Online Oration Pre Nats

2020 — Gainesville, GA/US

Greetings Colleagues,


Our aim is to offer an online tournament in preparation/to stay in practice for Nationals, and for any who would like to pick up practice and points to either stay current or perhaps to get started with the pursuit, as a head start on next season.  You will HAVE to provide judges, as we cannot operate without them.  We will need email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers (mostly for a contact list for ALL competitors and judges, but also for mailing any checks and certificates).


Divisions we hope to include (based upon numbers, of course):  IEs (except Impromptu and Duo), Congressional Debate, LD, PF, BQD, and WSD.


Tentative Schedule (Be aware we may truncate or compress schedule and/or divisions as need arises):


Wednesday, May 20: Contact information and pre-recorded Speech pieces (all but EX) due by 10AM, and contacts distributed via email later in the day.


Thursday, May 21:

Extemp rounds will be run in "real time," via Zoom sessions (volume of entries may necessitate compression of rounds or carry over to next day); All other speech divisions will be run using a single pre-recorded performance of the Speaker's piece.

Round I                                                                10:30 – 12PM

Round II                                                               1 – 2:30PM

Round III                                                              2:45 - 4PM

Rd IV                                                                   4:45 – 6PM


Friday, May 22, 2020: 

Rd. 1 - 10AM - 12PM

Rd.2  - 1PM - 3:00


Saturday, May 23, 2020 (may be compressed as demanded by numbers and timing)

Rd. 3 10AM - 12PM

Rd 4. 1 - 3

Rd 5. 3:15 - 5

Semi / Final - 5:30 - 6:30

Final (if needed) - 7:15 - 8:15



Friday, May 22, 2020

3:15PM - 5:45 Session 1


Saturday, May 23, 2020

10:00 - 12:30 Session 2


2-4:30  Finals (as needed)


Awards                                                                        4:45PM

Awards will be certificate only (we will need mailing addresses), and fees per entry $10 each ($15 for PF/WSD teams). 


There will be a very limited number of IE judges for hire, and likely VERY limited number of debate judges, so folks will need to produce their own judges, for the most part.


Payment should be remitted via Venmo, or to North Hall High School Speech & Debate, care of Ms Dixie Clark, 4885 Mt. Vernon Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506


LD: Resolved: The intergenerational accumulation of wealth is antithetical to democracy.

PF: Resolved: On balance charter schools are beneficial to the quality of education in the United States.

BQD: Resolved: Objective morality exists.

WSD: Please sample motions on

Congress packet is also posted as an additional file.


Pre-recorded Speech entries should be sent to or by Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 10AM, pleases.




Steve & Charity Wang