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2019 Spring TIFA / Texas State University Inivitational

Dear Colleagues,

The Texas State University team and the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State are pleased to invite you to the Spring 2019 TIFA tournament and the Texas State University Invitational. The tournament will include all individual events, NPDA and NFA-LD. The tournament will be held on the Texas State Campus campus February 1-3, 2019.

The tournament will be based out of Centennial Hall and will include competition rooms in Flowers Hall as well. 

Hotel Accommodations –TBA

We assure warm hospitality, quality awards, and efficient scheduling. We look forward to seeing you on February 1st for some outstanding competition. Should you have any questions regarding tournament logistics, please contact, Justin Blacklock. He can be reached by email – jblacklock@alamo.edu



Tournament Information

Individual Events (both parts):

Contestants in prepared events may not use materials used by the student in competition prior to September 1, 2018. AFA-NIET and TIFA rules govern all individual events. The tournament host reserves the right to cancel an event if entries do not warrant holding the event.

                Pattern A:            Extemporaneous, POI, Persuasive, DUO, Poetry, CA 

                Pattern B:            Prose, Impromptu, Informative, Dramatic, ADS

NOTE: Contestants in Extemporaneous Speaking must be ready to submit contest topics to the judge or be disqualified from the competition.

A student may enter three (3) events per pattern. There is no limit on number of entries per school per event, however, only the top 4 per event will count toward sweepstakes points. Sweepstakes points will be assigned as follows: 1st place – 12 points; 2nd place – 10 points, 3rd place – 7 points, finalist not placing will receive 5 points and semi-finalist not advancing will receive 2 points.

NPDA Debate for TIFA Part of the Swing:

Six prelim rounds (4 preset), plus the appropriate number of elimination rounds. The tournament host reserves the right to cancel an event if entries do not warrant holding the event. Parliamentary teams will debate resolutions varying by round. All debates will follow NPDA rules. All winning records are not guaranteed a break to elimination rounds. The format: 7-8-8-8-4-5

A “novice” team is comprised of debaters, neither of whom has participated in more than two semesters of NDT, CEDA, and/or high school debate. A student who has competed in high school LD debate only may still be considered a novice during their first year of competition in either college in Team Debate or NPDA.

Please NOTE:

One judge covers two (2) NPDA teams.

One judge covers two (2) LD entries.

One judge covets eight (4) I.E. entries.

A judge cannot cover both LD/IPDA and IE entries


1. Registration will be in the 2ndfloor lobby of Centennial Hall on Friday from 11:00am to 12:00 noon and at the TIFA Business Meeting on Friday night at 9:15pm. We will also register schools on Saturday from 7:00am-7:45am in the same location.

2. Parking on Friday is in the LBJ Student Center Garage. Unfortunately, it is a paid lot.  After 5:00pm on Friday the Pleasant Street Garage will be available free of charge.  Saturday and Sunday you can park in the Pleasant Street Garage for free.


Centennial Hall

Flowers Hall

If additional buidlings are used, you will be alerted at registration. 



There will be parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage. To access the garage follow these steps:

1) Exit I35 on Aquarena Spring Dr

2) Turn right onto Sessom Dr

3) Follow the curve and take a left at North LBJ

4) The garage will be directly in front of you

Judging and Entry Fees



One judge covers two (2) NPDA teams.

One judge covers two (2) LD entries.

One judge covets eight (4) I.E. entries.

A judge cannot cover both LD/IPDA and IE entries.

All debate judges are obligated thru elimination round 1.

IE judges are obligated thru the Finals of A & B.

Uncovered IE entry are $10.00 / slot.   

Uncovered NPDA team are $100.00 each.

Uncovered IPDA / NFA-LD are $50.00 each.


ENTRY FEES – TIFA Tournament

Individual Events - $10.00 / slot

NPDA team - $50.00 / team

NFA-LD - $50.00 / entry

IPDA - $50.00 / entry

Uncovered I.E. entries are $10.00 each.

Uncovered NPDA team are $100.00 each.

Uncovered IPDA / NFA-LD entries are $50.00 each


ENTRY FEES – Texas State University Invitational

10 dollars for all IE slots.



1. For each judge dropped after the drop deadline, there will be an additional $50.00 fee.

2. From Noon Wednesday, January 30th until Noon Thursday, January 31st, there will be an $10 charge for dropped IE entries and a $20 charge for dropped debate entries in addition to the original fees.

3. After Noon, Thursday, January 31st, there will be a $20 charge for dropped IE entries and a $50 charge for dropped debate teams in addition to original entry fees.

4. Judges who do not pick up their assigned ballots on time (within 10 minutes after the round is scheduled to begin) will be penalized $25.  If their fine is not paid, the judge’s students will be deemed ineligible for elimination rounds and the school’s ballots will be held until the fees are paid.

5. Judges dropped on the day of the tournament incur a $100.00 fine.

6. All fines must be paid before the tournament begins.


Schedule – Spring 2019 TIFA (Tentative)

TIFA Schedule for a Swing


12:00-1:15           Round 1 Parli

1:15-2:30              Round 2 Parli

2:30-3:45              Round 3 Parli

3:45-5:00              Round 4 Parli

5:00                        Dinner Break

5:30-6:45              Round 5 Parli

6:45-8:00              Round 6 Parli

8:00-9:15              Quarter Finals Parli

9:15                        TIFA Business Meeting

9:15-10:30           Semi Finals Parli



7:30                        Extemp Draw

                                IPDA Draw for Flight A

8:00                        Round 1 Pattern A: CA, DUO, EXT, PER, POE, POI

                                Round 1 IPDA, Flight A

                                IPDA Draw for Flight B

8:30                        Round 1 IPDA, Flight B

9:15                        Draw for IPDA Flight A, Round 2

                                Round 1 Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

9:45                        Round 2 IPDA Flight A

Draw for IPDA, Flight B Round 2

10:15                     Round 2 IPDA Flight B

11:00                     Extemp Draw

                                IPDA Draw for Flight A, Round 3


11:30                     Round 3 IPDA, Flight A

                                Round 2: Pattern A: CA, DUO, EST, PER, POE, POI

                                Draw for IPDA, Flight B

12:00                     Round 3 IPDA, Flight B

12:30                     Lunch Break

                                Finals Parli                          

1:45                        IPDA Draw for Flight A, Round 4

                                Round 2: Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

2:15                        Round 4 IPDA Flight A

                            Draw for IPDA, Flight B

2:45                     Round 4 IPDA, Flight B

3:15                     Extemp Draw for Finals

                             Draw for Quarters IPDA

3:45                     Finals for Pattern A

                             Quarters for IPDA

5:00                      Finals for Pattern B

                              Draw for IPDA Semis

5:30                      Semis IPDA

6:45                      AWARDS

ASAP                    Finals IPDA


Day 2 Tournament – Sunday

7:30                                Extemp Draw

8:00                                Round 1 Pattern A: CA, DUO, EXT, PER, POE, POI

9:15                                Round 1 Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

10:30                             Extemp Draw

11:00                             Round 2: Pattern A

12:15                             Round 2: Pattern B

Lunch Break

1:30                                Extemp Draw for Finals

2:00                                Finals Pattern A

3:15                                Finals Pattern B

4:45                                Awards        



Justin Blacklock, TIFA VP/Director                     

Co-Director of Forensics                                    

San Antonio College                                           


Manager contact information

Justin Blacklock
Email address: jmblacklock86@gmail.com
Phone number: 361-816-1455

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