University of Houston Cougar Classic

2022 — Houston, TX/US

 The University of Houston Cougar Classic

8th Annual, January 14th – 16th , 2022


On behalf of the Speech and Debate Program, the Honors College, and the University of Houston, we would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Cougar Classic Speech & Debate Tournament at the University of Houston, which will be held on January 14th through the 16th in an online format. The tournament is a TOC semifinal bid in Lincoln-Douglas and Policy debate, and a finals bid in Public Forum (Silver Bid in Semifinals), and will be a TFA qualifier in all TFA events. We are also a NIETOC qualifying tournament.


Summary Info:

—Three Day Debate Schedule – The tournament will run on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule with debate prelims on Friday and Saturday, elims beginning on Saturday and working through Sunday. IEs will run one day, Saturday.

—Hybrid Format - The tournament will run with a hybrid in-person and online format for debate events. All speech events must be done in-person, with the exception of the online MS event below.

—Novice Divisions – The tournament will have Novice divisions in Policy, LD, and PF.

—One Day JV Division – The tournament will have a single day JV division in the debate events on Saturday.

—Online asynchronous MS Speech tournament – We will offer an asynchronous online speech event, with live final rounds Saturday. This will only be open to Middle School competitors.


All events will be held hybrid both in-person on the UH campus and online via NSDA Campus.  Registration will be done through, which you can find here:


We will again offer a full complement of Individual Events, Duo & Duet, and Congressional, Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum debate. We are excited to host this tournament to showcase our team and our commitment to a thriving culture of debate both in Texas and across the country.


Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you on campus.




Rob Glass

Tournament Director