Welcome to the home page for the 2018 Kalispell Kickoff tournament hosted by Glacier High School on Nov 3, 2018 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed




November 3, 2018

Hosted by Glacier High School

Debate events held at Glacier High Speech events held at Flathead High

REGISTRATION:  Your completed registration is due online https://forensicstournament.net/ no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, October 26th.  

ENTRIES:  We will offer all of the AA Speech & Debate events (including Program Oral Interp).  Speech students may double enter. All debate events will be held at Glacier High School, all speech events will be held at Flathead High School. We ask that all “ABC” entries use the “AA” rules in all events.

There will be no limit on your total entries, however only 42 (and no more than 4 per event) will be counted towards sweepstakes.  For teams with over 42 and/or 4 in an event, Sweepstake & JV entries will be confirmed via email on Monday, October 29th.

FEES:  Each team will be charged a $10 team fee and each entry will be charged a $5 entry fee.  There will be a $5.00 charge for all drop/adds made after October 26th.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION:  ALL TEAMS must confirm registration by texting, calling or emailing  by 7:00 am on November 3rd..  All changes made after 7:00 am will be charged an additional $10.  Please make drops before you board your bus!

COACHES/JUDGES:   All schools are encouraged to bring judges (coaches, parents, bus drivers, graduated students).   All coaches may be used to judge a variety of events.  This tournament is made possible with your efforts and help!  Judges will be asked to judge three to five rounds during the day.


SPEECH & LEGI DEBATE:  In the speech (and legi debate) events we will have three preliminary rounds, semifinals (top 16) and finals (top 8).  There will NOT be a drop score used. Extemp draw will be 30 minutes prior to each round.

DEBATE:  In the debate rounds we will have four preliminary rounds, and a final “championship” round that will feature #1 versus #2 and #3 versus #4.

CONCESSIONS:  Full concessions will be available for the students.  A free lunch will be provided for all coaches.

AWARDS:  Awards Assembly will be at 7:30 pm in the GHS Performance Hall.  Medals and certificates will be given to the finalists in every event.  Sweepstake trophies will be given to the top three teams in “AA” and in “ABC”.  

CURRENT TOURNAMENT DEBATE TOPICS:  Are posted on MHSA https://www.mhsa.org/page/show/2173398-topics

Email: adkinsg@sd5.k12.mt.us


All Debate events at Glacier High.

All Speech events at Flathead High.

Extemp Draw 30 minutes prior to each round.

Round 1-8am (all events)

Round 2-10am (all events)

Round 3-12am (all events)

Round 4-2:30pm (semifinals for speech/legi, round 4 debate)

Round 5-4:30pm (finals all events)

Awards Assembly-7:00pm GHS Performance Hall

QUESTIONS:  Please direct all questions to Greg Adkins, Head Coach, Glacier High School.  Email: adkinsg@sd5.k12.mt.us Office Phone:  (406) 758-8668.

Cell Phone: (406) 309-5065

Tournament Documents