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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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The Widefiled High School Forensics team would like to invite you and your team to the Widefield High School Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2020


We will be offering three rounds and finals in Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo, POI, National Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, LD Debate, and Public Forum Debate. 


  • Synchronous Live Events: National Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate


  • Asynchronous Recorded Events: Drama, Humor, Poetry, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, and Duo (Split screen format)

    • For asynchronous recorded events, each competitor must record their performance. Recordings must be submitted by providing a URL link to the recording in Speechwire by Wednesday, January 13 at 3pm. The URL must be a link that can be opened by anyone who clicks on the link.



  • Students may double-enter by entering 1 synchronous event and 1 asynchronous event OR by entering 2 asynchronous events, OR by entering 2 synchronous events (1 in each wave)

  • Students in synchronous events cannot double-enter in events in the same Wave.

  • Wave A = the extemps, Wave B = the debates



Rounds will be run as soon as possible.  Please watch the postings.

7:00 AM Registration Opens 

7:45 AM Extemp Draw round 1

9:30 AM Debate round 1

10:30 AM Extemp Draw round 2

12:00 PM Debate round 2

1:00 PM Extemp Draw round 3

2:15 PM Debate Round 3

3:15 PM Extemp finals

4:30 PM Debate finals

6:00 PM Awards


Competitors more than 10 minutes late to a round forfeit that round. Competitors will speak in the order they were assigned.  


Debate Topics:

LD (Jan/Feb topic): Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.


PF (Jan topic): Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.



Please register your team at www.speechwire.com by no later than Wednesday, January 13, 2020.  Early registration is encouraged.  We will charge $9.00 per single entry and $18.00 per team (Duo and PF) entered in the tournament.  Competitors may register for one event in each wave.  Tournament entry fees will be based on your pre-registration numbers; any drops made after the January 13th deadline will forfeit the entry fee.  

Please make checks payable to Widefield High School Forensics, Widefield High School, 615 Widefield Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80922.  



Please help us out by bringing judges. The more judges you bring, the more smoothly the tournament will run.  Each school must provide 1 events judge per 5 entries, and 1 debate judge per 2 debate entries. If you enter an LD competitor, you must provide an LD judge. Any school not meeting their quota of judges will be fined a $50 fee.  This is unpleasant for everyone, so please spare us all.  Please remind your judges to click “start round” before they start judging.



Ribbons will be awarded to 1st -6th place winners.  A sweepstakes trophy will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place teams.


School Rules:

  • Each school (administration, teachers, and/or coaches) is responsible for ensuring they have proper parental permission for students to participate in an online tournament and to use the designated competition platforms.

  • A responsible coach must be available ONLINE or VIA CELL at all times.

  • Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and/or coaches.

  • CHSAA rules and event descriptions will be used for CHSAA events. 

  • The rules for Improvisational Storytelling and Impromptu are attached and posted at www.speechwire.com

  • Please review the attached virtual rules for additional information and rules regarding tech, the digital platform, recording, extemp draw, debate, and evidence sharing.

  • Duo Interp must be recorded in a split-screen format.

  • For asynchronous recorded events, each competitor must record their performance. Recordings must be submitted by providing a URL link to the recording in Speechwire by Wednesday, January 13 at 3pm.

  • Only competitors and judges will be allowed in competition rooms; additional observers will not be allowed in rounds.

  • Teams will have a team room available in Campus/Speechwire for gathering between rounds.

  • All competitors and judges must have a speechwire account to log in.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Stephanie Owen

Forensics Coach, Widefield High School

Stephanie’s cell: 719-352-9733






Manager contact information

Stephanie Owen
Email address: owens@wsd3.org
Phone number: 7193529733

Mailing address

615 Widefield Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80911

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