2019 Katy Taylor High School Tournament
Dates: 11/15/2019 - 11/16/2019



James E. Taylor High School
Invitational Forensics Tournament

is proud to announce its selection
as a bid tournament for

The National Tournament of Champions

held annually at the University of Kentucky


Congress--Full Finals Bid

Public Forum--Finals Bid (Gold)/Semi-finals (Silver)

TOC Individual Events


NIETOC-the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (held this year in Houston, Texas)

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the James E. Taylor High School Invitational Forensic Tournament on November 15-16, 2019. We are excited to be a qualifying tournament for two national tournaments including a FULL FINALS qualifier for the Congress TOC. We are also a finals bid in Public Forum and a qualifier for the Individual Events portion of the Kentucky TOC.  In addition, the Taylor tournament will be a qualifier for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC), which will be held in May here in Houston at Dobie High School. 

We are also a TFA qualifying tournament and will be offer all TFA events (except WSD) as well as prose, poetry, and impromptu.  We will also offer a novice division in extemp, novice interpretation, PF, CX and LD if entry numbers warrant.  A novice for our tournament will be defined as a student in his/her first year of high school competition in the current academic school year. 

The championship divisions in debate will consist of 4 preliminary rounds leading to an elimination bracket (5 rounds in Varsity Public Forum).  The novice divisions in debate will consist of  3 preliminary rounds leading to eliminations.  

We have limited facilities, so it is important that you complete your entry as soon as possible.  We cannot accept entries after our facilities are full.  Entries will be accepted ONLY through the Joy of Tournaments website at www.joyoftournaments.com.  Coaches unfamiliar with TFA events and rules can access information on the TFA website at www.txfa.org.

Please note that, as space is available, novice students from the Taylor speech and debate team may be competing in the preliminary rounds in a variety of events to gain competitive experience.  Wins and losses in debate will be counted as regular contestants.  However, no Taylor students will be allowed to advance into elimination rounds in any event.

We hope to see you in November.


Michelle Li                                                                 Gay Hollis

Taylor NSDA President                                              Speech and Debate Director

                                                                                     James E. Taylor High School

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