2019 Desoto Central Tournament
Dates: 2/15/2019 - 2/16/2019

2019 DeSoto Central Invitational

DeSoto Central High School - Southaven, Mississippi


Greetings Coaches:

DeSoto Central High School Speech & Debate invites you to attend the 4th annual DeSoto Central Invitational February 15-16. We are beyond thrilled to be hosting again this year, and we welcome our fellow speech and debaters to join us in a weekend filled with fun competiton. The DeSoto Central Invitational will offer the following events: 


Congressional Debate, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate 


Impromptu, Varsity and Novice Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Duet Acting and Program Oral Interpretation


Varsity and Novice Extemporaneous Speaking, Varsity and Novice Poetry Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, and Declamation

Per the standard for Mississippi tournaments, Debate prelims will be held on Friday evening with all Individual events on Saturday.

In Debate events (with the exception of Congressional Debate), quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be held on Saturday morning. Congressional Debate will be held on Friday evening, consisting of one
preliminary session and a final session.  The MHSAA Fall Bill Book will be used for the DC's tournament,
with any out of state schools sending supplemental registration
to alyssa.slaughter@dcsms.org
Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three schools overall as well
as the top three individual performers. All students are only allowed to enter four events TOTAL, with anyone doing debate (including Congressional Debate) only being able to enter one Flight A event. 

In all events schools may enter up to 6 entries per event.  A waiting list will also be provided if the host school can accommodate more entries.  Students entering Debate may enter only 1 event in Flight A and 2 events in Flight B. Rules, tournament schedules, contact numbers and addresses, and directions to the DeSoto Central High School Campus are included on the website.   

We look forward to seeing you on our campus!! 


A.P. Slaughter
DeSoto Central Debate Coach
Tournament Director

Alexis Cobbs
DeSoto Central Speech Captain
Student Tournament Director

Cambell Webb
DeSoto Central Debate Captain
Student Tournament Director

Chayma Charifi and Presley Blann
DeSoto Central Novice Co-Captains
Assistant Student Tournament Directors

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