Princeton TFA 2021

2021 — Princeton, TX/US



  • CX Debate will be debating the 2021-22 Resolution – Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.
  • LD Debate (both Novice and Varsity) will be debating the September/October NSDA Resolution
  • Public Forum Debate will be debating the September/October NSDA Resolution
  • Students participating in Congressional Debate will debate the first 12 pieces of legislation in the TFA Fall 2021 Docket 
    • Morning Session will debate odd number pieces of legislation.
    • Afternoon Session will debate even number pieces of legislation.
  • Contestants competing Novice division of debate events will be ranked based on their performance in the 3 preliminary rounds. They will NOT have out rounds.


 Please make all checks payable to Princeton HS Speech and Debate.

·         CX Debate - $40.00

·         LD, PFD, Duo, and Duet Entry - $25.00

·         Individual Event Entry (and Congress) - $15.00

·         Missing Judge Fee - $150.00

 Judging Requirements:

·         CX – One judge for every 2 entries or portion thereof.

·         LD & PFD – One judge for every 4 entries or portion thereof.

·         IEs* – One judge for every 6 entries or portion thereof.

* If you have a judge that is only qualified to judge only a some of the individual events, please indicate this information in the notes section of the entry and what that event or those events are. If there is no note present, we will assume that the judge is qualified for all individual events and will put them into all pools.

Judging Contracts:

If you are an individual that wishes to pursue a judging contract at this tournament, email your judging résumé and any other pertinent details to Heather Stringer at

General Information:

Any general questions should be addressed to Heather Stringer at or at (214)448-4196.

·         If the entries do not make, we will consolidate novice and varsity divisions together into one varsity division. 

·         We will accelerate the schedule as possible, so please pay close attention to postings and turn on your Live Updates.

·         Judges are allowed and encouraged to give an oral critique after debate rounds, but this form of critique should NOT replace a well written ballot. Additionally, all oral critiques should be short and to-the-point, and all ballots should be returned within 5 minutes of the round’s completion, if at all possible.


Covid Protocols:

In order to maintain a safe and clean environment for our guests, we ask that everyone follow the guidelines listed below.

1. Princeton High School will undergo a deep cleaning Friday night to ensure that the space is disinfected thoroughly before guest arrival.

2. All PHS tournament staff and students will wear masks throughout the tournament to reduce exposure.

3. We recommend that all guests wear masks when in general areas and not speaking, including in the halls and in your competition rooms.

4. We ask that competitors do not shake hands or ask the judge for a handshake.

5. We recommend that students send files electronically rather than via flash drive to reduce cross contamination.

6. Hand sanitizer will be in each room and student staff will disinfect each room between rounds.

7. All concessions and hospitality staff will wear masks and gloves when handling foods.