Grandview Jr High Joshua HS TFA Swing

2023 — Joshua, TX/US

The Grandview High School Speech and Debate team invites you to join us on December 15-16 for our First Annual Joshua/Grandview TFA Swing. We are pleased to announce that we are an invitational qualifying tournament for the Texas Forensics Association. We look forward to hosting your team to a day of great food, educational rounds, and competition this holiday season!


Our tournament will two sides of each event excluding CX and WSD.

We will host a novice division in EVERY event as long as demand calls for it. Novice divisions will be combined with their varsity counterparts if entries do not make. This decision will be made at least one week in advance of the tournament and will be communicated to all competitors.

Debate Events including Congress may not cross enter in any other event.

CX Debaters will be debating the 2023 - 2024 Resolution - Resolved:

PF Debaters will be debating the November/December Resolution - Resolved:

TFA division LD Debaters will be debating the November/December Resolution - Resolved:

UIL division LD Debaters will be debating the UIL Fall 2023 Resolution - Resolved:

Congressional Debaters will be debating the TFA Fall 2023 Docket.

Joshua Prelims/Grandview Finals: 4,2,3,1,5

Grandview Prelims/Joshua Finals: 9,7,6,10,8

Please make all checks payable to:

Grandview ISD

ATTN: Justin Holland, Debate Coach

PO Box 310

Grandview, TX 76050

School Custodial Fee - $30.00 per school

CX Debate and World Schools Debate - $50.00 per entry

LD, PFD, Duo, and Duet - $25.00 per entry

Individual Event (and Congressional Debate) - $15.00 per entry

Missing Debate Judge Fee - $150.00 per judge

Missing IE Judge Fee - $125.00 per judge

**Any school who has not completed the payment process after 30 days of the tournament is subject to a $100.00 late fee.**


CX Debate - 1 judge for every 2 entries or portion thereof

LD Debate and PF Debate - 1 judge for every 4 entries of portion thereof

IEs (and Congress)* - 1 judge for every 6 entries or portion thereof

*If you have a judge that is only qualified to judge some of the individual events, please indicate this in the notes section of the entry along with what events that are qualified for. If there is no note present, we will assume that the judge is qualified for all IEs and they will be placed in all pools.


If you are an individual that wishes to pursue a judging contract at this tournament, please contact Justin Holland at 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.

Required Posting

In order to create a more equitable debate environment, the Joshua/Grandview JH swing will be requiring judges not to vote on disclosure theory at our tournament for debate events.

Joshua and Grandview will be participating in the TFA Home Initiative.


Any questions should be addressed to Justin Holland