McAllen High School TFA NIETOC Qualifier

2024 — McAllen, TX/US


McAllen HS would like to cordially invite you to our 2024 TFA and NIETOC Qualifier held in person on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Read on for more important information for schools considering attending our tournament.

We’re offering most TFA events, including LD Debate. Novice divisions will not be available this year.

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.

  • 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 will be using the NSDA Topic for January/February.

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, January 27, 2024.

UPDATED 1.24.24 McHi TFA NIETOC Tournament Schedule

7:45 AM - Extemp Draw

8:15 AM - Prelims FX, DX, DUET, PO

9:30 AM - Prelims DI, DUO, OO & RD 1 - LD

11:30 AM - Prelims HI, PR, POI & RD 2- LD

1:00 PM - Semis Extemp Draw

1:30 PM - SEMIS/ROUND 2 - FX, DX, DUET, PO, DI, DUO, OO & RD 3 - LD

3:30 PM - SEMIS/ROUND 2 - HI, PR, POI & Semis LD

5:00 PM - Finals - DI, DUO, OO & Finals LD

6:00 PM - Finals Extemp draw

6:30 PM - Finals - FX, DX, DUET, HI, POI, PO, PR

Awards will be announced in Cafeteria as results become available.

Thank you,

Vanessa Chapa

McAllen High School Speech & Debate Teacher

(956) 655-2008