Harold C Keller Invitational

2016 — IA/US

Dear Coach:

You and your students are invited to the Harold C. Keller Invitational Debate and IE Speech Tournament, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 hosted by West High School’s NFL Chapter 1677.

The following events will be held: Student Congress, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, and Oral Interpretation. We will be using the December debate topic for LD and PF Debate.

Please note the following entry restrictions. Students may double enter in any two individual events, with the exception of LD and PF. Those students entering Congress may only enter in that event. It is the student’s responsibility to make it to rounds on time.


Judges need to be furnished according to the following criteria, one judge for every 1-2-3 entries in LD and PF. One judge for every 1-2-3-4-5-6 entries in IE’s and Student Congress.

Half or partial judges are not allowed. The names of the judges provided must judge their assigned rounds as printed in the tournament packet.

 Entry Fees

Duo teams and Public Forum teams are $20 per team. All other entries are $10 each. The hired judge rate is $100 per judge. Judges must be hired, all entries must be submitted, and congress bills submitted by November 29, 2016 by 3:00PM. 

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and will end at 8:15. Opening comments will start shortly after that time. There will be a judges’ meeting at 8:30 AM in the judges’ lounge. Round one begins at 9:00 AM, with the Extemp draw starting at 8:30 AM. All Extemp Draws will begin a half hour before the proceeding round. There will be four rounds of IEs and debate. An appropriate set of awards will be presented.

Our parent’s organization will be offering a variety of reasonably priced food at the tournament and a small variety of vegetarian dishes, and we ask that you support our team by dining at the school. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in December!


Thank you.




Mrs. Maggie Rietz (Coach)


E-mail:                   rietzm@davenportschools.org

Address:                3505 West Locust Street

                              Davenport, IA 52804