National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK

2017 — Lexington, KY/US

The first annual National Speech and Debate Season Opener will be hosted Saturday September 9th-Monday September 11th, on the University of Kentucky campus. The Season Opener will be a full-service tournament offering the entire complement of speech and debate events. A Public Forum Round Robin will be offered Friday September 8th. The tournament will be a TOC qualifier in all events including octofinals in Public Forum, quarterfinals in Policy, Finals in Lincoln Douglas, Top 6 in Congress, as well as a qualifier in all speech events.  Entries will open on June 1. A full invitation will be posted this Spring.


Hope to see you in Lexington,


David Arnett

Director of Debate, University of Kentucky

Director, Tournament of Champions