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Platte County Talking Pirate Novice

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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Dear Coach and Team,  
The Platte County High School Speech and Debate Team would like to invite you to the Platte County Talking Pirate Novice Tournament. The tournament will be held January 27-28, 2023.  Please consider bringing 1st and 2nd year novices.
We will host the following events:
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate 
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Open Extemporaneous
  • Original Oratory
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Poetry Reading
  • Prose Reading
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Duet Acting
  • Informative Speaking
  • Storytelling
  • Live Radio Speaking
  • Student Congress (December docket)
In an effort to provide maximum opportunities for competitors, we ask that each school provide at least one judge--the more the merrier!  We also welcome any varsity member with 250 NSDA points who is not competing in another tournament. Please enter all your judges in Speechwire.
Entry fees are $8.00 per entry. All entries are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, in Speechwire. Teams will be responsible for any drops after Tuesday, January 24.
Each school shall be guaranteed up to two entries in each competitive event offered with the exception of Congress in which schools will be guaranteed four entries.  Extra entries will be granted on a basis of space and judge availability beginning Wednesday, 1/25.
Direct any questions to Trisch Vessar (816) 858-2822 (school), (816) 508-5408 (cell), or vessarp@platteco.k12.mo.us.
Trisch Vessar, Head Speech & Debate Coach 
Erica Glidewell, Assistant Coach
Full invitation and Congress Docket can be found on Files for Download page.
Oak Park will be the location of the Varsity tournament during this weekend.  Contact Shane Sandau for information. Email: shane.sandau@nkcschools.org

Important tournament rooms

Radio Speaking - 1019 (Conference)
Tab Room - 2018 (Office)
Radio Speaking - 2019 (Conference)

Manager contact information

Trisch Vessar
Email address: vessarp@platteco.k12.mo.us
Phone number: (816) 508-5408

Mailing address

1501 Branch Street
Platte City, MO 64079

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