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Larry Schnoor Invitational

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Minnesota State University, Mankato is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Larry Schnoor Invitational, hosted by the Minnesota State University, Mankato forensic team on Saturday October 19th This will be the first half of the Southern Minnesota Swing with Southwest Minnesota State University hosting the Mustang Stampede on Sunday. We are very pleased to welcome you back to our campus for another year of great competition!

Click here to find our list of competitors and judges attending the 2019 Larry Schnoor Invitational. 

Competitive Event Offerings:

The Larry Schnoor Invitational will offer two preliminary rounds in one open division of all 11 AFA-NIET events as well as Improvisational Duo. Semi-finals will be held if more than 50 students are entered in an event.

Events will be offered in 2 conflict patterns:

Pattern A                                                          Pattern B

Communication Analysis                          After Dinner Speaking

 Duo                                                          Improvisational Duo

Extemporaneous Speaking                      Dramatic Interpretation

Persuasion                                                Impromptu

Program Oral Interpretation                      Informative

Prose                                                        Poetry                                                   


Saturday October 19th

8:00      Registration and Breakfast
8:30      Draw  
9:00      Rd 1A (Ext, Per, Duo, POI, CA, Prose)
10:15    Rd 1B (ID, Imp, Info, Poe, ADS, DI)
11:15    Lunch            
11:45    Draw
12:15    Rd 2A
1:30      Rd 2B
3:00      Draw
3:15      Finals A and Semis A/B
4:30      Finals B
6:30      Awards


Entry fees are $8.00 per slot.  One judge covers 6 IE entries.  The cost per uncovered IE slot is an additional $10.00. Fees are assessed as the entry stands on Noon, Wednesday, October 17th. A fee of $10.00 is assessed for each drop or add after this time.  All judges are expected to be available for final rounds. All judges are considered “clean” for final rounds. Teams will be charged a fee of $50.00 for every judge dropped from the tournament.

Tournament Entry:
Entries are due via Speech Wire   *We ask that coaches support our accessibility measures by entering topic/content areas for each of the students' speeches. 

Entry Deadline:  5 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Fees Assessed:  Noon, Wednesday, October 16

If you have questions, please contact Brent Mitchell at brenton.mitchell@mnsu.edu/573-434-4680.


Hotel Information:

The following link will bring you to a list of hotels in the Mankato area (http://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/visit/hotels.html).  Please be aware that the Mankato Marathon is happening this weekend! Be sure to book hotels ASAP and plan ahead for potential delays in morning travel.

We hope you’re able to attend a weekend full of great competition and super pretty foliage at the 2019 Larry Schnoor Invitational!




Brent Mitchell                               Katie Brunner                                         Dr. Justin Rudnick

Tournament Director                Director of Forensics                          Assitant Director of Forensics 

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Brent Mitchell
Email address: brenton.mitchell@mnsu.edu
Phone number: 573-434-4680

Mailing address

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

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