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General information

This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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Dear Forensics Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 1st and 2nd Valley Forensic League Tournaments of 2017-2018, to be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Marshall, Minn. at Southwest Minnesota State University. Competition is being offered in all 11 AFA individual events for each part of the swing and Parliamentary Debate competition will be held offered at VFL #2 on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided for you and your teams each day.

The entry deadline is Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.  A nuisance fee of $10.00 will be assessed to changes made after 12:00 p.m. on November, 28. 

The VFL will recognize the finalists in each event, the top novice competitor in each event, and the top 3 teams. 

• Membership in the VFL is $125 for this year. This fee covers all entry fees (but not uncovered judging fees) for the season and student refreshments. One judge covers six individual events slots or a portion thereof. Schools are asked to try to cover all slots to cut down on hired judging costs.

• All judges are expected to assist in judging final rounds.

• Each uncovered individual event slot will incur a $12 fee. 

• A $20.00 fee will be charged for each slot changed at registration. 

We hope that you and your team will attend. If you have any questions, concerns, or need accommodations, please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Committee.

Andrea Carlile, Executive Secretary, South Dakota State University (andrea.carlile@sdstate.edu)

Executive Committee Members

Najla Amundson, Concordia College

Katie Brunner, Minnesota State University-Mankato

Shane Semmler, University of South Dakota

Tournament Schedule

Day 1: IES Only

2:30pm Registration

3:30pm Extemp Draw

4:00pm Round 1

5:00pm Extemp Draw

5:30pm Round 2

7:00pm Finals

Day 2 (Student may opt to compete in IEs or Parli, not both)

8:30am Round 1 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO, Parli 

9:45am Round 2 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO Parli

11:00am Lunch Break

11:30am Draw

12:00 pm Round 1 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI, Parli

1:00 pm Draw

1:30pm Round 2 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI Parli, SF

3:00pm  Finals A/Parli Finals

4:30pm Finals B

6:00pm Awards both days


Events and Conflict Patterns

The tournaments will be using the AFA Individual Events rules.

Flight A: Dramatic Duo, After Dinner Speaking, Prose Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking

Flight B: Program Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Communication Analysis, Poetry Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking

Parliamentary Debate: Those participating in Parliamentary Debate may not enter IEs on Day 2.

Individual Events: Students who are only entered in Individual Events may enter up to 2 events on Day 1 and may enter up to 2 events in both Flight A and Flight B. Triple Entries are discouraged in one flight pattern, but may be allowed at the discretion of the tournament manager. This is to balance room and judge availability.


Sweepstakes points will be given for finalists and elimination round participants only. Points will be allocated in the following way.


1st-12 points

2nd-10 points

3rd-8 points

4th-6 points

5th-4 points

6th-2 points


1st-12 points

2nd-10 points

SF-8 points

Registration location information, and campus maps, will be sent with confirmation emails.



Manager contact information

Andrea Carlile
Email address: andrea.carlile@sdstate.edu
Phone number: 2174141959

Mailing address

Box 2218, United States
Box 2218, United States
Brookings, SD 57007

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