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DFW Swing Sunday

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Dear Forensics Community:

The forensics teams of TCU and UTD invite you to the DFW Swing, to be hosted on the beautiful sunny campus of Texas Christian University October 27-29, 2023.


We invite you to join us for a weekend of competition featuring two complete individual event tournaments with the eleven AFA events, and an IPDA debate tournament. Each individual event tournament (TCU Invitational on Saturday and UTD Invitational on Sunday) will include two preliminary rounds and a final (semi-finals if necessary). IPDA will have five preliminary rounds over Friday afternoon and Saturday, and out-rounds as needed on Saturday. IPDA will include novice, JV, and varsity divisions if warranted by entry sizes of each event. Divisions may be collapsed if small entry sizes warrant. 


Students may enter three individual events per pattern, or one IE per pattern plus IPDA on Friday and Saturday, and up to three individual events per pattern on Sunday. Two duos counts as two events. 


Further details about the DFW Swing follow on the next few pages. We look forward to receiving your entry by the deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:00 p.m. through Speechwire. Please visit their website to enter.


We are asking teams to please cover their judging entries, particularly in IPDA. We will have a limited number of hired judges, but request school coverage of all entries. We will use electronic balloting, so judges should bring laptops or other internet connected devices.


We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful Fort Worth in October!




Amorette Hinderaker, Ph.D.

Convener of Debates/Associate Professor

Texas Christian University



John Gooch, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor/Coach of Comet Speech

University of Texas at Dallas


Important tournament rooms

Student Lounge - MOUS 155
Student Lounge - MOUS 156
Judges Lounge - MOUS 300
Extemp Prep - MOUS 320

Manager contact information

Amorette Hinderaker
Email address: a.hinderaker@tcu.edu
Phone number: 701-200-3299

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None provided

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