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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(note that tournaments are subject to change):
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
NSDA Qualifying Tournament (TBA) – Travel Tournament
September 16 – 18th
Greenhill Tournament (Dallas) – Travel Tournament
Heart of Texas (Dallas) – Travel Tournament
Bruin Novice Tourney – Novice Tournament
Cherry Creek H.S.
Great Pumpkin Colorado – Novice Tournament
Castle View H.S.
USC Notre Dame (Los Angeles) – Travel Tournament
Cherry Creek Classic
Cherry Creek H.S.
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.
Glenbrooks (Chicago) – Travel Tournament
Speech & Debate
November 30th – December 3rd
Alta (Salt Lake City) – Travel Tournament
Patriot Games ( Fairfax, VA) – Travel Tournament
Speech and LD
Saturday 7am – 7pm @ Cherry Creek HS
Cheyenne East Holiday Classic (Cheyenne) – Travel Tournament
Cheyenne East H.S.
Leave Friday at 7:30am and return Saturday at 7:30pm
Arizona State (Tempe, AZ) – Travel Tournament
Patriot Games – MLK weekend
Saturday 7am – 7pm @George Washington H.S.
The Colorado Cup
Debate: Friday & Saturday @Mullen H.S.
Speech: Saturday @Mullen H.S.
Saturday @Rockey Mountain H.S. in Ft. Collins (no overnight)
February 3rd – 6th
UNLV Golden Desert (Las Vegas) – Travel Tournament
February 3rd (Musical weekend?)
Denver Public Schools Invitational
Saturday 7am – 7pm @Denver School of the Arts
Saturday 7am – 7pm @TBA
California Invitational (Berkeley, CA) – Travel Tournament
Depart Friday; return Tuesday
State Qualifying Tournament
Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday 7:30am -6pm @TBA