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 16-18

The WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament rolls Parli, an L-D round robin, an L-D invitational, and two IE tournaments into one ball of a weekend. We offer novice divisions in debate, where possible, and top novice awards in IEs. Last year’s overall team sweepstakes champion for individual events and debate was William Carey University. The overall individual events champion was the University of Alabama. The quadrathon champion was Jesus CardeƱas, of Wiley College.

Some finalists at the 2016 WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament


Junior Hilltopper Classic – Dec 3

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 Bowling Green Junior High, after the team won five individual event championships.

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-login.php?mode=settournament&tournid=4956

Awards from the 2014 Junior Hilltopper Classic


Senior Hilltopper Classic – Dec 10

The Senior Hilltopper Classic is our annual high school speech tournament and debate, providing competition in all senior high KHSSL events. The tournament offers qualifications toward the NIETOC and the UK TOC. Last year’s team sweepstakes champion was Rowan County High School, who won three individual event championships.

Registration: https://www.speechwire.com/c-login.php?mode=settournament&tournid=4957

You can register rooms at the Holiday Inn via a link on the invitation found during registration. You can start registering now, and simply fill in your entry and judges later.

Brian Anderson and Lane Hedrick at the 2014 Senior Hilltopper Classic