We will be hosting house, senate, and big questions debate on April 6th (registration will close on March 29th). Students may only compete in either house, senate, or big questions debate. As a reminder, the object of Big Questions is to qualify an EXTRA student to nationals, so all big questions entries are waitlisted until we reach the 91 students required for the house to qualify 4 as we have for the last 4-5 years. Schools will be capped equally in big questions debate to reach a division size as close to 50 students as possible. Every 2 or part of 2 entries in big questions will require you to provide a judge who is available for the whole day (they may not be used for every round, but they need to be available). Judge info needs to be entered on the JoT site before the deadline—judges can be assistant coaches, parents, etc. The rules and format info for big questions can be found on the NSDA page, and we will be qualifying only 1 student—no pairs are allowed to compete at the district tournament—only individual students.
Also due with registration are applications for district student of the year. Below is the link where you can submit your team’s application:
The competition will again be at Macedonia Baptist Church, and we will follow a time schedule as follows:
8:00am-9:30am General Session 1; R1 BQ Debate (flighted)
9:45am-11:15am General Session 2; R2 BQ Debate (flighted)
12:45pm-2:15pm Final Session 1; R3 & R4 BQ Debate (not flighted--students will complete two rounds back to back)
2:30pm-4:00pm Final Session 2; BQ Debate Quarterfinals/Semifinals/Finals (if 4 or less are undefeated, we will go straight to semifinals)
4:30pm Awards (approx--will follow us having our qualifier for BQ Debate)