WFCA Calendar for 2017-18

2017-18 CALENDAR

The WFCA State Tournament will be Saturday, April 7, 2018. The WFCA State Congress will be Friday, April 6, 2018.

Tournaments are designated as [S] Single Entry, [D] Double Entry, and [T] Triple Entry

Tournaments without invitations attached have not submitted their invitation yet. Tournament hosts can send invitations to be posted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AUGUST 2017

August 25 (Friday) – WFCA Bylaw Proposals Due (for any bylaw changes to be voted on at the fall meeting, they must be posted 3 weeks in advance)

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 16 (Saturday)  –   WFCA Coaching Clinic and Membership Meeting

Marquette University High School, 3401 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

There is a coaching clinic at 9:00, a lunch break, and the business meeting will begin at 1:00.

NOVEMBER 2017

November 30 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Coaching Clinic at Eau Clarie North High School, 1801 Piedmont Rd, Eau Claire WI 54703.  RSVP to Scott Peterson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DECEMBER 2017

December 4 5pm-8pm  Coaching Clinic at Marquette University High School, 3401 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208. RSVP to Amy Geyser This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

December 13 5pm-8pm  Coaching Clinic at DeForest High School, 815 Jefferson St, De Forest, WI 53532. RSVP to Tom August This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JANUARY 2018

January 4 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Coaching Clinic at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. RSVP to Jon Balcerak  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

January 9 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Coaching Clinic at Xavier High School in Appleton, 1600 Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54914. RSVP to Mariah Ervin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

January 13  Port Washington Tournament [D]

Come back to Port Washington for Year 3 of the Pirate Invitational!

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6985

January 20  Muskego Festival [S] No Power Round

Registration is full

January 20  Oshkosh North Tournament [D]

The Oshkosh North Forensics Team invites you to the third annual Oshkosh North Forensics Tournament.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6944

January 20  Watertown Tournament [D]

The Watertown High School and Luther Preparatory School Forensics teams invite you and your team to the Rock River Forensics Tournament at Watertown High School

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6531

January 27  Appleton East Tournament [T]

The Administration and Forensic Coaching Staff at Appleton East High School are pleased to invite you and your forensic team to the "Appleton East Forensics Tournament".

Appleton East Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6963

January 27  DeForest Tournament [D]

Another season is upon us and this year DeForest is proud to announce our regular season tournament.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6907

January 27  Marquette University High School Tournament [S]

Marquette University HS Invitation 2018.pdf

http://muhs4n6.tabroom.com

FEBRUARY 2018

February 2 (Friday)  Marquette Congress at Milwaukee City Hall

Marquette University HS Congress Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=9439

FebruarySlinger Tournament [D]

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to join us for our 2nd WFCA tournament being held at Slinger High School. We look forward to hosting you and your team on what promises to be a great day of competition.

Slinger Invitation 2018.pdf

http://slinger.tabroom.com

FebruarySun Prairie Tournament [D]

The Sun Prairie High School Forensics team invites you and your team to the tenth annual Sun Prairie Forensics Tournament. Our goal is to reach schools in a variety of regions throughout the state. We are prepared to offer a professionally-run, fun and exciting day of competition.

Special Notes!
-The tournament will be held at Sun Prairie High School (888 Grove Street). This is the NEWish high school.
-To help save your budgets, the judge to entries ratio is 1:6 instead of 1:5.
-We will be offering Oratorical Declamation.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7074

February 3 Winneconne Tournament [D]

The Winneconne High School Forensics team welcomes you to our annual tournament. We will have our Annul Spirit Competion, as we have in the past so bring your team spirit along! Looking forward to seeing you!

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7033

February 10 Eau Claire North Tournament [T]

We are excited to invite you and your students to celebrate Valentine’s week by participating in the eleventh annual Steve Sparks Memorial Forensics Tournament. This tournament is both WFCA and WHSFA friendly.

Eau Claire North 2018 Invitation.pdf

February 10  Hortonville Tournament [T]

Here at Hortonville High School we are excited to extend the invitation for your team to join us at our Forensic Tournament.  With the change to offering Impromptu as a regular category with the WFCA, we will no longer offer our bonus consolation category during final rounds.  However we will continue to offer the special NCFL category of Oratorical Declamation for freshmen and sophomore competitors during regular rounds.

