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Dear Coach and Squad,


            The Park Hill Debate and Forensics Squad cordially invite you to participate in the 24th Annual Park Hill Neburger Novice speech and debate tournament on October 18-19th.  Please note the new date for this year’s tournament.


Newburger Novice

            We will host novice divisions of Lincoln-Douglas, Policy Debate, and Public Forum Debate.  Individual Events will be Varsity divisions of Foreign and Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Radio Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation,  Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, INFORMATIVE SPEAKING, PROGRAMMED ORAL INTERP,and Children’s Storytelling.  We will also feature a Student Congress which will be divided into the Senate and Houses as needed.  Please plan to bring one experienced judge for every two teams you enter in Policy Debate and one for every four teams in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate. Please bring one qualified judge for every 6 IE’s entered.  WE ARE A NIETOC QUALIFIER THIS YEAR (however they may not take novice results).  We will take all the judging help you can provide.   We are sanctioned in the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa, California, Arkansas, Minnesota and a whole host of other states just ask. 


            Entries are due on or before Monday, October 14th, 2019 .  Every effort will be made to grant extra entries.    Varsity rounds will be held at Park Hill,  A coach and adult judge hospitality room will be provided.  Some coach judging will occur, so please be available.


            Rules of competition and events are enclosed.  Please note the new time schedule.  It is our goal to provide an enjoyable and enlightening competition experience for your students.  On a final note we are pleased to announce that this years tournament will be a qualifying tournament for the Individual Events Tournament of Champions.  You may direct your internet browser to http://www.nietoc.com/general-information.asp for more information




                        Kyle Howe                                                      Tyler Unsell, Park Hill

                        Asst Director of Debate and Forensics           Director of Debate & Forensics


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Tyler Unsell
Email address: unsellt@parkhill.k12.mo.us
Phone number: 816-863-0377

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7701 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153

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