WKU hosts a number of annual tournaments in collegiate, high school, and junior high divisions. Tournament hosting is not only a responsibility to fellow competitors, but an opportunity to meet people on more casual terms. We hope that you will consider us when you’re building your competition schedule for the year. Our tournaments always run on time.

All tournaments require a Speechwire account for online registration. This has become standard among collegiate programs, and is becoming increasingly popular high school and junior high programs. You can create that account at the following URL: https://www.speechwire.com/c-account-create.php


WKU/Alumni Fall Tmnt – Sept 21-23

The WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament rolls together an invite-only L-D round robin, an Open L-D tournament, and two IE tournaments into one weekend. We offer novice divisions in L-D debate, and top novice awards in IEs. Last year’s overall team sweepstakes champion for individual events and debate was Illinois State University. The overall individual events champion was the University of Alabama. And the second place in quadrathon, from Illinois State University, was Jackson Sanders.

Online registration: (if you are staying for IEs on Sunday, also register for Sunday as a separate tournament)
Parli, Day 1 IE, and L-D: register Fri/Sat
Day 2 IE: register Sunday

Winner of the 2016 WKU/Alumni Alexis Elliott L-D Round Robin, Audrey Weber, from Central Michigan University


Junior Hilltopper Classic – Dec 1

The Junior Hilltopper Classic is an annual junior high speech tournament, providing competition in all junior high KHSSL events. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was SCAPA Bluegrass.

Registration: Junior Hilltopper Classic online registration

Ballot table from the 2016 Junior Hilltopper Classic


Senior Hilltopper Classic – Dec 8

The Senior Hilltopper Classic is our annual high school speech tournament and debate, providing competition in all senior high KHSSL IE events, including Student Congress and Public Forum debate. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was Danville High School.

Registration: Hilltopper Classic online registration

Awards ceremony from the 2016 WKU Hilltopper Classic