Burnet presents the Tournament that Teaches

2023 — Burnet, TX/US

Burnet High School Presents The Tournament that Teaches

IN-PERSON October 14th, 2023

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.

Varsity students will participate in a traditional full tournament. Offering 2 guaranteed rounds of IES and 3 rounds of Debate.

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.

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyTqMwhRJpo

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3pdZi5WXM

Entry Fees

Congress, Interp, Extemp $20 per competitor

LD $30 per competitor

CX $50 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:

Novice Lincoln-Douglas:

Novice Extemp:

Novice Congress:

Novice Interp:


CX Debate: Policy debate will use the 2023 - 2024 topic.

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.

LD Debate: LD Debate will use the UIL Fall 2023 topic.

Resolved: Wealth inequality in the United States is detrimental to democracy.

Congress Docket: TFA Fall Docket 2023. Items 1-10

Files can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1S97Ip21F_m1yd10BMlQy2GD7L1sQpDql?usp=sharing