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Jon Schamber Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in California.

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REGISTRATION OPEN (AGAIN) SEPTEMBER 8! Please direct questions about the tournament to the tournament director. Please direct questions about using SpeechWire to support@speechwire.com and assistance will be provided when possible.

Jon Schamber High School Invitational 2017

The University of the Pacific Speech and Debate team cordially invites your team to attend the 35th annual Jon Schamber High School Forensics Tournament on Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, 2017. The tournament will feature the following events:


  • CX Debate
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Parliamentary Debate
  • Radio Broadcasting

Individual Events

Pattern A                                                                                                           

  • Expository
  • Dramatic Interp,
  • Impromptu
  • Thematic Interpretation
  • OPP

Pattern B

  • Oratory
  • Humorous Interp
  • Extemp (Combined National & International Topics)
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Oral Interpretation

We also offer Triathlon, which allows schools to triple enter up to six students in Individual Events.


Awards: Awards will be presented to all elimination round competitors. Speaker awards will be presented to the top three debaters in all divisions as well as the top three speakers in both divisions of Triathlon. The top two high schools with eleven or more contestants entered and the top two high schools with ten or fewer contestants entered will be honored with sweepstakes awards. In addition, the traveling sweepstakes trophy will be presented to the school that has accumulated the highest number of sweepstakes points over the years that the tournament has been offered on our campus. Additionally, Pacific Forensics Scholarships of at least $5,000 will be awarded to the top competitor(s) in Parliamentary Debate, CX Debate, Triathlon, and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Tournament Administration is same place: Grace Covell. The members of Pacific Speech and Debate are looking forward to seeing your squad in October. We hope to see you here!


Prof. Steven Kalani Farias

Director of Forensics

University of the Pacific


(209) 946-3050//(209) 628-6331


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Steven Farias
Email address: sfarias@pacific.edu
Phone number: 209-628-6331

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Stockton, CA 95211

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