Archive for January, 2022

Evaluation and topics contests

Friday, January 21st, 2022

Jan Seymour gave the target speech for the club Evaluation contest on 20th January, an intriguing piece entitled “The Importance of the Fronted Adverbial.” There were just two entrants with judge Jeff Denton declaring John Holian the winner and Neil Wilson runner up. Both will represent the club at the regional contests in March.

There were a few more entrants for the Topics contest, five in all, with the result decided by audience vote rather than by a judge. Chris Clissitt was the winner with John Holian runner up.

There will be no Area contests this year. There are only three clubs in the region entering contests (Wetherby, York and Halifax & Huddersfield) and all three will progress directly to the Eastern Regional contests in March.

Here is the club line up for the regional contests:

Speech:          Neil Wilson & John Holian

Evaluation:     John Holian & Neil Wilson

Topics:           Chris Clissitt & John Holian

Next meeting 20th January – Evaluation and Topics Contests

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 20th January 2022.

The evening features two of our annual club contests: the evaluation and topics contests.

The evaluation contest gives us a chance to hone our feedback skills, and in the topics contest participants are asked to speak impromptu for two or three minutes on a subject they have just been given. Both offer the opportunity to progress to the Area, Regional and National contests.