Buffalo UIL Tournament that Teaches
2023 — Buffalo, TX/US
Buffalo High School Presents the Tournament that Teaches
September 30th, 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.
NEW!!! We will be providing a course on how to be a Presiding Officer in UIL for those that are interested in registering.
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 and balloting. Students will need their own tabroom account linked to their institution/school.
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
Keep in mind students will need to have their own tabroom account created and linked to the school/institution they attend and an email address attached/linked to their account.
Congress, Interp, Extemp $20 per competitor
LD $30 per competitor
CX $40 per team
Novice Cross-Examination: Chris O'Brien and Colby Menefee
Novice Lincoln-Douglas: Vincent Crowson and John Anderson
Novice Extemp: Connor Howard
Novice Congress: Terri Robinson
Novice Interp: Michael Donaldson
How to be a Presiding Officer: Blake Koether
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: Texas Forensic Association Fall Docket 2023. Items 1-10.
Files can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1S97Ip21F_m1yd10BMlQy2GD7L1sQpDql?usp=sharing
NEW IN 2023-2024: ALL SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THEIR OUTSTANDING BALANCES ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT OR PROVIDE A PURCHASE ORDER. FAILURE TO PAY YOUR FEES WILL RESULT IN YOUR STUDENTS BEING REMOVED FROM THE TOURNAMENT. If you have to request an exception please email Julian Erdmann at Julian.T.Erdmann@gmail.com
If we haven't received payment within 30 days after the completion of the tournament we reserve the right to charge a $100 late fee. For every additional 7 days after 30 days that the balance remains unpaid we will be charging $50.