University of Houston Cougar Classic
2022 — Houston, TX/US
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.
—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.
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.