Looking for a tournament that can jump-start ALL of your speech students for a successful year? You’ve found the perfect event!
Buffalo High School’s Teaching Tournament offers novice students unique educational sessions, debate briefs, interp selections, extemp files, and practice rounds while still giving varsity debaters a chance to run rounds and gain experience. A novice is anyone in his or her first year of competition in the event. However, please be aware that some novices may have attended camps this summer. The novice division is created to stress the educational value, not the competition. Because we are committed to providing a quality tournament experience, we have created a unique schedule that allows for all students to participate in the forensic experience. Please be sure to study the schedule carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Novice students will have arguments and files provided for them to use for the tournament. We will use the Fall UIL LD topic and the 2019-2020 CX topic for instruction and rounds.
DIRECTIONS: Buffalo High School is located in Buffalo, Texas, about halfway between Dallas and Houston on I-45.
If you are coming in on I-45, take Exit 180. This will be the first Buffalo exit if you are coming from the north, the second one if you are coming from the south. At the stopsign, turn east on Hwy. 164. You will come to the school side entrance on your left. Turn in, go to the stopsign, then turn left and park in the big parking lot between the stadium and the school entrance.
If you are coming in on Hwy 79, turn north onto Hwy. 75 in the middle of town. The school will be on the left. At the stop sign, turn left or right and drive around to the big parking lot between the school and stadium.
If you need help finding us, text me at 903-388-6940 (I text better than I answer my phone!)
Since we will spend our day working and learning, the meet will be CASUAL DRESS (even for varsity competitors!)
CX: Chris O'Brien and Steele Musgrove
LD: John Anderson and Richard Colling
Extemp: Kay Edwards
Interp: Stan Standley
Congress: Tim Cook