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11/4/2008 Linfield to host annual Mahaffey forensics tournament

McMINNVILLE – Collegiate speakers from across the Northwest will compete in the 78th annual R.D. Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament Nov. 14-16 at Linfield College.

The tournament is one of the oldest intercollegiate tournaments in the region and honors Roy “Hap” Mahaffey for his pioneering efforts with forensics in the Northwest and throughout the nation.

Approximately 400 students from 30-35 colleges and universities from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Florida will be participating in the tournament. Linfield students will compete in the event.

The tournament will offer 12 individual events as well as novice, junior and open divisions for parliamentary and British parliamentary debate. The debate topics will be about recent news events and will change for each round of the competition.

The tournament is sponsored by the Linfield Forensics Program and the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts. For more information contact Jackson Miller, director of forensics and associate professor of communication arts, at 503-883-2625 or