The Dulles Viking Classic

2024 — Sugar Land, TX/US

Welcome to the Dulles Viking Classic, hosted at John Foster Dulles High School.

We are excited to invite you to our tournament at Fort Bend ISD's flagship campus. We are a TFA IQT, offering a full range of events, and we will be using the current NSDA topics in each debate event:


Resolved: The United States federal government should significantly strengthen its protection of domestic intellectual property rights in copyrights, patents, and/or trademarks.



Public Forum


World Schools

Round 1 -

Round 2 - Impromptu

Round 3 -

Round 4 -

Semis - Impromptu

Finals -


We will be using the Region 4 scaffolding plan. Legislation can be found at



Important dates

Initial Entry Deadline

Drop Deadline 10/_/24 @ 5pm (entry fees are set at this time). Day of drops/no-shows will face additional penalties.

Entry limits

Events are automatically capped at 10 entries but we will add entries from the waitlist until room limit is reached.

Each school will be cappped at at 4 entries initially to ensure some degree of balance.

Entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis until our facility is full.

Drop Off and Registration

Friday 10/4 is a student/teacher holiday for FBISD this year. As such, registration will be held in the entryway to the high school on Friday.

Hospitality and Concessions

Hospitality will be provided by our parent booster club. The menus are still TBD, but we will be providing vegetarian options.

Our concession stand will feature your standard tournament fare; however, we are working with local businesses to provide some variety to distinguish ourselves from other tournaments.

A note on judging, judges, judge fees

We want your judges, not your money. Please solicit alumni, parents, and other members of your school community to cover the entries you put in. If you do not bring enough judges to cover your obligation, you will be paying the cost to hire them out in order to offset the expense. We will not be negotiating about this. It costs money to hire judges, and we are hosting this event as a fundraiser to support our students. There are two exceptions:

Exception 1: Those programs whose coaches are providing substantial assistance to the tournament may have their judge fees discounted. If you would like to help the tournament, you should reach out to us sooner rather than later.

Exception 2: Programs currently affiliated with an Urban Debate League may request a discount on judge fees, provided all coaches are covering judging.

Any questions can be directed to

Eric Schwerdtfeger (

Araceli Casasola (