2019 East Los Angeles NSDA Debate Qualifier
Dates: 2/23/2019

***In addition to any online entry, you still must fill out the green sheets and all the other paperwork.***

Double Entry (including Congress): 

Any student that is going to double enter the tournament must submit the double entry sheet with your green sheet. You can download those forms at: http://www.speechanddebate.org 


This form must be signed by:

-Student
-Parent/Guardian
-Coach
-Principal 

Double Entry form available at http://www.speechanddebate.org

Download Registration/Green Sheet from the Registration page.
 

Example: NSDA Strength (Members/Degrees): 25
Entries Allowed: 8 (Speech/Debate), 3 (House), 2 (Senate)

 
You can download the 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 

 

East Los Angeles District
2019 Nat Quals 
Debate

 

Make sure you read all the enclosed information if you are planning on attending the Debate National Qualifying District Tournament.

Dates:             Saturday, February 23th and Sunday, February 24th   

Events:           Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum

Location:        San Marino High School

                        2701 Huntington Dr.  

                        San Marino, CA 91108

                    

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 Entries:

Number of qualifiers:

0-4

1

5-29

2

30+

3

 

Notes:

1.      Students may NOT double enter this tournament. If they enter a debate event, they can only enter one IE at Nat Quals IE.

2.      Students may NOT enter multiple Debate events. This does not, however, include Congress, so a student may enter a single Debate event and Congress.

3.      Students who enter Policy or Public Forum CANNOT enter Duo Interpretation at Nat Quals IE.

4.      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.

 

Responsibilities:

 

            Judges:

                        -You must bring 1 judge for every two entries or fraction thereof in each event.

                        -Your judge should commit to staying two rounds past elimination.

                        -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.  

 

            Judging Protests: All judging problems must be resolved by the Committee. If a coach               wishes to lodge a protest against a particular judge, they must lodge that protest to                 the Committee at registration for Debate on Saturday and for IE’s during                                            registration on Friday. A coach CANNOT lodge a protest against an entire slate of                   judges from a particular institution.

 

Topics:

            -Policy will use the 2018-2019 topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

            -Public Forum will use the February topic: Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

            -Lincoln-Douglas will use the Jan/Feb topic: Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes

 

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, 2/18/19. NO entries will be allowed for Debate after Monday, 2/18/19.

 

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

Lincoln-Douglas Entry

15

Policy or Public Forum Entry

25

 

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 Entries

1-15

4

16-20

6

21-30

10

31-40

12

41-50

15

51-60

16

61-70

18

71-80

21

81-90

23

91-100

24

101-120

27

121-140

29

141-160

32

161-180

33

181-200

34

201-230

35

231-260

37

261-300

38

301-350

39

351-400

40

401-500

42

501-600

43

601+

44

 

Reminders: Partnered events (Public Forum, Policy, and Duo) each constitute one 1 entry. 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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