Region 4 TFA Regional Meet – World Schools Debate
The turn around time on this is short to accomodate those with travel plans during the 3rd week of February. Please feel free to contact your region 4 representative Ryan Hennessey @ email@example.com with any questions as soon as possible. Thanks!
Date: February 22, 2019
Place: Grand Oaks High School
Ryan Hennessey will be tabbing and serving as the tournament director. Questions should be directed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries should be recorded by February 11 at midnight. On February 12, I will begin accepting waitlisted entries if we have fewer than 10 schools. If necessary, I will also send an alternate schedule at that time.
Each school is guaranteed one entry into the regional tournament. If 5-9 schools enter, each will be allowed to enter 2 teams. If fewer than 5 schools enter, each will be allowed to enter 3 teams to the regional tournament.
Teams who compete at the regional tournament and qualify are expected to compete at the state tournament. Students on a WS team may cross enter in one IE.
Rules for WS Debate can be found at www.txfa.org
Format – The top four teams will qualify to the TFA State Tournament.
Teams will debate a minimum of 3 rounds. 2 Prepared and 1 Impromptu. If more than 6 teams enter, we will hold elimination rounds. If 6 or fewer enter, we will use a round robin format to determine placings.
The two prepared motions are as follows:
- This House regrets the increasing corporate sponsorship of sports.
- This House supports congressional term limits.
Judge - Each school must bring one judge for every 2 teams or portion of 2 teams.
Grand Oaks High School has graciously allowed us to use their facilities.
We are keeping this as simple as possible, so we will not have an awards ceremony or awards.
Tournament Guidelines and Directions
1. An adult sponsor must be in attendance at all times.
2. All rooms will be straightened by participating students.
3. Grand Oaks will be ordering pizza for the students for dinner. Please bring $5 cash per student for dinner.
Grand Oaks High School is located at:
4800 Riley Fuzzel Rd
Spring, TX 77386