Burleson Centennial High UIL Tournament
2023 — Burleson, TX/US
The Centennial High School Spartan UIL Academic Team would like to take a moment to formally invite you to our first UIL Invitational Tournament! We are excited to bring back this competition opportunity IN PERSON on March 4th, 2023! Every student competing in Informative, Persuasive, Prose, and Poetry will be guaranteed 3 rounds of competition! We will be utilizing and will offer competition in all academic events except for Congressional and Cross-Examination Debate.
We would like to offer one more opportunity for students of all skill levels, to get meet experience. We will be separating competitors into two divisions based on school size: 1A, 2A, and 3A schools will compete in the small school division (SS) and 4A, 5A, and 6A schools will compete in the large school (LS) division.
Each school will be offered unlimited entries in Calculator, Mathematics, Number Sense, and Science.
Entries are limited to the first 60 students in Informative, Persuasive, Prose, and Poetry. This is split between both divisions.
Entries are limited to the first 60 students in LD Debate. This is split between both divisions.
Each school is afforded a limit of 4 entries in the in-person divisions Copy Editing, Editorial, Feature, Headline, News, and Ready Writing. We have a cap of 30 entries per division.
Each school is afforded a limit of 5 entries in all remaining academic contests. We have a cap of 50 entries per division.
ACADEMIC JUDGING OBLIGATIONS:
The following events have CRUCIAL needs for graders/judges: Ready Writing, Computer Applications, Journalism. Schools that enter these competitions are expected to provide a trained adult to help in the adjudication of these events. Schools that cannot provide judges for these contests may opt to pay a $100.00 judge fee.*
We ask that each school provide a judge to help grade in every event that they enter students. We have A LOT of faculty members on staff ready to help out, but the more people we have, the faster the grading goes.
SPEECH/DEBATE JUDGING OBLIGATIONS:
Schools are obligated to provide judges for each of the speech/debate events that they enter students in. Judge obligations are generated with the following formulas:
LD Debate* - One judge required for every 2 entries (or portion thereof).
Informative/Persuasive** - One judge required for every 8 entries (or portion thereof).
Prose/Poetry** - One judge required for every 8 entries (or portion thereof).
*Debate judges may only enter one pool. They may not fulfill any other obligations. Schools will be charged a fee of $100.00 for each missing debate judge.
**Individual Event judges MAY cover both Extemp and Interp obligations, but they MUST be available for all rounds of both contests. IE judges may not cover any Debate judging obligations. Schools will be charged a fee of $75.00 for each missing IE judge.
Please make all checks payable to:
Burleson Centennial UIL
ATTN: David Rodriguez
201 South Hurst Road
Burleson, TX 76028
Fees are generated with the following formulas:
Academic Events - $15.00 per entry
Individual Speech Events - $20.00 per entry
LD Debate - $30.00 per entry
Missing HIGH NEEDS Academic Event Grader - $100.00 per event
Missing Debate Judge - $100.00 per judge obligation
Missing Individual Event Judge - $75.00 per judge obligation
If you are an individual that wishes to pursue a judging contract (for speech/debate/or writing) at this tournament, please contact David Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carlos Cruz at email@example.com. Please include a brief summary of your qualifications along with what events you are comfortable with judging.
Judges are encouraged to give an oral critique after debate rounds, but this form of feedback should NOT replace a well-written ballot. Additionally, all oral critiques should be short and to-the-point, and all ballots should be submitted within 5 minutes of the round's completion.
Any questions should be addressed to David Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. or at (469)261-4332.