2017 Tarheel East NSDA
Dates: 3/25/2017 - 3/26/2017

Tarheel East District Speech, Lincoln Douglas & Public Forum Debate Tournament

On March 25th & 26th, the Tarheel East District will be holding the final portion of the NSDA District Tournament.  We will be hosting the Speech, Lincoln Douglas & Public Forum Qualifier at Jack Britt High School in Hope Mills, North Carolina.

This tournament determines who competes in Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum and all Individual Events from our district at the NSDA National Tournament June 17th through 24th, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama.

We ask that due to the nature of school entry limits, we ask that you update your students' point listing at least 10 days prior to the tournament.  Students must have a minimum of 25 NSDA points on record, as well as registered individually through the NSDA website to be eligible to compete at the District Tournament.  Additionally, alll fees must be paid with the NSDA prior to registering at the tournament.  Any school with outstanding NSDA fees will not be allowed to compete until those fees are paid in full.  

Registration will be held that morning in the Lobby of Jack Britt High School.  As registration finishes, we will begin competition immediately.  All of your paperwork will need to be organized and signed.  Please help us begin on time by having this done ahead of time. (Paperwork is discussed in detail on an additional webpage)

Each school must complete a District Tournament Registration Form.  This form is automatically completed for you after you enter and complete your registration on Joy of Tournaments.  This form must be full completed, printed, signed, and turned into Crawford Leavoy by March 18th , 2017 (per NSDA rules).  Please send as registered mail to Crawford Leavoy 17 Great Oak Court, Durham, NC, 27713.  All students and judges must be concurrently registered for the tournament on the Joy of Tournaments website as well.  We must have both the electronic and hard copy version of your registration.

Please be sure to read the information on this website to ensure that you properly register.

Debate events will utilize the "Up-Down-Out" format.  Debaters will compete until they have two losses - at which time they are eliminated.

Speech events will utilize the "California Plan."  This requires three or four preliminary rounds (depending on the size of the field).  Then those events will hold semifinal and final rounds to determine qualifiers.


Crawford Leavoy, District Chair - Durham Academy

Alexandra Sencer - Cary Academy

Shannon Jarman - Cumberland International Early College High School

Brittanie McNeil - Massey Hill Classical High School

Joshua Wade - Croatan High School

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