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Barton Classic 2019


Dear Director of Forensics:


The Princeton Forensic Society cordially invites you to the 55th Annual Barton Classic Speech and Debate Tournament on November 9, 2019.  We intend to continue the more than fifty-year tradition of excellence established by our long time Director of Forensics Mrs. Phyllis Barton, by providing an exciting and competitive opportunity.

Please note that this year – ALL EVENTS WILL BE ONE DAY ONLY!

Please read the tournament information carefully.  It will be necessary to adhere to all deadlines. We recommend that you register as early as possible due to space limitations.  We regret that we cannot guarantee your participation unless full payment is made at final registration on November 9-10.  We will follow all OSDA rules.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the registration process – by e-mailing me at abates@vikingmail.org


Tournament Details


Date:                          November 9, 2019: All Events including Middle School                                   


School Location:       Cincinnati, Ohio

                                    I-75 & Sharon Road Exit #15

                                    Specific directions will be sent about how to enter the site with your tournament entry confirmation.


Registration:             Registration for all events will be held at the high school from 7:30-8:00 m on Saturday. 



Entry Deadline:        Registration must be received no later than Thursday November 7 @ 7pm.  Please register as soon as possible.  We have only a limited number of rooms and once they are filled registration will close regardless of the date.       



       $10 per  Policy Debate team

                                    $10 per Public Forum team

                                    $5 per Lincoln/Douglas debater

                                    $5 per Individual Events contestant

                                    $10 per Duo Interp. Entry

                                    $5 per Congress Entry

                                    $3 per Middle School Student


We are on a strict time schedule so we are asking that all participants remain on either campus for lunch.






Judges:                       You must provide:

                                     High School:

                                    1 for each 1 or 2 Policy Debate teams

                                    1 for each 1 or  2 Public Forum teams

                                    1 for each 1 or 2 for every 3 LINCOLN/DOUGLAS debaters

                                    1 for every 5 IE speakers

                                    1 for the 3 entries in Congress

                                     Middle School:

                                     1 for every 5 IE speakers

                                      1 forevery 1 or 2 Public Forum and Policy teams


Hired Judges:            There are NO judges for hire.



Topics:                       The national topic will be used for policy. LD and Public Forum will use the November Topic.

Food:                          Snack bars will be operating on Friday and Saturday.  We are requesting that all participants remain on campus for meals so that the tournament can run on schedule.



If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to e-mail or call.


Alan W. Bates

Director of Forensics

School: (513) 864-1628

Fax: (513) 552-8494

E-mail: abates@vikingmail.org


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Alan W Bates
Email address: abates@vikingmail.org
Phone number: 513-478-2615

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Cincinnati, OH 45246

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