Henry Clay Speak of the Devil Senior Tournament

2016 — KY/US

Greetings fellow Speech & Debate coaches & competitors!

 You are cordially invited to attend the 12th annual…

 Henry Clay “Speak of the Devil” Senior


 Speech & Debate Tournament

The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016, at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM with the first round of competition beginning at 8:30 AM. There will be 2 rounds of IE competition plus finals.

Categories: We will be offering all fourteen KHSSL Speech events and all 4 KHSSL Debate events (FOLLOWING KHSSL RULES).  Specific events offered are: Broadcasting, Declamation, DI, Duo, Extemporaneous, HI, Impromptu, Improvisational Duo, Informative, Original Oratory, Poetry, POI, Prose, Storytelling, Lincoln-Douglas, Nov LD, Public Forum, Nov PFD, Policy, & Congress. All categories count toward sweepstakes (but only the top three scores in each event). Any category that cannot fulfill a minimum of 6 entries will 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 these areas.

Cost: Each IE speech entry will be $5, with Duo Interp & Improv Duo charging $10.  Congress & Lincoln-Douglas entries will be $12 while Public Forum & Policy Debate entries will be $24 ($12 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 is 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 25th.

 *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 $12 per single entry and $24 per team in addition to entry fees*

Judges: You must supply one judge for every six I.E. 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 2016-2017 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.

Awards: Speech Awards will be given to the top 6 performers in each speech event (top 4 single entries/teams in each debate event).   Sweepstakes awards will be given to the top 3 schools in Speech & top 3 in Debate.



Speech Schedule:

Registration: Front Office: 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM                                     

Round I: 8:30 to 10:30 (Ext Draw 8:00 AM)

Round II: 10:30 to 12:30 (Ext Draw 10:00 AM)

Finals: 1:30 to 3:00 (Ext Draw 1:00 PM)

Awards: Theater 4:00 PM

Debate Schedule:

                                                Registration: Front Office: 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM 

                                                Round I: 8:30 to 9:30

                                                Round II: 9:45 to 10:45

                                                Round III: 11:00 to 12:00

                                                Round IV (or Semis, if necessary): 12:30-1:30

                                                Finals: 2:00 to 3:00

                                                Awards: Theater 4:00 PM


Congress Schedule:                                   

                                    Registration: Front Office: 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM

                                                Session I: 8:45 to 10:15

                                                Session II: 10:45 to 12:15

                                                Super Congress: 1:00 to 2:30 PM

                                                Awards: Theater 4:00 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 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 2246 email address:  ryan.ray@fayette.kyschools.us

 Thank you!  The Blue Devils would be honored to have your presence for our tournament!