Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Great Falls New Year Invitational tournament hosted by Great Falls Central Catholic on Jan 11, 2020 for High School students.

Status: Registration for Invited Schools Only

UPDATE (11/19/19): 

DUE TO PUBLIC FORUM(AND THE NEED FOR ALL DEBATE TO BE AT ONE LOCATION) - ALL PRELIMINARY ROUNDS FOR ALL DRAMA EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT CENTRAL.  All Finals will still be held at UP.  And Awards are now going to be held in the BRAND NEW UNIVERSITY CENTER.

There will be a Taco/Nacho Bar for $7.00 at the Student Hang Out.  If you want to purchase tickets for your team, please e-mail me directly so that I can have tickets ready upon registration. 

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Great Falls Central Catholic High School cordially invites you to compete in the Second Annual Great Falls Central Debate, Speech and Drama Meet on January 11, 2020 – The 2020 Great Falls Central Catholic New Year Invitational.

The Tournament will be hosted at the University of Providence with events at the Providence Campus and the Central Catholic Campus.  GFCC is just a 5 minute drive from UP.  When dropping off your team at UP, buses/cars can use the Sullivan Hall Parking Lot and the teams then walk to the Student Commons (building 2).  At GFCC buses/cars can drop off participants at the front door. 

Registration:  Open now through December 20, 2019.  Register at Forensic Tournaments.  The Northern BC Division and Central A Conference have priority and a waiting list will be created for teams from other Divisions/Conferences.  Great Falls High, Charles M. Russell and Helena are invited.    Events will be limited to two sections and will CLOSE AS THEY FILL.  NO double entries. 

No registrations will be accepted after December 20.

You MUST drop competitors on or before December 20, and then e-mail us later.  UP is charging us $800.00 for using its facility; therefore, the entry fee is $10.00 per student ($20/duo) and after December 20 you will get charged for drops (I am sorry, but I hope this will help your competitors to commit).  If I can fill your drop(s), I will not charge you.  Also, because I am limiting sections PLEASE make sure your drops are managed by December 20 – that way if there are others who want to come, I can add them and make sure everyone gets to compete.  If I have rooms and judges, I may open an additional section, again I will let you know.  Registration will be between 7:30 am and 8:30 am on the morning of the tournament.  I will update you on the student hang out location and tab room as UP has a new University Center that I am negotiating to use.

Events: All ABC events will be offered.  All debate is offered this year. Entries are limited to three per event per school.  If your classic groups have more than 2 competitors, register the first two and then contact Jason to add the other names.

Rules: The 2019-2020 MHSA rules apply.  In speech we will be TIMING UP.  Debate Rules will control debate timing.

Food: Lunch will be available at the UP location on a cash basis and if you contact Jason we can arrange meal tickets. Contact Jason about purchase orders prior to December 20.  Hospitality Room: Lunch will be provided for coaches and bus drivers.

Locations: The University of Providence will be the main site and where the teams will register. Right now, preliminary rounds for All DRAMA EVENTS ARE GOING TO BE HELD AT CENTRAL which is just a few blocks southwest of UP (see below).  I HAD TO MOVE DRAMA TO CENTRAL BECAUSE OF PUBLIC FORUM.  Depending on registration and events, some events may be moved from one campus to the other, I will update you when registration closes.

All Final Rounds will be at UP and awards will be in the BRAND NEW UNIVERSITY CENTER.





Tournament Documents