The Longhorn Classic
2022 — Austin, TX/US
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Moody College of Communication
Department of Communication Studies,Forensics Programs
2504A Whitis Ave A1105lAustin, Texas 78712-0115
The University of Texas speech & debate programs invite you and your students to attend the 24th Annual Longhorn Classic Tournament to be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on December 2-4, 2022. The Longhorn Classic will be exclusively in-person.
In keeping with our commitment to a well-rounded forensics education, we will offer students the opportunity to compete in a variety of events, including bothChampionship and Novice Cross-Examination Debate, Championship and Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Championship Public Forum Debate, Championship World Schools Debate, multiple Speech categories, as well as theLonghorn Student Congress and NCFL style Oral Interpretation.The Longhorn Classic is a TOC qualifier in Extemporaneous Speaking, a qualifier for the IE TOC in all relevant categories, as well as a Kentucky TOC qualifier in all relevant debate and individual event categories.
There will be sixpreliminary rounds in CCX,CLD and CPF, andfive in CWS, NCX, and NLD. Individual events will feature three flighted patterns each with two preliminary rounds, followed by quarter-finals (top 24-32 students advancing depending on rank cutoffs, maximum of 50% in events under 48), semi-finals and finals. Due to logistical constraints and the massive size of the Longhorn Classic, we can not allow cross-over between individual events and the various debate categories (including Congressional Debate).
Only school sponsors/student chaperones should register. The tournament does not accept independent entries.
CCX - Quarters TOC Bid - 100 entry starting cap - 5 entries/school - Clear to Doubles
NCX - 40 entry starting cap - 3 entries/school - Clear to Octos
CLD - Quarters TOC Bid - 150 entry starting cap - 6 entries/school - Clear to Triples
NLD - 40 entry starting cap - 3 entries/school - Clear to Octos
CPF - Semis Gold TOC Bid - 100 entry starting cap - 5 entries/school - Clear to Doubles
CWS - 26 entry starting cap - 3 entries/school - Clear to Quarters
Congress - Tier 2 TOC Bid - 100 entry cap - 5 entries/school
Entry caps based on available rooms have been reached. Additional entries may be placed on the waitlist and we will pull in as many as our logistics allow.
IE Contestants may enter two events from each pattern.
Pattern A: Dramatic Interp, Foreign Extemp, Informative Speaking
Pattern B: Humorous Interp, Oral Interp (Prose/Poetry), US Extemp
Pattern C: Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory
We look forward to hosting from Austin once again for one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the country.
Martin "Randy" Cox
Director of Debate
Director of Individual Events
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2022-2023 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.