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Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Oregon.

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Pacific University is pleased to invite you to the annual Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational to be held on January 11-12, 2020. The tournament is named after A.C. “Hap” Hingston. Hap was a faculty member at Pacific University from 1942–1973 and continued serving on Pacific’s Board of Trustees until 1983. He also served as chairperson of the department of communication and the director of forensics for many years. We are proud to have our tournament named after Hap Hingston.
We have a few tournament announcements this year:
  • We will have Congress on Saturday, January 11. Please submit legislation by Friday, January 3.
  • LIELL will run on a separate, shortened pattern on Sunday, unless participating schools prefer otherwise.
  • Due to the proximity and competitive opportunities of Lewis and Clark’s tournament, we will not be offering CX debate. We will not offer Worlds or Big Questions debate. We are also placing debate entry caps on each form of debate. 
  • Please note our registration and change deadlines on Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9. 
  • We are delighted to announce that the Top Individual Events Sweepstakes winner will receive a scholarship should they choose to apply and enroll at Pacific University in the future.
Finally, while we use the OSAA Speech Handbook as a guide, we will not strictly adhere to tournament procedures that govern the OSAA State Championship. This means we will: a) allow exceptions for use of notes, b) utilize unique topic areas in impromptu, c) utilize speaker points to break ties in individual events, and d) maintain brackets in semifinal and finals debate. We believe that we will meet Auto-Qual requirements based on the size of the tournament and usage of Oregon events. 
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in January.
Dan Broyles Jennifer Conner
Director of Forensics Assistant Director of Forensics
Pacific University                                  Pacific University
dsbroyles@pacificu.edu jconner@pacificu.edu 
630-247-5330 503-789-4414
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 7, at 10:00 pm 
This is your initial deadline to register for the tournament on SpeechWire. When registering, please indicate hired judges that have no ties or affiliations with your school or team and any ADA or mobility needs for your team.
Registration Close: Thursday, Jan 9, at 12:00 pm
Fees are calculated based on entries at this time; any changes after this point will be charged full entry fees. 
Email drops after this date to jconner@pacificu.edu 

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Jennifer Conner
Email address: jconner@pacificu.edu
Phone number: 5037894414

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2043 College Way
ATTN: Dan Broyles
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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