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Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Oregon.

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Dear Forensics Colleagues:


Pacific University is pleased to invite you to the annual Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational to be held on January 6-7, 2024. 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 strongly encourage students to be vaccinated and participants can wear masks per their comfort level.

  • We will use electronic ballots–please bring a laptop and power cords to complete ballots. Typing comments is much easier on keyboards!

  • We will run IEs on Saturday, January 6 and Debate (including Congress) on Sunday, January 7. Please submit Congress legislation by Friday, Dec 29.

  • To financially help programs again, our fee schedule is designed to cover operational costs.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Please note our registration and change deadlines are Tuesday, January 2 and Thursday, January 4. We will post schematics on Friday, January 5 so students and coaches can check for errors early.

  • 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.





Entry Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm 

This is your initial deadline to register for the tournament on SpeechWire. When registering judges that are available both days, they will need to be entered twice: once for Saturday (IEs) and once for Sunday (Debate). Please note in the comments if a judge has any restrictions to their availability or events they may judge; otherwise we will use them for any available round or style of competition.


Registration Close: Thurs, Jan 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Fees are calculated based on entries at this time. Email drops after this date to jconner@pacificu.edu . Please inform us immediately about drops past the deadline; it can affect event paneling, room and judge usage, the ability of other teams to participate, and a number of other logistical issues. We enjoy running tournaments, but they run much more effectively when we have up-to-date entry data for teams - thank you for helping us with this!

Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - PRI 202

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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