Newton Forensics Invitational

2024 — Newton, KS/US


Hello and welcome to the Newton Forensics Invite for 2024. We are hosting our tourney on Feb 2nd-3rd 2024. We are an in-person tournament for forensics at this time. I want to do LD/PF and Congress via Zoom or another platform. Please give me feedback about a Virtual tourney for only Friday night.

Tabroom Link to register online

Event Specific and Other Notable Locations:

Tabroom---11-104 Lecture Hall


IDA Draw/Prep---4-120 (Choir Room)

Extemp Draw/Prep---4-131 (Orchestra Room)

Schedule Information (Subject to Change)

Friday Schedule:

WE WILL USE ZOOM through the kindness of the AD ASTRA Foundation as they have covered the costs of using zoom. (Zoom links will drop close to the start of competition)

School Check-in and Judge Check-in 3 pm Be online for LD/PF/Congress by 3 pm if Zoom/Campus

3:30 PM Round 1 Fri LD 1, Nov 1, VAR A 1
4:35 PM Round 2 Fri LD 2, Nov 2, VAR A 2

5:45 short break for congress
6:00 PM Round 3 Fri LD 3, Nov 3, VAR A 3

Congress meal break after round 2 for a SHORT break.

LD does not get a meal break. Direct power for each round. *should have some short breaks each round.

FYI CONGRESS IS ON THE TIME SCHEDULE. LD starts at 3:30 pm all following rounds are asap and direct power.

1 LD = 1 judge

2 LD= 1 judge

1 or 2 LD plus congress 2 judges

Only Congress entries 1 judge

Saturday Schedule:

School and Judge Check-in 7:15 to 7:55 am

RD 1 Draw 745 am/Round 8 am to 9:20 am

RD 2 Draw 9:15 am/Round 9:30 am 10:50 am

RD 3 Draw 10:45 am/ Round 11 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Finals Draw 1:15 pm/Round 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Awards ASAP

Event Information

Fri Event Information


Novice Congress

Varsity Congress

Congress legislation for this tournament will be the December NSDA congress legislation packet published December 1st 2023.

LD Debate

Jan/Feb Topic --- Resolved: The United States ought to substantially reduce its military presence in the West Asia-North Africa region.

Public Forum

Feb Topic --- Resolved: The United States federal government should repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Sat Event Information

Draw Events

Here is the draw matrix for international extemp, domestic extemp, and improvised-duet acting—visit for links to event-related documents

Saturday Events

Dramatic Interp

Duo Interp/Duet Acting

Humorous Interp

Improvised Duet Acting


Info 10

International Extemp

Original Oration

Program Oral Interp



US Extemp

Judging Requirements

Due to our small team size this season, all entered schools are required to provide one judge for Saturday competition. This can be your school's head or assistant coach. We are attempting to recruit as many community judges as possible, but please be prepared to be able to provide judging if necessary.


Guest account info:

Connect to: USD373-guest

Username: forensics
Passcode: 5577

Good from Friday, February 2nd at 8:00am until 8:00am on Sunday, February 4th.

Good for 500 connections.

Event Rules and Requirements

- Students may enter only one Friday night event!!

- Students may enter as many events on Saturday as they wish. IF they are late due to time, the student will get last place in that round with zero quality points.

- Students may only enter one 30 minute draw event: IX, USX, IDA

Reminder: If the round ends before a student performs, the student will get last place. (Do not enter too many events or students will be late to rounds.)


Awards will be given for the top six in each of the Saturday events. Congress will medal the top six in each chamber. LD and PFD will medal the top three. More will medal if we have a large entry.

Sweeps will be given out for Forensics on Saturday. The top three teams will get trophies. This will be based on the school's top sixteen entries. (Hopefully, coaches will not have to choose your top entries ahead of time.) Schools should limit to 20 entries for now. I may be able to allow more as we get closer.

Contact / Drops

Text or call my cell at 316-323-7193 if you have any questions.

Text me before you leave your building about drops. You should be able to do drops on that morning. Text me if you can’t figure it out.

David ‘Mr. Bill’ Williams

Newton HS Forensics/Debate