WFCA Calendar for 2016-17

2016-17 CALENDAR

The WFCA State Tournament will be Saturday, April 1, 2017. The WFCA State Congress will be Friday, March 31, 2017.

New this year: 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 2016

August 19 (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 2016

September 10 (Saturday)  –   WFCA Coaching Clinic (9:00-11:30) and Membership Meeting (1:00) Muskego High School, W183 S8750 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150. Use the main entrance Door 1 along Racine Ave. Room 243.

NOVEMBER 2016

November 30 (Wednesday) 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM WFCA Coaching Clinic at DeForest High School, 815 Jefferson St, De Forest, WI 53532. Hosted by Tom August This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DECEMBER 2016

December 3  (Saturday) WFCA Coaching Clnic at Appleton East High School, 2121 E Emmers Dr, Appleton, WI 54915 (during the debate tournament).

December 8 (Thursday) 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM WFCA Coaching Clinic at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Hosted by Jon Balcerak This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

December 16 (Friday) 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM WFCA Coaching Clinic at Bradley Technology & Trade High School, 700 S 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Hosted by Ernest Chomicki This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JANUARY 2017

January 14  Port Washington Tournament [D]

The Port Washington High School staff and administration would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Pirate Invitational Tournament.

Invitation: Port Washington Invitation 2017.pdf

Results: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/results/event_results.mhtml?tourn_id=6633&result_id=33877

January 21  Luther Prep / Watertown Tournament [D]

The Watertown High School and Luther Preparatory School Forensics teams invite you and your team to the Rock River Forensics Warm Up at Watertown High School. Our goal is to help teams get the ball rolling for the upcoming competition season. We are prepared to offer a professionally-run, fun and exciting day of competition.

Invitation: Rock River at Watertown Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5527

January 21  Muskego Tournament [S] No Power Round

It's a chilly winter! So Muskego High School invites your Forensics Team to our "Warm Up" Forensics Festival. We are extending a warm welcome to both state organizations (WHSFA & WFCA) to compete at what could be the first competition for many this season!

Invitation: Muskego Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5643

January 21  Oshkosh North Tournament [D]

Year 1 was a success; so we're doing it again!

The Oshkosh North Forensics Team invites you to take part in the second annual Oshkosh North Forensics Tournament on January 21, 2017. Our geographic location makes us a short bus ride for schools in the Fox Valley, Southeast Wisconsin, and Central (North and South) parts of the state. As a result, we offer your students a good opportunity to see a mix of competitors and judging that they may not see again until the state tournament in April.

Invitation: Oshkosh North Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5354

January 28 Appleton East Tournament [T] (Friday Jan 27 Congress)

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

Continuing and NEW this year! The Appleton East Tournament will offer "Double/Triple Entering", with the following restriction. - No students involved in the following categories will be allowed to double enter; Extemporaneous Speaking or Radio Speaking, students who enjoy those events, can not double enter. This year, we will allow students to double/triple enter between buildings but only at their own risk! (if they are running very much behind, we will not hold rounds longer for them.)

Invitation: Appleton East Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5784

January 28  DeForest Tournament [D]

Another season is upon us and this year DeForest is proud to announce our regular season tournament. I anticipate a very good turnout again this year.

Invitation and Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5561

January 28  Marquette Tournament [S]

Invitation: Marquette University High School Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: http://muhs17.tabroom.com

FEBRUARY 2017

February 3 (Friday) Marquette Congress at Milwaukee City Hall

Invitation: Marquette University High School Congress Invitation 2017

Registration: http://cityhall17.tabroom.com

February 4 Slinger Tournament [D]

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to join us for the first 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.

Invitation: Slinger Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: http://slinger.tabroom.com

February 4 Sun 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.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5690

February 4 Winneconne Tournament [D]

The Winneconne High School Forensics team welcomes you to our annual tournament. We are excited to see you on Saturday, February 4th! We continue our annual Forensic Spirit Competition. Bring your team spirit and we will see you then!

