The Eastern Ohio NSDA District Committee invites you to participate at our 2019 Eastern Ohio NSDA District Tournament! It is our opportunity to gather and celebrate the outstanding talents of our student-competitors as we determine our 2019 National Speech & Debate Association National Qualifiers in speech and debate!
Registration and our EOHNSDA District Coaches’ Meeting will be at GlenOak HS on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Competition will be held Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019 at GlenOak HS.
This year, Eastern Ohio is at National Qualification Level 2. This means that with 4 entries in each team event, from at least 2 schools-- Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate and Duo Interpretation; and with 4 entries in each individual event, from at least 2 schools -- Drama, Humor, POI, Oratory, Informative Speaking United States Extempore; International Extempore and Lincoln/Douglas Debate; that compete in at least one round, we will be entitled to two (2) National Qualifiers per event. We can attain three (3) National qualifiers in any team event with at least 30 entries and any individual event with 38 entries. This does not take into account any auto-qualifiers. We encourage all teams to maximize their tournament entries to reach the third national qualifier in as many events as possible.
Judges are always an issue. Please do your best, then do your very best to obtain judges. Because of the significant changes made by using the "pilot rules" for Speech & Debate, we believe we have reduced the judge burden for each school. However, there is never such a thing as "too many judges" at a Speech & Debate tournament!
The Eastern Ohio NSDA District Tournament is always challenging. But, we work well together and are supportive of the young adults on each of our teams! Let's continue that tradition of mutal support and cooperation!
Make sure you read all the information on this Joy of Tournaments website. Obtain your purchase order, register your kids, find your judges, fill in all the details and remember:
Eastern Ohio NSDA 's good times will roll from GlenOak to Dallas!
Nick, Penny, Tom, Trish & John