Ridge Invitational

2019 — Basking Ridge, NJ/US

Dear coaches and competitors,

The Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team would like to invite you to the sixteenth annual “Ridge Invitational.” We welcomed fifty-one schools in 2018, and we look forward to making 2019 the best event yet! Registration will open on December 10th at www.Speechwire.com. See http://tinyurl.com/ridge19 for more details.

We are offering all New Jersey speech events, Public Forum (3 divisions), Lincoln-Douglas Debate (3 divisions), and Congressional Debate. In addition, we will be featuring Radio Broadcasting. Details on events can be found at njsdl.org. Students in speech events may double-enter. As last year, awards will be presented to the top six competitors in each event and the top non-advancing novice(s) in each speech category. In many events, we will feature a full 'novice' pull-out final round in several speech events pending entry numbers.

We will also be featuring our Ridge tradition of creative FINAL ROUND POSTERS for our champions!

The top schools will be receiving Sweepstakes awards along with a sweepstakes award for the highest achieving school with less than fifteen entries. Please feel free to contact us regarding any clarification of rules or procedure.

Congress bills may be sent to dyastremski@bernardsboe.com by 3:00pm on Friday, January 11th. We will have legislation posted by the end of day on Monday, January 14th.

To ensure a smooth and well-run tournament, we hope to have all registrations by Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:59pm. Please see the invitation for information on add/drop deadlines, nuisance fees, and other tournament logistics.

Registration will take place between 8:00 and 8:45 in room 624 of the high school (near the cafeteria). Please ensure your team arrives by 8:45 so we may start the day's activities promptly. The first round will begin promptly at 9:30am, and awards are tentatively scheduled for 6:30pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be available a la carte for all students. Coaches and judges will receive a continental breakfast and lunch.

Basking Ridge is located 30 miles west of New York City and 75 miles northeast of Philadelphia. We are located on two major NJ arteries: I-287 and I-78 with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and I-80.

Hope to see you in January!

David Yastremski

Director of Forensics