Welcome to the home page for the 2023 Dahlin Invitational tournament hosted by Palomar College on Oct 13, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Hi Friends!


Welcome to the Ray Dahlin Invitational at Palomar College! We are excited to bring this tournament to Palomar and host on our main campus on Friday October 13th!


         The Ray Dahlin Invitational will offer:

·      Two preliminary rounds of competition breaking to final rounds in the early evening.

·      Four rounds of IPDA with two elims to run concurrently with IE’s.

·      An assortment of food for the judges and lunch provided for the students.

·      Sweepstakes trophies for the top three 4-year and 2-year schools.  All finalists will receive awards. We will not be offering a novice division, but “Top-Novices” will be awarded in all events. The Patrick Mills Extemporaneous Speaking award will be given to the top limited prep speaker.

·      The tournament will be run out of the H and MD buildings allowing easy access to Parking in lot 12.


We look forward to seeing you at Palomar College for the Ray Dahlin Invitational.



         Dewi Hokett

         Brandan Whearty

         Holland Smith 

         Marquesa Cook-Whearty                                        

         Palomar College Speech and Debate                                              




**Registration closes 5pm on Tuesday October 10th.


Tournament Schedule

Friday, October 13, 2023


9:30 AM              Registration – Student Center


9:45                     Extemp Draw

10:00-11:15          Round I: Pattern A, IPDA Round 1


11:15                   Extemp Draw

11:30-12:45          Round II: Pattern A, IPDA Round 2


12:45-1:15           Lunch Break


1:15-2:30              Round I: Pattern B, IPDA Round 3


2:30-3:45              Round II: Pattern B, IPDA Round 4                  


3:45                     Extemp Draw

4:00-5:15              Pattern A Finals, IPDA Elim 1


5:30-6:45              Pattern B Finals, IPDA Elim 2


7:00 or ASAP Awards Ceremony


Pattern A:             Extemp, Informative, Poetry, Prose, STE

Pattern B:             Impromptu, Duo, Persuasion, P.O.I, Drama, CA

Pattern C:             IPDA