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Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League

State Championship Tournament


February 10, 2021


Dear MISL Colleague:


The Wayne State University Forensic Team and the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League invite you and your team to attend the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Championship Tournament, taking place on Saturday, March 13th 2021, through Zoom, hosted by Wayne State University.


The tournament will offer all sanctioned MISL individual events. Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 by 5:00 pm.  All entries should be made through the tournament registration page at Speechwire.com. Digital links to the Zoom rooms for students, coaches and judges will be emailed out prior to the tournament.


The State tournament will be scored and scheduled in accordance with the MISL Bylaws for two-prelim round competitions. Tournament details and the most current MISL Bylaws are available at https://michiganspeech.wordpress.com.


We look forward to seeing you in March!




Ryan Rigda

Director of MISL Individual Events


Carole Bennett                                               

Executive Director of MISL


Patrick Seick

Director of Forensics

Eastern Michigan University


Alex Azzopardi

Tournament Director




Tournament Schedule

2021 MISL State Championship


Saturday, March 13th, 2021


9:00 AM Extemp Prep


9:30 AM RD 1 Flight A (Extemporaneous, Prose, Informative, Poetry, Rhetorical Criticism)


10:30 AM Extemp Draw


11:00 AM RD 2 Flight A


12:00- 1:15 Lunch break


1:15 RD 1 Flight B (Impromptu, Persuasion, After-Dinner Speaking, POI, Duo, and Dramatic Interp)


2:30 RD 2 Flight B


3:45 Extemp draw finals


4:00 Finals Flight A


5:15 Finals Flight B


ADS Top Two Perform @6:45


Awards 7:15 – 8 PM



Each school is limited to three (33) entries per event at the State Championship Tournament. An individual student may compete in no more than three (3) events per grouping. Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 by 5:00 pm. Please register your students at the MISL State Championships page on Speechwire.com.



Schools which enter at least 25 contestants shall be required to cover seventy-five percent (75%) of their entry with “clean” judges. One judge will cover six IE entries.  If your school needs to hire a clean judge at $20 per round in order to meet MISL bylaws, please e-mail Alex Azzopardi (alexander.azzopardi@wayne.edu) as soon as possible.  We will put you in contact with some folks you can hire and pay directly if necessary.  



Prelims:           Finals:                                                            

1st place:          3 pts                12 pts                                                             

2nd place:         2 pts                10 pts                                     

3rd place:         1 pt                  8 pts                                       

4th place:         0                      7 pts                                       

5th place:         0                      5 pts

6th place:         0                      3 pts

7th place:         0                      2 pts


Awards will be presented to:

a.     The top six (6) speakers in each IE event.

b.     The top novice in each event

c.     The top community college competitor in each event.

d.     The top three (3) schools in sweepstakes.

e.     The community college finishing highest in sweepstakes.

f.      The top two contestants in oratory shall represent Michigan at that year’s Interstate Oratory Association’s Tournament.

g.     The top three contestants in quadrathon will receive awards.  To qualify a student must be entered in at least four events, one of each genre (oral interpretation, limited preparation, and public address).  If the student is entered in more than four events, only the top score in each genre and the student’s next top scoring event will be used in determining results. Tabulation of points will be identical to the tabulation of team sweepstakes, with preliminary points halved and added to final round total.  A quadrathon entry will count as a slot in calculation of fees, but it will not count as a slot in the calculation of the Director’s Trophy winner.

h.     The Director’s trophy for Quality will be awarded to the school with the highest overall slot quality, determined by dividing the school’s total sweepstakes points by the total number of slots that that school entered into the State Championship Tournament as of the close of registration.



$8.00 for each I.E. slot

$10.00 for each uncovered I.E. slot

$10.00 per drop prior to registration/$15.00 per dropped judge

$25.00 per drop at registration (slots and judges)


Emergency Contact:


Alex Azzopardi



Manager contact information

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Email address: rsrigda@svsu.edu
Phone number: 989-737-6362

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