Rebel UIL Speech Debate Academic Meet

2024 — Midland, TX/US

Thank you so much for considering the Rebel UIL Speech & Academic Tournament for your competition weekend of February 10th. This tournament is brought to you by the Rebel Speech & Debate Boosters of Legacy High School. This tournament will use the UIL Set B Materials for the Academic events and offers all UIL Speech & Debate events. We are also offering a Middle School division in Prose & Poetry for the first time this year!

Some our our highlights include:

Awesome Sweepstakes Trophies in both Large School and Small School divisions as well our our Squad Efficiency Trophy given to the team with the highest sweepstakes point per student entry (minimum 5 students across 10 events). We will have 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medals in all events and Finalist medals for 4th though 6th place.

Service!! We know that you have a lot of choices on where to spend your travel budgets and we appreciate you choosing to come to our tournament. It is our goal to make sure that you leave Midland with a smile on your face knowing that your students have gotten the chance to practice their craft and get good feedback in preparation for upcoming UIL District contests and the TFA State Tournament in March. Our judges will be trained on what to look for in their events and they know how important it is to provide good ballots to the participating teams. While we will be running registration through Tabroom we plan to utilize traditional paper ballots to make sure that coaches have a physical copy of each round's results.

If there is anything we can help with please let me know. We are very excited to be offering a live in-person tournament experience and we want you to be a part of it!

Because we depend on the expected provisions of judges by attending schools we can not guarantee that elimination rounds or finals rounds will be paneled. We will do our best to provide panels in finals but it can not be guaranteed. (TFA Constitution p. 88 'Requirements' Section 19.) That being said, we encourage each school to bring as many volunteers to judge as they can. Everyone knows that no tournament director has ever complained about having too many available judges and we would much rather have your volunteers than your judge fees!!

The 3rd round of debate will be power matched when possible in accordance to TFA preference. (TFA Constitution p. 91 'Pairing of Preliminary Rounds' Section 2.)

We will break brackets where possible in debate rounds. In the event a school has a closeout on a bracket the head coach has the option of deciding which of their teams will advance or if the teams will debate each other and let the judge decide.

Debate resolutions and Congressional Legislation pieces are listed in their respective event tabs.


Conflict Patterns:

Pattern A - Persuasive Extemp, Poetry, & Impromptu
Pattern B - Informative Extemp, Prose
Pattern C - Congress, LD, PF, & CX are locked events, no Cross-Entry

Sweepstakes formula is as follows:

Individual Events and Congress

1st - 15 points

2nd - 10 points

3rd - 5 points

Finalist (4-6) - 3 points

Debate Events (including CX, LD, PF)

1st place - 30 points

2nd place - 20 points

Semifinalists - 10 points

Quarterfinalist - 5 points