Plano West Wolf Classic

2023 — Plano, TX/US

Dear Colleagues,

Please accept this as your personal invitation to attend the Plano West TFA and NIETOC Invitational Qualifying Tournament on October 20-21, 2023. We are excited to offer you and your students not only outstanding academic competition, but also a pleasant tournament experience. All TFA qualifying events will be offered.

This tournament offers NIETOC bids in all speech events. Students that compete in Domestic Extemp and International Extemp may not compete in both. Students that compete in LD, CX, PF, or Worlds may not cross enter into other events.
Please note that the Plano West Wolf Classic will offer 4 preliminary rounds in all debate events. Congress will have prelims and semis on Friday and finals Saturday morning.

We do not accept independent entries. A school coach or adult must enter students into the tournament. A school authorized adult must be in attendance and responsible at all times for the duration of the tournament.

We are excited about the schedule of events, level of competition, quality judging, and unique opportunities provided this year. We hope you can participate!

Finally, the Plano West Wolf Classic is pleased to continue giving out the Rhonda Smith Award to the top competitor overall at the tournament. We will also offer a sweepstakes award for 1st-3rd place schools in attendance and 1st-3rd place sweepstakes for top competitors in debate and individual events.

Debates Topics and Congress Legislation

Congress legislation: These are the items we will be debating from the TFA docket:

Prelims - Items 15, 16, and 23, in that order

Semis - Items 4, 10, and 26, in that order

Finals - Items 1, 3, and 11, in that order

PF will be the September/October NSDA topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its military presence in the Arctic.

Varsity LD will be the September/October NSDA topic: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.
Novice LD: This is a change from what had previously been published. NLD will use the same topic as the Varsity LD division

For policy, we will be debating the following 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.

For the novice policy debate division, please refer to the "rollout" language as to what will be used for this tournament. It is as follows:

Region 2 - NDCA Novice Packet Rollout [modified GA schedule]

We agreed to no changes to tags or evidence but did agree to allow for analytical arguments and/or overviews to arguments

Beginning of Season [thru tournaments weekend Sept 29-October 1]

Universal Basic Income Aff and Neg (including UBI Minus DA)*
Green New Deal Aff and Neg (including Nuclear Power DA)*
Economy DA

*This does not include the counterplans in the NDCA versions of the case negs.

October [beginning October 6-7 tournaments through October 27-28]

Taxes PIC

Please make checks out to the following:

Plano West Senior High School Speech and Debate

c/o Reginald Chapman

5601 W Parker Rd Plano, TX 75093

Questions? Reach out!

We are so grateful that you chose to join us. While we work hard to provide all necessary information, there will always be questions that pop up. The best way to have your questions answered is to email us!

All IE Event Questions: Reggie Chapman ( Shepard (

All Debate Event Questions: Dave Huston (

Judge Questions: Meghan Clark (


Reginald Chapman, Plano West Wolf Classic Tournament Director