2020 Space City NSDA District Tournament
Dates: 4/2/2020 - 4/4/2020

Fees: 

 

Chapter fee (one time fee-payable at Congress)                                                      $75

 

Individual events/LD                                                                                                  $30

 

Team events                                                                                                                $60

 

Building/Hospitality Fee                                                                                                             $100                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE NSDA/NFL MEMBERS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONTEST AND ARE REGISTERED ONLINE ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.

 

 

Please make your payment to Space City NSDA  and bring it with you to registration.  We will be paying judges with this money and need to deposit it directly after registration.  The Chapter fee only needs to be paid once so if you paid it at congress there is no reason to pay it again. 

 

Judges: 

Please refer to an earlier e-mail for the form to submit judges for the NFL District Tournament. We would like each coach to recruit two people to be in our paid judge pool.  Even if you do not have all the information you need you should still submit names to Victoria Beard at victoria.beard@springbranchisd.com so that we may try to contact them.  We will be paying $15 per round, with no more than 3 rounds of standby status.

 

Additionally, you will need to provide one school judge throughout the tournament as long as your school has competitors.  This person will not be paid by the Space City NSDA District. This person should be a highly qualified person who judges often, and cannot be a first year out of high school judge. It should not be an assistant coach either, as all Space City coaches and assistant coaches are considered part of the standby judge pool throughout the tournament. NO COACHES OR SCHOOL JUDGES MAY LEAVE THE TOURNAMENT UNTIL DISMISSED BY THE SPACE CITY COMMITTEE.

 

PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL COACHES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TOURNAMENT AS LONG AS THE SCHOOL HAS STUDENTS STILL IN THE COMPETITION.

 

 

DEBATE TOPICS:

 

2020 March/April LD Topic- Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.

 
2020 April PF Topic: Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.

 

2018-19 Policy Topic:  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

 

 EXTEMP TOPIC AREAS  

 

INTERNATIONAL EXTEMP

1) The Americas

2) Europe and Russia

3) The Middle East

4) Africa

5) East Asia

6) The UN at 75

7) US Foreign Policy

8) Triads

 

U.S. EXTEMP

1) Business and Economics

2) The 2020 Election

3) U.S. Congress

4) Energy and the Environment

5) Science and Technology

6) The Constitution and the Supreme Court

7) U.S. Foreign Policy

8) Hypotheticals

 

 

 

OO, INF, HI, DI and Duo Manuscripts

 

 Legality of Scripts:  we are expecting no problems at this tournament. However, it is the coach’s responsibility to make sure that all speeches are legal and that coaches “have a script ready upon request should a speech be challenged.” 


WE WILL NOT COLLECT SCRIPTS; HOWEVER, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE IN CASE OF A PROTEST!!


**COACHES WILL SIGN OFF ACKNOWLEDGING THEY UNDERSTAND ALL RULES IN REGARDS TO SCRIPTS AT REGISTRATION**


IN THE EVENT OF A PROTEST COACHES MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL SCRIPT IN A TIMELY MANNER (5-10 MINUTES) AND BE ABLE TO SHOW THE CONTENT BEING PROTESTED.


SCRIPT INFORMATION AND ALL PUBLISHER INFORMATIONMUST BE ENTERED IN JOY OF TOURNAMENTS WHEN OPENED. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE ENTERED OR NSDA WILL CONSIDER YOUR REGISTRATION INCOMPLETE.


Please read all the information in the manual about the legality of scripts.  The new unified manual provides all the information needed about legality of scripts. AGAIN, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION IN CASE OF A PROTEST!!!!


Debate: Please make sure your debaters understand the Debate Evidence Rules pages 29-33 and the Guidelines for Laptop Use on pages 26-27 and on. We don’t want any issues. We are following the standard NSDA Rules for Laptop Use. NOT THE PILOT  


Extemp: Please review the materials allowed in the prep room, the use of electronic devices and the Guidelines for Laptop Use on pages 50-51. We are using the standard NSDA Rules for Laptop use. NOT THE PILOT  Cell phones are prohibited. Power plugs or outlets may not be used and the internet may not be accessed. Files will be checked by members of the District Committee and rules will be enforced. 

 

 

 

 

SINGLE LETTER OF INTENT: ALL STUDENTS IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT MUST TURN THIS IN AT REGISTRATION ON April 4 OR THEY MAY NOT COMPETE. THIS INCLUDES THOSE WHO COMPETED IN CONGRESS.

 

 

 https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/District-Tournament-Single-Entry-Letter-of-Intent.pdf

 

 

 

 

Worlds School Debates:

 

Each school may enter up to 2 teams in WSD, consisting of 3 to 5 students per team. ALL WSD Debaters MUST COMPETE IN AN IE OR CONGRESS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR WSD.

 

Prepared topics:

 

 Round 2:  This House believes all nations have a right to develop nuclear weapons.


Round 4: This House would reserve seats in legislative bodies for individuals under the age of 30.


Round 6: This House would abolish the veto power of permament members of the UN Security Council.

 

This will also be a double down event.


Each entry on a World Schools Debate Team MUST be entered in either FX, DX, OO, POI, HI, DI, or Congress in order to compete in Worlds.

 

 

 

Big Question Debates 

 

This year, NSDA is allowing each district to send one student to compete in the Big Questions Debates at Nationals. We have elected to hold this double elimination event at Seven Lakes HS on Arpil 18, 2020.  A school may enter no more than two people in BQ, and you must provide a judge that will be there for the entire event. This judge will not be paid by Space City. There will be no entry fee.  

 

Student of the Year: Please nominate your deserving Senior. Fill out the form and turn in at registration. The form can be found using this link and will be emailed to Derek Davis. https://www.speechanddebate.org/student-of-the-year-nomination-form/

 

 

 

 


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