2019 Central Texas NSDA District Tournament
Dates: 2/28/2019 - 3/2/2019




Central Texas NSDA

 District Tournament 2019



FEBRUARY 28, 2019.)




PLEASE NOTE: We have decided as a committee and a district to use the NSDA recommended pilot schedule for the district tournament in speech and debate this year. You can find specific information about this new pilot program here.


In short, for our smaller speech events, we will hold three prelims rounds and advance straight to a final of approximately 20% of the entry (this will typically be 4 competitors, unless there is a tie).

The larger speech entries (typically the extemps), will hold three prelim rounds, semis, and then finals.

For Debate, we will hold four prelim rounds and then advance to single-elimination elimination rounds, based on total entries.


We invite you to look at the manual above to get a sense of how the tournament will be run, as it will NO LONGER be the 2-down system.



DATE:  March 1-2, 2019



Saint Mary's Hall
9401 Starcrest Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217

PHONE:       210-385-6569 (Brian Eanes' cell phone)





Be sure to read the most current version of the NSDA District Tournament Manual.  Some of the rules and procedures have changed, and you do not want your students disqualified because you (and they) didn’t know the rules.  NSDA Public Forum rules are different from TFA rules.  Please make sure you are abiding by NSDA rules.  Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas Debate will be debating the March topics at the District Tournament.


We CAN NOT hold the tournament if students are late, or if paperwork is incomplete.  Please make sure all paperwork is complete and turned in on time, as the tournament MUST proceed on schedule.



We are again allowing double entries at the tournament.  NSDA rules require that the speaking order be unchanged, so students will need to make it to their rounds on time.  This double-entry has been considered in the scheduling of the tournament, but not all double-entry issues can be resolved ideally.  Our students need to be sure to make all effort to get to rounds on time.  Students may not enter both divisions of extemp, nor may they enter both LD and PF debate.



Please bring as many students as you are eligible to bring!!   FILL ALL YOUR SLOTS!    Many of us do not bring our full contingent to the District and Congress Tournaments.   Remember, the District Tournament can only qualify a few students for Nationals, BUT it can provide excellent competitive experiences for ALL of our students.  Additionally, the number of students we enter at these two competitions definitely can help or hinder the health of the Central Texas NSDA District as a whole.



INTERP REQUIREMENTS (Humorous, Dramatic, Duo, POI):
Please be sure to enter the title, author and ISBN number of your interpretation selections when you register.  This information is needed becasue NSDA rules require this information to be validated and certified and to avoid (as much as possible) sectioning the same selections in rounds.  You will need to bring the original scripts to the tournament as well as email a photocopy of each page from the original script used in your cutting with each line of the cutting highlighted.  These need to be turned in digitally by e-mail to beanes@neisd.net 
 All paperwork must be turned in by Friday, February 22.


Titles for oratories and informative speeches need to be entered into the Joy of Tournaments site. 
Please turn in the original speech with all quoted words underlined in red digitally by email to beanes@neisd.net  This can be either a .doc or .pdf file. An oratory or informative certification form can be downloaded from this website.  A works cited page is also required.  All paperwork must be turned in digitally by email by Friday, February 22.




If your student is interested in competing as part of the World Schools Debate Team, it must be indicated on the single letter of intent form that they are committed to competing if invited.  The student may check the box for World Schools, in order of their preference. IF the student will be competing in two events at the District Tournament AND in Congressional Debate, that student may check two boxes on the 3rd choice line: their third choice and World Schools, if they are committing to attend (if chosen) as a part of the Central Texas World Schools Team(s).


Invitations will be based on alternate position at the district tournaments, grade level and NSDA points, so first altenate seniors in order of NSDA points would be the first round of invites followed by 1st alternate juniors in order of NSDA points.


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