Danville Tournament of Firsts

2015 — KY/US

Fall 2015


Dear High School Speech Coaches:


Danville High School is proud to invite you to the 22nd annual Tournament of Firsts on November 21.   Entry registration will be managed through our tournament site at www.tabroom.com



 All thirteen KHSSL Speech events will be offered (KHSSL rules) plus Congressional Debate.




You may enter as many students per event as you like; the best three competitors from your team in each event will count toward team sweepstakes.  Each entry will be charged $5.00.  Duo Interp and Duo Improv will be charged $10.00. 


Danville High is very limited in classrooms (we are a school of just over 500), so we cannot have three full rounds of each event at the same time; therefore, we will hold two rounds plus a final for each event. 


Students may enter up to two events in each flight.  No tripling in a flight.  No doubling in Flight A if you are entered in Congress.



A:         Broadcasting, Congress, Dramatic, Duo Interpretation, Improv Duo, Oratory, Poetry

B:         Declamation, Extemporaneous, Humorous, Impromptu, POI, Prose, Storytelling



Trophies will be awarded to 1st – 6th places in all events plus sweepstakes. 



  • Improv Duo, round 1 will be funny, round 2 will be serious.  Finals will be funny. 
  • Broadcasting will use KHSSL rules for Rounds 1 and 2 plus Finals.
  • Congress will have an additional session (Finals for everybody!) during the last hour of Finals.  Students in Congress who advance to Flight B Finals should go to Flight B Finals FIRST and then join Congress.



See http://business.danvillekentucky.com/list/Category/hotels-motels-49



Food will be available to purchase at the school.  It will be good.



7-8 AM                         Registration

8:30 AM                      Round 1 Flight A

8:30 AM                      Congress Session 1

9:30 AM                      Congress Session 2

10:00 AM                    Round 2 Flight A

10:30 AM                    Congress Session 3

11:30 AM                    Extemp Draw Round 1 in the Library

12:00 PM                    Round 1 Flight B

1:00 PM                      Extemp Draw Round 2 in the Library

1:30 PM                      Round 2 Flight B

3:00-3:15 PM              Finals Posted for all events

3:00 PM                      Broadcasting/Extemp Draw for Finals begins

3:30 PM                      Finals begin

4:00 PM                      Congress Session 4

5:30ish PM                  Awards Ceremony in Gravely Hall



You must provide one judge for every six entries or fraction thereof; 7 entries = 2 judges, etc.  Remember, Duo Interp and Improv Duo count as one entry in judges needed and as two entries in fees to pay ($5 per kid = $10 per duo entry).  You may hire judges you do not provide for $30 apiece.  Your judges should be familiar with the KHSSL rules and ballots.  We promise them lots of goodies and coffee.  Congress schools will be asked to name one judge from your school who can serve as a scorer or parliamentarian. 




12 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 18. 


Any adds or drops after this time will be subject to a $5 nuisance fee plus the entry fee.  Substitutions are free of charge until the conclusion of registration on Saturday.

Please note that our school is small and our tournament is not.  If we are full at 12 PM on Wednesday, we will not add your school’s entry late, no matter how much we love you.  Don’t be late!


CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS are due to my email (below) by 4 PM Tuesday, November 17.  We will NOT be taking late bills and resolutions.




E-mail is the most efficient way to reach me.  steve.meadows@danville.kyschools.us .  My cell phone # is 859-396-0646.  It is also my home phone. 





Steve Meadows, Coach     


Zane Arnold and Dylan Godbey, Team Captains