Salado Online UIL Tournament that Teaches

2021 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Salado High School Presents The Tournament that Teaches

Online September 18th, 2021 

Welcome to the “Tournament That Teaches” for novice and varsity competitors. 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.

New to this year we will be adding intermediate/advanced lectures for the varsity CX and LD students to attend in the morning. There will be two lectures during each time slot. Students may pick which lecture they would like to attend for each time slot. In the afternoon, varsity students will have two rounds. 

We will offer all traditional UIL speaking events (CX debate, LD debate, Congress, 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. 

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

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

 Entry Fees

Congress, Interp, Extemp          $20 per competitor

LD                                          $30 per competitor

CX                                          $50 per team 


Judge Fees

All missing judge fees are $125

1 judge for every 2 entries or less for CX 

1 judge for every 4 entries or less for LD

1 judge for every 6 entries or less for IE/Congress




Novice Cross-Examination: Colby Menefee and Steele Musgrove 


Advanced Cross-Examination: Brenden Dimmig and Kay Edwards


Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Hannah Wilson


Advanced Lincoln-Douglas: Blake Andrews and Vincent Crowson


Novice Extemp: Rachel Evans 


Novice Congress: Dr. Michael Mattis


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. 

Resolved: When in conflict, environmental protection ought to take precedence over natural resource extraction.


Congress Docket: 


  1. A Bill to Abolish Gifted and Talented Programs to End Education Inequality
  2. A Bill to Abolish Plea Bargains
  3. A Bill to Ban Gun Silencers 
  4. A Resolution to Promote US Interests in the Middle East
  5. A Bill to Increase Homeless Shelters to Rehabilitate the Homeless


The Docket is locked. Must be done in order.

Legislation can be found here

Fall 2021 



Novice CX Files:


Novice LD Files:


Varsity CX Lectures

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Blocks/Overviews/Extensions/1AR - Brenden Dimmig 

Neg Block/Collapsing Negative Strategy/Stock Strategy -  Kay Edwards 


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 

Kritiks- Kay Edwards 

Counterplans- Brenden Dimmig


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Theory - Brenden Dimmig

Impact Framing - Kay Edwards

Varsity LD Lectures 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Morality - Blake Andrews

Justice - Vincent Crowson


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 

Extensions/Overviews/Blocks/Rebuttals - Blake Andrews

Social Contract - Vincent Crowson


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Policy Arguments in LD - Blake Andrews

Case Writing - Vincent Crowson