2017 Colorado NSDA
Dates: 4/7/2017 - 4/8/2017

 

Colorado NSDA National Qualifying Tournament

Heritage High School

April 7-8, 2017

General Information:

  • WE NEED AND WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT!
  • This tournament determines who competes from our district at the NSDA National Tournament June 17-24, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • This is the best tournament of the year!  This tournament operates essentially in a double elimination fashion and we use 3 judges starting in round 3 for the remainder of the tournament.
  • The more students and schools that participate, the more students that are able to gain from the experience and the more students that attend nationals.

More Specific Information:

  • Important Dates and Deadlines—
    • Friday, March 24- Pre-registration due - just let us know that you will be attending and prelim numbers by clicking on this link to pre-register.
      OR copy and paste this link into your browser
    • https://goo.gl/forms/2Mdk19fq0vCjerNR2
    • Friday, March 31 (4pm CST)- Online Registration Due (including Titles, authors, OO topics). Last day to add members to increase number of entries and students must be a member by this date and time.
    • Wednesday, April 5- Final Registration sheets are due with all information (including titles and authors, and all signatures).  Oratories are also due on this day.
      • This is the complete school registration that is needed. This includes cutting titles and oratories.  Please note the OO rules on works cited pages.
      • In order to compete, students must be members of NSDA by March 31 (7 days prior to the tournament).
  • The number of students you may send to the tournament is determined by the members and degrees that your school has on record on March 31 at 4pm (CST).  So… be sure to enter your NFL points to increase your number of degrees.
  • In order to be a member and have degrees count, your student must have a gold star! This means the student has affirmed the honor code and registered online.
  • The entry fees are $25.00 per team entry and $20.00 per individual entry. In addition, there will be a school fee of $20 per school.
  • Registration will take place on www.joyoftournaments.com
  • Registration forms can and should be printed from the joyoftournaments website but can also be found on the NSDA (NFL) website.
  • READ all of the information provided to you and review the tournament rules before the tournament. 

FORMULA FOR DETERMINING ENTRY NUMBERS:

·      Chapter Schools may enter entries based on the table below and based on the members and degrees on record by 4pm (CST) 7 days prior to the District Tournament (March 31).

·      A Duo Team, CX Team, or PF Team counts as one entry.

·      Students may double enter. See doubling information tab on this website.

·      Bonus Entries- A school that enters 2 entries in each and every NSDA (NFL) category (CX, PF, LD, OO, DR, HU, DUO, NX, FX) who actually compete (participation in at least 1 prelim round) may enter 2 bonus entries in the tournament, but not more than 4 entries in any event. 

NFL

Members and

Degrees

Entries

1-15

4

16-20

6

21-30

10

31-40

12

41-50

15

51-60

16

61-70

18

71-80

21

81-90

23

91-100

24

101-120

27

121-140

29

141-160

32

161-180

33

181-200

34

201-230

35

231-260

37

261-300

38

301-350

39

351-400

40

401-500

42

501-600

43

601 +

44

  


Registration Sheets—
Registration will take place at joyoftournaments.com

After registering on the website, you can print a registration sheet and obtain signatures. The final registration form can also be found on the NSDA (NFL) website, but the joy of tournaments form is preferred. These need to be completed online by Friday, March 31. The actual printed form, signed by you, needs to be turned in by Wednesday April 5th.


Entries--
Please remember that each school may bring entries based on your members/degrees on record as of Friday March 31 at 4pm (CST).  You still have time to enter some more NFL points online!  Each student competing must be an NSDA-NFL member as of  March 31 with a gold star.


Observers
—Events rounds- Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo, Oratory, National Extemp and International Extemp- are open to observers. Debate rounds- PF, CX, and LD- are closed until semi-finals or finals depending on the event.  When debate rounds are open for observers it will be marked on the posting sheets. 


Student Food--
There will be a concessions stand available.


Adult Food--
We will provide munchies, dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday for coaches and judges.


Judging--
Coaches will be used to judge some rounds.  WE NEED JUDGES!  Please hire judges and remember they must have graduated from high school in 2015 or earlier to judge on Friday. 

WE NEED TO START THE TOURNAMENT WITH 70 JUDGES!  

On Saturday, judges who graduated in 2016 will be used on panels. 

Please encourage any first-year out judges to judge on Saturday. 

Judges will be paid $10 a round and will be paid by check on site at the end of the tournament.  Food and munchies will be provided.


Judging Concerns—
Occasionally someone raises a concern regarding a judge, please read the info from the NFL Manual below regarding these concerns.  Please remember that judge names are listed on the competition postings for each round.

"16.  Protests. Judges assigned by the tournament committee shall be final unless protested before the tournament has begun. If a judge(s) is added to the judge pool after the tournament has begun, any protests must be made prior to the round in which that individual(s) is assigned to judge.  If protested, the District Committee shall hear the protest, and its decision shall be final.  If a member of the committee is involved in the protest, the alternate shall act in his/her stead. "


Original Oratory and Informative—
The typed copy of the speech must identify the quoted materials and state the exact number of quoted words.  No more than 150 words of the oration may be directly quoted from any other speech or writings.  Extensive paraphrasing from other sources is also prohibited. The script must include a works cited page in A.P.A. or M.L.A. format.  Include this statement:  “This is the original work of this student and meets all NSDA rules governing Original Oratory.” Both the author and the coach must sign this form.  Please title the speech so the subject is clear.  These are due with the final registration.


Tournament Rules--
Please take a moment to review the District Tournament manual before the tournament begins so that you are familiar with the rules and procedures.


Qualifiers—
Qualifiers are based on the number of entries in each event.  We hope to qualify 2 entries in each event, but would love to qualify 3 or 4 in an event if we have the entries.   

Speech and L/D Team                               Debate and Duo

4-11 entrants = 1 qualifier                        4-9 Teams = 1 qualifier

12-37 entrants = 2 qualifiers                    10-29 Teams = 2 qualifiers

38-57 entrants = 3 qualifiers                    30-49 Teams = 3 qualifiers

58+ entrants = 4 qualifiers                       50+ Teams = 4 qualifiers


Awards—
Qualifiers will receive a qualifying trophy.  A third place trophy will also be presented. Finalists receive plaques.


Miscellany--
Please remember there must be a coach on site at all times and that coach must be available to judge any and all events the school is entered in.

Questions, concerns, or comments... please feel free to contact me! 

We are looking forward to a successful and fun NSDA District Tournament!

 

Have a great day!
Marti

 

Ms. Marti Benham
Cherry Creek High School
English Department
Head Speech and Debate Coach
9300 E. Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO  80111

720-554-2216 School Phone

720-554-2263 School Fax
303-921-9411 Cell Phone

Email: mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org

 

 

 


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