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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual RTR Knights Varsity Speech Invitational!  It will be held on Saturday, March 18, at the RTR Public School in Tyler, MN.  Students in grades 6-12 may compete. 

We are excited to have you at our tournament!

We will be having 3 rounds of competition and a final in all 13 MSHSL categories. Double entries are welcome and even encouraged! We have staggered our start times so that Discussants have the option of double entering as well!


This is an in-person meet. Entry cost is $7 per single event, $14 for Duos. Make checks payable to RTR Schools.


Judges:  You must provide one judge for every six students or fraction thereof you register.  Uncovered Judges will cost $100 and availability will be limited to non-existent. Judges are asked to bring an electronic device for online balloting and critiques. There will be no paper ballots or critiques.


Concessions will be available throughout the day, as well as our trademark excellent refreshments in the Coach/Judge Lounge.


Team Attendance Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17.

Add Deadline: Saturday, March 18

Drop Deadline: Saturday, March 18.

Please enter all adds and drops on Speechwire. Any late drops or adds (morning of the meet) please text to Erick Harper @ 507-829-5762


Location: RTR High School, 111 County Road 8., Tyler, MN 56178

Arrival: Buses may drop off students in the driveway loop off County Road 8 or in the parking lot to the south of the building.  Please have your drivers park in the south lot off Oak Street.


*Tentative* Schedule:

Registration: 8:00 AM

Coaches/Judges Meeting: 8:45 AM

Round 1 Draws: 9:00 AM

Round 1 Begin: 9:30 AM

Round 1 Disco Begin: 9:45 AM

Round 2 Draws: 10:30 AM

Round 2 Begin: 11:00 AM

Round 2 Disco Begin: 11:15 AM

Round 3 Draws: 12:00 NOON

Round 3 Begin: 12:30 PM

Round 3 Disco Begin: 12:45 PM

Final Round Draws: 2:00 PM

Final Round Begin: 2:30 PM

Final Round Disco Begin: 2:45 PM

Awards: 4:00 PM


We will be giving awards in both Varsity and Novice Divisions. Novice is open to anyone in grades 6-9 or first-year speech participants. We are tentatively planning a final for Novice participants who do not make the Varsity final. Novice awards will not count for team sweeps.


Of course, we will also be awarding our famous LIGHTSABERS to all category champions!


We look forward to seeing you on March 18!


Erick Harper, Head Speech Coach


507-247-5913 x3004

507-829-5762 (cell)


Neil Witte, Assistant Speech Coach


507-247-5913 x2304

507-829-2384 (cell)



Important tournament rooms

Coaches and Judges - 310 (Witte Lab)
Draws - 401 Media Center

Manager contact information

Erick Harper
Email address: erick.harper@rtrschools.org
Phone number: 507-829-5762

Mailing address

111 Co. Rd 8
Tyler, MN 56178

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