POI Rules

Hello everyone,

For those of you who have students competing in the new POI event, please find the rules below. As always, feel free to email with any questions to yaleinvitational2015@gmail.com.



Michelle and Philip


Thanks for registering!

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for registering for the 2015 Yale Invitational. If you still have not registered, you are still able to register on Tabroom. As a reminder, our tournament is not first-come, first-serve, so registering at exactly 1:00 PM on Saturday does not mean you are ensured to get off the waitlist. In addition, all schools will remain on the waitlist until the end of this week, after which we will gradually clear the waitlist. We will notify you as soon as your entries are active.

Remember that reserved plane tickets/hotels are not a reason to get off the waitlist. If you have any other questions regarding reg, email us at yale@tabroom.com. Any other inquiries can be directed to yaleinvitational2015@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of your summers and we look forward to seeing many of you in September!

All the best,

Michelle and Philip

Registration Opens Soon!

Hi everyone,

We’re excited to announce that registration for this year’s Yale Invitational will take place this Saturday, August 1st at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. The link will be available here  on the Yale Tabroom website once it is open.

As a reminder, all entries will automatically be placed on a waitlist. Two weeks after registrations open, we will fairly and evenly take students off the waitlist. DO NOT MAKE PLANE RESERVATIONS UNTIL YOUR ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED. 

If you have further questions, please refer to the invitation to see if we’ve answered them; if not, feel free to email us at yaleinvitational2015@gmail.com.


Michelle and Philip

Speech Updates

Hi everyone,

We hope you have been enjoying your summers so far. We are excited to announce that this year we will be expanding our Speech events to include the new NSDA main stage event, Program Oral Interpretation (POI).

We also wanted to clarify that, as in years past, Oral Interpretation will be one event rather than two separate events for poetry and prose.

We will update the invitation with the rules for POI shortly, but we will be following NSDA regulations for it. As always, feel free to email us at yaleinvitational2015@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Happy prepping,

Michelle and Philip

2015 Invitation

Hi everyone,

We’re excited to release the invite to the 2015 Yale Invitational.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at yaleinvitational2015@gmail.com.

We’re excited to welcome you to our campus in September and hope you have a great summer!

All the best,

Philip Groenwegen and Michelle Kelrikh

Tournament Directors