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Bill Henderson Invitational (CANCELED)

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2020 Iowa Swing Invitation




Simpson College and the University of Northern Iowa look forward to hosting you at the Iowa Swing! UNI will host the Bill Henderson Invitation (On the Simpson College campus) on Saturday, January 18, and Simpson will host the Storm Invitational Sunday, January 19.  Both tournaments will be held at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.


The Iowa Swing offers competition in all 11 AFA events on both days and, in addition to IE’s, Public Forum debate will be offered on Saturday while Novice and Open Parli debate will be offered on Sunday (Simpson College will host both of the debate tournaments).  Entries for both days must be submitted on Speechwire by Tuesday, January 14, at 5 p.m.


If you are interested in either format of debate, it is helpful to let Spencer know the week prior to the tournament that you are sending teams, even if you do not know your exact entry. Spencer’s email is spencer.waugh@simpson.edu if you have questions about debate.  Direct question about the overall tournament or speech events to deano.pape@simpson.edu


We look forward to seeing you in January!


Simpson College Speech & Debate

Spencer Waugh

Director of Speech and Debate


(515) 961-1891

University of Northern Iowa Forensics

Dr. John Fritch

Director of Forensics

Deano Pape

Asst. Director of Speech and Debate


(920) 229-8233

Sade Barfield

Director of Individual Events


(309) 648-3189

Marty Feeney, Speech


Steven Gill, NFA LD

Volunteer Coaches

Kyle Chaska & Ryan Courtney


Dr. Eduardo Magalhaes III, Parli














Saturday, January 18 - Bill Henderson Invitational, University of Northern Iowa (hosted at Simpson College)

Sunday, January 19 - Simpson Storm Invitational


Simpson College Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: hVps://simpson.edu/campus-life//tle-IX


Open Door Policy:

We support an open-door policy in which students and audience members are free to leave before, during, and between performances without any negative repercussions. If you have specific questions about this policy, please email us!


ENTRIES: Entries must be submitted to Speechwire on Tuesday, January 14 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 per judge for each uncovered team. Fees will be assessed at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15. We will charge $6 per dropped slot and $25 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! Checks should be made out to the University of Northern Iowa for Saturday speech and Simpson College Speech & Debate for Sunday speech or either format of debate.


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

Communication Analysis

Duo interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Poetry Interpretation

Persuasive Speaking

Informative Speaking

Program Oral Interpretation

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

Prose Interpretation



DEBATE: Simpson College will host debate both days. Open Public Forum will be offered on Saturday. Open and Novice divisions in NPDA will be offered Sunday. 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 (Public Forum) or Sunday (Parli). However, students may compete in speech events on the day they are not competing in debate.

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


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 /e-breaking constraints require a different number of finalists). The top 3 individual sweeps entries will receive awards based on points from prelims and finals. Individual Events Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams on each day of completion. Combined sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top 3 individual events teams at the conclusion of both tournaments. There will be top novice awards in each event.



Located on HWY 92, a 5-7 minute walk from McNeill Hall



Dairy Queen

Burger King

Taco Johns


PARKING: The tournament is run out of McNeill Hall (on Clinton Ave, next to the football field). Park in the lot outside of McNeill; the college does not ticket on weekends.



Country Inn & Suites (newest hotel)

501 E. Trail Ridge Avenue

Indianola IA 50125

(515) 962-5777


Quality Inn (Formerly a Super 8; remodeled)

1701 N Jefferson Way

Indianola, IA, 50125

(515) 961-0058


Apple Tree Inn

1215 N Jefferson Way

Indianola, IA 50125

(515) 961-0551













Saturday, January 18



8:00AM Registration and Breakfast

1:30PM Public Forum Rd 4

8:30AM Extemp Draw

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


2:45PM Rd 2B

9:00AM Public Forum Rd 1

3:00PM Public Forum Outround 1

10:00AM Public Forum Rd 2

3:45PM EXT Draw

10:15AM Extemp Draw

4:15PM Finals A

10:45AM Rd 2A

4:30PM Public Forum Outround 2

11:15AM Public Forum Rd 3

5:30PM Finals B

12:15PM Lunch

ASAP Award






Sunday, January 19



8:00AM Registration and Breakfast

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

8:20AM PARLI Draw Rd 1

8:30AM Extemp Draw

1:30PM PARLI Draw Rd 4


3:00PM PARLI Outround 1

9:50AM PARLI Draw Rd 2

3:45PM EXT Draw

10:15AM Extemp Draw

4:15PM Finals A

10:45AM Rd 2A

4:30PM PARLI Outround 2

11:10AM PARLI Draw Rd 3

5:30PM Finals B

12:15PM Lunch

ASAP Award



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Phone number: 309-648-3189

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