2020 Nederland High School UIL Tournament
Dates: 1/25/2020


Dear UIL Coordinator/Sponsors:

Nederland High School will host its thirteenth annual Bulldog Winter Academic Meet on January 25, 2020.   The meet will be held on the high school campus in Nederland.  This letter and its attachments should answer any questions you have about the meet; however, if you need further information, you may reach Shirley De La Cruz at any of the following numbers:  (409) 727-2741 school or (409) 767-0890 cell.  My email address is sdelacruz@nederlandisd.org.  

EVENTS:  We are offering all UIL spring events! We will follow UIL rules as stated in the CONSTITUTION, and we will be using original tests. TMSCA test will be used for math and science events.


TIME SCHEDULE:  A Time Schedule of Events is attached.  Please check this schedule carefully.  The schedule has been determined by the UIL Conflict Pattern and by our facilities.  Students will not be allowed to cross-enter since we are determined to run on time and will NOT hold contests for students who are late.   


DEADLINES:  Entry deadline is Monday, January 20, 2020 at 3:30 P.M for all events (excluding CX and LD).   Entry deadline for CX and LD will be January 15, 2020, by 3:30 P.M. 


ENTRIES: Each school is limited to four (4) entries per event  in CX,  LD, Computer Applications, Journalism, and Ready Writing. The top scores from each school will be used to calculate team scores in team events.  Entry fees will be $10.00 per event per student (except speaking events). 


DROPSDrops after 3:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 2020, will forfeit the entry fee.  Drops for CX and LD after 3:30 P.M. on Friday, January 17, 2020, will forfeit entry fees.  Please advise us of any drops in Extemporaneous Speaking, CX and LD Debate in advance, if possible 


SUBSTITUTIONS:  Substitutions may be made on the day of the contest.  It is the responsibility of the contestant to make the director of that specific contest aware of the substitution.  If contestants are added, present the contest director with your student’s add slip indicating that he/she has been added to the contest. 


FOOD AND SERVICES: We will provide food services in the cafeteria where contestants can purchase a variety of hot foods, snacks, drinks, etc.  Meals for the coaches and bus drivers will be provided in the hospitality room. 


FACILITIES:  Contests will be held in buildings all over our campus.  The cafeteria will be available for students who have finished or are in between contests.   


RESULTS AND AWARDS:  Results and awards will be announced in the cafeteria as they become available.  We will award medals to the top five places in individual events for both large (5A and 6A) and small school (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) divisions as well as to first place members of the winning teams in both divisions.  In speech events, we will only award one set of medals (no divisions).  First and second place sweepstakes trophies for the two schools amassing the most points in large and small school divisions will also be awarded.  (Nederland High School’s students will be competing but will not be eligible for sweepstakes points). If we do not have enough small schools or big schools, we will not have separate awards.


JUDGING AND GRADINGPaid judges will be provided by Nederland High School for all judged events including Journalism.  If you would like to judge CX or LD, please contact Debbie Miller at Thespianspirit@gmail.com. If any journalism coaches wish to help judge the journalism events, please send an email to sdelacruz@nederlandisd.org. 


ATTENTIONAll Computer Application teams and Spelling teams MUST provide a grader.  If one is not provided, that school’s papers will NOT be graded and scored.  In addition, all Computer Application contestants must provide their own laptop computers, printers, etc.   Ready Writing contestants must bring their own laptops, printers, and extension cables.



      (1)  Vandalism of any sort will result in disqualification of the entire squad.

      (2)  Please keep all food and drinks in the cafeteria.

      (3)  CD players, radios, etc, may be used with headphones.  We ask that you help  keep the noise down in the cafeteria

       4) Nederland ISD will not be held responsible for damage, theft, loss of property  or accidents. 

       5)  Students who are not competing need to remain in the cafeteria.


Again, thank you for the interest you have shown in our meet and your past support.   If you need further information, please call.  We look forward to seeing you on January 25, 2020.










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