2020 East Los Angeles NSDA Congress/BQ Qualifer
Dates: 3/21/2020

 

East Los Angeles District
2020 Nat'l. Quals
Student Congress and Big Questions

 

The NSDA East Los Angeles District is proud to announce the National Qualifier for Student Congress and Big Questions Debate! 

This year, we will be on the campus of Flintridge Preparatory School on March 21, 2020.

 

 

 

Dates:             Saturday, March 21, 2020 

Events:           Student Congress and Big Questions Debate

Location:       Flintridge Preparatory School

                     4543 Crown Ave.
                     La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 

Be sure to read ALL of the following information if you are planning on attending the Student Congress and Big Questions National Qualifying District Tournament.

 

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General Directions:

1. Fill out online entry.

2. Fill out 'Green' sheets.

3. Fill out the 'Single Letter of Intent/Double Entry' sheet. You can download this form at:   https://www.speechanddebate.org/district-tournament-single-entry-letter-of-intent/

Any student that is going to double enter the tournament (including Student Congress) must submit this Double Entry sheet with your green sheet.

This form must be signed by:

1. Student
2. Parent/Guardian
3. Coach
4. Principal 

 

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Notes

Double Entry (including Congress):

          Students may NOT double enter at this tournament.

2.      Students must have at least 25 NSDA points and be active members as defined by the National Speech and Debate Association at least 10 days prior to the tournament. In order to prove their membership, you should print out your chapter roster from http://www.speechanddebate.org and submit it along with your Green Sheet on the day of the tournament.

3.      Schools can enter as many students in BQD as they choose.

4.      BQD entries will NOT count towards a school’s district entry limits.

5.      The top-placing student in BQD will not be eligible to compete in the Big Questions Capstone Event if they have qualified in a main event. An alternate will be accepted if the top-placing student cannot attend. 
 

You can download the NSDA High School Unified Manual here.

Any questions? Feel free to call me! 

 

Tony Ugalde
Cell: (626)233-1037
Email: ugalde_tony@montebello.k12.ca.us

  

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QUALIFIER INFORMATION 

 

Qualifiers: The number of qualifiers we have as a district is determined by the number of entries at the tournament. The breakdown is as follows:

 

Number of Participating Entries*:

Number of qualifiers:

16-29

2

30-58

4

59+

6

 

    JUDGE RESPONSIBILITES

You must bring 1 judge for every eight entries or fraction thereof in each congress and 1 for every 2 entries in Big Question. 

Your judges will NOT be paid by the tournament. YOU may choose to pay them, however, they should know to talk to the school that is hiring them directly.

Judges must be at least a Junior in college. We will try to code out as much as possible, so if you know any unaffiliated judges, feel free to bring them!

Some coaches may be required to judge during the tournament.  

 

Presiding Officers: We need 4 to 6 presiding officers. They may be students who have already qualified for Nationals, they will receive NSDA points, but cannot qualify. We need excellent Presiding Officers because of the high level of competition we are expecting at this Congress.

Reserve Entries: Substitute entries can only be entered as a replacement if they are listed on your Green Sheet.

Entry: Your registration form must be entered into Joy of Tournaments by Monday, 3/16/20. NO entries will be allowed for Congress or Big Questions after Monday, 3/16/20.

Fees: Please make all checks payable to East Los Angeles NSDA District and bring it with you to registration! The fees are outlined below:

 

Fee:

Amount in $:

School Fee

25

Congress Entry

5

Big Questions Entry

10

Awards: Students qualifying for Nationals will be awarded plaques.

Entries: The following chart breaks down the formula for entries based on the number of members and degrees on record. Remember that you must have new members and degrees registered with the NSDA and paid in full no less than TEN DAYS prior to the tournament.

 

Number of Members & Degrees

Number of Senate Entries:

Number of House Entries

1-20

2

2

21-35

2

3

36-55

2

4

56-75

2

5

76-100

2

6

101-150

2

7

151-200

2

8

201-250

2

9

251-300

2

10

301-351

2

11

351-400

2

12

401+

2

13

 

Reminders: Every contestant who is entered at a qualification tournament must have at least 25 NSDA points in order to be eligible to compete.

Final note: Make sure your account with the NSDA is paid in full. You may pay the NSDA ahead of any new members you may enroll. Please plan ahead. You may bring a check made out to the NSDA with you to the tournament. I will submit it for you if needed.

Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need help with anything.

Tony Ugalde
Cell: (626)233-1037
Email: ugalde_tony@montebello.k12.ca.us 


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