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Welcome coaches!  I hope you had a great summer and your school year is off to a great start!  Please accept this invitation to come join us in the Mile High City for this years Mile High Invitational held at presitgious campus DU in the heart of Denver!  We are proud to host this natinal speech and debate tournament for the eighth year in a row.  Debate students will be challenged with six elimination rounds and speech students will have five rounds before elimination rounds and finals.  We are excited to host our flagship NIETOC bid tournament. Registration is now open, feel free to contact me if you have any question! 

See you in December! 


Tournament Director,


Noah Kaplan


303-913-7747 (cell)


WELCOME TO THE Mile High Tournament! 


 EXTEMP Topic Categories:

  1. 71
  1. Prelims: Petropolitics, Hypotheticals, The US Constitution, Colorado Politics, Global Democratic Trends,

      Breaks: Autocrats and Authoritarians, The World in 2019,  trilateral agreements


 The following events will be offered: CX Debate, LD Debate, Public Forum Debate, Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking, Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, POI/Oral Interp, Duet Acting.




Registration: All registration will occur at www.speechwire.com Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration on speechwire will close Monday, November 26th or when the tournament fills.



• We will use all current NSDA (NFL) topics in each of the debates.


Doubling Rules:

• CX, PF, and LD Debaters may not double-enter.

• Students in events may enter 2 events per wave. Students are responsible for making it to their rounds and must not hold up the tournament. 


Entry Numbers:

we will allow up to 5 entries in both Speech and Debate events. Once you have reached your five entries students may be put on a wait list where students will be brought into the tournament on a first come, first serve basis.   



Registration will take place on Friday, November 30th from 5-7pm at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Cherry Creek.  Late registration will be on the DU campus at 10 AM. Rounds begin at 12:30 PM.



 Fees and Payment: 

Individual events (DI, HI, OO, ES, INFO, POI) are 30 dollars per participant. Partnered events are 50 dollars. Policy debate is 100 dollar fee and Public Forum is 75 dollars.   Team Fee: There will be a team fee of $50 that each team will be charged.

Judging Requirements: Each team is responsible for providing one judge per 6 entries. A 15 dollar judge’s fee will be charged for teams who do not fill this requirement per judge they have not provided.


The tournament will be paying all judges $15 a round in cash.  Teams are heavily encouraged to fill their judging quota.   If you have students competing in debate events you must provide a judge that can judge debate rounds while your students are still competing. Your judges are responsible for one round after your team has been eliminated.  If you get a student to qtr finals in PF, then you must have a judge who is available to judge the semifinal round.  

NOTE: You CAN have a judge cover both Events and PF entries.  

      A judge cannot cover LD and Events or CX and Events.

      A judge can cover PF and LD/ CX


You many have two people split the judging commitment.  They can split the day, but they will not count as two judges toward your allotment.  


Awards: We will provide awards for all competitors who break to quarterfinals or better. 



•    All Events and Debate:

o    1st Place = 6pts; 2nd place = 5pts; 3rd Place = 4pts; 4th Place = 3pts; 5th Place = 2pts; 6th Place = 1pt    Qtr finalists 1 pt in Debate, Semi-finalists in Debate and Speech – 2pts



Manager contact information

Noah Kaplan
Email address: noah_kaplan@dpsk12.org
Phone number: 720-410-3443

Mailing address

Denver East HS Forensics Team
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80206

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