The Big GUMP Classic

2022 — Montgomery, AL/US

On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, parents, and the Montgomery Academy Speech & Debate Team, we would like to welcome you and your students to the Big GUMP Classic on December 2-3, 2022. This will be an in-person tournament on the campus of Montgomery Academy located in Montgomery, Alabama. We will offer you and your students competition in the following events:


Big Questions Debate

Dramatic Interpretation

Congressional Debate

Humorous Interpretation 

Original Oratory

Prose Interpretation 

Informative Speaking

Poetry Interpretation 

Impromptu Speaking 

Program Oral Interpretation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Duo Interpretation 

Our schedule will be such that students may enter Big Questions Debate & Congressional Debate as they will occur at different times. Students may enter up to 2 Individual Events and Congress as they will occur at different times. Students may NOT enter Big Questions and Individual Events. We will provide 5 rounds for all competitors in Big Questions and 5 rounds for all competitors in the Individual Events. Congressional Debate will have 2 sessions of 2 hours each with no Final Session - we will have an appropriate number of Chambers in Congress to the entries. 


Come to the city that has the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Hank Williams Sr. Museum, and the Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum. Montgomery is the birthplace of both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, home to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Air War College of the United States Air Force, and Minor League Baseball’s Team, the Montgomery Biscuits. 




Jay Rye, Chris Colvin, and Evan Price