2020 Toastmasters International Virtual Convention Semifinals
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AUGUST 24–29, 2020
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2020 International Speech Contest Semifinals

The Toastmasters International Speech Contest begins at the club level, and winners continue competing through the Area, Division, District, and region quarterfinal levels. Following region quarterfinals, the top two contestants from each region are invited to compete in the semifinals. All 28 contestants proceeding from region quarterfinals are randomly assigned to one of four semifinals. Each semifinal round includes one contestant from each region. When region quarterfinal contestants are announced, they will be randomly assigned to round one or two. Additional details regarding the semifinals will soon be announced.

The two first-placed contestants from each semifinal will compete in the World Championship of Public Speaking® for a chance to be named the 2020 World Champion.



2020 Semifinals

Round
Contest
Region
Contestant
Finalists

1

Semifinal 1

10
Cyril Junior Dim, District 108  
6
Kitty Brandal, District 10
8
Travis Dent, District 77
 3 Michael L. Carr, District 55
 11 Benjamin Wayo, District 94
 13 Ng Kin Foong, District 80
 9 Mario Lewis, District 46

Semifinal 2

14
Josef Victor Chiongbian, District 75  
1
Lindy MacLaine, District 32
 5 Akili Atkinson, District 56
 2 Maureen Zappala, District 115
 7 Lauren Merritt-Taylor, District 36
 4 Kenny Ray Morgan, District 6
 12 Mark Tannen, District 90
 

2

Semifinal 3

5 Sherwood Jones, District 50  
 3 Fursey Gotuaco, District 25
 4 Ash Banaszek, District 24
 10 Peter Karagianakis, District 109
 13 Mas Mahathir Bin Mohamad, District 51
 14 Kwong Yue Yang, District 118
 9 Carrie L. Verrocchio, District 65

Semifinal 4

 

12 Amy Davidson, District 112  
 2 Aaron Samson, District 4
 11 Sameer Al Jaberi, District 105
 8 Errol Leandre, District 47
1
Stefano Cossalter, District 21
 7 Linda-Marie Miller, District 37
 6 Kimberly Horne, District 40