Veterans Memorial TFA NIETOC Qualifier

2023 — Corpus Christi, TX/US


Veterans Memorial HS would like to cordially invite you to our annual

TFA and NIETOC Qualifier


(A Charlie Brown Christmas Qualifier)

held in person on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Whether you’re traveling from just across the bridge, or from across the state–we’re excited to host you! Read on for more important information for schools considering attending our tournament.

We’re offering all TFA events except PF and World Schools Debate. (Not because we don’t like those events, but because historically, they’ve had low numbers. If you and some of your fellow coaches think you can get the numbers up AND help provide some more debate judges, let me know and I’ll consider adding these events.) We’re happy to offer novice divisions of Extemp, Poetry, and Prose. If a novice division does not make, it will be collapsed into its varsity counterpart. (A novice is defined as a student in their first year of High School competition.)

TFA rules and time limits will be used for all events.

Awards will be given to the top six or eight finishers in each of the individual events and Congress. In debate, the top four finishers will receive awards. Sweepstakes trophies will be given to the three highest-ranking schools. Awards will be like Mrs. Baird's Donuts-- Grab 'n Go!

  • We will not break brackets in Debate.

  • Wifi will be provided for the duration of our tournament.

  • A school-approved chaperone must be on campus with students at all times.

  • Students in IEs may cross-enter at their own risk.

  • Students participating in CX may not cross-enter in other events.

  • Debate Topics: LD & CX will be using the NSDA Topic for December

  • Congress will be using the Fall TFA Docket.

  • PRELIMS/ROUND 1: ODDS--11-20 (Reverse order: 19, 17, 15, 13, 11)
  • FINALS/ROUND 2: ODDS--21-30 (Numerical order: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29)
  • We've added Duet Improv to Section C!

Thank you for your interest in our tournament! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

We look forward to hosting you at our one-day in-person tournament on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Tentative VMHS Tournament Schedule

7:30 AM - Extemp Draw

8:00 AM - Section A Prelims - FX, DX, NX, DUET, PO, NPO

9:30 AM - Section B Prelims - DI, DUO, OO - RD 1 - LD, Policy

9:30 AM - Congress Prelims

11:00 AM - Section C Prelims - HI, PR, NPR, INFO, POI, DIMP - RD 2- LD, Policy

12:00 PM - Semis Extemp Draw

12:30 PM - Section A Semis - FX, DX, NX, DUET, PO, NPO

2:00 PM - Section B Semis - DI, DUO, OO - RD 3 - LD, Policy

3:30 PM - Section C Semis - HI, PR, NPR, INFO, POI, DIMP - QUARTERS LD, Policy

4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM - Super Congress

4:30 PM - Section B Finals - DI, DUO, OO - SEMIS LD, Policy

5:30 PM - Finals Extemp draw

6:00 PM - Section A Finals - FX, DX, NX, DUET, PO, NPO

7:00 PM - Section C Finals - HI, PR, NPR, INFO, POI, DIMP

8:00 PM - LD FINALS, Policy FINALS

8:00 PM - Awards Ceremony- Auditorium

Thank you for choosing to attend our tournament!


Laurel Brashears (she/hers)

VMHS Theatre Director

(361) 563-7724