The Longhorn Classic

2022 — Austin, TX/US


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.

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