2017 All Saints TFA & Big Questions Invitational
Dates: 12/2/2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to attend All Saints Episcopal School’s TFA and NTDA qualifying speech and debate tournament.  We are located in Tyler - the heart of East Texas, conveniently located just south of IH-20.  To conserve time and cost, this will be a one-day competition taking place on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  We are excited to offer 15 events:


Debate Events

Individual Speaking Events

Cross-Examination Debate

Foreign Extemp

Humorous Interp

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Domestic Extemp

Dramatic Interp

Public Forum Debate


Duo Interp

Congressional Debate


Program Oral Interp

Big Questions Debate


Informative (oratory)


We assure warm hospitality and efficient scheduling and tabulation.  A concession stand will be available for students all day along with movies playing in our cafetorium to help usher in the holiday season (for any students experiencing any downtime between rounds or after elimination).  You’ll also find a schedule which allows a good deal of cross-entries and, to keep costs for schools down, judges can cover multiple obligations.  In addition, we’d like to encourage everyone to enter students in Big Questions Debate – there is no entry fee for that event and students as young as sixth grade may compete individually or as a team of two.  We hope to see you soon.

Topics we are using:

Policy Debate - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

LD - Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide deveopment assistance to other nations.

Public Forum - NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

We will break into outrounds based on the TFA Qualification Point Schedule for what gives competitors TFA points.


Best Regards,


Kristi Braley

Debate, Ethics Teacher

TAPPS Academic Coordinator

All Saints Episcopal School

2695 SSW Loop 323

Tyler, TX  75701

CP: 903.752.5664

email: kbraley@all-saints.org

2695 S SW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701


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