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2020 VIRTUAL Ladue Novice Invitational

Ladue Horton Watkins High School

1201 South Warson Road

Saint Louis, Missouri     63124


Voicemail: 314.983.5936                                  mbeck@ladueschools.net                                 Fax: 314.994.1467



October 2020


Dear Coach and Squad:


The Ladue Horton Watkins Chapter of the National Forensic League would like to invite you to attend our fifty-fourth annual Ladue Novice Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament on the 20th and 21st of November. We will be hosting in conjunction with the varsity tournament at Clayton High School. We will be using Speechwire and using NSDA Campus and Zoom to host rounds.


We shall offer competition in the following events: Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Radio Speaking, Interpretation (combined Humorous and Dramatic), Poetry Reading, Prose Reading, Storytelling, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, and Public Forum Debate. We reserve the right to collapse divisions if needed. We will be enforcing a cap of FOUR entries per event given the virtual format.


Also, please note the judging obligations for each school.  Please fill out our ONLINE JUDGING FORM for ANY of your school judges, including student judges. Of course, if varsity members do not advance they are also welcome to contact us during the tournament to be added to the pool. Please remember that students must be in their second year of competition with at least 150 NSDA points to judge.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. The school phone number is 314.993.6447 and the school fax number is 314.994.1467. My voicemail can be reached at 314.983.5936. My cell phone number is 314.807.1571. You may send tournament related e-mails to me at mbeck@ladueschools.net. E-mail is the best method of communication.


Entries shall be accepted until Thursday, 12 November 2020. We would appreciate your confirmed entry no later than Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - drops after this time forfeit the entry fee. Drops on the day of the tournament will result in a deduction of five sweepstakes points per entry.


We would like to extend our gratitude to Cara Borgsmiller and the Parkway West Speech and Debate team for putting together the norms, policies, and procedures the Saint Louis area is using for virtual tournaments. As always, we are incredibly grateful for Cara’s leadership and service to this activity and our district.


We look forward to welcoming you for a weekend of virtual competition!  



Thank you,


Grace Hu                                              Molly Beck                  Brandon Murray                      Casie Sambo               

Student Tournament Director                Head Coach                 Assistant Coach                         Assistant Coach


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Molly Beck
Email address: mbeck@ladueschools.net
Phone number: 314.807.1571

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1201 South Warson Road
Saint Louis, MO 63124

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