2017 North Lamar/Princeton Panthers Dual
Dates: 9/9/2017


Princeton and North Lamar High Schools

Proudly present

The Panthers’ Dual


September 9, 2017





North Lamar High School and Princeton High School cordially invite you to join us for the fourth annual Panthers’ Dual TFA Tournament, which will be held on Sept 9, 2017, at Princeton High School in Princeton, Texas.   The deadline for registration is Monday, September 4, 2017, at 3:30 PM.  Drops after this time will incur a loss of entry fee.  Drops after Friday, September 8, at noon, will incur a loss of entry fee plus $25 drop fee.


Events: We will be offering all TFA events plus Impromptu, Prose and Poetry and a Novice division in LD and policy debate.  We will also be offering POI(Program of Oral Interpretation) and INF(Informative Speaking).  See the NSDA webpage for more information on these events:   http://www.speechanddebate.org/aspx/news.aspx?id=191

Awards: We will be presenting 1st – 6th trophies for all events along with Sweepstake and Runner-up Sweepstake trophies.


Judging Requirements:

LD and PF - 1 judge for every 4 debate entries per event (or portion thereof)
Policy Debate – 1 judge for every 2 teams (or portion thereof)
IEs – 1 judge for every 5 individual event entries (or portion thereof). 


Notes on judge requirements:

Please note that because we are allowing cross-entries for students, we have little flexibility in our judging requirements.  Our judging fees are rather high because we want your judges, not your money.  Please help us run an efficient tournament by providing judges who are willing to judge.


Judges must be available for the entire day.  Judges who miss an assignment will incur $75 fee for each assignment missed because we will be forced to pay a hired judge to fulfill your judging obligation.  Fees will be invoiced to your school. 

Ballots should be picked up no later than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the round.

Partial entries require full judges.  For example:  an entry that includes 3 LDers and 3 policy debaters would require 3 judges (1 for LD and 2 for CX).


Debate judges may not judge in any other pool.


Entry Fees: 
Policy and PF teams:  $50.00 per team
LD:  $35.00 per LD entry
All other events:  $20.00 per entry 


Judge Fees

Debate Judge:  $200
IE judge:  $150 

Hospitality Fee:  A $30.00 hospitality fee will be applied to all schools.




Section A – Duet, DI, Prose, International Extemp, US Extemp, Informative Speaking
Section B – HI, DUO, OO, Poetry, POI, Impromptu
Section C – Policy Debate, LD Debate, PF Debate, Novice Policy Debate, Novice LD Debate
Section D – Congressional Debate


Students competing in Sections C and D may not cross enter.
Students competing in sections A and B may enter up to 3 events in each section but may not cross enter in sections C or D.


Other notes on events:


Judge panels:  Quarterfinals of debate events (if necessary) will not be paneled.  Semi-finals and finals of all TFA qualifying events will be paneled.  Semis and Finals of prose and poetry will not be paneled.  

Brackets will not be broken in any debate event.



All IE'S, Duo/Duet: 1st - 20 2nd - 15 3rd – 10 Finals - 5, Semis - 3

Congressional Debate: 1st – 20, 2nd – 15, 3rd – 10, Finals - 5, Semis- 3

Debate 1st – 20, 2nd – 15, 3rd – 10, 4th -5

Quarters (if necessary)  – Win – 3 points, Non-advancing 1 point

Prelim win - 1 point


Tentative Schedule (note:  rounds may be escalated as possible)

Registration begins at 6:45.  All extemp entries must be registered by 7:15.  
Awards will occur in the cafeteria at 7:00 PM (or as soon as possible) for all events except debate finals.


Debate Schedule:

8:30 AM Round 1
10:30 AM Round 2
12:30 AM Round 3
2:30 PM Verification (in tab room)
3:00 PM Quarter-finals (if necessary)
5:00 PM Semi-finals
7:00 PM Finals



Congress Schedule:

9:00 AM Prelims begins
2:30 PM Finals begins


I.E. Schedule

7:30 AM Extemp Draw, Prelims
8:00 AM Section A Round 1
9:30 AM Section B Round 2
10:30 AM Extemp Draw, Semi-finals
11:00 AM Section A Semi-finals
12:30 PM Section B Semi-finals
2:00 PM Extemp Draw, Finals
2:30 PM Section A Finals
4:30 PM Section B Finals


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