Hortonville Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7032

February 10 West Bend East Tournament [S] (Friday Feb 10 Congress)

West Bend East Invitation 2018.pdf

http://wbeast.tabroom.com

February 15 (Thursday) WFCA Scholarship application and coaching awards nomination deadline

February 15 (Thursday)  Milwaukee Public Schools Conference Tournament (MPS schools only)

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=9000

February 16 (Friday)  Reagan High School Congress

Ronald Reagan HIgh School will be hosting two Student Congress events: February 16 and March 16.

Reagan HS Congress Invitation February 2018.pdf

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=9014

February 16 (Friday)  Green Bay NCFL Congress Qualifier at Winneconne (for GBCFL members)

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7249

February 17  Altoona Tournament [T]

We are pleased to invite you and your team to the 2018 Altoona High School Forensic Invitational. We are excited to host for this year and look forward to a terrific day of high-quality competition!

Altoona Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6760

February 17  Kaukauna Tournament [D]

Kaukauna High School is pleased to invite your team to the 10th annual Kaukauna Forensic Tournament. We will again feature Starbucks coffee for coaches, judges and bus drivers along with Bagelicious bagels and a plethora of other foods to warm a judge's heart (and stomach).

Kaukauna Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6459

February 17  Greater Metro Conference Tournament (conference schools only) at Brookfield East

February 18 (Sunday)  Green Bay NCFL Qualifier

February 24 Durand Tournament [T]

We are pleased to invite you and your team to the 2018 Durand High School Forensic Invitational.  We are excited to host once again and look forward to a terrific day of high-quality competition!

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6950

February 24 Sheboygan South Tournament [T] (Friday Feb 23 Congress)

 On behalf of the administration, forensics staff, and students of Sheboygan South High School, we are pleased to once again open our doors to you for our annual Forensics Invitational and Student Congress Tournament.

 **We will also offer two extra categories.**

Oratorical Declamation will be offered for any freshmen or sophomore competitor who wishes to enter.  Rules for Oratorical Declamation will follow Catholic Forensics League rules, which can be found at http://www.ncfl.org

Extemporaneous Reading is being offered as a new category for students who want to try something different as a second or third category.  It is an improvised reading category where students will enter the room, be given a few choices of short literature selections to choose from, and then have a few minutes to skim through and deliver to the judge.  Rules for the category can be found in the "files" tab at the tournament's speechwire page.

 https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7048

February 24 UW-Whitewater Tournament [D]

The tournament is limited to 500 entries due to room availability. Tournament registration will close once this limit is reached. We will incorporate a four-round format this year. Each event will have three preliminary rounds, but they will be scattered within four competition slots.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6221

February 27 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm -8:00 pm  Coaching Clinic at Jake's Cafe, 529 Ontario Ave, Sheboygan. RSVP to Malyssa Gabrielson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MARCH 2018

March 3  James Madison Memorial Tournament [T]  (Friday March 2 Congress)

The 17th Annual James Madison Memorial Forensics tournament. Have your students compete in the TRIATHLON!  Students must compete in three events - at least one from both Speech and Interp.  The top six competitors will receive a Triathlon trophy. 

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7141

March 3  Mukwonago Tournament [S]

The MHS Forensics Team invites you to our first annual "Is It Spring Yet?" Tournament. While we understand there may be other competitions held on this date, we hope that our location and our Southeastern Wisconsin Hospitality will "warm" you up to our event! We anticipate an excellent opportunity to witness a great mix of competitors and judging akin to what will be experienced at the State Tournament this year.

Mukwonago Invitation 2018.pdf

http://mukwonagoforensics.tabroom.com

March 3   Sheboygan North Tournament [T] (Friday March 2 Congress)

On behalf of the administration, forensics staff and students of Sheboygan North High Schoo, I am pleased to invite you and your team to participate in the Sheboygan North 2018 Forensics Tournament and Student Congress.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7117

March 10  Waunakee / Sun Prairie Tournament at Sun Prairie High School [T]

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7320

March 10  West Bend West Tournament [D]

We are pleased and honored to invite you to join us for the 2018 West Bend West Forensics Tournament.

