George McGovern Invitational

2017 — Mitchell, SD/US

Hello, Coaches! 

We are pleased to invite you to the twenty-sixth annual George McGovern Forensics Tournament hosted by Mitchell High School on November 17th and 18th, 2017.

Registration will begin at 10:15 am on Friday inside the new Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center located at 821 North Capital Street. On Friday, we are excited to host fourteen divisions of interpretation and speech events with three preliminary rounds of competition and a final round for all divisions except Readers Theatre. There will be an Awards Presentation for the interpretation and speech events at 7:30 pm on Friday.

On Saturday, we are excited to host seven divisions of debate competition including a junior varsity division of Public Forum debate. Novice and Junior Varsity Public Forum debate rounds will be held at Mitchell Middle School located at 800 West 10th Avenue. All other debate divisions will compete at Mitchell High School. There will be an Awards Presentation for the debate events and sweepstakes at 4:30 pm on Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Sweepstakes will include awards for the schools with the most combined interpretation, speech, and debate points in traditional AA and A categories as well as two “squad efficiency” awards for the schools (not already placing in traditional AA or A sweepstakes) with the highest sweepstakes points divided by the their number of entries. A school must have at least five entries in order to be eligible for the squad efficiency awards.

There are no hired judges available at this time. You must bring enough judges to cover your entry.

Please visit for further details and to register for the tournament.

We look forward to seeing you at “The McGovern”!

Jeff Sand, Head Debate Coach

Melanie Jacobson, Assistant Debate Coach