The Dulles Classic

2023 — Sugar Land, TX/US

Welcome to the Dulles Classic, hosted at John Foster Dulles High School.

We are excited to invite you to our tournament at Fort Bend ISD's flagship campus. We are a TFA IQT, offering a full range of events, and we will be using the current NSDA topics in each debate event:


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.


Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.

Public Forum

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its military presence in the Arctic.

World Schools

Round 1 - This House supports the increased use of nuclear power to combat climate change.

Round 2 - Impromptu

Round 3 - This House opposes the use of public funds for school vouchers.

Round 4 - Impromptu

Semis - Impromptu

Finals - This House would ban targeted political advertising.


We will be using the Region 4 scaffolding plan. Legislation can be found at

Prelims 26-30,

Finals 1-5.

Important dates

Initial Entry Deadline 9/25/23 @ 5 pm

Drop Deadline 10/2/23 @ 5pm (entry fees are set at this time). Day of drops/no-shows will face additional penalties.

Entry limits

Events are automatically capped at 10 entries but we will add entries from the waitlist until room limit is reached.

Each school will be cappped at at 4 entries initially to ensure some degree of balance.

Entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis until our facility is full.


Registration will be held in the lobby of Rogers Auditorium. We will hold in the auditorium until school has dismissed and the building has had some time to clear out.

Hospitality and Concessions

Hospitality will be provided by our parent booster club. The menus are still TBD, but we will be providing vegetarian options. More information will be available soon.

Our concession stand will feature your standard tournament fair; however, we are working with local businesses to provide some variety to distinguish ourselves from other tournaments. More information will be available soon.

A note on judging, judges, judge fees

We want your judges, not your money. Please solicit alumni, parents, and other members of your school community to cover the entries you put in. If you do not bring enough judges to cover your obligation, you will be paying the cost to hire them out in order to offset the expense. We will not be negotiating about this. It costs money to hire judges, and we are hosting this event as a fundraiser to support our students. There are two exceptions:

Exception 1: Those programs whose coaches are providing substantial assistance to the tournament may have their judge fees discounted. If you would like to help the tournament, you should reach out to us sooner rather than later.

Exception 2: Programs currently affiliated with an Urban Debate League may request a discount on judge fees, provided all coaches are covering judging.

Any questions can be directed to Eric Schwerdtfeger ( or or Araceli Casasola (