Burges High School Invites you to the annual
Pre-Game to TFA!
November 22nd and 23rd, 2019
We cordially invite you and your teams to compete in our tournament held at Burges High School. In the efforts to provide an opportunity for all schools to gain experience and receive feedback as we head into TFA State/U.I.L. season, we proudly offer all official TFA events and Prose/Poetry. All TFA events will be ran and held to the rules clearly stated in the TFA constitution www.txfa.org.
Entries will be due by Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 12:00 PM. Any drops made after will result in fees. To keep the tournament running smoothly and keep tab in order all changes/drops must be submitted in writing to Tab and tournament director during the verification period listed in the schedule. No changes after this period will be allowed. Any changes made post-verification will not be honored.
The tournament will begin promptly on time and will use any opportunity to bump up rounds should it be possible, therefore all competitors must be aware and available to attend all rounds. If a student cross enters in multiple events it is at their own risk to make those rounds. As there are multiple locations for students to leave campus for lunch on it is important that they return on time, as rounds will NOT be held for them to begin.
There will be concessions both days for the students to purchase snacks. Friday there will Peter Piper Pizza for sale for congress $3 for two slices, a large drink, and a free refill. On Saturday we will be providing a pancake breakfast to all coaches, judges, and competitors, which includes: 2 pancakes, piece of fruit, and a drink. Hospitality will be provided for all coaches and judges: Friday- Football Party-Syle Dinner, Saturday- Full Thanksgiving Dinner. Hospitality will also provide snacks and drinks to judges throughout the tournament. As we are going to do our best to provide excellent care COACHES ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE AS STAND-BY JUDGES AT ALL TIMES.
Important information about Parking for Friday: As we are limited in space, we are asking that for Friday only please park on Juniper the left side of the campus. Congress, holding area, and hospitality will be on the second floor of the early college building. Students competing in Congress are not allowed to leave the second floor of the early college building. After Congress, from 3:00PM to the end of competition on Friday competitors will be held in the cafeteria. Coaches and Competitors are able to park in the student parking lot near the football stadium on Saturday. Our team will provide signs and greeters to guide students and coaches to their rooms and holding areas. Judges table will be by the mustang in the main building, Draw will be held in the library, Tab will be in room 204, Hospitality will be in room 201, Concessions will be sold in the cafeteria, and Postings will be placed in the cafeteria and across judges table. Thank You in Advance for understanding. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you and wish you all the best of luck!
Jacklyn Ochoa Fernando Cereceres
Speech and Debate Coach Speech/Interp Captain