2018 East Texas NSDA District Tournament
Dates: 3/8/2018 - 3/10/2018





District Tournament
Dates:    March 8,9,10 2018  Klein Oak HS  22603 Northcrest Dr, Spring, TX 77389


Debbie Waddell 832-922-1105 cell


Congress: April 4, 2018 Klein Cain HS  10201 Spring Cypress Rd, Houston, TX 77070


Tournament Deadlines: 


Feb 27, 2018: Deadline for Tournament entries 4:00 pm



Feb 28, 2018:  Changes to entries must be finalized by 4:00



March 8:  Congress legislation e-mailed to Gay Hollis or submitted electronically at  registration.  Schools may submit up to 5 pieces of legislation. 


March 28:All Congressional entries must be made on Joy of Tournaments by 4:00 pm. You must still provide the tournament registration form with signatures to be turned in at registration (can be found at speechanddebate.org )


FEES:  Fees are as follows:


          $25.00 per Individual Event and LD

          $50.00 per Cross-Ex, Public Forum or Duo team

          $10.00 per individual entry non-refundable judge fee

          $20.00 per CX, Public Forum or Duo entry non refundable judge fee

          Double the entry fee for entries dropped after deadline (Feb 27 after 4:00 pm)

          $10.00 per substitution not listed on the entry form

          $75.00 per school Chapter fee (All schools are required to pay this fee)

The fees are calculated, by combining entry and the non-refundable judge fee for each entry. 


PAYMENT IS DUE AT REGISTRATION!!!!  You can pay for District fees and Congress with the same check. 


GENERAL INFORMATION ON ENTRIES:  PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE ON THE NSDA TOURNAMENT MANUAL. Info for POI, Informative and Worlds Debate included at the bottom of this page.


A student in two events counts as two entries.


A cross examination  or public forum debate team counts as one entry.


A duo team counts as one entry.


A student may not enter more than two events.


A student may enter both Humorous and Dramatic Interp.


A student may enter HI and DUO or DI and DUO, but must compete in DUO at the National Tournament unless both qualify in other events.


A student may not enter both IX and USX.


A student may not cross enter Public Forum,  LD, and CX Debate.


A school may not enter more than four students in any individual event or in LD.


A school may not enter more than four two person teams in CX Debate, Public Forum, or Duo teams


A school which enters two entries in each and every NSDA category  (CX Debate, Public Forum, LD, IX, USX, OO, DI, HI, INFO, POI, and Duo) who actually compete in the District Tournament may enter 2 additional students in the tournament but no more than four students in any individual event or four teams in any team event.


POI and INF have been added to the tournament schedule. They should also be considered when students fill out their event preference sheet.  


World School Debate: Because of the participation and success of the programs in East Texas, we will be allowed to send 2 teams to the national tournament. World School should be listed on the individual preference sheet to indicate whether a competitor prefers a national qualification in an individual or team event or whether they prefer a spot on the World School team. Students must participate in the district tournament in order to apply for the WSDC District team. Students interested in applying for the Worlds Debate team should create an 8 minute video, upload it to Youtube, and send the link to debbiewaddell022@gmail.com. All applicants must also fill out this google doc: goo.gl/forms/oywf5mhlVu6Af86j2. Applicants will be judged on their analysis, use of support devices, speaking style, and overall presentation.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 26 at 3:00 pm.  The East Texas EC will review all applicants and choose the top 10 candidates and alternates. The team members will be announced at the Congress awards ceremony on April 4.  The topic for discussion: This House believes that corporate tax cuts will generate more harm than benefits for the American economy. Students should prepare a FIRST OPPOSITION SPEECH that includes the Opp case and refutation to Prop arguments. 


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