2020 East Texas NSDA District Tournament
Dates: 2/27/2020 - 2/29/2020





District Tournament
Dates:    Feb 27,28,29  Cypress Creek HS  9815 Grant Rd, Houston, TX 77070


Debbie Waddell 832-922-1105 cell


Congress: April 15th at Grand Oaks High School


Tournament Deadlines: 


Feb 20, 2020: Deadline for Tournament entries.  Changes must be finalized by 4:00


FEB 27:  Congress legislation submitted to Gay Hollis electronically via email or provided in digital format at district tournament registration.  Printed legislation will not be accepted.  All legislation should be submitted in proper format on the NSDA template. Schools may submit up to 5 pieces of legislation. 


April 13:All Congressional entries must be made on Joy of Tournaments by 4:00 pm. You must still provide the tournament registration form with signatures to be turned in at registration (can be found at speechanddebate.org )


FEES: All fees need to be paid at registration. 

Checks should be made out to EAST TEXAS NFL  

Checks can be mailed to 15410 Robin Grove Court

Attn: Debbie Waddell


          Fees are as follows:


          $25.00 per Individual Event, LD and Congress    TOTAL =$35 per entry

             $10.00 per individual entry non-refundable judge fee


          $50.00 per Cross-Ex, Public Forum or Duo team   TOTAL = $$60 per entry

          $10.00 per CX, Public Forum or Duo entry non refundable judge fee


          Double the entry fee for entries dropped after deadline (Feb 20 after 4:00 pm)

          $10.00 per substitution not listed on the entry form 

          $75.00 per school Chapter fee (All schools are required to pay this fee)

This year we will also be charging a $200 judge bond.  All schools are required to have 2 judges at the tournament for the entirety of the tournament (or one round past when the last round in which students are competing).  At the completion of your obligation, your bond will be returned to you.  If your judges should miss rounds, your bond will be forfeited.  Further missing of rounds will result in your students being removed from the tournament.    


The fees are calculated by combining entry and the non-refundable judge fee for each entry. CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO: EAST TEXAS NFL


PAYMENT IS DUE AT REGISTRATION!!!!  You can pay for District fees and Congress with the same check. 


GENERAL INFORMATION ON ENTRIES:  INFORMATION IS DETAILED IN THE NSDA TOURNAMENT MANUAL. Info for POI, Informative and Worlds Debate included at the bottom of this page.


A student in two events counts as two entries.


A cross examination or public forum debate team counts as one entry.


A duo team counts as one entry.


A student may not enter more than two events.


A student may enter both Humorous and Dramatic Interp.


A student may enter HI and DUO or DI and DUO, but must compete in DUO at the National Tournament unless both qualify in other events.


A student may not enter both IX and USX.


A student may not cross enter Public Forum, LD, and CX Debate.


A school may not enter more than four students in any event (with the exception of Congress).


A school may not enter more than four two person teams in CX Debate, Public Forum, or Duo teams


A school which enters two entries in each and every NSDA category  (CX Debate, Public Forum, LD, IX, USX, OO, DI, HI, INFO, POI, and Duo) who actually compete in the District Tournament may enter 2 additional students in the tournament but no more than four students in any individual event or four teams in any team event.


World School Debate: World School Debate should be listed on the individual preference sheet to indicate whether a competitor prefers a national qualification in an individual or team event or whether they prefer a spot on the World School team. Students must participate in the district tournament (Speech and Debate or Congress Tournaments) in order to apply for the WSD District team. Students interested in applying for the Worlds Debate team should create an 8 minute video, upload it to Youtube, and send the link to debbiewaddell022@gmail.com. All applicants must also fill out this google doc: https://goo.gl/forms/bXq20ImYjl8wPgVu1. Applicants will be judged on their analysis, use of support devices, speaking style, and overall presentation.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, at 3:00 pm.  The East Texas EC will review all applicants and choose the top 10 candidates and alternates. The team members will be announced at the Congress awards ceremony.  The topic for discussion will be released at the district tournament.  Students should prepare a FIRST OPPOSITION SPEECH that includes the Opp case and refutation to Prop arguments. 

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