2020 Watertown Speech Fiesta
Dates: 1/24/2020 - 1/25/2020


Dear Coaches, Competitors and Friends:


On behalf of the coaching staff at Watertown High School, I would like to cordially invite you to the 69th annual Watertown Speech Fiesta. This year’s Fiesta will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, 2020, in Watertown, South Dakota. The Fiesta began as a small regional tournament, but has grown to attract schools from several states. We are proud to offer ten divisions of individual events, as well as seven divisions of debate.


The 2020 Fiesta promises to deliver some of the finest competition in the area. Debate divisions will all break to semi-finals (some may be hidden in round 5 dependent upon event size).  Please note: Mavericks will NOT be allowed.


NEW THIS YEAR:  Student Congress will be offered on Friday with individual events; it will follow the IE schedule.  Students will not be able to double enter in an IE if they participate in Student Congress.  Please email Jordan Bakken (jordan.bakken@k12.sd.us) for the docket and let him know which division you would like your students in (Novice or Varsity).  If numbers allow, we will separate the chambers.  Please also let Jordan know if your students would like to be Presiding Officer.


Registration for the 2020 Watertown Speech Fiesta can be found online. Visit the Joy of Tournaments website (www.joyoftournaments.com/sd/watertown). If you have any questions concerning the tournament, please contact me by email (scott.walker@k12.sd.us).  You may also call me at 605.882.6324 (debate room), 605.886.4230 (home), or 605.868.4200 (cell).  Please direct any comments about judges or entires to Danielle Harms (danielle.harms@k12.sd.us).  


Registrations are due by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22. The registration window will remain open for you to make changes until Thursday, January 23 at 8:30 AM. Fees will be calculated at that time with the exception of hired judges, which will be calculated on Wednesday. After the window closes on Thursday, please contact Danielle by email (danielle.harms@k12.sd.us) or phone (605.520.0507) to make changes. When you leave for the tournament on Friday morning, please contact the tournament with any additional changes to ensure that the general meeting and round one begin on time.


We are excited to host you at this year’s Fiesta. We hope you will join us!



Scott Walker                                                                      

Director of Forensics 

Watertown High School 


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