Salado Virtual Speech and Debate Feb 20th

2021 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

The tournament has been canceled due to weather and power outages. 



Welcome to the Virtual Salado UIL Speech and Debate Meet! We will offer all traditional UIL speaking events (CX debate, LD debate, Persuasive, Information, Prose and Poetry. These tournaments are intended for schools or teams that prefer "UIL style" forensics. 

We will be using tabroom for registration and balloting. We will use NSDA campus for virtual rounds. 

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video:

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here:

Keep in mind students will need to have their own tabroom account created and linked to the school/institution they attend and an email address attached/linked to their account. 

Here is a video to help you link your students to their accounts:

Please use to test both the practice space and the competition space before Saturday. If you have issues, let me know ASAP.

For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Tim Cook at or Julian Erdmann at 

Here is a document with a list of FAQs that have come up over the past few weeks. FAQs

Here is a document with some helpful tips from the Texas Forensic Association for competitors regarding their events. Competitor Guide

Final rounds will be recorded for educational purposes. Registration in the tournament results in consent to be recorded.



RESOLVED: When in conflict, digital privacy ought to be valued above public security.

CX: 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.

Prose and poetry competitors need only one category for this tournament. 


Debaters are allowed to cross enter in any event except Congress. 

ALL Rounds in ALL events will be LIVE!!!

LD/CX will do four rounds of debate and then will be ranked based off record, speaker points, etc. 

We will offer two guaranteed practice rounds of extemp/interp for competitors. We will then have a final round based off cumes. 

Entry Fees

Interp, Extemp                        $15 per competitor

LD                                          $25 per competitor

CX                                          $40 per team 



Judge Fees

1 judge for every 2 entries or less for CX OR missing judge fee of $125

1 judge for every 4 entries or less for LD OR missing judge fee of $125

1 judge for every 6 entries or less for IE OR missing judge fee of $100