Hello and welcome to the 2019 Western Ohio Big Questions National Qualifier! We are excited to offer our first ever Big Questions Qualifier this year.
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Location: Gateway Middle School, 900 Gibbs Street, Maumee, OH 43537
Entry Limit: Currently the entry limit is 6 per school. Big Questions are ONE person debates. You can add more than 6 to the wait list. They will be accepted based on space/time/judges.
Judge Requirement: Each team will need to submit 1 judge per entry. Judges MUST have experience in judging debate. Since we do not run Big Questions, any debate experience is acceptable.
Event Information: We will be running the same debate method that was used for the National Qualifier on February 15-16. This would be the up/down method.
Topic: Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.
Rules: The format for Big Questions is Attached.
Schedule: Registration will begin at 8:00 am Round 1 will begin at 8:45 am We will run round 2 immediately after and then move on from there.
Food: There will be food provided. Please plan to stay in the building and purchase food there. We will be running rounds very quickly.
Fees: Entry fee is $10 per student. Students MUST be a member of the NSDA to compete. Drop fee is in effect at noon on March 13. Any drop after this deadline will incur a $5 penalty.
At any point please feel free to contact me at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-392-7948.