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5723

February 4 WFCA Coaching Clinic at a convenient time during the UW-Eau Claire high school tournament. Contact Scott Peterson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

February 11 Eau Claire North Tournament [T]

We are excited to invite you and your students to celebrate Valentine's weekend by participating in the tenth annual Steve Sparks Memorial Forensics Tournament. This tournament is both WFCA and WHSFA friendly, and students may double or triple enter.

We are implementing the WHSFA directive that Impromptu Speech be available as a pilot category at invitational contests. This will be treated as a regular category and will have three preliminary rounds plus finals. Last year we were the first tournament to offer computer preparation for Radio Announcing, and we will continue with that option.

In addition to the standard individual and team awards, we also offer the following awards: Best Double-Entries, Best Novice Entries, and the Perfect Score Award.

Invitation and registration: Eau Claire North Invitation 2017.pdf

February 11  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. Offered, yet again this year, will be the special category of Oratorical Declamation, in addition to the Impromptu consolation category during final rounds.

Invitation: Hortonville Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5736

February 11 West Bend East Tournament [S] (Friday Feb 10 Congress)

We will offer WFCA categories and Oratorical Declamation (using NCFL rules).

Invitation: West Bend East Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: http://wb_east.tabroom.com/

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

February 17 (Friday) Bradley Tech Congress

Welcome to the Bradley Tech Student Congress. I am super excited to have you all compete. We promise to have good food, and even more importantly, great trophies.

Invitation: Bradley Tech Congress Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=7017

February 18 Delavan-Darien Tournament [S]

Forensics season is in full swing, and I am pleased to invite you to the DDHS Annual Invitational Tournament. The students and coaching staff are already working hard to put a fun-filled day of quality competition together, and we hope you can join us!

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5665

February 18 Durand Tournament [T]

We are pleased to invite you and your team to the 2017 Durand High School Forensic Invitational. After a one year hiatus, we are glad to host once again and look forward to a terrific day of high-quality competition!

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5711

 February 18  Kaukauna Tournament [D]

Kaukauna High School is pleased to invite your team to the ninth 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 judge's heart (and stomach).

Invitation: Kaukauna Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5749

February 18  Lodi Tournament [S]

 The Lodi High School Forensics Team extends a warm and hearty invitation to your to team to attend our tournament on February 18th.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5536

February 20 (Monday) 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM WFCA Coaching Clinic at Denmark High School, 450 N Wall St, Denmark, WI  54208. Hosted by Dave Harper This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

February 25  Eau Claire Memorial Tournament [T] (canceled - weather)

Memorial High School Forensics is pleased to invite you and your team to participate in the Old Abe Forensic Invitational. The tournament is both WHSFA and WFCA friendly, and students may double or triple enter. Impromptu Speaking will be offered as an additional category.

Invitation and registration: Eau Claire Memorial Invitation 2017.pdf

February 25 Sheboygan South Tournament [T] (Friday Feb 24 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 are excited to offer students the opportunity to double or triple enter in multiple categories once again this year, with the exception that students competing in extemp or radio may only compete in one other category if they wish and may not compete in both radio and extemp.

We will also offer two extra categories. Impromptu Speaking will be offered as a regular category alongside the standard WFCA categories. Additionally, Oratorical Declamation as a category for any freshmen or sophomore competitor who wishes to enter.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5792

February 25 UW-Whitewater Tournament [D]

The 2017 Speech Bowl will be capped at 500 entries due to unexpected space limitations on campus. UW-Whitewater is hosting several large events on-campus that day and therefore large award spaces are unavailable. As a result, we've capped the tournament size and we'll hold awards inside the University Center (and not the Irvin L. Young Auditorium as we have in year's past). If you're planning on attending, we encourage you place your entry in advance of the deadline and we'll close registration once the cap is reached.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=4954

MARCH 2017

March 2 (Thursday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM WFCA Coaching Clinic at Trinity Academy, W225 N3131 Duplainville Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Hosted by Elizabeth Mitchell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 4  James Madison Memorial Tournament [T]  (Friday March 3 Congress)

The 16th Annual Sandy Theobold - James Madison Memorial Forensics tournament. We will host all WFCA categories using WFCA rules (with the addition of Impromptu!).

