Welcome to the home page for the 2018 Hardin Invitational Speech, Drama and Debate Tournament 2018 tournament hosted by Hardin High School on Nov 17, 2018 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Hardin High School Invitational Tournament

Saturday, November 17th2018


Dear Colleagues:


You are cordially invited to attend the Hardin Invitational Speech/Debate/Drama Tournament to be held Saturday, November 18th, 2018 at Hardin High School.

NOTE: There is also a BC Tournament at Columbus and Glasgow on the 18th, so we anticipate a smaller tournament. It is great to see a larger number of tournaments this year.


Registration:  All registrations must be received by Friday, November 9th, 2018 by 2:00PM. Registration will be handled with ForensicsTournament.net. We are listed as the Hardin Invitational on the tournament website. I will open registration on Monday, October 29th. Registration will close on Friday, November 9th. Drops will be closed on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00PM. Changes in registration after the deadlines will need to be made by calling or emailing Mitch Evans. Registration will take place at the main office of the high school 721 Miles Ave. from 7:00AM – 7:30AM.  You may access the high school from the main entrance on Miles Ave. or the rear entrance on North Terry Ave.


Registration Limits: All teams are limited to no more than three (3) entries in any one event. NOTE: Maximum registration numbers may be in place for some events due to available space and judges.


Entry Fees: Entry fees will be $5.00 per student/per event. This fee may be paid the day of the meet or mailed to the high school.


Judges: We always welcome judges. If you would like to bring along a judge or two that is okay with us. Just let us know their name and events ahead of time and we will get them scheduled. Judges arriving the day of the meet will be placed in the judge’s pool.


Drop/Adds: Please call in or email with drops as soon as changes are known. The deadline for drops is Wednesday, November 14th. All drops after that date will be assessed a $5.00 penalty plus forfeiture of the registration fee. Please call drops while you are on the bus to Mitch Evans at (406) 679-3242 to avoid problems and save time at registration.


Event Rules: All events will be conducted according to the rules in the 2018 – 2019 MHSA Handbook. Dual entries will be allowed. The MHSA handbook rules will be enforced. All MHSA sanctioned Class A events will be offered.


Lincoln Douglas Resolution (September/October topic) LD Resolution: Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.

NOTE: (topic change is November 18th) Hardin will use the Sept./Oct. topic.


Public Forum Topic (Topic change is November 25th) Public Forum topic: Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.


Policy Debate – (2018 – 2019 topic) Policy Resolution: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.




Tournament Schedule:





Extemp Draw

Round I



Draw – 8:00

Round II



Draw – 10:00

Lunch  (served)

11:30 – 1:30

11:30 – 1:30

11:30 – 1:30

Round III



Draw – 12:00




Draw – 2:00










Awards: The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Hardin Middle School Auditorium @ 5:00 pm or as soon as the final results have been tabulated. Medals will be given for 1st Place finishers. Team Trophies will be given for Class A, Class B, & Class C for 1st and 2nd place in Speech & Drama.


Location: All events will be held in the high school and middle school buildings.


Lunch/Concessions: A full concessions will be offered. There will be a lunch option for the students. It will be $6.00 and will include a beverage. Please email me with a lunch count if you will be purchasing lunch tickets for your students. Lunch will be provided for coaches and bus drivers.


Reminders: Coaches are expected to monitor their students. Students will not be allowed in the classrooms until a coach or judge is present. Due to the design of the building, we have several competition rooms adjacent to our student commons. We want to make certain that this area is kept clear and quiet during rounds. Students will be able to gather in the commons or high school cafeteria between rounds. Lunch and concessions will be in the middle school cafeteria. This is located just down the hall from the high school cafeteria. Coaches will gather in the high school library and library Annex.  Bus drivers may utilize the faculty lounge and/or the judge’s lounge in the Home Ec. Classroom.


Parking: Bus parking is allowed in the lots across from the high school on Terry Ave. or the Bus lanes in front of the high school on Miles Ave.


Questions? Contact:

Mitch Evans

Hardin High School

702 North Terry Ave.

Hardin, MT 59034

School:  665-6301 (Office)

Mitch:  665-6387 (Direct)

FAX:  665-1909

Cell:  679-3242





We look forward to seeing you at the Hardin Invitational Tournament.


Mr. Mike Erickson                             Mr. Mitch Evans                     Mrs. Angie Ericksen

Activities Director                             Head Coach                            Asst. Coach

Hardin High School                           HHS Forensics                       HHS Forensics

(406) 665-6321                                 (406) 665-6387                     (406) 638-2252 

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