Steven Davis Invitational

2024 — Charlotte, NC/US

Dear Coaches,

The Ardrey Kell Speech & Debate Program is pleased to cordially invite you to the 8th annual Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell High School on February 25, 2023. We established this event in 2017 to honor the legacy of our program’s founder, NSDA Hall of Fame Coach Steven Davis, and we hope you will join us for an exciting day of competition!

We will host competitions in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Declamation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Informative Speaking.

This year, we will offer students four preliminary rounds in all Speech events, LD and PF, and 2 preliminary sessions with a finals session in Congressional Debate.

LD will be debating the NSDA March/April topic and PF will be debating the March topic.

We will NOT be hosting the Carolina West District Congress in conjunction with our regular tournament this year. Therefore, we will offer both Varsity and JV levels of congressional debate, rather than the one open competition of years past.

We continue to serve as the final CFL of Charlotte qualifying tournament.

Please review each section of this invitation carefully for information about events, rules, schedules, and registration. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

We look forward to seeing you in February!


For questions on billing, registration, and tournament operations, please contact Lynne Coyne at

For questions related to hospitality, food sales, and volunteering, please contact