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Oscar Wilde

Pennsylvania High School Speech League

Events

2013 Calendar

July 13 (new date)

Summer Executive Board Meeting

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

October 20

Regional Drama Festival Registration Deadline

Each region must complete their Regional Drama Festival registration and forward it to the State Office no later than today's date.

November 16

Eastern Regional Drama Festival

Towanda Jr/Sr High School, Towanda
Contact: Julie Larnard-Newbury (julieln@epix.net)

November 23

Central Regional Drama Festival

Shikellamy High School, Sunbury
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org, 570-809-0939)

November 23

Western Regional Drama Festival

West Allegheny High School, Imperial
Contact: Michael Shaffer (mshaffer7777@gmail.com)

November 24

Regional Drama Festival Deadline

Each region must complete their Regional Drama Festival no later than today's date.

November 26

Deadline for Qualifying Schools to Submit State Drama Festival Registration

State Registration forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form and fee's mailed by this date or brought the day of the Festival.)

November 27

Deadline for Regional Coordinators to Submit Regional Drama Festival Results

Drama Festival Report forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

December 6 & 7

State Drama Festival

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)




2014 Calendar

January 1

FIRST DAY TO E-MAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS

(Email as MS Word Document attachment to ajursin@yahoo.com)

January 11

The Blue, Maroon, & White Tournament

Shikellamy High School, Sunbury
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

January 18

15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Open
Speech & Debate Tournament

E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre
(Snow day: January 19th) Tournament is open to all
Contact: Ruth & Kim Borland (rborland@borlandandborland.com; kborland@borlandandborland.com)

January 21

LAST DAY TO E-MAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN STATE TOURNAMENT (REQUIRED)

(Email as MS Word Document attachment to ajursin@yahoo.com)

January 29

PHSSL District 4 Congress: Senate Qualifier
**This event has been rescheduled for February 19**

Greater Latrobe High School, Latrobe (TBD)
Deadline for registration is January 21. Registrations can be sent Mary Ann Berty at germar02@verizon.net, or faxed to her attention at 724-228-9057. You will be contacted upon receipt of your school's registration.
Contact: Mary Ann Berty (bertym@trinitypride.org, germar02@verizon.net, 724-222-4135 or 724-225-5380 ext. 6198)

January 31
& February 1

Pennsbury Falcon Invitational

Pennsbury High School East & West, Fairless Hills
Varsity Debate, Speech, and Congress - Tournament is open to all high schools
Contact: Jeff Kahn (kahnjb@gmail.com)

February 1

PHSSL District 4 Speech and Forum Qualifiers

Trinity High School, Washington (8:00am)
Deadline for registration is January 24. Registrations can be sent Mary Ann Berty at germar02@verizon.net, or faxed to her attention at 724-228-9057. You will be contacted upon receipt of your school's registration.
Contact: Mary Ann Berty (bertym@trinitypride.org, germar02@verizon.net, 724-222-4135 or 724-225-5380 ext. 6198)

February 1

PHSSL District 6 & 7 Tournament (Policy Debate qualifiers)

Messiah College, Mechanicsburg
Deadline for registration is January 29. Registrations can be sent to Kathy Gingerich at kgingerich@wssd.k12.pa.us
Contact: Kathy Gingerich (kgingerich@wssd.k12.pa.us)

February 1

PHSSL MEMBERSHIP DUES/FEES DEADLINE

(Money must be received by the state office by this date for you to participate in the district and/or state tournaments)

February 7 & 8

BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWK SPEECH AND DEBATE INVITATIONAL

Bethel Park High School, Bethel Park PA. Contact: Alice Ursin (ajursin@yahoo.com)

February 12

PHSSL District 4 Lincoln-Douglas and Parliamentary Qualifiers

Greensburg-Salem High School, Greensburg (1:00pm)
Deadline for registration is February 4. Registrations can be sent Mary Ann Berty at germar02@verizon.net, or faxed to her attention at 724-228-9057. You will be contacted upon receipt of your school's registration.
Contact: Mary Ann Berty (bertym@trinitypride.org, germar02@verizon.net, 724-222-4135 or 724-225-5380 ext. 6198)

February 15

PHSSL District 6 & 7 Tournament (IE, Parli, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas qualifiers)
**This event has been rescheduled for February 22**

