Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge

2023 — Tulsa, OK/US

Dear Speech and Debate Coaches,

Welcome to the Bishop Kelley Comet Challenge!

I hope this letter finds you well. We are thrilled to extend an invitation to your school's 5A, 6A, and Novice Squads to the 2023 “Comet Challenge” Speech and Debate Tournament, which will take place on November 10th and 11th. This year, we are proud to host the event at Bishop Kelley High School , located at 3905 South Hudson Avenue in Tulsa Oklahoma.

We encourage participating schools to adhere to the 3:15 PM arrival time to ensure a smooth start to the rounds. Our goal is to create a fantastic experience for all participants.

We have a new Dining Hall for your students to congregate - Please look for signs. It is near where the old cafeteria was. We also have new classrooms and maps will be uploaded soon.

The tournament fees for the Bishop Kelley Speech and Debate Tournamene will be consistent with OSSAA (Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association) guidelines. These fees are designed to cover the cost of organizing and running the event while keeping it accessible for all schools.

This year, we are excited to feature all OSSAA events, including pilot events - Informative Speaking and Program of Oral Interpretation. We believe that these events will provide an enriching experience for your students and help them further develop their speech and debate skills. All Pilot Events will also earn medals!


All Divisions will be debating the following topics-

LD- November- December Topic. Resolved: The United States ought ot prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.

PF- November- December Topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.

Policy Debate Topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.

We will be using electronic balloting. Please let your judges know they will need to have tabroom accounts and bring their own electronic devices. If you or your judges need guidance on the process of electronic balloting please look at the attached tutorials. Judge Instructions - ELECTRONIC BALLOTING

We look forward to hosting your school and providing a platform for your students to showcase their talents and abilities. Our team is committed to making this tournament an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Please RSVP by November 7th at 4pm to confirm your school's participation. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you for your continued support of speech and debate education. We eagerly anticipate your school's involvement in the 2023 Bishop Kelley and Debate Tournament and the opportunity to witness the remarkable talents of your students.


Erin Clark

By way of Robert Walters and Chat GPT