Buffalo UIL Tournament that Teaches

2021 — Buffalo, TX/US

Buffalo High School would love to have you and your students join us for a tournament and teaching day designed to provide both novice and varsity competitors a strong start to their season!


September 11th, 2021

@ Buffalo High School (IN-PERSON)


In the morning, novice students will participate in educational sessions conducted by some of the best instructors in the state and in the afternoon they will have “educational” rounds. Novice students will be provided with cases, briefs and other materials. Varsity students will compete in a traditional tournament. The tournament is intended for schools or teams that prefer "UIL style" forensics but can be beneficial to all teams and competitors! 

We will be using tabroom for registration and balloting. 

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyTqMwhRJpo

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3pdZi5WXM


Competitor Fees 

Students may cross enter in varsity events. Students are not allowed to cross enter in novice events. 

Kids doing Congress can't do debate. 

Congress: $20

Policy Debate: $50 per team

LD Debate: $30

Extemp: $20

Interp: $20 


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/Congress OR missing judge fee of $100




Novice Cross-Examination: Kay Edwards and Brenden Dimmig


Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Vincent Crowson


Novice Extemp: Rachel Evans 


Novice Congress: Colby Menefee


Novice Interp: Aimee Kasprzyk and Michael Donaldson 


Coaches Session: Melonie Menefee



CX Debate: Policy debate will use the 2021 - 2022 topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

LD Debate: LD Debate will use the UIL Fall 2021 topic. TBA 

Congress: Congress will use TFA Fall 2021 1-5 



Novice CX Files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m6W7OrFlbEuTVA6lt_KxUojkGvxEvVKf?usp=sharing

Novice LD Files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m6W7OrFlbEuTVA6lt_KxUojkGvxEvVKf?usp=sharing


Contact: Melonie Menefee at menefeems@buffaloisd.net or Julian Erdmann at Julian.T.Erdmann@gmail.com