Welcome to the home page for the 2019 City of Gold Invitational tournament hosted by Helena High School on Nov 2, 2019 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

City of Gold Speech & Debate Tournament

November 2nd, 2019

Helena High School


The Helena schools cordially invited you to kick off your competition season at the City of Gold Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament on November 2nd, 2019. 

All Events will be held at Helena High School (1300 Billings Avenue.)


Entry Deadline:​​ Preliminary registration is due no later than 4:00pm on Monday, October 21st. All entries must be entered at https://forensicstournament.net/CityOfGold/19. Changes to registration will be accepted electronically on the website until Friday, November 2nd at 10:00am. There will be no penalty fee for drops or changes up to Friday, November 2nd at 10:00am. Any changes after this deadline must be submitted by email to jkhermanson@gmail.com. Any changes on Saturday, November 2nd must be submitted by phone or text to Jennifer Hermanson at 406-531-7449.

Fees: Each entry will be charged $5.00. Any changes to your registration on Friday, November 1st at 10am will be assessed a $5.00 penalty; Any changes on Saturday, November 2nd will be assessed a $20.00 penalty.

Entries: Schools may enter up to 4 entries in each event. As Policy is collapsed to one division, schools may have up to 8 in Policy. LD is currently split between Novice and Varsity however divisions in LD will also be collapsed if either division has less then 10 competitors. 

Tab Room/Draw: Please email jkhermanson@gmail.com and let us know which of your coaches will be attending the Speech Tournament and their tabbing preferences. Please also nominate at least one coach to serve in extemp draw.  

There will be NO Concessions. You are responsible for snacks and meals for your students. There will be a hospitality room provided for coaches and drivers.

Student area: At the request of Administration, we must require all students to utilize the cafeteria as the student area. We will not allow hallways, stairwells, or other spaces to be used as lounge areas. Please be respectful of this and ask your students to use the cafeteria between rounds.

Legislative Debate TopicsForeign: Stateless Peoples, Domestic: Disaster Relief

Rules:​​ All events will be conducted according to the rules of the 2019-2020 MHSA Handbook.

Spontaneous Oral Interpretation: We will host SPOI at this tournament. AA schools may enter competitors in SPOI and SPOI WILL count toward School Sweepstakes points with the same points allocated as other IE events.  

Drama: We are offering Drama events for ABC schools. We will not hold events with less than 3 entries. There will be NO Sweepstakes awards for Drama.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


Jennifer Hermanson                                                               

Helena High School

(406) 531-7449, JKHermanson@gmail.com 



Round 1 – 8:00am

Round 2 – 10:00am

Round 3 – 12:00pm

POL Finals/LD Quarters/LEGI Finals – 2:00pm

LD Semi/ PF Semi  -  3:00pm

LD/PF Finals – 4:00pm


Extemp draw will be held 30 minutes before each round

Round 1 – 9:00am

Round 2 – 11:00am

Round 3 – 1:00pm

Finals – 3:30pm

Awards ceremony will be held at approximately 6:30 PM in the Helena High Theater