Sudan HS Speak the Speech I Pray You Classic

2024 — Sudan, TX/US

13th Annual “Speak the Speech I Pray You” – Classic

The Sudan High School Resonance Speech Team welcomes you to their 13th annual, “Speak the Speech I Pray You” – Classic. This TFA qualifying tournament features 12 TFA events plus Poetry and Prose.

Students may enter three events in Pattern A and 2 events in Pattern B. Debate may only enter debate. Congress may enter 2 events in pattern B. Students may not enter both extemps. We will be using the TFA Spring 2024 Congress docket. Prelims will use items 1-5 and finals items 6-10. The docket order for the prelims will be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

LD will use the UIL Spring 2024 topic. Resolved:

On balance, the use of artificial intelligence in art, music, and literature is undesirable.

Schools with at least one CX Team or LDer must provide at least one judge or a single $50 charge (which will cover all Debate entries).

Handsome trophies will be awarded through 6th place in each Individual event. Debate will receive trophies through quarters. Three sweepstakes trophies will be awarded (1st – 3rd) and a single small school sweepstakes trophy (1A and 2A).


Team sweepstakes awards will be calculated as follows

IEs, Duo, Duet, Congress

12 points- 1st place

10 points- 2nd place

8 points- 3rd place

6 points- 4th place

4 points- 5th place- 8th place


12 points- 1st place

10 points- 2nd place

8 points- Non-advancing semi finalists

4 points- Non-advancing quarter finalists


Pattern A: Duo, DI, PO, POI, FX, DX

Pattern B: Duet, INF, HI, PR, OO

Pattern C: CX, LD, Congress

7:45 A.M. Extemp Draw

8:00 A.M Round 1 – Category A

9:30 A.M. Round 1 - Category B

10:45 A.M. Extemp Draw

11:00 A.M. Round 2 – Category A

12:30 P.M. Round 2 – Category B

1:50 P.M. Extemp Draw

2:00 P.M. Semi-finals - Category A

3:30 P.M. Semi-finals – Category B

4:50 P.M Extemp Draw

5:00 P.M. Finals – Category A

6:15 P.M. Finals – Category B


7:45 A.M. Congress Prelims Session 1 (1.5 Hours)

8:00 A.M. Round 1 – CX/LD

9:30 A.M. Round 2 – CX/LD

10:50 A.M. Congress Prelims Session 2 (1.5 Hours)

11:00 A.M. Round 3 – CX/LD

1:30 P.M. Quarterfinals – CX/LD

1:45 P.M. Congress Finals (2 Hours)

3:15 P.M. Semifinals – CX/LD

5:00 P.M. Finals – CX/LD

TFA rules can be located at:

*A few students from Sudan HS may compete and be eligible to earn TFA points, especially in events that may need help making minimum numbers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jonathan Robertson at (cell) 806.239.5041