McMinnville Invitational

2023 — McMinnville, OR/US

McMinnville High School Forensics

Hello Friends,

I am so very pleased to invite you to the 2023 McMinnville High School Speech Invitational, hosted in person on January 28th 2023. In order to be able to make this happen STILL in the time of some covid, there will be some rules, and limitations. I am sure we can all work together to make this a successful and safe tournament for everyone.

This year we will be offering Speech Events, Congress, SPAR.

Speech/SPAR competitors may double enter at their own risk. Congress may not .

We will not be offering Parli, PF, or LD.

Each team is allowed 5 entries per event.

For every 4 entries (not students, entries) the school MUST PROVIDE ONE JUDGE

For example, 16 entries= 4 judges

Each judge must meet the volunteer requirements of that school district.

Each judge must be prepared to judge EVERY ROUND OF THE DAY.

(there are ONLY 4 ROUNDS, see schedule below)

I realize this is a crazy judge requirement. I do. But in order to make this happen, and to make it run like a swiss clock, this is the plan. I hope that I am giving you enough notice to call in your troops and get them signed up. This allows us to keep the numbers to a minimum of the total number of bodies in the building. It's only 4 rounds.

There will be 2 sessions of Congress.

Once registration is open, there will be a waitlist if needed.

More info on food/concessions soon.

Awards will be nice trophies or medals that I order from a real place (more info soon).

*awarded with every first place will be a $100.00 scholarship toward Southwest Speech and Debate Camp, held in July 2023.

Tournament staff will maximize spacing and air flow in speech and debate rooms as well as commons areas (e.g. cafeteria, theater). Coaches should supervise their own team to maintain best safe practices.

Coaches are responsible for being aware and making sure that any adults (judges/coaches/ + whomever else) follow mandates set by their school districts at time of tournament.

Food and Concessions: TBD

There will definitely be Coffee,beverages and food available all day for judges/coaches.

Students are responsible for their own food.

There is a great deal of choices within walking distance of the HS (3 blocks to food truck pod)

More info about food later.

Events offered: Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, Poetry, Prose, Inform, Oratory, Extemp, Imp, ADS, POI, LIELL, and Radio. All open division. SPAR, and Congress

Congress Leg- due 1/25 to OR

Kris Igawa has agreed to be our Congress guru.

Schedule for 1/28/23

8:30am Extemp draw

9am Round One Speech, SPAR - Congress Session 1

11:00am Extemp draw

11:30am Round Two Speech, SPAR

Lunch break 1-2

1:30 Extemp draw - Congress Session 2

2:00pm Round Three Speech,SPAR

3:30pm or asap : Finals all events

5pm or asap- Award

And you are out the door by 5:30

School fee: $25.00

Fee per Entry: $5.00

Please print your invoice from tabroom and mail with your payment.

Checks can be mailed to : MHS Speech and Debate

Attn: Tracy Brandt/ Courtney Walsh

615 E.15th St

McMinnville, OR, 97128

I look forward to seeing you in January.

Respect and love, Courtney Walsh, (503) 550-7729;

Link for your convenience:

OSAA Speech Handbook: