Lawrence Invitational Forensics Tournament


Dear Coach,


The Lawrence High School forensics squad would like to invite you to our tournament to be held on February 1st and 2nd. 


Friday’s events will Be: Novice Ext. (combined, with the ability to choose topics from DX or FX envelope), Novice HI, Novice DI, Novice Duo/Duet, Novice Info, Novice OO, Novice Prose, Novice Poetry, Congressional Debate and Lincoln-Douglas Debate. In Congressional Debate, we will use the East Kansas legislation packet #1;  no walk-on legislation will be accepted unless you are from another district and bring enough copies of your legislation for everyone in the chamber. The L-D topic will be the January-February topic as published on the NSDA website; the PFD topic will be the February topic as published on the NSDA website.


Saturday events will include Informative Speaking (7 min. & 10 min.), Original Oratory, Domestic Extemp, Foreign Extemp, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duo Interp/Duet Acting, Prose, Poetry, Program of Oral Interpretation, Improvised Duet Acting, Public Forum Debate, and Impromptu.  Students may not double enter in PFD and Extemp!  We hope to START finals at 1:45 (extemp draw @ 1:30 if possible) so please plan accordingly.  We reserve the right to make round 3 the final round in events with 8 or fewer entries.  We will have a concession stand available, and we will take pizza orders.  Please consider eating with us to support our squad – we use this as a fundraiser.  Deadline for entries is January 28th.


Medals will be awarded to the top six in each event. Sweepstakes will be cumulative through preliminary rounds in all interp and speech events on Saturday (6 points for a 1 rank, 5 for a 2, etc.) Novice events and debate events will not count toward sweepstakes. We will follow KSHSAA rules in general, and NSDA rules where KSHSAA is not applicable.  Judges are instructed not to penalize students in HI, DI, and Duo/Duet who conform to KSHSAA rules in other classifications.  Entry fees are $4 per student entry based upon the entry we confirm on Feb. Jan. 28th.   Schools will initially be limited to a total of 25 entries with no more the four in an event. Extra entries will be allowed only as space permits, with precedence going to East Kansas schools.  Please notify us of any changes ASAP to assure a well-scheduled tournament.


Please enter our tournament on   You may call me at 785-832-5050, ext. 4332, or email me at   I am looking forward to seeing you then.   





Jeff Plinsky                                                                                                    

Forensics Coach