2017 Westlake/Chaparral Star TFA Swing
Dates: 9/29/2017 - 9/30/2017


The Westlake/Chaparral Star Swing


"The Chap Double Dap"

TFA Invitational Qualifying Tournament

September 29th and 30th, 2017


Dear Colleagues,

The Speech and Debate Teams at Westlake High School and Chaparral Star Academy would like to invite you to our swing tournament at Hill Country Middle School (Friday) and Westlake High School (Saturday). Please join us in beautiful Austin, Texas, on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. We look forward to providing a unique, educational, competitive atmosphere. 

Some exciting aspects to our tournament include:

  • Both halves of the swing are NIETOC bids
  • Individual Events (non-debate events) will be held on Saturday only
  • $10 IE fees
  • Pre-Released Novice Extemp. Topic Areas for prelims, semifinals, and finals
  • Lip Sync Contest! One entry per school - will take place right before the awards ceremony
  • We will use the Varsity LD topic for Novice LD
  • Novice Public Forum
We are offering the following TFA Qualifying Events:

Policy Debate                                      Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Public-Forum Debate                          Congressional Debate
International Extemp                           United States Extemp
Original Oratory*                                Humorous Interpretation*
Dramatic Interpretation*                     Duo Interpretation*
Duet Acting*                                       Informative Speaking
Program Oral Interpretation

* - denotes NIETOC bid event

We will also offer the following non-qualifying events:

Varsity Prose                                       Varsity Poetry
Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate        
Novice Public Forum Debate
Novice Extemp                                   Novice Prose

Novice Poetry                                     

All schools must use this website to enter participants. If you have any questions, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in September! 

Olivia Hardage                                                                   Ali Slimi
Tournament Director                                                          Tournament Director

Zakary Morris                                                                    Amanda Chen
Tournament Director                                                          Tournament Director

Sariah Redding
Tournament Director

Joseph Uhler
                                                                       Frank Rivera                                   
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