Westlake LASA TFA Swing
2023 — Austin, TX/US
Welcome to the 2023 Westlake LASA Swing!
We are a TFA qualifier tournament in-person at Westlake High School on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. The Westlake-side is also a NIETOC qualifier.
- All TFA & NIETOC qualifying events will be offered. All TFA rules will be followed and enforced across events. We will also be offering several non-qualifying divisions, including novice debate events, novice extemporaneous speaking, prose & poetry.
- An adult or chaperone from your school must be present at all times. Unfortunately, our tournament cannot accept independent entries at this time.
- To encourage participation in World Schools, we are offering 1 free entry per school in that event (until we have 9 entries in the event). This includes a waiving of the WSD judge obligation. Fees will be manually adjusted to reflect this free entry as we get closer to the date of the tournament. This is a great opportunity to get some kids state points for the first time!
**Key Tournament Sites**
Tabroom: Room 276
Hospitality: Commons Teacher's Lounge
Extemp Draw/Pre-Tournament Holding Area: Ninth-Grade Center Cafeteria
Concessions/Tournament Meeting Area: Lower Floor Commons & Chap Court
The Westlake LASA Swing will run Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st for all debate events and divisions, and run a single day on Saturday, January 21st for all speech events.
The full, tentative schedule may be found on the right panel, along with the topics/motions/pieces of legislation for debate.
The LASA & Westlake teams strive to make our tournament as accessible a place and environment as possible for all competitors. If you are in need of additional accommodations to make competing possible, do not hesitate to email the tournament director.
We look forward to hosting you all in January!!!
- LASA & Westlake Speech & Debate
Yao Yao Chen