Lindale Invitational

2021 — Lindale (Online), TX/US


            Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Lindale Winter Speech and Debate Tournament.  We are so pleased to be hosting an opportunity for your students to get in rounds of practice as they head into the spring season.  We’re trying to create a schedule that will allow all students to participate.  We are pleased to be hosting a “No Frills” tournament.  While this means that we will not ship awards for individual placements, we are going to lower our entry fees with the hopes of providing an affordable option.  We will announce all results and provide a certificate template for coaches at the end of the tournament.  We hope that you will support this endeavor to save programs money.

            We are excited to venture into the world of online tournaments this year.  All individual events (sans extemporaneous speaking) will be asynchronous.  Video links will need to be submitted on by Tuesday, January 12 2021 by 5pm.  Asynchronous prelims will run on Wednesday and Thursday will all ballots assigned due by Thursday at 6pm.  Semifinals will be asynchronous on Friday, with ballots due by 6pm.  Finals will be judged on Saturday.  Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate will begin and end on Friday.  Debate will begin and end on Saturday.  We are excited to offer a slew of options for your novice competitors or your students with busy schedules.  Please make sure that your entries are going into the appropriate event.  We will also offer separate divisions for the UIL categories of Prose/Poetry to allow for targeted preparation.

            Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.

            Our students and we look forward to hosting you!


Rory McKenzie

Speech/Debate Coach

Classroom: (903) 881-4065

Fax: (903) 882-2813



JP Fugler

Speech/Debate Coach

Classroom: (903) 881-4085

Fax: (903) 882-2813



Zach Jones and Josh Smith

Speech and Debate Team Co-Captains