Rogue Valley Invitational

2022 — Medford, OR/US

Dear Coaches and Students,

We hope you can join us for the first annual Rogue Valley Invitational on February 12, 2022! This is a joint tournament collaboration between Phoenix HS, South Medford HS, and Crater HS. This year, the tournament will take place at Crater High at 655 N. 3rd Street in Central Point, OR.

We will feature most Oregon Speech & Debate events (including Congress) with the additions of SpAr Debate and Storytelling.

For debate, we will use the FEBRUARY topics featured on NSDA. We will not use internet prep for any type of debate.

For congress, please submit student written legislation by Jan. 30 (max of two per school) to Tabroom. We will supplement with NSDA legislation. The legislation packet will be featured on Tabroom on Feb. 1st. We WILL use internet prep for Student Congress.

Storytelling is a 5-minute event with a 30 second grace period. Competitors in this event will present a story (published, original, fairy tale, etc.) from memory (does not require word for word recitation) using a chair as a prop. The theme for storytelling is "All You Need Is Love."

SpAr Debate, or Spontaneous Argument, is an impromptu style of debate. Students compete as individuals. They will be assigned affirmation and negation, and each round will be triple flighted. Each affirmative speaker will be given two topics, one serious and one humorous. They will eliminate one, and the remaining topic will be debated. We will use the following structure for this debate:

Prep-- 1 minute

AFF Constructive-- 2 minutes

Cross Ex of AFF-- 1 minute

NEG Constructive-- 2 minutes

Cross Ex of NEG-- 1 minute

AFF Rebuttal-- 2 minutes

NEG Rebuttal-- 2 minutes

AFF Closing-- 1 minute

NEG Closing-- 1 minute

Students can double enter in Pattern A and B, except for Extemp and Debate (except SpAr). SpAr will be scored as a speech event with the six debaters ranked 1-6. Congress competitors cannot compete in any other event. 

Judges must be fully vaccinated.  Please bring one judge for every two debate entries, every eight congress entries, and every eight speech entries. 

We will have a food truck on campus for lunch that will be available for students and judges.

Please contact us with questions before the tournament at, or We're looking forward to seeing your teams there!

Schedule/ Patterns

Pattern A: Oratory, Inform, ADS, Parli, Impromptu, Storytelling, Duo, Radio 

Pattern B: Prose, Poetry, SPAR, LD, PoFo, Extemp, POI, HI, DI

Pattern C: Congress


8:00 AM Check In

8:30 AM Judge Training

9:00 AM Pattern A

10:15 AM Pattern B

10:30 AM-12:30 Noon Pattern C

11:30 AM Pattern A

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Pattern B

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pattern C

2:45 PM Pattern A

4:00 PM Pattern B

5:15 PM Pattern A finals

6:45 PM Pattern B finals

8:15 Awards