Welcome to the 10th Annual La Vernia TFA Bear Brawl!
We are going to allow students to cross-enter in 3 events in sections A and B. However because of draw students will not be allowed to cross-enter in 3 events in section A if one of the events is extemp. We will have cross-entry sheets outside the room that students will need to sign if they are cross-entered!
We Will Offer World Schools this Year if enough schools sign up!
The La Vernia Speech and Debate Club is hosting its 9th annual TFA speech and debate tournament and we would like for you to attend. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th, at the high school campus. The team is excited about the contest and looks forward to seeing all of you.
La Vernia Speech and Debate will offer the following debate and speaking events: Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, LD Debate, Program Oral Interp, Informative, CX Debate, PF Debate, Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, Duet Acting, Oratory, Congress, World Schools Debate, Foreign Extemp and US Extemp. If you are interested in World Schools Debate please send me an email asap. We are considering adding this event if numbers will make. TFA rules and time limits will be followed in all events. LD will use the September NSDA topic. CX will debate the arms topic. Public forum will debate the September resolution.
Awards will be given to the top six finishers in each of the individual events; in debate, the quarterfinalists will be given awards. Sweepstakes awards will be given to the two highest-ranking speech clubs.
The deadline for all entries is Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Please note that LD Debate, PFD and CX Debate will break to Quarters unless there is a cleaner break to semis or if numbers warrant breaking to octos. We will NOT break brackets. Also, registration the day of the tournament ends at 7:45 am and competition begins at 7:45 am. Debate teams not registered by 8:30 am will not be able to compete in Round 1 and will be given a bye-loss. To ensure efficiency of the tournament, it is very important that we start on time. Thank you for understanding.
See you on September 14!
If you are interested in judging please e-mail Recker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Director / Club President
Speech and Debate Coach