West Bend West Invitation 2018.pdf

http://west.tabroom.com

March 10  Xavier Tournament [D]

The Xavier HS Forensics Team is pleased to welcome you to the Hawk's Nest Forensics Touranment!  We are looking forward to a full day of exciting, high quality competition.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6926

March 13 (Tuesday)  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Online Coaching Clinic. RSVP to Malyssa Gabrielson  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

March 16 (Friday)  Reagan High School Congress

Ronald Reagan HIgh School will be hosting two Student Congress events: February 16 and March 16.

Reagan HS Congress Invitation March 2018.pdf

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=9015

March 16 (Friday)  NSDA Southern District Big Questions Qualifier at Reagan High School

March 17  Arrowhead Tournament [D]

The Arrowhead Forensics Team invites you and your team to join us for the Arrowhead Forensics Tournament..  The team is very excited to be hosting a tournament once again, and we are looking forward to having you here.

Arrowhead Invitation 2018.pdf

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7077

March 17  Madison West Tournament [D] (Friday Mar 16 Congress)

The Madison West High School Forensics team invites your team to our 7th annual invitational forensic tournament.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6435

March 17  Waupaca Tournament [T]

Waupaca High School would like to invite you to our annual Footluce Forensic Tournament. We will offer competition in NCFL's Oratorical Declamation.  We will permit DOUBLE and TRIPLE entries awarding a DOUBLE and TRIPLE CROWN to the students who are double or triple entered and earn the most points.

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7253

March 23 (Friday after school)  Fort Atkinson Tournament [S]

Fort Atkinson invites you to their annual Friday "small school" tournament on 3/23. Everyone is welcome, but entries are limited to 15 per school.

 Fort Atkinson Invitation 2018.pdf

http://fort4n6.tabroom.com/

March 24  Brookfield East Tournament [S] and CFL Qualifier

March 24  Denmark Tournament [T] (Friday March 23 Congress)

The Denmark High School administration, coaches, and forensics team cordially invite you to join us for the Denmark Viking Forensics Invitational.  Our team is very excited to be hosting again this year and to welcome you to Viking Country in Packerland!

https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6251

March 24  Sussex Hamilton Tournament [D]

Hamilton invites you and your team to partake in all of the excitement (food trucks, a DJ, and much more!) that will be the 1st Annual Hamilton Hullabaloo.

HamiltonHullabaloo.com

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=8255

March 24 noon - WFCA State Tournament registration opens

March 28 (Wednesday) - Deadline for submission of State Congress legislation (email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

March 30 (Friday, 5:00 PM) - Deadline for State Tournament entries to be entered in Speechwire (changes may be made through Thursday, April 5 5:00 PM)

APRIL 2018

April 2 (Monday) - Deadline for State Congress entries

April 2 (Monday, 4:00 PM) - Deadline for lunch orders to be entered in Speechwire

April 5 (Thursday 5:00 PM) - Deadline for State Tournament changes in Speechwire (after this time email changes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

April 6 - 7  WFCA STATE CONGRESS AND STATE TOURNAMENT

April 6 (Friday) WFCA State Congress at UW-Whitewater

April 7 (Saturday) WFCA State Forensics Tournament at UW-Whitewater [S]

April 13-14 (Friday-Saturday) WFCA Northern and Southern Wisconsin NSDA Qualifier

Southern:  https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=8791

April 13 (Friday) – WFCA Bylaw Proposals Due (for any bylaw changes to be voted on at the spring meeting on May 5, they must be posted 3 weeks in advance)

April 20-21 WHSFA State Festival at Madison

MAY 2018

May 4 (Friday)  –  WFCA - Night Before Spring Meeting social event at Great Wolf Lodge

May 5 (Saturday)  – WFCA Spring Meeting at Great Wolf Lodge in Lake Delton (Wisconsin Dells area)  [MAP]

Committee Meetings

Tournament Host and Calendar Meeting

Round Table Discussions

Lunch break

General Membership Meeting

All member coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend.  We will hold elections for Treasurer and President-Elect, and the various committee chairs (Category, State Tournament, TPP, Program Assistance, Communication, and Webmaster) will present their reports.

Flyer: 2018 Spring Meeting at Great Wolf Lodge

May 25-27  NCFL Nationals in Washington, DC

JUNE 2018

June 17-22  NSDA Nationals at Fort Lauderdale, Florida