2013 NDCA National Championship
Montgomery Bell Academy
The mission of the tournament is to conduct a student-friendly event that promotes the values and norms of the high school coaching community. The NDCA wants to host an event that encourages regional debate. Our strong belief is that a qualifying tournament that values all tournaments can help promote regional debate immediately. Promoting regional debate is a core mission of the NDCA and we believe it is essential for the continued health of our activity.
The 2013 tournament will be hosted by Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, TN.
The tournament will offer 6 preliminary rounds of competition in one open division of policy debate, one open division of Lincoln-Douglas debate and one open division of Public Forum debate. The tournament will offer 3 sessions of debate in one open division of Congressional Debate. The tournament will be held on April 12-15, 2013 with registration on Friday, April 12.
All debaters winning at least four preliminary rounds will advance to elimination rounds in LD, Policy and PF. Congress will advance to a Supersession.
The Lincoln Douglas division will use the National Forensic Leagues January/February topic:
Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the United States criminal justice system.
The Policy division will use the 2012-2013 NFL topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States.
The Public Forum division will use the NFL April topic, which will be announced on March 1st.
Congressional debate legislation is now available for download. Please also download the supplemental legislation packet.