Dear Forensic Colleagues,
The Cypress Lakes High School Speech and Debate Team gladly invites you to join us for our Texas Forensic Association State Qualifying tournament to be held on the weekend of October 25th and 26th, 2019. We will provide for you a first-rate competition and great amenities during your visit to our campus.
Schools that may enter this tournament are high school programs with accredited diploma-awarding institutions. No enrichment schools or programs have standing to enter our tournament. You must be attending a high school and entering as a representative of that high school with an official school sponsor present to compete at this tournament.
The tournament will be held at Cy-Lakes High School located at 5750 Greenhouse Rd., Katy, TX 77494. We have once again secured a tremendous team of area coaches who will run tab, judges, and extemp draw to ensure that we provide the best of the best for your teams.
This year, we have updated our schedule to provide what we believe will be a more efficient tournament for your students' needs. All speech and interpretation events will be held on Friday evening and all debate events will be held on Saturday. Take a look under our Schedule tab.
We will offer all TFA events as well as Impromptu, Prose, and Poetry. We are also offering a few events in a novice division. We will follow all TFA rules for events. These rules can be accessed on the TFA web page. All students who advance to finals in IE’s will receive an award and all debaters advancing to elimination rounds will receive awards as well. Please see the event sections and guideline pages for explanation of event offerings. We reserve the right to collapse novice divisions into varsity to better serve the community in our attempt to maximize TFA qualifying points.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Hannah McCord and the CLHS Debate Team
*All interested judges please follow the link to the Google Doc under the Contract Judges tab.