November 9-11, 2023

Located in the piney woods of East Texas, the Piney Woods Derby will offer all Stoa speech events, Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy, and Parliamentary Debate. Speech and debate event offerings may be subject to change.

Mobberly Baptist Church
625 E Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605

Judge Registration is open now!

Make an Impact, Register to Judge Today

Register to judge a round of speech or debate during the Piney Woods Derby

Drawings for prizes for community, parent, and alumni judges. Every round judged is an entry in a drawing.

Student Registration Dates

Opens Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, 9 am, CST
Closes Sunday Oct. 15, 2023, 6 pm, CST

No Refunds after registration closes.

All fees must be paid in full by Nov. 1, or competitors may be dropped from events.

We've had a lot of interest in attending and have expanded the space we can use to accommodate everyone.

To make the space work, we needed to shift TP/LD rounds until late on Thursday. The way we can have the maximum number of debate competitors for those events. So Parli and Speech events will be earlier on Thursday.

We will have 3 full round of speech and Juniors Speech events.

We have a waitlist in some events. Please be patient as we do our best to remove students from the waitlist. Students will be moved from the waitlist as space becomes available, in the order they registered.

This is a Stoa qualifying tournament, and membership in Stoa is required to participate.

Be prepared to enter your Stoa "Affiliate Number" that you will find on the Review and Pay page of your 2022–2024 Stoa Registration or in your Stoa Registration confirmation email.

The Piney Woods Derby will open on Thursday morning, Nov. 9, with 2 rounds of Parli.

Speech events will have 3 preliminary rounds- followed by a Finals round. Events without enough competitors to warrant a Finals round will not go to a 4th round.

Got questions or need to reach out to the Tournament Directors? Email us.