Please join the Hays High School Speech and Debate team at Hays High School on February 2nd for the Jack C. Hays Classic TFA Tournament. Hays High School is located in Buda just west of I-35 about 15 minutes south of Austin.
We will be offering the following debate and speaking events: LD Debate, CX Debate, PF Debate, Congressional Debate (Student Congress), Foreign Extemp, Domestic Extemp, Original Oratory, Duo Interp, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duet Acting, Informative Speaking, Program of Oral Interpretation, Prose and Poetry.
We are pleased to announce that this year's tournament will be a NIETOC qualifier for students competing in most individual speech events (DI, Duo, Oratory, POI, Duet, Informative, HI.) NIETOC bids are determined by contestant numbers, and bid levels will be as follows:
2018-2019 NIETOC bids are gained at the following levels:
0-19 contestants = FIRST PLACE BID
20-34 contestants = FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PLACE BIDS
35-50 contestants = FINAL ROUND BIDS
51-70 contestants = SEMIFINAL ROUND BIDS
71-99 contestants = QUARTERFINAL ROUND BIDS
100 + contestants = OCTAFINAL ROUND BIDS
*For more information about NIETOC please visit their site at http://nietoc.com/.
TFA rules and time limits will be followed in all events. LD will use the January/February topic. PF will use the February topic.
Student Congress will use the Spring TFA legislation.
Trophies will be given to the finalists in each of the speech events; in debate, quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists will be given trophies. Sweepstakes awards will be given to the three highest ranking teams.
The deadline for entries is Monday, January 28th, 2019.
To ensure efficiency of the tournament, it is very important that we start on time. Extemp draw is set to start at 7:30 - please make your travel arrangements accordingly.
For more information please contact:
Director of Speech and Debate
Office: 512-268-2911 X 6353