Welcome to the home page for the 2022 The Mini-Mule tournament hosted by The University of Central Missouri on Dec 2-3, 2022 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

  The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri cordially invites you to our 1st UCM Mini-Mule to be held on December 2nd & 3rd, 2022. The novice portion of this tournament will be help at William Chrisman, if you have any questions in regards to that tournament please contact Shelia Holt at shelia_holt@isdschools.org. IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER, THE UCM TOURNAMENT WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED.

Our tournament will provide VARSITY COMPETITION ONLY in the following Individual Events: Original Oratory, U.S. Extemp, International Extemp, Student Congress, Duo Interp, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Prose, Storytelling, Program of Oral Interp (varsity only), and Informative Speaking, Improv Duet Acting, and Radio Speaking.  

Debate competition will be in Varsity CX, Junior Varsity CX, Varsity Lincoln-Douglas, Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas, Varsity Public Forum, Junior Varsity Public Forum.  Please read inside for all the information.  Students may enter two individual events and debate.  

Interpers may enter in 2 Individual Events, Radio Speaking (Recorded, not live), and IDA. Debaters may enter in 2 Individual Events, Radio Speaking (Recorded, not live), CANNOT enter IDA.

Radio Speaking is recorded. Please submit your audio file recording to the provided link under entries.

The Mini Mule will also offer NIETOC bids in the following events as entry numbers allow:  HI, DI, DUO, OO, POI, United States Extemp, and International Extemp.  The 2023 NIETOC will be held in Chanhassen, Minnesota the 3rd weekend of May.  All other information concerning NIETOC can be found at www.NIETOC.com.

Each school must be accompanied by a coach or qualified sponsor who may need to meet judging assignments.

Our university is allowing us to use the dining halls to feed students. There will be a cash fee for this totaling $9.00 per student, but it is all you can eat, buffet style. There are salads, sandwiches, homestyle meals, taco bar, burgers, pasta, and desserts. We will send out a form for you to give us a headcount of students who would like to eat, that way we can warn our dining hall ahead of time. This fee is not required, but an opportunity for worry free food!

Entries will be a flat fee of $8.00 per entry. Our entry deadline is Monday, November 21st, 2022 on Forensicstournament.net. At this time we cannot accept more than 3 entries per event per school. We are very hopeful that we will be allowed to accept everything. Extra entries, if desired, should be noted in the entry and will be released on a first come first serve basis.  Should you have any questions, please call the Tournament Director Sydney Crank (660-281-8187)  or the Tournament Chairs Evan Kirksey (417-612-2547) or Lexi Winterbower (573-721-3714). We hope you can help us celebrate our return to hosting high school tournaments!!!


Dining Hall Student Headcount Form

Judge's Google Form (Not Required)



University of Central Missouri


Friday, December 2, 2022

1:30-2:00-Registration in the Student Union Atrium (Student Campus Tour)


2:30--Round 1 Extemp Draw

3:00--Round 1 Individual Events

4:00:--Round 2 Extemp Draw

4:30--Round 2 Individual Events 

5:30-6:15–Dinner Break 

6:30--Round 1 Debate/IDA 

8:00--Round 2 Debate/IDA

Saturday, December 3, 2022

9:00--Semifinals Extemp Draw

9:30--Semifinals of Individual Events

11:00--Round 3 Debate/Finals IDA

12:30--Round 4 Debate (Lunch Break Interp) 

1:45--Extemp Draw for Finals of Individual Events (Lunch Break Debate)

2:15--Finals Individual Events

3:30--Quarterfinals Debate

5:30--Awards Assembly in Auditorium

Immediately after Awards--Semi Finals Debate

Immediately after Semi Finals--Finals Debate

  • Tue 11/01/22 7:00 am Central
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)