Ore City High School TTT

2022 — Ore City, TX/US

ore city HIGH SCHOOL




Welcome to the “Tournament That Teaches” for novice and varsity competitors. In the morning, novice students will participate in educational sessions conducted by some of the best instructors in the state, and in the afternoon they will have “educational” rounds. Novice students will be provided with cases, briefs, and other materials.

New to this year we will be adding intermediate/advanced lectures for the varsity CX and LD students to attend in the morning. There will be two lectures during each time slot. Students may pick which lecture they would like to attend for each time slot. In the afternoon, varsity students will have two rounds.

We will offer all traditional UIL speaking events (CX debate, LD debate, Congress, Persuasive, Information, Prose, and Poetry. These tournaments are intended for schools or teams that prefer "UIL style" forensics.

We will be using tabroom for registration and balloting.

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyTqMwhRJpo

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3pdZi5WXM

Keep in mind students will need to have their own tabroom account created and linked to the school/institution they attend and an email address attached/linked to their account.

For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Kenneth Adcock at adcockk@ocisd.net

Final rounds will be recorded for educational purposes. Registration in the tournament results in consent to be recorded.

Entry Fees

Congress, Interp, Extemp $10 per competitor

LD $15 per competitor

CX $30 per team

Judge Fees: We would much rather you provide a judge than have to charge the fee! 

All missing judge fees are $125

1 judge for every 2 entries or less for CX

1 judge for every 4 entries or less for LD

1 judge for every 6 entries or less for IE/Congress


Novice Cross-Examination: Micheal Mattis(AFF) & John Nichols(NEG)

Advanced Cross-Examination: Zach Stansberry

Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Cody Morris(NEG) & Emily Sowell(AFF)

Advanced Lincoln-Douglas: Thomas Thompson

Novice Congress: Melissa Witt


CX Debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

LD Debate: Resolved:  Amateur status ought to be valued above commodification of Name Image Likeness.

Congress Docket: The docket as follows is set for the NOVICE Congress rounds

Novice Congress Pre-Set Docket as follows: 

Fall TFA 2022

Round 1: Items 1-5

Round 2: Items 6-10

The Docket is locked. Must be done in order.

Varsity Congress will have the following parameters: 

Fall TFA 2022

Round 1: Items 1-10

FINALS: 11-20

Legislation can be found here https://txfa.org/resources.asp?t=2

Novice Extemp Questions: For the novice extemp students we will post the question as they have been created, so that they can attempt to best prepare for the event and learn how extemp functions while at a tournament.


  1. How is inflation impacting people experiencing food insecurity?
  2. What has the last year of Taliban rule meant for Afghanistan?
  3. How worried should the United States be about monkeypox?
  4. How did climate change affect the Summer of 2022 in the United States?
  5. How has Nicolás Maduro’s power grown in Venezuela?


  1. Should NATO expand beyond Finland and Sweden?
  2. Does the far right pose a credible threat to democracy in Europe?


  3. Are the Fed’s interest rate hikes having their intended effect?
  4. Is President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan too much, too little, or just right?
  5. Has the war between Russia and Ukraine fundamentally changed this summer?


Novice CX Files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u7Fx1MsGt8V8UHWnkWJqCi1m1ip_E6dM

Novice LD Files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u7Fx1MsGt8V8UHWnkWJqCi1m1ip_E6dM


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Neg Block/Collapsing Negative Strategy/Stock Strategy 1N/2N

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM




Impact Framing 


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM



Policy Arguments in LD

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Case Writing

Cutting Cards/Research