San Angelo Central Bobcat Bonanza Swing TFA and NIETOC

2022 — San Angelo, TX/US

Greetings everyone,

We are excited to welcome you to the NIETOC and TFA Bobcat Bonanza Swing Tournament hosted by San Angelo Central FULLY IN PERSON! We hope to bring you a great weekend of competition and learning for your students in the year 2022 in San Angelo, TX! We are ecstatic to offer a full swing this year with all events! The exception will be Policy Debate being offered only on the Orange side of the tournament on Saturday. The Central side will be considered Blue while the Central Freshman side will be referred to as Orange. We are excited to announce that we are NOW A NIETOC BID SWING TOURNAMENT on both sides!!

We will offer the following IE events: DX, FX, DI, HI, POI, Duet, Duo, INFO, OO, Prose, Poetry, and Impromptu (perfect for Novices!!). Each competitor can enter in BOTH SIDES of the tournament on these events!!

We will offer the following Debate Events on BOTH SIDES of the tournament as well: Congressional Debate, LD, and PF. Due to scheduling and wanting to run the tournament as smoothly as possible, students are NOT allowed to Cross Enter in IEs if entered in LD, PF, or CX on that side of the swing. They CAN cross enter in one event in Pattern B on the same side (including extemp) if entered in Congress. They will be cross entered at their own risk.

We will break brackets where applicable.

Regarding judges, we've decided not to assign fees for judging. We know many budgets are precarious right now; but PLEASE do your best to cover your entries. We are trying to recruit volunteer judges but there's no way we will be able to make this work without your commitment to help. Therefore, I thank you in advance for us all working together to make this the best tournament possible for all of our awesome kids!!

Teams will be spread out in the cafeteria. We will have a concession stand and I am also reaching out to try to get food trucks to attend and will keep you updated. There are plenty restaurants around the campus as well!

Posted under "Tournament Pages and Forms" is both our schedule and the Congress Legislation we will be using. Please let us know if you have any questions at all! We look forward to seeing you all in person!

Cross Entries: Each Student can enter in 3 events per Pattern. There is NO CROSS ENTERING between LD/PF/CX and IEs on the same side of the swing. A Student CAN Cross enter in Congress and one event in Pattern B (including extemp). A Student can only enter one type of Extemp.

Blue Pattern A- Duet, DI, Prose, IMP, INFO, OO

Blue Pattern B- Duo, HI, Poetry, DX, FX, POI

Orange Pattern A- Duo, DI, Prose, POI, OO, INFO

Orange Pattern B- Duet, HI, Poetry, FX, DX, IMP

Here is the Congress Legislation we will be using:

Congress Blue prelims Session A: Friday 11/11 at 2:30-3:45 pm

Bills: 1-3

Congress Blue prelims Session B: Friday 11/11 at 5:15-6:45 pm

Bills: 4-6

Congress Blue finals: Friday 11/11 at 8:15-10:15 pm

Bills: 7-10

Congress Orange prelims Session A: Saturday 11/12 at 10:00 am-11:15 am

Bills: 8-10

Congress Orange prelims Session B: Saturday 11/12 at 12:45 pm-2:00 pm

Bills: 5-7

Congress Orange finals: Saturday 11/12 at 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Bills: 1-4

Just as our principal tells our kids every morning: "Make it a great day, or not. The choice is yours."

Best Regards,

Coby Evers