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December 2020

Dear Forensics Colleagues:


Pacific University is pleased to invite you to the annual Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational to be held on January 9-10, 2021. The tournament is named after A.C. “Hap” Hingston. Hap was a faculty member at Pacific University from 1942–1973 and continued serving on Pacific’s Board of Trustees until 1983. He also served as chairperson of the department of communication and the director of forensics for many years. We are proud to have our tournament named after Hap Hingston.


We have a few tournament announcements this year:

  • We are a synchronous tournament running through Speechwire and Yaatly. Please click the links for specific directions about the platforms. Reach out if you need help to create accounts or if we can walk you through the process. 

  • We are flipping our schedule from previous years. We will run IEs on Saturday, January 9 and Debate (including Congress) on Sunday, January 10.

  • We have updated our fee schedule to simply cover expected tournament costs. Please contact us if a discount or reduction would help students attend the tournament. 

  • We will have Congress on Sunday, January 10. Please submit legislation by Friday, January 1.

  • LIELL has joined Pattern A instead of being on its own schedule. Please let us know if this causes a hardship for your LIELL students.

  • Please note our registration and change deadlines on Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7. We will post schematics on Friday, January 8 so students and coaches can check for errors.

  • We are delighted to announce that the Top Individual Events Sweepstakes winner will receive a scholarship, should they choose to apply and enroll at Pacific University in the future.


Finally, while we use the OSAA Speech Handbook as a guide, we will not strictly adhere to tournament procedures that govern the OSAA State Championship. This means we will: a) allow exceptions for use of notes, b) utilize unique topic areas in impromptu, c) utilize speaker points to break ties in individual events, and d) maintain brackets in semifinal and finals debate. We believe that we will meet Auto-Qual requirements based on the size of the tournament and usage of Oregon events.


Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in January.


Dan Broyles

Director of Forensics

Pacific University




Jennifer Conner

Assistant Director of Forensics

Pacific University




Entry Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm 

This is your initial deadline to register for the tournament on SpeechWire. When registering, judges will be entered twice for both Saturday (IEs) and Sunday (Debate), if they are available both days. Please note in the comments if a judge should be limited to a type of debate, otherwise we will use them for any style.


Registration Close: Thurs, Jan 7,2021 at 12:00 pm

Fees are calculated based on entries at this time. Email drops after this date to jconner@pacificu.edu


Manager contact information

Jennifer Conner
Email address: jconner@pacificu.edu
Phone number: 5037894414

Mailing address

2043 College Way
ATTN: Dan Broyles
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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