2017 Central Texas Novice NSDA Tournament
Dates: 10/21/2017

Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Madison High School, Host Site
5005 Stahl Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78247


You and your students are cordially invited by the Central Texas NSDA to the

Novice Tournament to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Madison High School.


While this tournament is hosted  by the Central Texas NSDA District, the tournament is not  limited to only NSDA schools so -- COME ONE AND COME ALL!!
Let's have a fabulous fall festival of fun for our fantastic first-year class!


For the purpose of this tournament, a novice is defined as a student in his/her first year  of high school competition. (Both members of a team must meet this requirement.)


Lincoln Douglas Debate will debate the NSDA September/October Topic:

2017 September/October LD Topic:

Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

2017 October PF Topic: 
Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.

2017-2018 Policy DebateTopic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Congress: TFA docket, items 1-15



Brian Eanes, District Chair, and the District Committee are coordinating the tournament with Chris Mifflin, our host at Madison High School.  All participating coaches and members of the District NSDA Committee will run the tournament. Judges will be advanced student members who have knowledge of events through competition themselves and have some training in judging and writing evaluations and critiques.


Students entered in individual events, duo, and duet acting may enter any two of these events and will participate in three rounds of each event selected. The top students based upon the three-round cumulative rank score and ratings total will receive "Outstanding Performer" awards in each individual event.


Students entered in CX/LD/PF Debate may enter only one  debate event (no individual event entries are allowed) and will be guaranteed four rounds. Awards will be given based upon the cumulative records of the four debate rounds.


We will accept all entries in individual events, duo and duet until we arrive at our maximum limit based upon rooms. Entries will be processed in the order they are received. In CX/LD/PFD Debate, a school may enter a maximum of four in each event. (Additional debate entries may be listed; however, notification of acceptance of any of those additional entries will occur Tuesday, November 10th.)





Oratory Duet Acting & Duo Interp
  Dramatic Prose LD Debate






Congressional Debate

CX Debate
PF Debate

Please Note: Only students entered in Extemporaneous may cross-enter in Impromptu, and students in Impromptu may only cross-enter in Extemporaneous.


$10 per Impromptu Entry
$15 per IE entry, Congress Entry
$25 per Duet/Duo, PFD, &  LD entry
$30 per CX entry

You will be charged for any student entered as of end of day on Monday, October 16 , 2017.  Drops after end of day on Wednesday, October 18 (or "no shows" the day of the tournament) will be charged an additional fee of $5 per individual/team involved. Please plan ahead and communicate any changes.


You must  have one (1) judge for each six (6) IE and/or duet entries, for every four (4) LD or PFD Debate entries listed or portion thereof, and for every two (2) Cross-Examination Debate entries or portion thereof. You may have more!  If you have too few judges or judges who fail to pick up ballots, you will be charged $20 per missing debate judge; $15 per missing IE judge. We don't want your money. We want the participation of our varsity members!


Deadlines: Entries must be received by the end of the day on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Everyone entered on that date will be charged. Judges’ names are also due at that time.  (You may substitute qualified judges for those listed on the entry.)

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