Welcome to the home page for the 2018 Columbia Falls Invitational tournament hosted by Columbia Falls on Nov 17, 2018 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Columbia Falls Invitational Speech, Debate, & Drama Tournament

Dear Coaches:

You are cordially invited to attend the Columbia Falls Invitational Speech/Debate/Drama Tournament on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Entry Deadline: Initial registration must be completed online no later than November 5, 2018 by 5:00 pm at https://forensicstournament.net/columbiafalls/18 . After Nov 5 the Forensic Tournament site will be set to no new schools. Additions will be closed on Nov 8. Drops will be closed on Nov 15 (Thursday) so that we may begin sectioning events and finalize rooms and judges. Drops after this time should go to Tara Norick at tnorick@gmail.com.

Entries: Teams are guaranteed 3 entries per event. I anticipate that this will be a large meet and we are limited by space. I will use every room in the buildings to allow as many competitors as possible to attend, but JV spots are not guaranteed. I will notify you of the status of your JV entries on Nov 12 or earlier.  

Entry Fees: Entry fee will be $5.00 per competitor in each event registered as of Nov 8 plus a $10 team fee. All registration will be online and check-in will take place through email. Drop fee of $20 on the day of the tournament.

Rules: MHSA rules for State Class A Competitions will be followed. Debate topics are as indicated in the MHSA Handbook. Debate rounds 1 and 2 will be pre-paired and rounds 3-4 will be paired based on the previous round. Comment Sheets may be printed on small (8.5 x 11) paper.

Registration: Registration will be handled online. You will be emailed your entry sheets with codes, maps, and other information on Friday. Please check your registration carefully and notify me immediately of any changes. Invoices will be emailed following the tournament.


Shuttle between Schools: Columbia Falls will provide a shuttle for coaches to go between schools or into town if needed so bus drivers can have the time off during the tournament.

Concessions: There will be a food truck at each school. Meals will be provided for all coaches and drivers.

Tournament Schedule: Rounds will be at Columbia Falls High School (Speech) and Columbia Falls Junior High (Debate and Drama).

Round                 Speech/Drama         Extemp Draw       Debate

1                           8:30 am                  8:00 am                            8:00 am

2                           10:00 am                  9:30 am                          10:00 am

3                           11:30 pm                11:00 am                    12:00 pm

4                           1:00 pm                        12:30 pm     2:00 pm

Finals                 3:00 pm                         2:30 pm    3:30 pm

Awards – Scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Junior High gym.

QUESTIONS:  Please direct all questions to: Tara Norick, Tournament Director, Head Coach, Columbia Falls High School.  Phone: 249-6177. Email: tnorick@gmail.com

Tournament Documents