2017 Blanco High School Tournament
Dates: 1/14/2017


Download the tournament book here

Blanco High School Theatre, Speech, and Debate Booster Club

P.O. Box 1831
Blanco, Texas 78606

November 17, 2016

Dear Colleagues: 

We take great pleasure in inviting you to our 20th annual speech and debate tournament on Saturday, January 14, 2017. 

We pride ourselves in giving your squads the most practice for the money.

We offer novice and varsity sections in LD and CX. 

We will have three preliminary rounds in Lincoln-Douglas and four preliminary rounds in CX debate and break to semifinals or quarterfinals as entries warrant. 

LD Debate

Special Note--Sample Cases Available for the Tournament. Download Here.

  • Since the announcement of the new UIL LD topic comes so quickly before the semester break, we realize that few debaters and coaches will feel adequately prepared to compete so soon after the beginning of the new semester. 
  • We will offer sample affirmative and negative LD cases on the new topic that debaters may use during the tournament.
  • We don’t guarantee your debaters will win with the cases, but at least they’ll be up and debating on the new topic. 
  • Links to sample cases will be here when they are ready. 

CX Debate

CX debaters may not cross-enter. 

Please register first at the high school and receive directions to the other two schools. 

  • The varsity cx debate tournament will be held at the Blanco Middle School. 
  • The novice cx debate tournament will be held at the Blanco Elementary School

Individual Events

  • We will have three full rounds in extemporaneous speaking and interpretation in which all contestants will compete. 
  • The third round will have a blind finals section. 
  • Speakers with the lowest cumulative ranks in the first two rounds will compete in the same third section to determine the top six finishers.
  • All other contestants will receive another round of practice.  

Cross Entering

  • Students may enter one extemporaneous speaking and one interpretation event or L-D and one extemporaneous speaking event. 
  • All prelims and elimination rounds in LD and IEs will be held at Blanco High School. 

Please note the vendor information for your business office on the General Info page. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please call me at school (830.833.4337) or email me at russell.kirkscey@blancoisd.org (please note that this is a new email address). 


Dr. Russell Kirkscey

Blanco High School Director of Forensics

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