Lindale Winter UIL

2023 — Lindale, TX/US

Tournament Information

Location:Lindale High School is located at 920 E. Hubbard St. Lindale, TX 75771. You may get personalized directions by visiting clickinghere.

Hotels:There are several great options for hotels that are located right off of I-20 and along Highway 69. ContactRory McKenziefor more details.

Entries:All entries must be entered on the Tabroom website. We will accept entries so long as we have space.We have a limited number of rooms, so plan on entering early!All entries dropped after 4:00pm on Monday January 9th will lose their original entry fee. Drops made after 9:00am on January 13thmay lose their entry fee AND receive a fee worth the original entry fee. We reserve the right to charge nuisance fees for drops that are not communicated with us in a timely fashion. Get your drops in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! Please text or call us on Friday morning if you have speech and debate drops.

We will close the website at 4:00pm on January 12th. Please email any changes after that point. Communication from sponsors and the tournament directors prior to the tournament is of the utmost importance in running a tournament that gets out on time or early. Please help us in this endeavor. We encourage all sponsors to text day-of drops ahead of time to Rory McKenzie (903-245-9150) so that it does not delay the beginning of the tournament. This includes any judge changes as well.

Entry Limits: We have capped events and school limits for initial registration. We encourage all schools to utilize the waitlist for additional entries, which we will do our best to accommodate.We will make every precaution to ensure that everyone who wants to compete will get to compete.

Cross-Entering:In debate, students may enter one debate event. Cross-entry in Saturday speaking events is allowed, but after two events, it is done completely at your own risk.In academics, students should pay attention to the schedule to make sure they are not conflicting. Students may enter academic events and debate events, but do so at their own risk. We will not hold rounds for academics.

Awards:We will divide the tournament (for academic events ONLY) into small and large school. For each division, we will offer 1stthrough 6thin every academic event as well as speaking and interp events. In debate, we will award non-advancing quarterfinalists, non-advancing semifinalists,2ndand 1stplace. For the UIL academic events we will award a first place team plaque for the events that have a team award in each division. A top journalism (one for each division) and speech team will be given as well. Awards for academic events will be given at verification for those events. At verification, sponsors can pick up their tests as well as any awards they received.


  • Cross-Examination Debate – One judge for every two entries, or portion thereof.
  • Lincoln-Douglas – One judge for every four entries, or portion thereof.
  • Public Forum Debate – One judge for every four entries, or portion thereof.
  • Congressional Debate – One judge for every six entries, or portion thereof.
  • Speaking Events (Extemp, OO) – One judge for every six entries, or portion thereof.
  • Interp Events (Prose, Poetry, HI, DI, Duo) – One judge for every six entries, or portion thereof.
  • Academic Events – One grader for each event you have students participating.

NOTE: Speech and debate judges can fulfill multiple quotas, with the following exceptions.

oJudges may fulfill one debate (CX, LD, PF,Congress) commitment.

oAcademic event graders should check the schedule to see if they are able to grade and judge. A replacement judge may be necessary.

*All judges must be entered on the website by Wednesday January 11that 4:00pm or you will be assessed missing judge fees. After this time your judge fees will be assessed even if you bring an extra judge with you. We need to get an accurate idea of how many judges to hire. Provided judges are always preferred to fees.Schools of judges who are scheduled to judge rounds and do not pick up ballots will be assessed a fee of $25 for every missed round. We would prefer you bring judges as opposed to pay fees, but if you are paying fees we just need to get an accurate idea of how many outside judges to hire. Committing to a judge and then not providing that judge will result in a missing judge fee assessed on the day of the tournament.


  • Cross-Examination Debate – 2022-2023 Topic
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate – UIL Spring Topic and NSDAJanuary/February Topic
  • Public Forum Debate – January Topic
  • Congressional Debate– The currentTFA Spring Docket will be used. A more specific docket will be set ASAP. Specific agendas will be set by the chamber.
  • Academics – ASW will supply the Spelling andVocabulary test. All other tests are provided by UIL.


  • Missing CX or LD Judge - $150
  • Missing Speech and Interp Judge - $125
  • Academic Event - $10
  • Individual Events and Congress Entry - $15
  • LD, Duo Entry - $20
  • PFD, CX Entry - $40

Payment of Fees:Schools should bring a check payable to Lindale High School Speech and Debate to cover all fees. If you are not able to have a check prepared in time, please have a proof of payment leave a copy with the registration table.All accounts must be paid in full within 30 days. All delinquent accounts are subject to a $100 fee.

Student Behavior:All competitors and visitors are held to the rules and regulations of Lindale Independent School District. A coach (or other teacher) from every school, or a parentmust be on campus at all times while students from said school are present. Parents/Guardians may attend the tournament with (and be responsible for) theirchild(ren) if a school representative is unavailable. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in forfeiting the school from competition.

Other Notes:

  • We will make every effort as a tournament to run on schedule and will attempt to accelerate when possible. We ask for your patience and cooperation in the event that this is not possible.
  • We believe that oral critiques and disclosure are valuable teaching tools in debate.However, due to the incredibly tight schedule, we are asking that all judges turn in ballots within five minutes of the last speech. Critiques can be given after the ballot has been turned it. An oral critique does not replace a well-written ballot, as that is helpful communication at this time of the year between the judge and coach.
  • During the tournament we will provide a hospitality room for coaches and judges and a concession stand for competitors. Schools are free to bring their own food or (if time permits) leave campus for lunch and are asked to clean up all trash in tournament common areas.
  • Questions should be directed toRory McKenzie.