South Texas Schools:
The 2017 South Texas NSDA District speech/debate tournament will be held February 23-25, 2017 at Bellaire High School. All entries for the tournament must be made on this Joy of Tournaments website no later than February 16, 2017. NSDA entry sheets including signatures of coaches, students and administrators should be in the hands of the district chairman no later than February 22, 2017. The entry sheets can be mailed to Jay Stubbs Bellaire High School 5100 Maple Bellaire, TX 77401, e-mailed to BellaireDebate@sbcglobal.net . Entry sheets must be complete in every way including interp titles and publication information.
Students that have been registered with NSDA (for NFL point entry purposes) AND registered on the NSDA website (gold star to the right of the student name on the school home page on the NSDA website) are eligible for entry into the district tournament. Students who have not met both requirements at least 7 days prior to our tournament will not be allowed to enter.
Public Forum will be using the March NSDA topic. Lincoln Douglas will be using the March-April NSDA topic. Both topics will be announced by the National Speech and Debate Association on February 1, 2017.
Each school is required to have the head coach as well as one other individual available to judge for each day of the tournament. Click on Judges page of this website for additional details.
Original Oratory & Informative: Per the NSDA District Operations Manual each scripts for Original Oratory and Informative are to be received by the District Chair no later than two weeks prior to the district tournament. Orations and Informatives should be sent no later than February 9, 2017 via e-mail BellaireDebate@sbcglobal.net or by mail (Jay Stubbs 5100 Maple Bellaire, TX 77401). The script must identify the quoted materials, state the number of quoted words, include a works cited page in A.P.A. or M.L.A. format, and both the orator and the coach must attest by signature that the oration is the original work of the contestant.
A scheduling meeting will be held at Bellaire High School in room 172 starting at 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The scheduling meeting will also double as early registration for the tournament. All coaches are encouraged to attend.
Double entries are allowed. Students may only enter one team event (one extemp only). Should a student qualify in a team event he/she must compete at nationals in that event. All students who are double entered in the district tournament are required to submit a Single Entry Letter of Intent form. This form should also be submitted to the district chairman no later than February 22, 2017.
All outstanding NSDA national fees must be paid by February 22, 2017 or you will not be allowed to compete. All NSDA District fees must be paid by February 23, 2017. We pay our judges during the tournament and your entry fees are necessary to make this happen. Checks should be made payable to South Texas NFL (NOT South Texas NSDA). If you have any questions regarding the tournament please write to BellaireDebate@sbcglobal.net
COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION
Jay Stubbs: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 281-704-7765
Eloise Blair: email@example.com Cell Phone: 713-582-3637
Kaye Magill: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 281-684-4967
Ryan Nassif: email@example.com Cell Phone 713-417-5495
Bonnie Bonnette: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 281-389-8029