,)

10:00               Round 2 of Group A

11:15               Round 3 of Group A

12:30               Pizza Lunch (provided)

1:00                 Extemp Draw

1:15                 Round 1 of Group B (Extemp, CA, POE, Prose, STE, Interviewing*)

2:15                 Extemp Draw

2:30                 Round 2 of Group B

3:30                 Extemp Draw

3:45                 Round 3 of Group B

ASAP              Awards

** Description of Interviewing event:

Each contestant will be interviewed for a hypothetical position as an intern at a Chicago Speakers Bureau.  This intern position involves supporting members of the speaker relations team by:

·         Assist in identifying trending topics

·         Conduct research on the topics

·         Give presentations to train internal staff on speaker topics

In round 1, the contestant will be asked general employment questions by an interviewer from Human Resources.  In round 2, the contestant will be interviewed by a Manager about their research and presentation skills.  In the final round, the contestant will be interviewed by one or more members of the staff they would be working with at the bureau.  Contestants will be given the opportunity to ask at least one question in the interview.  Time limit: Each contestant will be interviewed for 7-10 minutes.

This simple resume template must be filled out prior to registration, here is the link:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v4OqekDstGXCxovKn1s2DTc8yAA8tNlJ7HLHdk2wha8/edit#heading=h.6be5lj4njut5 

Then, coaches will upload resumes in the shared folder in Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w_ikg8TA1KD8tRCeLkgH7Mhf9czZH_ET?usp=sharing

Registration

Enter through the A bldg. atrium, registration will be in front of A211. For a map, go to:  http://www.mchenry.edu/maps/index.asp

Entries

Each school may enter up to six slots per event.  Each student may enter up to three per group. The deadline for receiving entries is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11th.  Drops (without penalty) are due by 3pm on Thursday, October 13th.  Tournament information/registration:

Fees & Judges

Entry fees are $8 per slot.  A limited number of hired judges are available for $10 per uncovered slot.  A drop fee of $10 per slot will be assessed for each drop after 3 pm Wednesday, October 13th.  Drops at registration will result in a $25 drop fee and a dropped judge will result in a $50 fee.  Each school should provide one judge for every six slots.  Make checks payable to McHenry County College/Forensics.

Awards

In the event of a three-round preliminary/no final, awards will be based on prelim scores. The top six contestants in each event will be announced as finalists and will receive awards in order of highest to lowest cumulative scores.  In case of ties, contestants ranked below 6th place will receive a medal marked “Finalist” for that event. The top three individual speakers will receive awards based on scores in final rounds.  Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top five schools based on final round scores.  A first-place ranking will earn 12 points, second will earn 10 points, third will earn 8 points, fourth will earn 6 points, fifth will earn 4 points, and sixth will earn 2 points (anything past 6th will receive 1 point). MCC students will be entered in the competition and are eligible to place in individual events but not sweepstakes.

If there are insufficient judges to run a three-round preliminary tournament, awards will be based on scores earned in final rounds. The top six contestants in each event will advance to finals and receive awards in ranked order.  If more than 6 contestants advance to a final round, those ranking below 6th place will receive a medal marked “Finalist” for that event. The top three individual speakers will receive awards based on scores in final rounds.  Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top five schools based on final round scores.  A first in a final round will earn 12 points, second is 10 points, third is 8 points, fourth is 6 points, fifth is 4 points, and sixth is 2 points (anything past 6th will receive 1 point). MCC students will be entered in the competition and are eligible to place in individual events but not sweepstakes.