Madison Central Mid State Invitational

2020 — NSDA Campus, MS/US

Madison Central Speech and Debate's

Eighth Annual Tournament, the


Madison Central Mid-State Invitational



Dear Speech and Debate Friends and Colleagues:


Please join us for Madison Central's eighth annual tournament: the Madison Central Mid-State Invitational Tournament on December 18-19, 2020. 


This year we are proud to be a National Individual Events Tournament of Champions Bid Tournament for the 2021 NIETOC Tournament!


 In Debate, we offer Novice Public Forum, Varsity Public Forum, Novice Lincoln-Douglas, Varsity Lincoln-Douglas, Policy Debate, Big Questions, and Congressional Debate. 


 Flight A Individual Events are Novice and Varsity Prose, Dramatic Interpretation, Duet Acting, Original Oratory, and Program Oral Interpretation. We also offer the supplemental event of Expository Speaking for ninth and tenth-grade students only. 


Flight B Individual Events are Novice and Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Novice and Varsity Poetry Interpretation, Declamation, and Informative Speaking.  We also offer the supplemental event of Storytelling for ninth and tenth-grade students only.  The topic area for Storytelling is "I Survived..."


All Debate Events plus Novice and Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking will be held LIVE using NSDA’s Campus Software. All speech events EXCEPT for Novice and Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking will be pre-recorded, uploaded to Tabroom as links, and judged asynchronously.


 Per the standard for Mississippi tournaments, Debate prelims will begin on Friday evening with all Individual Events on Saturday. 


In Debate events (with the exception of Congressional Debate), quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be held on Saturday. Congressional Debate Session One will be held on Friday Evening, Session Two will be held on Saturday morning. Congressional Debate will consist of two preliminary sessions and a final session for Congressional Debate will be held Saturday afternoon.  The MHSAA Fall Bill Book will be used for MC's tournament legislation, with any out of state schools sending supplemental legislation to by December 10.


Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top school in debate and individual events, as well as the top three schools overall.  We will also be awarding a "Top Individual Performer" award to the top Performer at the tournament. All students are only permitted to enter four events TOTAL, either choosing two flight A’s and two flight B’s or One Debate, One Flight A, and Two Flight B’s.


Registration for the tournament closes Monday, December 14th at midnight. Judge Registration ends Tuesday, December 15th at 5:00 pm.


Use the tabs on the right side of the screen to view additional information on fees, registration, and judging. 


Please keep up with all updates and information by following @magnoliadebate on Twitter! Awards will be held online using the Magnolia Speech and Debate Youtube Channel at the conclusion of the tournament.


 We look forward to “Hosting” you at our first online tournament!


 Tournament Staff-

Rachel Clapper-Davis: Director of Madison Central Speech & Debate

Christian Gines: MCHS Speech and Debate President and Student Tournament Director

Julia Van Lake: MCHS Speech and Debate Vice-President and Assistant Student Tournament Director

Megan Staehling: Team Manager and Assistant Student Tournament Director