Salado Online Tournament that Teaches

2022 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Salado High School Presents The Tournament that Teaches

Online September 17th, 2022

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. We will use NSDA campus for virtual rounds. 

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video:

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here:

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 Tim Cook at or Julian Erdmann at 

 Entry Fees

Congress, Interp, Extemp          $20 per competitor

LD                                          $30 per competitor

CX                                          $40 per team 


Judge Fees

1 judge for every 2 entries or less for CX or a missing judge fee of $150

1 judge for every 4 entries or less for LD or a missing judge fee of $125

1 judge for every 6 entries or less for IE/Congress or a missing judge fee of $125




Novice Cross-Examination: Colby Menefee 


Advanced Cross-Examination: Steele Musgrove 


Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Chris Malhas 


Advanced Lincoln-Douglas: John Anderson 


Novice Extemp: Rachel Evans 


Novice Congress: Kay Edwards


Due to lack of Interest we will not be offering Novice Interp instructional sessions. 



CX Debate: Policy debate will use the 2022 - 2023 topic.

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: LD Debate will use the UIL Fall 2022 topic. 

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

Congress Docket: Texas Forensic Association Docket items 3-10


Novice CX Files:


Novice LD Files:


Varsity CX Lectures

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 

Neg Block/Collapsing Negative Strategy/Stock Strategy 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Impact Framing 

Varsity LD Lectures 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Morality and Justice

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Case Writing 

Payment Via the Salado Online Store 

  1. You can find the store here:

  2. Please fill out your invoice amount that you will be paying for the respective tournament. 

  3. Once added to the cart, you may check out by clicking the cart button towards the right of the store page. 

  4. Select Checkout

  5. Select to make an account or checkout as guest 

  6. Fill out billing info and payment info and select verify order details

  7. Once at the checkout screen locate the box that says additional information. 

  8. Include the following: Tournament Name, Tournament Date, School Name (This will help to make our bookkeeping easier)

NOTE: Due to outstanding balances over the last two years that have been unpaid. We reserve the right to refuse participation to any school that hasn’t paid leading up to the tournament. We request that all payments be made three days prior to the start of the tournament.