Canyon Tascosa Swing TFA NIETOC

2022 — Amarillo, TX/US

The Speech and Debate Teams at Canyon and Tascosa High Schools cordially invite you to attend the Canyon/Tascosa TFA/NIETOC Swing February 18-19, 2022. All rounds will take place at Tascosa High School. Masks and social distancing are recommended, but not required. We will offer all TFA events, and will also offer Impromptu, Poetry and Prose. Both halves of the swing are NIETOC qualifiers! Furthermore, in an effort to allow students the chance to practice before the Tall Cotton NSDA District meet, we will offer students that chance to compete in NSDA Congress using the Tall Cotton District Congress legislation.  

Students may enter three events in Pattern A and three events in Pattern B.  Extempers may enter FX in Pattern A and DX in Pattern B. Debaters may only compete in Debate for which ever tournament they enter. World Schools Debate may only enter World Schools Debate. Entries are due by 7:00 pm, February 15. Please make sure drops are entered by 12:00 pm on February 16.

Entry Fees are:

$12.00 - Impromptu

$15.00 - IEs, Duo, Duet Congress

$20.00 - LD, CX, WSD

Note that all entry fees should be made out to Tascosa Speech and Debate

We will be using the TFA Spring 2021 Congress docket which can be found at:

Canyon Congress Prelims will use items 1-5

Canyon Congress Finals will use items 6-10

Tascosa Congress Prelims will use items 11-15

Tascosa Congress Finals will use items 16-20. 


LD, and CX will use the NSDA resolutions current for February 2022.

We WILL break brackets in debate.

WSD will use the following motions:

Canyon Round 1: Impromptu

Canyon Round 2: This House would ban combat drones.

Tascosa Round 1: This House regrets the increased focus of higher education on STEM at the expense of the liberal arts.

Tascosa Round 2: This House would allow illegally obtained evidence to be used in criminal prosecutions.

Canyon.Round 3: In a post COVID-19 world, this House believes that developing countries should prioritize the growth of their domestic industries over foreign trade.

Tascosa Round 3: Impromptu Motion

Canyon Semis: Impromptu Motion

Tascosa Semis: Impromptu Motion

Canyon Finals:  This House would re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Tascosa Finals: This House would require governments to release information regarding encounters with UFOs.


Awards will be offered to:

Individual awards for all finalists in all events (top 8 in Congress)

Team sweepstakes trophies for the top five schools (listed in alphabetical order)

Outstanding CX, and LD debate Speakers (Based on prelim speaker points)

Outstanding Speaker (Extemp, OO, Impromptu, Informative)

Outstanding Interper (HI, DI, Poetry, Prose, Duo, Duet, POI)


Tascosa will continue its tradition of recognizing the Outstanding Speaker and Outstanding Interper with the Ann Shofner Award, and the Marti Kirk Award. These awards celebrate the lasting legacy left by two of Tascosa's most storied and celebrated coaches. 


Tascosa will also offer the Spirit of the Panhandle Award. This award will be given to one student that competes in at least 5 different events at both the Canyon portion of the swing and the Tascosa portion of the swing and accumulates the most sweepstakes points in those events.


We are pleased to announce that we will also be recognizing one outstanding student with the G.L.O.W. (Go Light Our World) Award. This award will go to one student that may not be the most competitively successful, but who consistently strives through their actions and attitude to be a positive influence on their team, in their school, and in the world. Coaches may email a brief statement on why they feel a certain student should win the award. Please make sure to email nominations to Ryan Lovell at by noon on January 30. 

Please note that in some limited events, THS students may compete and advance in accordance with the experimental initiative approved by the TFA EC which allows students to advance and earn points at the second contest hosted in a season for regions with fewer than 15 tournaments. 

THS Junior and Senior students may be used as judges in non-tfa events. 

We will attempt to panel all TFA finals, but may not be available to offer panels for finals of non-TFA events.

Power matching will be HIGH HIGH in prelims of debate. Debate round 3 will be power matched off of round 1, except for in WSD. 


Team sweepstakes awards will be calculated as follows

IEs, Duo, Duet, Congress

12 points- 1st place
10 points- 2nd place
8 points- 3rd place
6 points- 4th place
4 points- 5th place- 8th place


12 points- 1st place
10 points- 2nd place
8 points- Non-advancing semi finalists
4 points- Non-advancing quarter finalists


The schedule will be as follows:

Friday February 4

Pattern A          FX, Oratory, Poetry, Humorous, Duet, Impromptu


Pattern B          DX, Informative, POI, Prose, Dramatic, DUO

4:00 pm           Canyon Rd 1 WSD Impromptu Motion released

4:30 pm           Canyon Rd 1 Pattern A, Rd 1 LD

5:00 pm           Canyon Congress Prelims, Canyon Rd 1 WSD

6:00 pm           Canyon Rd 1 Pattern B

6:15 pm           Canyon Rd 2 LD, WSD

7:30 PM           Canyon Semis Pattern A, Tascosa Rd 1 WSD – Prepared Motion

8:00 PM           Canyon Rd 3 LD

8:30 PM           Tascosa Rd 2 WSD – Prepared Motion

9:00 PM           Canyon Semis Pattern B


Saturday February 5

Pattern A          FX, Oratory, Poetry, Humorous, Duet, Impromptu

Pattern B          DX, Informative, POI, Prose, Dramatic, DUO

7:30 am           Canyon Quarters LD

8:00 am           Canyon Finals Pattern A, Congress Finals, Canyon Rd 3 WSD – Prepared Motion

8:45 am           Canyon Semis LD

9:15 am           Tascosa Rd 3 WSD Impromptu Motion released

9:30 am           Canyon Finals Pattern B

10:00 am         Finals LD, RD 1 CX

10:15 am         Tascosa Rd 3 WSD – Impromptu Motion

10:30 am         Tascosa Rd 1 Pattern A, LD (Finalists in Canyon LD will be in flight B)

11:00 am         Tascosa Congress Prelims

11:30 am         Canyon Semis WSD Impromptu Motion released

11:45 am         Tascosa Rd 2 CX

12:00 pm         Tascosa Rd 1 Pattern B

12:15 pm         Tascosa Rd 2 LD

12:30 pm         Canyon Semis WSD – Impromptu Motion

1:15 pm           Tascosa Semis WSD Impromptu Motion Released

1:30 pm           Tascosa Semis Pattern A, R 3 CX

2:00 pm           RD 3 LD, Semis WSD

2:15 pm           Tascosa Semis WSD - Impromptu Motion

3:00 pm           Tascosa Semis Pattern B, Finals Congress

3:30 pm           Tascosa CX Quarters, Canyon WSD Finals – Prepared Motion

4:15 pm           Tascosa Quarters LD, PFD

4:30 pm           Tascosa Finals Pattern A

4:45 pm           Tascosa Finals WSD – Prepared Motion

5:15 pm           Tascosa Semis CX

5:30 pm           Tascosa Semis LD, PFD

6:00 pm           Tascosa Finals Pattern B

6:45 pm           Tascosa Finals LD, PFD

7:00 pm           Tascosa Finals CX


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ryan Lovell at, or call at 806-640-8988.