2017 Alabama State Tournament
Dates: 4/6/2017 - 4/8/2017





Dear Coaches,


We are pleased to invite you to the ASDA State Tournament April 6 - April 8 on the campus of Chelsea High School near Birmingham, Alabama. We are looking forward to a very exciting weekend as we close out this season of forensics in the State of Alabama. Please read through the invitation carefully, especially if you are a new coach, and please reach out to me if I can help in any way. 


This year we're adding a middle school division to the tournament. We're hoping all the events will make, but please watch your email for updates as we may adjust entries as neccessary. If you have any questions about the middle school entries, please feel free to reach out to us. 


Due to cross entering in individual events and debate, we will run all IE rounds on Friday, and all debate events on Saturday. Hopefully this will allow the tournament to run more efficiently, but we need your judges to make it work.


There are events and awards offered at State that are unique to this competition. The Alabama Speech and Debate Overall State Champion trophy is an award given to the most outstanding competitor who is entered in ALL of the following: Congressional Debate, three Individual Events and one debate event. 


Additionally, coaches will vote for the ASDA Coach of the Year, and if time allows, we will try to hold the annual ASDA meeting. Because the state officers are responsible for tabulating the tournament, there isn't ususally time to host a meeting. If, however, you have an item we need to discuss and would like to have placed on the agenda, it should be sent to me by April 3, 2017. We will do our best to find a way to meet.


You will find a ballot page with the names of coaches who are eligible for the ASDA Coach of the Year award, but please email me if you know a coach who should be but isn't listed. Then, coaches should your vote online by April 3, 2017.


Throughout this website, you will find information on the tournament rules and events, discounted hotel rates, tournament schedules, and travel directions. Entry deadline is Friday March 31, 2017. 


Feel free to contact me or Nate Conoly if you have any other questions.


We look forward to seeing you at the tournament. 




Elizabeth Wood-Weas


Alabama Speech and Debate Association

Director of Speech and Debate

Mountain Brook High School

3650 Bethune Dr

Mountain Brook, AL 35223


205-871-3516 ext 7598


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