Competition season begins in October and runs through the beginning of April, with the National Championships in June. Each individual competitor is expected to attend one to two tournaments per month, but more is ideal. Most tournaments take 14+ hours on Saturdays. While it may sound like a big commitment, we ask students to try competing in at least two tournaments; if you still think it is too much of a commitment, we can part ways with mutual respect for one another. But most team members find that they are relishing the next opportunity to compete. Whether it is the competition, the chance to bring home trophies for your performance , or simply spending time with 300+ students from high schools around the region, most students relish the tournament experience.

Novice Tournaments: These tournaments are specifically for students who have not previously competed in the event type.

Local Tournaments: Kent Denver attends two to three tournaments every month during the season.

Travel Tournaments: The Kent Denver Speech and Debate team travels to several out of state tournaments each year.

The 5280 Tournament: This is the tournament Kent Denver hosts along with George Washington High School.

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Upcoming Tournaments
(note that tournaments are subject to change):

March 6th
Speech & Debate Showcase Night @ Kent Denver
All team members must attend
6:30 pm – 9pm @ Anschutz Theater

March 16th-17th (first weekend of Spring Break)
CHSAA State Tournament

April 6th-7th
NSDA Qualifying Tournament (TBA) – Travel Tournament 


Past Tournaments

September 16 – 18th
Greenhill Tournament (Dallas) – Travel Tournament
Debate only

October 13-16th
Heart of Texas (Dallas) – Travel Tournament

October 14th
Bruin Novice Tourney – Novice Tournament
Cherry Creek H.S.

October 28th
Great Pumpkin Colorado – Novice Tournament
Castle View H.S.

November 2nd-6th
USC Notre Dame (Los Angeles) – Travel Tournament
Debate only

November 4th
Cherry Creek Classic
Cherry Creek H.S.

November 10th-11th
5280 Tournament
This tournament is co-hosted by Kent Denver and GWHS. 

Parent volunteers are needed!
Friday 4pm-10pm @ George Washington H.S.
Saturday 7am-8pm @ George Washington H.S.

November 18th-20th
Glenbrooks (Chicago) – Travel Tournament
Speech & Debate

November 30th – December 3rd
Alta (Salt Lake City) – Travel Tournament
Debate only

December 1st-3rd
Patriot Games ( Fairfax, VA) – Travel Tournament
Speech and LD

December 9th  
Winter Wonder
Saturday 7am – 7pm @ Cherry Creek HS

December 15th-16th
Cheyenne East Holiday Classic (Cheyenne) – Travel Tournament
Cheyenne East H.S.
Leave Friday at 7:30am and return Saturday at 7:30pm

January 5th-7th
Arizona State (Tempe, AZ) – Travel Tournament
Speech only

January 13th
Patriot Games – MLK weekend
Saturday 7am – 7pm @George Washington H.S.

January 19th-20th
The Colorado Cup
Debate: Friday & Saturday @Mullen H.S.
Speech: Saturday @Mullen H.S.

January 27th
Lobo Howl
Saturday @Rockey Mountain H.S. in Ft. Collins (no overnight)

February 3rd – 6th
UNLV Golden Desert (Las Vegas) – Travel Tournament
Debate only


February 3rd (Musical weekend?)
Denver Public Schools Invitational
Saturday 7am – 7pm @Denver School of the Arts

February 10th
Jeffco Invitational
Saturday 7am – 7pm @TBA

February 18th
California Invitational (Berkeley, CA) – Travel Tournament
Depart Friday; return Tuesday

February 23rd-24th
State Qualifying Tournament
Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday 7:30am -6pm @TBA