2022 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Dear Colleagues: The Melissa High School Speech & Debate Team cordially invites each of you to the ONLINE Cardinal TFA Tournament on Saturday, October 22nd, 2023. We will be using NSDA campus as the host platform for competition. We will be offering all TFA Speech and Debate qualifying events. All rounds will be held synchronously!!!!!



CX will utilize the 2022-2023 topic as follows: 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.


PF: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.


LD: Resolved: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.


Congress: We will be utilizing the TFA Fall Docket which can be found here:

Prelims: 6-10

Finals: 11-15


World Schools Debate (prepared): 

Rd 1: This House supports rent control legislation.

Rd 2: This House believes that states should construct data-based profiles of their citizens (e.g. the social credit system in China).

Semifinals: This House supports the right of teachers to unionize.


Entry Fees

  • Policy and World Schools Debate - $40.00 per entry 

  •   LD and PF Debate- $30.00 per entry 

  •   I.E.'s/Congressional Debate - $15.00 per entry


Judge Fees

IEs - 1 judge for every 10 entries or portion thereof 

Congress - 1 judge for every 10 entries or portion thereof

LD - 1 judge for every 4 entries or portion thereof

PF - 1 judge for every 4 entries or  portion thereof

CX - 1 judge for every 2 entries or portion thereof

WSD - 1 judge for every 2 entries or portion thereof