Tyler High Debate Tournament

2021 — Tyler, Texas, 75702, TX/US


Thank you for your interest in our 2021 King of the Jungle Tournament. We are so pleased to be hosting an opportunity for in person debate.  We are excited to be able to host an in person tournament in our new facilities here at Tyler High. We will be offering CX, LD, Extemp (both informative and persuasive), Prose, and Poetry. We will not have a novice division.

Registration begins at 7am and we will start at 8am. There will not be any concession stands due to Covid- 19. We also will be practicing all CDC recommendations and guidelines. Each school will be assigned a classroom. We ask that when students are not participating they remain in their designated classroom. We will use remind 101 to share round postings prior to the round in order to avoid large crowds gathering at posting time! All competitors are asked to sit 6 feet apart and keep their mask up when they are not speaking. During questioning period each debater will be asked to stay at their desk and not stand next to each other! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Sheldon.Mcgowan@tylerisd.org we look forward to seeing you. Please mail your check or bring it with you the day of the tournament.  


For Lincoln Douglas Debate- we will use the spring UIL Topic “RESOLVED: When in conflict, digital privacy ought to be valued above public security.”.

For Cross Examination we will use the UIL topic “Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.