The Betty Gunn Tournament at Mountain Brook HS

2023 — Mountain Brook, AL/US

Welcome to the 2023 Mountain Brook High School Betty Gunn Speech and Debate Tournament. We will continue to offer novice and varsity divisions in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate, as long as the entries can sustain them. We will also offer individual event competitions in Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interp, Extemp, Impromptu Speaking, Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, Duo Interp, Program Oral Interp, and Informative Speaking. Students may enter multiple individual events from either our Friday flight A-IE events and our Saturday-only flight B-IE events, but not in both debate and IE.

Keeping tradition, our tournament is proud to offer our traditional traveling trophy to our overall sweepstakes champion team. The Sweepstakes Trophy will be awarded at the earliest possible time and sent to the appropriate coach accordingly.

Registration costs include meals for your students, coaches, and judges throughout the tournament. Each student will have one full dinner on Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday morning, and lunch Saturday, plus some heavy snacks AND pizza during elimination rounds for those still present post-awards ceremonies.

We will also sell snacks and drinks at low prices for your students to enjoy! Meanwhile, judges and coaches may join us in our hospitality lounge for dinner Friday, breakfast, and lunch on Saturday, and refreshments and snacks throughout the entire tournament!

I look forward to seeing everyone! Please feel free to email me at or call me at 205-281-6307 with any questions.


Elizabeth Wood Weas

Mountain Brook High School

Director of Debate

205-871-3516 ext 7598