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Bill Henderson Invitational

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This is a College tournament in Iowa.

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The University of Northern Iowa and Simpson College look forward to hosting you at the Iowa Swing! Simpson will host the Storm Invitational on Saturday, January 19, and UNI will host the Bill Henderson Invitational on Sunday, January 20. Both tournaments will be held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.


The Iowa Swing offers competition in all 11 AFA events on both days and, in addition to IE’s, Novice and Open Parli debate will be offered Saturday. Entries for both days must be submitted on Speechwire on Tuesday, January 15, by 5 p.m. DEBATE ENTRIES SHOULD BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO spencer.waugh@simpson.edu on the same deadline. If you are interested in parli debate, it is helpful to let Spencer know the week prior that you are coming, even if you do not know your exact entry until January 15.


Please let us know if you have any questions! We would love to see you in January!





Simpson College Speech & Debate

Spencer Waugh

Director of Speech and Debate spencer.waugh@simpson.edu

(515) 961-1891


Deano Pape

Asst. Director of Speech and Debate deano.pape@simpson.edu

(920) 229-8233


Marty Feeney, Speech


Chase McCool, NFA LD


Dr. Eduardo Magalhaes III, Parli





University of Northern Iowa Forensics

Dr. John Fritch

Director of Forensics


SadeĢ Barfield

Director of Individual Events SABarfield@gmail.com

(309) 648-3189


Graduate Assistant Coach

Nathan Selove


Volunteer Coaches

Ryan Courtney & Kyle Chaska



Saturday, January 19 - Simpson Storm Invitational (@UNI)

Sunday, January 20 - Bill Henderson Invitational, University of Northern Iowa


Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: https://policies.uni.edu/1302

Campus Safety and Reporting Services: https://safety.uni.edu/


ENTRIES: Entries must be submitted to Speechwire on Tuesday, January 15 by 5 p.m. CST. After the deadline, no additional entries will be accepted. If drops need to be made after the deadline, email sabarfield@gmail.com (UNI half) or deano.pape@simpson.edu (Simpson half).


FEES/JUDGES: Speech entry fees are $8 per entered slot. One judge covers six slots, and each uncovered slot is $10. Debate entry fees are $40 per Team and $100 judge fee per uncovered team. Fees will be assessed at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. $6 will be charged for each dropped slot after this time, and $25 will be charged for a dropped judge. At registration, dropped events will incur a $10 fee, and dropped judges will incur a $50 fee. Please cover as many entries as you can!


EVENTS: All 11 AFA events will be offered, and events will be divided into 2 patterns. IE Students may enter up to three events in each pattern:




After Dinner Speaking

Duo Interpretation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Program Oral Interpretation

Prose Interpretation





Communication Analysis

Dramatic Interpretation

Poetry Interpretation

Informative Speaking

Impromptu Speaking *UNI & Simpson College will both use non-traditional prompts



DEBATE:  Open and Novice divisions in NPDA will be offered. We will collapse the novice division if entries warrant. For this tournament, the definition of novice in Parli will be a student in his or her first two semesters of intercollegiate debate experience in any format. NPDA will have a central announcement of the topic with 20 minutes prep and walk. A 10 minute forfeit rule will be strictly enforced. We will offer 4 prelim rounds with appropriate outrounds. Debate Double Entry:  Students competing in debate may only compete in debate on Saturday. However, students may compete in speech events on Sunday.  


INDIVIDUAL SWEEPS: Students entered in at least four individual events will be eligible for an Individual Sweepstakes award.


Interstate Oratory Round: Sunday, we will run a Persuasion round for Iowa students to qualify for Interstate.


AWARDS: The top 6 contestants in each event will advance to finals and receive awards, unless there are fewer than 12 entries in the event or tie-breaking constraints require a different number of finalists. The top 3 individual sweeps entries will receive awards based on points from prelims and finals. Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams on each day of competition. Combined sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams at the conclusion of both tournaments. There will be top novice awards in each event.




Located on College Hill, 5 minute walk from Lang Hall

Jimmy Johns                Sub City                       Nick’s Pizza                  Little Bigs

The Other Place          Masala Indian Grill      Dominos                      Kwik Star Gas Station

Green House Kitchen 


Located on University Avenue

Burger King                 Firehouse Subs            Panda Express             Caribou Coffee

Pepperjax Grill            Panda Express             Taco Bell                     Wendys

HyVee                          Panera                         Arby’s                          Pancheros

KFC                              Hong Kong                   Starbeck Smokehouse


PARKING: We recommend parking next to Lang Hall.  




Days Inn by Wyndham

5924 University Ave.

Cedar Falls, IA 50613              (319) 266-1222



AmericInn by Wyndham

5818 Nordic Dr.

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

(319) 499-5946



Clarion Inn & Suites

5826 University Ave

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

(319) 277-223





















































Saturday, January 19




8:00AM Registration and Breakfast(2nd Fl Lang Hall)

8:30AM Extemp Draw

8:20AM PARLI Draw 

9:00AM Rd 1A (EXT, PRO, PERS,


9:50 AM PARLI Draw Rd 2

10:15AM Extemp Draw

10:45AM Rd 2A

11:10AM PARLI Draw Rd 3

12:15PM Lunch

1:30PM Rd 1B (IMP, INFO, POE, CA, DI)

1:30PM PARLI Draw Rd 4

2:45PM Rd 2B

3:00PM PARLI Outround 1

3:45PM Final EXT Draw (Rd at 4pm)

4:15PM Finals A

4:30 PARLI Outround 2

5:30PM Finals B

ASAP Awards





Sunday, January 20




8:00AM Registration and Breakfast(2nd Fl Lang Hall)  

8:30AM Extemp Draw

9:00AM Rd 1A (EXT, PRO, PERS,


10:15AM Extemp Draw

10:45AM Rd 2A

12:15PM Lunch

1:30PM Rd 1B (IMP, INFO, POE, CA, DI)

2:45PM Rd 2B

3:45PM Final EXT Draw

4:15PM Finals A

5:30PM Finals B

ASAP Awards





Manager contact information

Sade Barfield
Email address: sabarfield@gmail.com
Phone number: 309-648-3189

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