London TFA Treasures
2023 — Corpus Christi, TX/US
London High School Speech and Debate invites you to attend our tournament IN PERSON
on Saturday, September 2nd, at London ISD,
located at 1306 FM 43, Corpus Christi, TX 78415.
The deadline for all entries is Tuesday, August 29th, by 10 p.m.
We will offer the following events: Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, Program Oral Interp, Informative Speaking, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duo Interp, Duet Acting, Original Oratory, LD Debate, CX Debate, Congress, United States Extemp, and International Extemp.
TFA rules and time limits will be followed in all events.
Please note: Debaters may only compete in 1 debate event—either Congress or LD or Policy Debate. They may also compete in 1 of the Extemp contests—either US or International.
Congress legislation is posted at txfa.org and on our tournament page. Prelims will use even numbers with 2-16 in Prelims and 18-30 for Finals.
LD will use the September/October resolution.
CX will debate:
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.
Please note that LD and CX Debate will break to semis unless there is a more equitable break to quarters. We will NOT break brackets.
Awards will be given to the top six finishers in each of the individual events and Congress. In LD and CX debate, the top four
finishers will be given awards. Sweepstakes awards will be given to the two highest-ranking speech teams.
When you register, please don’t forget to include the judge information needed, depending on which events you enter and the number of entries. Judging fees will be assessed if no judges are indicated to fulfill your team's requirements.
On the day of the tournament, it is very important that we start on time. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
Extemp Draw starts at 7:30 a.m. Debate teams not registered by 8:00 a.m. will not be able to compete in Round 1 and will be
given a bye-loss. Thank you for understanding.
Payment is due at the time of registration. However, we realize that some of your schools may not be releasing funds until
September 1st. If that is the case, then a PO document or an IOU will suffice at the time of registration. (Checks should be
payable to LONDON HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE.)
Regarding speech performance selections, we want all of our competitors AND their judges and audience members to have an enjoyable experience showcasing selections of merit and student originality that are acceptable according to our community standards, so please be mindful of subject matter and language and avoid the trend of “shock and awe.” In addition, topics should be handled tastefully and effectively for the edification of all observers without the need of “trigger warnings.”
Thank you for your interest in our tournament! We hope you can make it! If you have any questions, please feel free to email
Roxie Hoff, Director, and Alishba Kazmi, Assistant Director
Tabroom Directors: The Stubblefields
London High School Speech & Debate
1306 FM 43, Corpus Christi, TX 78415