St Augustine Purple Knight Invitational

2018 — New Orleans, LA/US

St. Augustine Purple Knight Speech and Debate Invitational

November 30th-December 1st, 2018

New Orleans


The St. Augustine High school Speech and Debate Team is pleased to invite you and your team to compete in our annual tournament November 30th and December 1st 2018. We will be offering the following events: Declamation, Extemporaneous Speaking (Jr/Sr), Impromptu Speaking (Jr/Sr), Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation (Jr/Sr), Program Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Performance, Humorous Performance, Duo Reading, Duet Acting, Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate, Advance Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate (open division), Policy Debate (novice and advance if enough entries) and Congress.

Registration is located on Parking is available in the parking lot. Please do not park in any reserved spots.

We plan to offer 6 preliminary rounds of debate in novice and varsity divisions of Policy, LD, and PF. We also offer 1 three-hour preliminary sessions in Congress. Please be aware that elims in some of the debate events will carry over to Saturday except for Congress, which will have its final session on Saturday. Additionally, we offer 4 preliminary rounds in all speech events; however, we will allow cross-entry between debate and speech events. Speech competitors can enter up to 3 events within the speech category as long as it does not interfere with other events. All speech events will conclude on Saturday with an awards program on Saturday night. Congress results will be announced at the speech awards ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: We pre-assign judges, and need accurate names entered into the registration system. If you are unable to provide the number of judges required, we can hire a judge for you at your request.  You can sign up on to receive notifications when we post the rounds.

We look forward to having you and your team join us in an exciting weekend of competition and memories. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding entries, accommodations or directions.


Dwan P Jacque- St. Augustine Speech and Debate Moderator


12:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Congress (Library)

2:00 pm-3:30 pm: Registration (Dining Hall)

4:00 pm: Duo Rd. 1 & Debate Rd. 1 (All Forums)

5:30 pm: Duo Rd. 2 & Debate Rd. 2

6:45 pm: Duo Rd. 3 & Debate Rd. 3



7:00 am - 7:30 am: Registration Part II

7:30 am : Extemp Draw 1 (Library)

8:00 am: I.E. Events Rd. 1

9:30 am: Extemp Draw 2

10:00 am: I.E. Events Rd. 2

11:30 am: Debate Rd. 4

12:30 pm: Exemp Draw 3

1:00 p.m. I.E. Events Rd. 3

2:30 pm: Debate Rd. 5 Quarterfinals / Semi, Depending on numbers

3:30 p.m. Extemp Draw 4

4:00 pm. I.E. Finals

4:30 pm: Debate Finals

7:30 pm / 8:00 pm: Awards Ceremony (Dining Hall)