Henry Clay Speak of the Devil SR and JR Speech and Debate Tourn

2019 — Lexington, KY/US

 Greetings fellow Speech & Debate coaches & competitors!

 You are cordially invited to attend the 15th annual…

  Henry Clay “Speak of the Devil” Senior & Junior Division

 Speech & Debate Tournament

The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY. Registration will begin at 11:30 AM with the first round of competition beginning at 1:00 PM. There will be 2 rounds of IE / 3-4 rounds of debate + finals in each.

EVENTS: We will be offering all fourteen KHSSL Senior Speech events, all 12 KHSSL Junior Speech events, & all 4 KHSSL Debate events (FOLLOWING KHSSL RULES). 

 NOTE: Any category that cannot fulfill a minimum of 6 entries may be dropped from the competition – you will be notified of this change in the event that this occurs to allow you time to relocate your students to another event should you so choose.

 ENTRIES: We will be offering unlimited entries for each event. Students may Quadruple (Compete in up to 4 IE events) but rounds cannot be held for a late performer.  Due to schedule constraints, students entered in Debate cannot participate in IE events.

 *Note:  As Congress, LD, PF, and Policy are not KHSSL prequalifying events, Henry Clay High students will participate in them but HCHS will not be included in Sweepstakes.

 Cost: Each IE speech entry will be $6, with Duo Acting, Duo Interp, & Improv Duo charging $12.  Congress & Lincoln-Douglas entries will be $10 while Public Forum & Policy Debate entries will be $20 ($10 per debater). 


 Entry registration will be managed through www.tabroom.com. You will need to create a user account at that site if you do not have one in order to register.


 Registration for the Henry Clay Speak of the Devil Senior Tournament is located here:


Deadline for entries & Congress Legislation is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22nd.


*Drops/adds after the deadline will be charged $10 fee per single entry & $20 per Duo Interp, Improv Duo, Public Forum or Policy entry in addition to the original entry fees*

 *Drops/changes/adds after the deadline will be charged a $10 fee per single entry & $20 per Duo Interp & Improv Duo team.  Due to the complicated nature of debate bracketing, debate drops/changes/additions are an additional $10 per single entry and $20 per team in addition to entry fees*

Judges: You must supply one judge for every six IE or Congress entries (6 slots = 1 judge; 12 slots = 2 judges; 13 slots = 3 judges; etc.) For debate you must supply one judge for every two debaters (1 slot = 1 judge; 3 slots = 2 judges, etc.) A fee of $40 per missing judge will be assessed. Please make sure that all your judges are familiar with all KHSSL rules in the 2019-2020 KHSSL Handbook so they can properly assess the students.  There will be a hospitality room with snacks and refreshments for all judges, coaches, and bus drivers.

 *NOTE – Judges will be asked to judge BOTH Senior & Junior KHSSL Events – please prep your judges of this beforehand as all judges will be expected to adhere to this obligation. 

Awards: Given to the top 6 entrants per speech event / top 4 entrants per debate event

 Sweepstakes: Sweepstakes awards will be given to the top 3 schools in Junior Speech and the top 3 schools combined in Senior Speech AND Debate.

Speech Schedule:                         Registration: Front Office: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM                                                                                                        Round I: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Ext Draw 12:30 PM)

                                                                 Round II: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (Ext Draw 2:00 PM)

                                                                 Finals: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (Ext Draw 4:00 PM)

                                                                 Awards: Theater or Cafeteria 7:00 PM

 Debate Schedule:                        Registration: Front Office: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM       

                                                                 Round I: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

                                                                 Round II: 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

                                                                 Round III: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

                                                                 Round IV (or Semis, if necessary): 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

                                                                 Finals (if not complete by Round IV): 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

                                                                 Awards: Theater or Cafeteria 7:00 PM

 Congress Schedule:                    Registration: Front Office: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

                                                                 Session I: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

                                                                 Session II: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

                                                                 Super Congress: TBA w/altered schedule if happening

                                                                 Awards: Theater or Cafeteria 7:00 PM

 *(Note: Format and schedule are subject to change due to the size of the tournament. You will be notified the day of the tournament - or earlier if possible - of any changes.)*

 Food: Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be for sale in the cafeteria. There will be no lunch/dinner break due to the tight schedule of the tournament. So eat when you can!!!

Tournament Site: Henry Clay High School / 2100 Fontaine Road / Lexington, KY 40502

 Payment: We accept cash or check.  Please make checks for the competition payable to:

Henry Clay Speech & Debate Team

 Contact Information:         

Ryan Ray (Coach) Work Phone: (859) 381-3423 EXT 53138

Email address:  ryan.ray@fayette.kyschools.us

 Thank you!  The Blue Devils would be honored to have you present for the tournament!