Harold C Keller Invitational

2019 — Davenport, IA/US

Dear Coach:

You and your students are invited to the Harold C. Keller Invitational Debate and IE Speech Tournament, on Saturday, December 7, 2019 hosted by West High School’s NSDA Chapter 1677.

The following events will be held: Student Congress, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking, and Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, and Program of Oral Interpretation. We will be using the December debate topic for LD and PF Debate.

Please note the following entry restrictions. Students may double enter in any two individual events, with the exception of LD and PF. Those students entering Congress may only enter in that event. It is the student’s responsibility to make it to rounds on time.


Judges need to be furnished according to the following criteria, one judge for every 1-2-3 entries in LD and PF. One judge for every 1-2-3-4-5-6 entries in IE’s and Student Congress.

Half or partial judges are not allowed. The names of the judges provided must judge their assigned rounds.

Entry Fees

Duo teams and Public Forum teams are $20 per team. All other entries are $10 each. The hired judge rate is $100 per judge. Judges must be hired, all entries must be submitted, and congress bills submitted by December 2, 2019 by 5:00PM.

You may enter the tournament on Tabroom at http://hckinvitational.tabroom.com/. Please contact me if you have any questions about how to do this.

Please make checks out to:

West High School

3505 West Locust Street

Davenport, IA 52804

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and will end at 8:15. Opening comments will start shortly after that time. There will be a judges’ meeting at 8:30 AM in the judges’ lounge. Round one begins at 9:00 AM, with the Extemp draw starting at 8:30 AM. All Extemp Draws will begin a half hour before the proceeding round. There will be four rounds of IEs and debate (if numbers in debate call for it, there will be a 5th round of debate). An appropriate set of awards will be presented.

Our parent’s organization will be offering a variety of reasonably priced food at the tournament and a small variety of vegetarian dishes, and we ask that you support our team by dining at the school. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in December!

Thank you.


Mrs. Maggie Rietz (Coach)


The Rest of The West NSDA Team!