Marie Clegg Jones Memorial

2019 — Utah Valley University, Orem, U, UT/US

2019 Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament Invite


Thank you for your interest in the Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament at Utah Valley University. We once again would like to thank Kevin Jones and the Marie Clegg Jones Foundation for sponsoring this year’s tournament which allows us to reduce the costs on this campus.


Thank you,


Jacob Neilson

Tournament Director, MCJ Tournament


Dates: January 25-26, 2019

Location: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah


Events: Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, and Student Congress.


Double Entry: Competitors may double enter in IEs only, with the exception of Extemporaneous Speaking


Judges: 1 judge for every 6 IE/Congress entries

1 judge for every 4 LD/PF entries

1 judge for every 2 Policy entries


Very Important, must Read!!!!! Judges listed on Tabroom must be the judges attending as per University policy all adults who will be alone with minors will be cross-checked with the sex offenders registry. Those who do not pass this check will be escorted off campus by Campus Police. Thus we would like to have this done prior to judges arriving on campus.


Further Importance!!!! If your judges are not entered or no show, we will drop entries from your school without refund!!!


Fees:   $10 school fee

$4 per student

$25 for each round missed by judge

$25 drop fee after deadline


Food: Judges/Coaches- Snacks on Friday, Snacks and Lunch on Saturday.

Students - Meals from various on campus establishments and snacks will be available

for purchase

Entertainment: Pictures will be taken by a professional photographer throughout the tournament.

She will have prescribed times during lulls in the tournament when she will take free

team pictures.


The student center will be made available for students including free billiards, table tennis, gaming consoles, and bowling.

Schedule: IE/Debate Congress

Friday 3:00-3:30 pm   Registration Registration

3:30-3:45 pm Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony

4:00-6:00 pm Round 1

4:30-5:00 pm Prelim Caucus

5:00-8:00 pm Session 1

6:00-8:00 pm Round 2 8:00-10:00 pm Round 3


Sat. 8:00-10:00 am Round 4

9:00-12:00 am Session 2

10:00-12:00 pm Round 5

12:30-2:30 pm Elim 1 1:00-1:30 pm Finals Caucus

1:30-4:30 pm Finals Session

2:30-4:30 pm Elim 2

4:30-5:30 pm Elim 3

6:00 pm Awards Awards


Parking - Buses need to park in Lot L8. Students may be dropped off there or at the bus stop behind the library.


Awards will be given to all competitors who make elimination rounds. Team Sweepstakes will be based on Entry size Top 3 for Large Entry and Top 3 for Small Entry will receive awards.