Event draws around 80 teams, 1,000 competitors
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2015) — The University of Kentucky has been selected to the host the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in March 2016.
This national forensics tournament is one of the largest annual collegiate speech and debate competitions in the country, with more than 80 teams and about a 1,000 competitors taking part from across the nation. The event features competition in more than 20 different public speaking and debate categories from poetry interpretation to persuasive speaking and student congress.
UK Forensics placed 14th in the nation at last year’s tournament.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the university and our forensics team,” says Director of Forensics Timothy Bill. “We are incredibly excited and humbled to have the chance to host such a great tournament.”
Currently UK Forensics hosts the Bluegrass Invitational speech and debate tournament on campus in October. UK has also been selected to host the Kentucky Forensics Association state championship tournament in February. The team’s local Pi Kappa Delta affiliate, the Kentucky Nu chapter, was formed when the team began operation in August 2012.
This year’s tournament will be held at Ohio University in March.