We will have a karaoke competition that begins Friday night for students who are not entered in debate activities. The competition will continue Saturday with more preliminary rounds. We will have a sing-off at the end of the tournament to determine the



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Dear Coaches,


Monticello High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello are please to invite you and your students to the 7th annual R. David Ray Invitational Forensics Tournament to be held in Monticello, Arkansas on September 25-26, 2015. We hope that you will join us.
We will have a karaoke competition that begins Friday night for students who are not entered in debate activities. The competition will continue Saturday with more preliminary rounds. We will have a sing-off at the end of the tournament to determine the winner. Any student may enter.
Entry Opportunities:

  • Multiple Slates are welcome. We will be using squad efficiency for Sweepstakes.

  • We will offer novice and varsity debate in CX and IPDA. We will only offer one level of LD.

  • Students can only be entered in 4 individual events max.

    • 2 entries per pattern; there are no triple entries in preliminary rounds.

Judging Requirements:

All coaches are asked to stay until the final round is covered with sufficient judges. Tournament directors often need every qualified coach during the final rounds. Your students will enjoy watching the Curtain Call of some of the best performances of the day. We encourage you to stay to celebrate the performances.

Individual Events: 1 judge for every 20 entries or fraction thereof

Debate: 1 judge for every 2 debaters or fraction thereof

There will be a $10 judge’s fee for every judging position that is uncovered.

Entry Deadline is Monday September 14, 2015 by 3:00 PM.

Email is preferred method of entry submission. Please send your entry to Jim Evans at evans@uamont.edu . Also please send courtesy email copy to Christy Armbrust at christy.armbrust@billies.org If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours please check to ensure that your entry was received.



Rules and Regulations:

Visit www.actaa.net for NEW tournament ballots and event rules outlined by the ACTAA TOC.



Lodging

Holiday Inn Express (Interior halls) 870-460-0100

Hampton Inn (Interior halls) 870-367-6600

Days Inn 870-367-1881

Super 8 Motel 870-367-6271
We hope that you will be able to join us for a forensics tournament of the highest standard. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at christy.armbrust@billies.org or evans@uamont.edu .
Eagerly awaiting your arrival,

Christy Armbrust Jim Evan, Director of Forensics

Joel Brown Keith Milstead,

Monticello High School University of Arkansas at Monticello



On Friday, Sept. 25, please call Jim (870-723-8774) by 1:00 PM to identify any entries that have changed.

R. David Ray Invitational Forensic Tournament
Friday, September 25, 20145

All Friday events held at Monticello High School
3:30 - 4:00 Registration for Debate and Group Events

We will use the 2014 National Debate Topic for Cross Examination Policy Debate.



We will use the following topic in LD Debate: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Policy Debate

IPDA Flight A

IPDA Flight B

LD Flight A

LD Flight B

4:00

Round 1

4:00

Draw

4:30

Draw

4:00

Round 1

5:00

Round 1

5:45

Round 2

4:30

Round 1

5:00

Round 1

6:00

Round 2

7:00

Round 2

7:30

Round 3

5:00

Draw

5:30

Draw

8:00

Round 3

9:00

Round 3







5:30

Round 2

6:00

Round 2



















6:00

Draw

6:30

Draw



















6:30

Round 3

7:00

Round 3



















7:00

Draw

7:30

Draw



















7:30

Round 4

8:00

Round 4
















4:30

Readers Theatre

5:30

Words and Music

7:00

Karaoke Competition Begins

Saturday, September 26, 2015



All Saturday Events are held on the UAM Campus
7:30 Registration at UAM Gibson Student Center

Policy Debate

LD




8:00

Quarter-Finals

8:00

Quarter-Finals




11:00

Semi Finals

11:00

Semi Finals




2:00

Finals

2:00

Finals




The IPDA Debate Schedule for Saturday will be posted Friday evening.





8:00

Draw for US and International Extemporaneous Speaking




8:30

Pattern A Events: USEX, INEX, Prose, Duet Acting, HI, DUO




9:30

Draw for Duet Improv




10:00

Pattern B Events: IDA, Mime, DI, Poetry, Solo Acting, Storytelling, Oratory




10:30

Extemp Draw




11:00

Pattern A Semi-Finals




12:00

Karaoke Prelims continue




12:30

IDA Draw




1:00

Pattern B Semi-Finals




1:30

Extemp Draw




2:00

Pattern A Finals




3:00

IDA Draw




3:30

Pattern B Finals




4:30

“Big Oak” Showcase: Karaoke Finalists/Awards




**Current schedule may be changed as necessary.

David Ray Invitational Forensic Tournament

Entry deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 PM
School Name ___________________________________ Coach ____________________________________
School’s Mailing Address ____________________________________________________________________
Coach’s Cell Phone: _______________________ AAA Designation of your school ____________________
Call Jim (870-723-8774) or text Christy (870-820-0154) by 1:00 PM on September 25 to identify any entries that have changed. No refunds will be given for fewer entries.

Fees are payable to “UAM Speech & Debate”. Send to Jim Evans, UAM School of Arts & Humanities, PO Box 3460, Monticello, AR 71656.



Fees:

IE’s ____ x $10 = ____

RT ____ x $20 = ____

WM ____ x $20 = ____

Policy Debate Teams ____ x $20 = ____

LD Debaters ____ x $10 = ____

IPDA Debaters ____ x $10 = ____

Total = ____

Judges (highlight events & indicate IE preferences)

  1. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  2. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  3. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  4. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  5. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  6. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  7. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD

  8. .____________________________ IE’s ( ), Novice or Champ Policy Debate / IPDA / LD



R. David Ray Invitational Forensic Tournament

Entry deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 PM
Please send your entry to evans@uamont.edu AND christy.armbrust@billies.org

PATTERN A EVENTS:


US EXTEMP










INTERNATIONAL EXTEMP












PROSE











DUET ACTING












HUMOROUS INTERP












DUO INTERP















PATTERN B EVENTS:


IMPROV DUET ACTING










MIME











READER’S THEATRE: __________________________________


WORDS AND MUSIC: __________________________________

DRAMATIC INTERP












POETRY












SOLO ACTING










STORYTELLING












ORATORY











IPDA DEBATE



  1. NOVICE CHAMP

  2. NOVICE CHAMP

  3. NOVICE CHAMP

  4. NOVICE CHAMP

  5. NOVICE CHAMP

POLICY DEBATE



  1. TEAM ONE: NOVICE CHAMP

  2. TEAM TWO: NOVICE CHAMP

  3. TEAM THREE: NOVICE CHAMP

  4. TEAM FOUR: NOVICE CHAMP

  5. TEAM FIVE: NOVICE CHAMP

LD DEBATE













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