2020 Idaho Mountain River NSDA Congress
Dates: 2/7/2020

Coaches:  Registration is Open. Be sure to follow all of the NSDA rules for registration and deadlines. 


Idaho Mountain River's

District Debate Tournament




Dear NSDA Coach:


You and your team are cordially invited to attend the IMR/NSDA District Congress Tournament, which will be held at Snake River HS on Friday, February 07, 2020.  Registration for Congress must be completed on this web site by 4:00 pm on February 01, 2020.  The registration for the speech and debate NSDA tournament is due the same day [though on a separate site] February 01, 2020.


The Speech and Debate tournament will take place on February 13, 14 & 15, 2020.   We will register and begin the Congress event at Snake River HS on Friday, February 07, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. We will follow the NEW & UPDATED Pilot National Speech and Debate Association Congress Qualification rules [NOTE** We are Not using the Internet Pilot Rules] and formulae. It is the affirmative responsibility of all coaches to read and know the rules. 


Remember that there are actually three (3) separate tournaments affecting attendance at Nationals in Albuquerque, and that a student may enter in Congress, two Speech and/or Debate events (Allowing that LD is one of the Debate events--in the case that the two entries here are BOTH debate events) as well as entering in either the World Schools or Big Question tournaments. This means a student may enter in four (4) different tournaments.  


The online Speech and Debate Tournament registration deadline (on a separate site) is 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 01, 2020. You must register online by that deadline. The traditional paper registration with signatures is due February 07, 2020 and may be delivered by hand at the Rigby Tournament, at the Congress event, or via mail to Dana Facer (American Falls HS, 2966 So. Frontage Road, American Falls ID, 83211). 


Entries are based upon the NSDA rules so please be sure to read them.  Each school/coach has been assigned a board member to assist you through the registration process. Please use their knowledge to assist you with registration questions or concerns.


Note: World Schools Debate entries to nationals will now be determined in a tournament format - NOT an application/selection format as in the past. Schools will be allowed to enter four team entries: Whole teams or Partial/Hybrid teams.   


Whole Teams: All members of the team come from a single member school.


Partial/Hybrid teamsTeams may be composed of competitors from two (or more) schools. Such an entry would count as one-of-four possible entries for each of the schools so represented. 


For all students who may intend to enter the World Schools Tournament, such intent needs to be included (in any of the four spots) upon their Single-Entry Letter of Intent.


Students not qualifying for nationals as determined by-or-on Saturday, February 15, 2020 and who then wish to enter the Big Questions qualifying tournament DO NOT NEED to indicate Big Questions on the Single-Entry Letter of Intent. The tab room ballot table is, as always, open to Head Coaches (NO Assistant Coaches please). Please read the page on tournament etiquette. Tournament management will be on computers with Joy of Tournaments.


We look forward to seeing you and your students at the tournaments.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.




District Committee 







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