Marshall U John Marshall Tournament

2020 — Huntington, WV/US

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 48th Marshall University John Marshall Speech and Debate Tournament to be held on Friday, 14 February 2020, and Saturday, 15 February 2020, at Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

Huntington is located directly across the river from the southeastern corner of OH and within five miles of the northeastern corner of KY and is about 2 hours from Lexington, KY; 2 hours 40 minutes from Columbus, OH and Cincinnati, OH; 3 hours from Louisville, KY; 3 hours 45 minutes from Roanoke, VA; and 4 hours 20 minutes from Pittsburgh, PA and Knoxville, TN.

The Marshall University tournament allows middle school and high school students to compete in up to 6 (3 per flight) of 14 speech events, Lincoln-Douglas debate, and public forum debate, as well as Congressional Debate, which occurs early on Friday morning before the remainder of the tournament starts. (See specific restrictions in invitation.)

Speech Flight A includes: Broadcasting, Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Improvisational Duo, Informative Speaking, Programmed Oral Interpretation, and Prose Interpretation.

Speech Flight B includes: Declamation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Poetry Interpretation, and Storytelling.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, 11 February 2020, at 5:00 PM ET, and the deadline for online drops and name changes without penalty is Thursday, 13 February 2019, at 12:00 PM ET.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Clara Adkins

Director of Forensics

Marshall University


Phone: +1 304.634.9605