Messiah College, Mechanicsburg
Deadline for registration is February 11. Registrations can be sent to Nathan Lawver at phssldistrict7@gmail.com
Contact: Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 19

PHSSL District 4 Congress: Senate Qualifier

Greater Latrobe High School, Latrobe (TBD)
(This is the rescheduled date for Senate Qualifiers, contact Mary Ann Berty with any questions about registration and the event.) Deadline for registration is January 21. Registrations can be sent Mary Ann Berty at germar02@verizon.net, or faxed to her attention at 724-228-9057. You will be contacted upon receipt of your school's registration.
Contact: Mary Ann Berty (bertym@trinitypride.org, germar02@verizon.net, 724-222-4135 or 724-225-5380 ext. 6198)

February 20

PHSSL District 10 Debate Tournament

Harriton High School, Rosemont
Deadline for registration is February 13. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com or 610-649-8700)

February 20

PHSSL District 15 Debate Tournament

Harriton High School, Rosemont
Deadline for registration is February 13. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com or 610-649-8700)

February 21

PHSSL District 3 Policy Debate Tournament

Bethel Park High School, Bethel Park
Deadline for registration, drops and add is February 19 at noon. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Alice Ursin (ajursin@yahoo.com)

February 22

PHSSL District 1 Tournament

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Registrations should be sent to hpr@zoominternet.net or faxed to 724-662-2993.
Contact: Hugh Ringer (hpr@zoominternet.net or 724-662-3094)

February 22

PHSSL District 2 Tournament

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
Tournament registration will be posted on varsityspeech.com and the annual letter with specific information will be sent to all coaches.
Contact: Jeff Byko (jbyko@pinerichland.org)

February 22

PHSSL District 3 Tournament

Peters Twp. High School, McMurray
Deadline for registration, drops and add is February 19 at noon. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Alice Ursin (ajursin@yahoo.com)

February 22

PHSSL District 6 & 7 Tournament (IE, Parli, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas qualifiers)

Messiah College, Mechanicsburg
Deadline for registration is February 11. Registrations can be sent to Nathan Lawver at phssldistrict7@gmail.com
Contact: Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 22

PHSSL District 8 Tournament

Abington Heights, Clarks Summit
Deadline for registration is February 18. Registrations should be sent to Dave Long at longdr@hotmail.com or faxed.
Contact: Keith Brosious (keith.brosious@elklakeschool.org)

February 22

PHSSL District 9 Tournament

Danville High School, Danville
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 19 at 4 p.m. Changes can be made through Thursday, February 20 at 4 p.m. without penalty. After 4:00 on February 20 changes will incur a $5.00 fee per change. Registrations will be accepted via e-mail or fax 570-286-3775 - Attention: Ellen Boyer.
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

February 22

PHSSL District 10 Speech Tournament

Harriton High School, Rosemont
Deadline for registration is February 13. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com or 610-649-8700)

February 22

PHSSL District 11 Tournament

St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia
Registrations should be emailed to the contact Raymond Shay at ShayR@lschs.org or faxed to 215-233-1418.
Contact: Raymond Shay (ShayR@lschs.org)

February 22

PHSSL District 12 Tournament

St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia
Registrations is at https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=2624. The cut off for registration is midnight the day before the tournament.
Contact: Bernie Miller (millbe@centennialsd.org)

February 22

PHSSL District 15 Speech Tournament

Harriton High School, Rosemont
Deadline for registration is February 13. Registration is at http://www.tabroom.com/.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com or 610-649-8700)

February 28

PHSSL District 14 Tournament

Richland High School, Richland
Contact: Holly Smith (Smithhl@pcam.org or 814-886-8188)

March 2

DISTRICT TOURNAMENT DEADLINE

All District Tournaments must be completed by March 2 in order for competitors to qualify for the State Tournament.

March 14

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT

Coaches are to register all qualifiers/participants on the Joy of Tournaments website by March 14 (www.joyoftournaments.com)
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

March 27**

Executive Board Meeting ~ Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove

March 28 & 29**

STATE TOURNAMENT

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

**The Tournament date has changed (on 12.6.13) from what was originally selected**

April 26

Spartan Invitational

Southern Lehigh HS, Center Valley
Tournament is open to all schools
Contact: David Long (longdr@hotmail.com)

December 5 & 6

PHSSL Drama Festival

Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu)

2015 Calendar

March 20 & 21

2015 STATE TOURNAMENT

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)