Welcome to the home page for the 2016 Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament tournament hosted by University of Kentucky on Mar 16-20, 2016 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

<p><strong>The National Comprehensive Tournament</strong></p> <p><strong>Sponsored by Pi Kappa Delta</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The National Comprehensive Tournament is intended, first and foremost, as an education opportunity for students from throughout the collegiate forensic community.&nbsp; While this tournament includes a variety of events, it is intended to showcase the breadth of intercollegiate forensics.&nbsp; As such, this tournament hosts and encourages students to participate in a breadth of events.&nbsp; In particular, the tournament celebrates the role of honoraries in promoting a balance of education and competition within an environment of comprehensive participation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are thrilled to invite you to the National Comprehensive Tournament, sponsored by Pi Kappa Delta, to be held March 16-20. 2016.&nbsp; The University of Kentucky will be hosting us, with competition being held Thursday through Sunday on its gorgeous campus. All schools and students participating in this year&rsquo;s NCT will need to be members of Pi Kappa Delta in good standing.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Included in the tournament&rsquo;s offerings are reader&rsquo;s theatre, student congress, all 11 AFA-NIET events, editorial impromptu, interviewing, and multiple debate formats including Worlds, NFA-LD, NPDA, Public Forum, and IPDA, as well as an on-line &ldquo;pitch&rdquo; event.&nbsp; The tournament also offers elimination rounds in most every event, along with multiple sweepstakes categories, debate speaker awards in all divisions, and pentathlon awards for excellence in a breadth of individual events.&nbsp; Tournament director Scott Jensen will be assisted by Robert Markstrom (McNeese State University) as individual event coordinator and John Boyer (Lafayette College) as debate coordinator.&nbsp; Local arrangements will be headed up by Timothy Bill from the University of Kentucky.&nbsp; These individuals will be joined by a number of other host and tournament staff members, insuring a professionally and efficiently run event!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope you will join us when we gather in Lexington this March.&nbsp; This is a rare opportunity to be part of a comprehensive national tournament that provides competitive and educational opportunities for all your team members.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note the important deadline of <strong>Monday, February 15th for making hotel reservations and entering the tournament.</strong>&nbsp; No guarantee of participation will be extended to schools that don&rsquo;t meet the <strong>February 15th </strong>entry deadline.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>A clarification on pentathlon--Interviewing will count as a prepared OR limited preparation event for purposes of fulfilling the genre requirement for pentathlo</strong></em>n.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Scott Jensen&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;David Bailey&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Timothy Bill</p> <p>Tournament Director&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;President, Pi Kappa Delta&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Local Host</p>