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.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5900

March 4  Sheboygan North Tournament [T] (Friday March 3 Congress)

On behalf of the administration, forensics staff and students of Sheboygan North High School, I am pleased to invite you and your team to participate in the Sheboygan North 2017 Forensics Tournament and Student Congress. We anticipate a successful and efficient tournament once again.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5696

March 11 New London Tournament [T] (Friday Mar 10 Congress)

The New London Forensics Team is pleased to welcome you to our annual Student Congress and Forensics Tournament! We are looking forward to a full day of exciting, high quality competition and can't wait to welcome you to our district.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5836

March 11  West Bend West Tournament [D]


West Bend West cordially invites you to join us on March 11th for competition consisting of all WFCA events as well as Oratorical Declamation (using NCFL rules).

Invitation: West Bend West Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: http://west.tabroom.com

March 12 (Sunday) Green Bay CFL Tournament in Sheboygan

March 18  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.

We have a couple of new things to our tournament this year.  We will be offering 2 additional categories, Impromptu Speaking and Oratorical Declamation.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5854

March 18  Madison West Tournament [S] (Friday Mar 17 Congress)

The Madison West High School Forensics team invites your team to our 6th annual invitational forensic tournament. It begins with student congress on Friday, March 17 and speech events on Saturday, March 18.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5336

March 18  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 and offer Impromptu Speaking as a main event. 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.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5374

March 18 noon - WFCA State Tournament registration opens

March 22 (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 24 (Friday, 5:00 PM) - Deadline for State Tournament entries to be entered in Speechwire (changes may be made through Thursday, March 30 5:00 PM)

March 24 (Friday after school) Fort Atkinson Tournament [S]

The Fort Atkinson Forensics Team invites you and your team to the “Fort Friday Tournament”. This is a “small school tournament”.  Any school is welcome to attend, but we are limiting programs to 15 entries.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=6059

March 25 Brookfield East Tournament [S] and CFL Qualifier

This tournament will run in conjunction with the MCFL Qualifier (registration for the qualifier can also be made on tabroom according to the invite); therefore, entries will be limited to 300. Because of space limitations double entry will not be allowed.

Invitation: Brookfield East Invitation 2017.pdf

Registration: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=7189

March 25 Denmark Tournament [T] (Friday March 24 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! I know, it's an oxymoron, but we'll have none of those come tournament day-forensics kids are class acts! It should be an exciting weekend of competition for everyone involved! We will be offering Oratorical Declamation again this year for those students preparing for the NCFL national tournament.

Invitation and registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=5843

 

March 27 (Monday) - Deadline for State Congress entries

March 27 (Monday, 4:00 PM) - Deadline for lunch orders to be entered in Speechwire

March 30 (Thursday 5:00 PM) - Deadline for State Tournament changes in Speechwire (after this time email drops to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

March 31 (Friday) WFCA State Congress at UW-Whitewater

APRIL 2017

March 31 - April 1 WFCA STATE CONGRESS AND STATE TOURNAMENT

April 1 WFCA State Forensics Tournament at UW-Whitewater [S]

April 14 (Friday) – WFCA Bylaw Proposals Due (for any bylaw changes to be voted on at the spring meeting, they must be posted 3 weeks in advance)

Aprril 21-22 WHSFA State Festival at Madison

MAY 2017

May 5 (Friday)  –  WFCA - Night Before Spring Meeting at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan

5:00 Executive Board Meeting

7:30 until ??? "Afterglow" celebration  – Join us to celebrate the 2017 season.  We're looking forward to seeing YOU.

May 6 (Saturdaay) – WFCA Spring Meeting at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan


9:00 Committee Meetings

10:00 Tournament Host and Calendar Meeting

10:15 Round Table Discussions

Lunch break at Sprecher's Pub in Sheboygan

1:00 General Membership Meeting

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

May 27-29 NCFL Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky

JUNE 2017

June NSDA Nationals at Birmhingham, Alabama