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12 December 2017


Dear Forensic Coaches,


On behalf of the Rocky Mountain High School Forensics team, it is my pleasure to invite you and your team to participate in the 2018 RMHS Lobo Howl Forensic Invitational Tournament on January 27, 2018.  We hope you'll be able to join us.  Please visit www.speechwire.com to register.


EVENTS (please read carefully as event waves are different from years past):

A Wave

CX Debate

Big Questions Debate (1 vs. 1)

Poetry Interp

Duo Interp

Program Oral Interp

National Extemp

International Extemp

B Wave

LD Debate

PF Debate

Humorous Interp

Dramatic Interp

Original Oratory


Congressional Debate


  • Doubling is encouraged, but only across (not within) waves

  • No doubling between CX and LD or PF events is allowed.  

  • Students double entered in Extemp may not receive their full prep time.  

  • Finals for all events will begin ASAP following the completion of preliminary rounds. If a competitor finals in more than one event, they may have to make a choice; finals will be pushed as we have judges become available.



  • 5 entries are allowed in all events except Congress, for which there is no limit on entries. Additional entries will be accommodated if space is available and if you can bring judges with you.  

  • Current NSDA resolutions will be used for CX, LD, PF, and Big Questions debates.  


JUDGING:  We feature a diverse judging pool of former competitors, community members and parents, and every attempt will be made to avoid the use of lay judges in CX/LD rounds.  Nevertheless, coaches are required to judge 2 rounds free of charge. Coaches who judge any additional rounds will be paid and thanked effusively.  If you will not be with your team, please send someone who is qualified to judge. Additionally, coaches are encouraged to bring judges with them in order to help ensure that the tournament will run on time. We will be paying $10 per round/session.


Facebook for judges:

**We have a Facebook page for Northern Colorado judges.  Please tell your judges to search for ‘Rocky Mountain North Forensics Judges’ and ‘like’ the page.  Details will be posted on that page about upcoming judging opportunities.  


FEES:  Registration costs are $8 per events entries; CX, PF, and Duo are $16; $5 for Congress. Fees must be paid according to pre-registration entry numbers as of Jan. 24th .  Make checks payable to Rocky Mountain High School Forensics.


AWARDS:  Plaques will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners; 4th - 6th place will receive ribbons.  Superior and Excellent ribbons will also be awarded as merited.  In Congress, Outstanding and Superior speakers will be recognized and Presiding Officers will receive gavels.  Additionally, separate Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded in Public Speaking (CX, LD, Extemp, OO, INF, PF, Congress, Big Questions Debate) and Interpretation (HI, DI, Duo, PI, POI). Points: 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. Congress points: Sup – 5, Outstanding – 4, PO - 4


LUNCH:  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served to coaches and judges.  A concession stand in the commons area will serve pizza and snacks.  Additionally, a Burger King and several sit-down restaurants are within walking distance of RMHS (5-10 minutes).


PRE-REGISTRATION:  Please submit a preliminary registration by Friday, Jan. 13th on the www.speechmeets.com web site.  Entries received after that time may not be granted entry depending on availability.  Numbers can be changed without cost until Wed., Jan. 18th.


PLEASE PHONE IN DROPS!  To start the tournament on time, we ask that you inform us of your drops by 7:30 am on the 21st.  You may do so by either arriving at the tournament before then or by calling Gina DiFelice at 970-213-7507.  This will allow us to schedule much more quickly and get the first round off as close to 8:00 as possible (or before).


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:  Registration will be from 7-7:30 am.  Rounds will proceed as follows:

8:00 am A Wave Rd. 1 (CX to begin at 7:30)

9:45 am B Wave Rd. 1

11:30 am A Wave Rd. 2


1:00 pm B Wave Rd. 2

2:45 pm A Wave Rd. 3

4:30 pm B Wave Rd. 3


5:00 pm Finals, A Wave events

6:00 pm Finals, B Wave events

7:30 pm Awards


LOCATION:  RMHS is located at the corner of Swallow and Shields in Fort Collins.  

  • From I-25 South:  Take the Harmony Rd. exit west to Shields.  Turn right on Shields for 1.5 miles.

  • From I-25 North:  Take the Prospect Rd. exit west to Shields.  Turn left on Shields for 1.5 miles.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Gina at (970) 213-7507 or email at ginad@psdschools.org.  We look forward to your participation in our tournament!




Gina DiFelice, Paul DeMaret, and Cole Mendell

RMHS Forensics



Manager contact information

Gina Di Felice
Email address: ginad@psdschools.org
Phone number: 970-213-7507

Mailing address

1300 West Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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