Tournament Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to the home page for the 2017 Hardin Invitational tournament hosted by Hardin High School (MT) on Nov 18, 2017 for High School students.

Hardin High School Invitational Tournament

Saturday, November 18th 2017


Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend the Hardin Invitational Speech/Debate/Drama Tournament to be held Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Hardin High School.

Registration:  All registrations must be received by Friday, November 11th, 2017 by 2:00PM. Registration will be handled with We are listed as the Hardin Invitational on the tournament website. I will open registration on Monday, October 30th. Registration will close on Friday, November 11th. Drops will be closed on Wednesday, November 16th at 4:00PM. Changes in registration after the deadlines will need to be made by calling or emailing Mitch Evans. Registration will take place at the attendance office of the high school 702 North Terry Ave. from 7:00AM – 7:30AM.  You may access the high school from the main entrance on Miles Ave. or the rear entrance on North Terry Ave.

Registration Limits: All teams are limited to no more than three (3) entries in any one event. NOTE:

Entry Fees: Entry fees will be $5.00 per student/per event. This fee may be paid the day of the meet or mailed to the high school.

Judges: We always welcome judges. If you would like to bring along a judge or two that is okay with us. Just let us know their name and events ahead of time and we will get them scheduled. Judges arriving the day of the meet will be placed in the judge’s pool.

Drop/Adds: Please call in or email with drops as soon as changes are known. The deadline for drops is Wednesday, November 16th. All drops after that date will be assessed a $5.00 penalty plus forfeiture of the registration fee. Please call drops while you are on the bus to Mitch Evans at (406) 679-3242 to avoid problems and save time at registration.

Event Rules: All events will be conducted according to the rules in the 2016 – 2017 MHSA Handbook. Dual entries will be allowed. The MHSA handbook rules will be enforced. All MHSA sanctioned Class A events will be offered.

Lincoln Douglas Resolution –(September/October topic) :Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.  (Topic Change Nov. 22nd)

Public Forum Topic – Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership.

Policy Debate – (2017 – 2018 topic) Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Tournament Schedule:





Extemp Draw

Round I



Draw – 8:00

Round II



Draw – 10:00

Lunch  (served)

11:30 – 1:30

11:30 – 1:30

11:30 – 1:30

Round III



Draw – 12:00




Draw – 2:00










Awards: The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Hardin Middle School Auditorium @ 5:00 pm or as soon as the final results have been tabulated.

Location: All events will be held in the high school and middle school buildings.

Lunch/Concessions: A full concessions will be offered. There will be a lunch option for the students. It will be $6.00 and will include a beverage. Please email me with a lunch count if you will be purchasing lunch tickets for your students. Lunch will be provided for coaches and bus drivers.

Reminders: Coaches are expected to monitor their students. Students will not be allowed in the classrooms until a coach or judge is present. Due to the design of the building, we have several competition rooms adjacent to our student commons. We want to make certain that this area is kept clear and quiet during rounds. Students will be able to gather in the commons or high school cafeteria between rounds. Lunch and concessions will be in the middle school cafeteria. This is located just down the hall from the high school cafeteria. Coaches will gather in the high school library and library.  Bus drivers may utilize the faculty lounge and/or the judge’s lounge in the Home Ec. Classroom.

Parking: Bus parking is allowed in the lots across from the high school on Terry Ave. or the Bus lanes in front of the high school on Miles Ave.

Questions? Contact:

Mitch Evans

Hardin High School

702 North Terry Ave.

Hardin, MT 59034

School:  665-6301 (Office)

Mitch:  665-6387 (Direct)

FAX:  665-1909

Cell:  679-3242



We look forward to seeing you at the Hardin Invitational Tournament.

Mr. Mike Erickson                                    Mr. Mitch Evans                        Mrs. Angie Ericksen

Activities Director                                    Head Coach                               Asst. Coach

Hardin High School                                 HHS Forensics                         HHS Forensics

(406) 665-6321                                        (406) 665-6387                        (406) 638-2252 

                                                                                                            Crow Elementary School           


Tournament Documents

  1. Hardin High School Invitation
  1. Belfry High (Belfry, MT)
  2. Belgrade High School (Belgrade, MT)
  3. Billings Central Catholic High School (Billings, MT)
  4. Billings West High School (Billings, MT)
  5. Broadus High School (Broadus, MT)
  6. Colstrip High School (Colstrip, MT)
  7. Columbus High School (Columbus, MT)
  8. Culbertson High School (Culbertson, MT)
  9. Custer County District High School (Miles City, MT)
  10. Dawson County High School (Glendive, MT)
  11. Fergus High School (Lewistown, MT)
  12. Forsyth High School (Forsyth, MT)
  13. Gardiner Public School (Gardiner, MT)
  14. Hardin High School (Hardin, MT)
  15. Harrison High School (Harrison, MT)
  16. Huntley Project High School (Worden, MT)
  17. Joliet High School (Joliet, MT)
  18. Laurel High School (Laurel, MT)
  19. Park High School (Livingston, MT)
  20. Roundup High School (Roundup, MT)
  21. Shepherd High School (Shepherd, MT)
  22. Sidney High School (Sidney, MT)
  23. Skyview High School Silver (Billings, MT)
  24. White Sulphur Springs High (White Sulphur Springs , MT)
  1. C - Open LD (30)
  2. C - Open Policy (6)
  3. C - Open Pub.-Forum (8)

Total Debate Entries: 44

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Open Dramatic-Interp (31)
  2. A - Open Extemp (10)
  3. A - Open Humorous-Interp (25)
  4. A - Open Impromptu (14)
  5. A - Open Informative (24)
  6. A - Open Memorized-Public-Add (14)
  7. A - Open Oratory (15)
  8. B - Open Classical-Duo (11)
  9. B - Open Dramatic-Duo (21)
  10. B - Open Dramatic-Solo (20)
  11. B - Open Humorous-Duo (21)
  12. B - Open Humorous-Solo (22)
  13. B - Open Pantomime (8)

Total IE Entries: 236

Pattern - Event - (entries)