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Larry Schnoor Invitational

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Minnesota State University, Mankato is pleased to invite you to the 2021 Larry Schnoor Invitational, hosted by the Minnesota State University, Mankato forensic team on Saturday October 16th This will be the first half of the Southern Minnesota Swing with Southwest Minnesota State University hosting the Mustang Stampede on Sunday. We are very pleased to welcome you back to our campus for another year of great competition!

Competitive Event Offerings:

The Larry Schnoor Invitational will offer two preliminary rounds in one open division of all 11 AFA-NIET events as well as Improvisational Duo. Semi-finals will be held if more than 50 students are entered in an event.

Events will be offered in 2 conflict patterns:

Pattern A                                                          Pattern B

Impromptu Speaking                                      Extemporaneous Speaking                                            

Duo Interpretation                                          Prose Interpretation                                     

After Dinner Speaking                                   Communication Analysis            

Informative Speaking                                     Persuasive Speaking                                           

Dramatic Interpretation                                  Programmed Oral Interpretation

Poetry Interpretation                                                                                                       


Saturday October 19th

8:30      Registration 
9:30      Rd 1A (Imp, ADS, Info, DI, Duo, Poetry); Round 1 Parli
10:45    Rd 1B (Extemp, Pro, CA, Pers, POI); Round 2 Parli
12:00    Rd 2A; Round 3 Parli          
1:00      Lunch Break
1:30      Extemp Draw
1:45      Rd 2B; SF Parli
3:15      Finals A
4:30      Finals B; Parli Final Round
ASAP    Awards


Entry fees are $8.00 per slot. Parli entries are $25.00 per team. One full-time judge covers 6 IE entries or 1 Parli team. The cost per uncovered IE slot is an additional $10.00. Fees are assessed as the entry stands at noon on Wednesday, October 13th. A fee of $10.00 is assessed for each IE drop or add after this time and $25 for each Parli drop or add. All judges are expected to be available for final rounds. All judges are considered “clean” for final rounds. Teams will be charged a fee of $50.00 for every judge dropped from the tournament.

Tournament Entry:
Entries are due via Speech Wire   *We ask that coaches support our accessibility measures by entering topic/content areas for each of the students' speeches. 

Entry Deadline:  5 p.m., Tuesday, October 12

Fees Assessed:  Noon, Wednesday, October 13

If you have questions, please contact Brent Mitchell at brenton.mitchell@mnsu.edu/573-434-4680.


Hotel Information:

The following link will bring you to a list of hotels in the Mankato area (http://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/visit/hotels.html).  Please be aware that the Mankato Marathon is happening this weekend! Be sure to book hotels ASAP and plan ahead for potential delays in morning travel.

We hope you’re able to attend a weekend full of great competition and super pretty foliage at the 2021 Larry Schnoor Invitational!




Brent Mitchell                                                                            Katie Brunner                                        

Tournament Director/Assistant Director of Forensics               Director of Forensics                         

Manager contact information

Brent Mitchell
Email address: brenton.mitchell@mnsu.edu
Phone number: 573-434-4680

Mailing address

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

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