Ryle Haunted Invitational

2016 — KY/US

Dear Coaches:


You are cordially invited to the Larry A. Ryle High School Haunted Invitational!  We are delighted to host one of the first tournaments of the season, and hope that you will come out to join us for a spooky good time at Ryle High School in Union on Saturday, October 29th.




            We will be offering all KHSSL speech and debate events along with a super fun event called improvisational storytelling.  All categories will count toward sweepstakes.  Please visit the KHSSL handbook for rules. 



            We will be offering unlimited entries; however, only the top three scores in each event will count toward sweepstakes.  Students may triple in IE, but be aware that we will not hold rounds for a late performer.  Students entering debate may only enter ONE event.  It is recommended that students enter no more than 2 limited prep events.  Each entry will be charged $5, with Policy, Public Forum, Duo Interpretation and Improvisational Duo charging $10.




Any drops or adds after the deadline will be assessed $10 per entry.  Substitutions are free.  Please let us know about any changes (drops, substitutions) before Saturday if possible.



            You must provide one judge for every 6 IE or congress entries or fraction thereof; 6 entries = one judge, 7 entries = 2 judges, etc.  Remember that Duo Interpretation and Improvisational Duo count as 1 entry here.  We want your judges!  LD/Policy/PF: you must provide one judge for every TWO entries or fraction thereof.  In the event you cannot provide the required number of judges, you may hire judges for $30 each.  Any judging drops will be charged $50 each.  Your judges should be familiar with the KHSSL rules and ballots.  Of course, there will be lots of goodies in our hospitality room for coaches, judges, and drivers!    Please email me if you have judges in the IE pool that can judge debate or vice versa, including congress.  This will help with overall flow of the tournament.



            We will be awarding trophies for the top 6 performers in each speech event.  Next out awards will be given to the 7th place performer in each event.  Debate awards will be given to the top four.  Based on school feedback from previous years, we will be offering separate debate and speech sweepstakes awards.  We will award the top 3 schools in each. 


SCHEDULE (subject to change)

            7am – 8am       Registration

            8am                 Extemp draw

            8:30-11:00pm  Congress round 1

            8:30am            Round 1 IE, debate rounds begin (and will run throughout the day)

            10:00am          Round 2 – Extemp draw 9:30

            11:30               Round 3 – Extemp draw 11:00

            12:00-1:30pm  Congress round 2

            3:00pm            Finals – Extemp/Broadcasting draw 2:30

            3:00-4:00pm   Congress round 3 (or supersession if enough entries)

            5:00pm            AWARDS



            Pizza and other general edible and drinkable goodness will be available for purchase at the school. 




            This year, Ryle students will only be entered in debate contests if entries are needed create suitable competition for everyone involved.  Congress will be held if there is a minimum of 8 non-Ryle students.  Note that per KHSSL rules, a host school can enter their own students in debate competition.  Ryle students will be eligible for individual awards but not for sweepstakes.  We will be using current topics; novice LD will be using the modest novice topic.  Congress legislation is due by the registration deadline.  The packet will be posted that night.



            As it is early in the year and informative speaking is an experimental event, informative may be consolidated into oratory if informative numbers are low (less than 6).  If so, oratory rules must be followed and visual aids will not be allowed.  This follows KHSSL rules as outlined from the board and the executive director.  We are excited for this new event and hope that you are too! 



            This fun limited prep event runs similar to Improvisational Duo in procedure, except for the student has only 2 minutes to prepare, and no props are allowed.  The first round story must be told in first person, the second round in third person, with round three and finals being the student’s choice.  A sample ballot is at the end of this invitation.



            We will hold a costume contest before awards to celebrate Halloween!  Students are encouraged to dress up after finals have concluded. 



            Ryle High School is located at 10379 US 42 in Union, KY.  You can plug it into your chosen direction-giving program, but it is super easy to locate:


            From the South/Louisville:  Take 75/71 N to the Union/Florence exit (180).  Turn right off the exit onto US 42.  Continue on this road through Florence and into Union.  Ryle High School will be on the right.  You can turn right either at the light directly before the school or after the school. 

            From the North/Cincinnati: Take 75/71 S to the Union/Florence exit (180).  Turn left off the exit and follow directions from the south.



            Please register online at www.tabroom.com.  Select the KY league, register your school, then register for our tournament.  Registration is now open.  If you have any questions regarding the process, please let me know.  Hope to see you on October 29th!







Rachel Page, head coach                                                                   

CCHS Speech/Debate                                   

Home/cell:  859-496-2647                                                     

School:  859-384-5300 ext. 229