Henry Clay Speak of the Devil Junior Tournament

2016 — KY/US

Dear Coach and Speech Team:

You are cordially invited to attend the 5
th annual…

  Henry Clay Speech & Debate “Speak of the Devil”


 Junior Invitational Forensics 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 twelve Jr. KHSSL events.  Specific events offered are: Broadcasting, Declamation, Duo Acting, Extemporaneous, Humorous/Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Improvisational Duo, Original Oratory, Poetry, Prose, Public Speaking, Solo, & Storytelling.

Note: All categories count toward sweepstakes (but only the top three scores in each event).

Special note: 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 in order 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 TRIPLE (Compete in up to 3 events) but we cannot hold rounds for a late performer. 

Registration: 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 Junior Tournament is located here:


  Deadline for entries is 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 25th.

 ***Any drops/changes/additions after the deadline will be charged a $10 fee per single entry & $20 per Duo Interp & Improv Duo team.***

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.) 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 event.

Sweepstakes awards will be given to the top 3 schools.

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

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

                                                 Round II: 10:00 to 11:30 (Ext Draw 9:30 AM)

                                                 Finals: 1:00 to 2:30 (Ext Draw 12:30 PM)

                                                 Awards: Auditorium 3:00 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 specified 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)

                                         School: (859) 381-3423 EXT 2246


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