Moon Area Speech and Debate Tournament

Moon Area Speech and Debate Tournament

Moon Area Speech and Debate Tournament

8353 University Blvd

Moon, Pa 15108

Your team is cordially invited to attend the Moon Area High School Speech & Debate Tournament on November 18th, 2017at Moon Area High School.

Registration will be on Registration will close on November 18th at 9:00am.

Events offered:



Dramatic Interp

Humorous Interp.

Extemp – International

Extemp – US




Original Oratory


Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Public Forum

PHSSL rules and time limits will be used in all speech and debate events. No double entries, please.

We will have four rounds in speech competitions and in debate.

We will merge HI and DI, US Extemp and International Extemp, Prose and Poetryif numbers are low.

Registration Fees:

The registration fee will be five dollars ($5) per student.

Checks are to be made payable to Moon Area Speech & Debate Team or MASD.


1 per 5 in speech, or fraction thereof

1 per 5 in congress, or fraction thereof

1 per 2 in debate, or fraction thereof

All judges are expected to stay for the entire tournament and present for all rounds. If any judge leaves the tournament early, without providing a replacement, his/her school will be disqualified from competition. Judges may be moved from one event to another if needed.

Registration is from 7:45 – 8:15

Please call or text in drops on your way to the tournament to 412.680.4028.


Snacks will be on sale throughout the day.

Lunch tickets (2 pieces of Pizza, Drink and Snack) will be on sale for $5 before the tournament begins.


Trophies are awarded for the following:

Congress – Presiding Officers

Outstanding and Superior Speakers for the day

Individual events and debate – top 6 in each. Events that have fewer than 10 entries will have awards for the top 3.

Sweepstakes award based on each school’s top two individuals / teams in each event that has 4 or more school teams represented. You do not need to submit sweepstakes entries.

Anticipated Time Schedule:

We are going to try our best to run our tournament on time. To help us, please make sure that you are on time. Call or text (412) 680-4028 for drops or if you are running late.

Registration: 7:45-8:15

Speech & Debate Schedule:

8:30 Extemp and Impromptu to prep rooms

8:30 Assembly in the high school cafeteria

8:45-10:00Round 1

10:15 - 11:30Round 2


12:30 - 1:45Round 3

2:00 - 3:15 Round 4

Registration: 7:45-8:15

Congress Schedule

8:30Congress to Houses

8:45- 11:45 Morning Session

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45- 3:00 Afternoon Session


3:45Assembly in the Auditorium

3:45 Assembly in the Auditorium


No double entries.

Please have busses drop off students at the STUDENT ENTRANCE. It is clearly marked. Busses will need to drive around the school in order to do this. Parking for busses is available near the football field and tennis courts.

PLEASE keep all food and drink in the cafeteria.