National Speech and Debate Season Opener

2017 — Lexington, KY/US

Fee, Payment & Penalty Information

Entry Fees

School/Administrative fee                                        $50 per school

Per Varsity Policy entry                                            $125

Per Novice Policy entry                                                 $90

Per Varsity Lincoln-Douglas                                          $90

Per Novice Lincoln-Douglas entry                                  $70

Per Congressional Debate entry                                    $50

Per Varsity Public Forum entry                                       $110

Per Junior Varsity/Novice/Middle School PF entry        $90

Per Duo Speech entry                                                     $80

Per Speech entry                                                             $40

Payment Information

Two methods of payment:

1. Credit card online. The link to pay by credit card is here: UK Debate Tournament Entry Fees


2. Mail a check. The check should be made payable to “UK Debate Tournaments,” and mailed to:


Season Opener

c/o Linda Barker

225 Funkhouser Bldg.

Lexington, KY 40506-0054




The penalty for a judge failing to report to a preliminary debate is $50 a round missed. For an elimination round this penalty is a $100. This includes when a judge is obligated to the tournament for judging and fails to report a scheduled round even if a replacement judge is secured.

These penalties have to be paid before a team is allowed to advance to the next stage of elimination debates (i.e. if a preliminary fine is incurred, the team will not be able to clear unless the fine is paid).