2020 North Lamar Dr. Tommy Eads UIL
Dates: 2/28/2020 - 2/29/2020


Registration has been closed.  Please email kdhodgkiss@gmail.com with changes.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris.








Greetings UIL Coaches,

North Lamar High School  invites you to participate in the Dr. Tommy Eads Invitational UIL Academic meet on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, JFebruary 29, 2020 on the campus of North Lamar High School.

All UIL events will be offered, and we will be using materials from reputable contest materials sources.

In addition, we will be offering 3 rounds of NFL LD if enough schools are interested.  UIL LD rounds 1-3 will run back-to-back until completed.  NFL LD will begin after the UIL LD rounds are completed, and run back-to-back until completed.  Your UIL LD judge can be the same person as your NFL LD judge.

Each school will be limited to four entries per event with the following exceptions:

Number Sense, Calculator, Math, and Science  - unlimited entries
Ready Writing – 3 entries 
Computer Applications – 3 entries
Speech and Debate events - no limits up to the total event entry allowance (entries are first-come, first served)

Also, due to lack of space, Computer Applications is limited to the first 25 individual entries overall.

Because North Lamar High School is a member school of the Northeast Texas Debate Association, this tournament is a qualifying tournament for the NTDA Championship Tournament.   Students who place in the top six in CX, LD, and Student Congress, and who advance to finals in Informative, Persuasive, Prose and Poetry will qualify for the NTDA Championships.  Visit the website www.ntdachampionship.com for more information.

A tentative schedule of events can be found under the tab marked "schedule."  Please note that Ready Writing and Debate will be held on Friday afternoon to allow cross entering of events.  Ready writing will be judged on Friday evening and sponsors are asked to help.

An important note about the schedule:  due to high entries the past several years, we have added a semi-finals round to both prose/poetry and informative/persuasive and elimination rounds of CX and UIL LD.  Please check the new schedule, and make decisions about cross-entering students into other events judiciously.  Students will be responsible for making their events on time; the schedule will not be altered due to cross entries.  If, on Saturday morning, if our numbers do not warrant a semi-final round, we will instead run TWO preliminary rounds of extemp and interp, with an appropriate number of contestants advancing to finals based upon a cumulative score after round 2.

Medals will be awarded to the top three winners in each event.  First and second place trophies will be presented to the schools earning the most points according to UIL rules.  Results packets may be picked up at the end of the day.

In order for the meet to run smoothly we ask that each school entering debate provide one judge for every two CX teams, or portion thereof, every two LD Debaters, or portion thereof, one judge for Student Congress, and one for every six competitors or portion thereof in extemp and interp.  Because we do not have a pool of judges from which to draw, schools must provide judges in order to participate in the tournament.  If you have one or two CX teams or LD debaters, you must provide one judge.  If you have three or four CX teams or LD debaters, you must provide two judges.  If you have one CX team and one LD debater, you must provide one CX judge and one LD judge; it cannot be the same person.  Please email if you have questions about this policy.


In addition, we ask the sponsors to assist as judges for computer applications, spelling, accounting, literary criticism, number sense, calculator, mathematics, science, current events, social studies, journalism, and  ready writing.

Refreshments for sponsors and judges will be provided.  There will also be a small concession stand.  Students may eat at nearby restaurants.  Some information regarding lodging is included in this mailing.  If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact us.


Math/Science: Calculators may be used following all UIL rules.

Computer Applications: Students are responsible for bringing computers, printers, disks, software, extension cords and all other needed items.  Each school must supply a grader.  Entries will be limited to the first 25 received because of the lack of space.  Please note that the computer applications contest fills up very fast.

Extemp and Interp:  Coaches must register their students at the registration table on Saturday morning in order to confirm contestants, make substitutions, or make drops. 

Schools must provide judges according to the following formula:  

LD Debate: 1 judge for every two competitors or portion thereof 

CX Debate: 1 judge for every two teams or portion thereof

Extemp. and Interp.: 1 judge for every six competitors or portion thereof in extemp and interp.available for prelims and finals

Because we do not have a judging pool, schools who do not provide the required number of judges will be disqualified  from the event (s) in which the judges are not present and willing to judge.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Debate: Winners will be determined by win/loss record and high speaker points after three rounds.

Deadline:  Registration closes at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26.  Please submit entries by this time.  After this time any drops will result in forfeit of entry fees.  However, substitutions may be made.

We look forward to seeing you on February 28 and 29, 2010 on the campus of North Lamar High School. Also, we would like you to keep in mind that North Lamar will host a math/science meet, featuring contest from TMSCA, on Saturday, March 7. If you have any questions regarding any UIL activities at North Lamar, please contact Dennis Hodgkiss at North Lamar High School at (940) 390-3454 or (903) 737-2011.


Dennis Hodgkiss, UIL Coordinator

Please notice our new schedule.

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