2018 Central Texas NSDA Novice
Dates: 11/3/2018

Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament

Saturday, November 3, 2018

John Jay High School, Host Site
7611 Marbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78227


You and your students are cordially invited by the Central Texas NSDA to the

Novice Tournament to be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Jay High School.


While this tournament is hosted  by the Central Texas NSDA District, the tournament is not  limited to only NSDA schools so -- COME ONE AND COME ALL!!
Let's have a fabulous fall festival of fun for our fantastic first-year class!


For the purpose of this tournament, a novice is defined as a student in his/her first year  of high school competition. (Both members of a team must meet this requirement.)


Lincoln Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate will debate the NSDA November/December Topic:

2018 November/December LD Topic:

Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

2018 November/December PF Topic: 
Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.

2018-2019 Policy DebateTopic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Congress: TFA docket, items 1-15



Brian Eanes, District Chair, and the District Committee are coordinating the tournament with Bob Root, our host at Jay High School.  All participating coaches and members of the District NSDA Committee will run the tournament. Judges will be advanced student members who have knowledge of events through competition themselves and have some training in judging and writing evaluations and critiques.


Students entered in individual events, duo, and duet acting may enter any two of these events and will participate in three rounds of each event selected. The top students based upon the three-round cumulative rank score and ratings total will receive "Outstanding Performer" awards in each individual event.


Students entered in CX/LD/PF Debate may enter only one  debate event (no individual event entries are allowed) and will be guaranteed four rounds. Awards will be given based upon the cumulative records of the four debate rounds.


We will accept all entries in individual events, duo and duet until we arrive at our maximum limit based upon rooms. Entries will be processed in the order they are received. In CX/LD/PFD Debate, a school may enter a maximum of four in each event. (Additional debate entries may be listed; however, notification of acceptance of any of those additional entries will occur Tuesday, October 30, 2018.)





Oratory Duet Acting & Duo Interp
  Dramatic Prose LD Debate






Congressional Debate

CX Debate
PF Debate

Please Note: Only students entered in Extemporaneous may cross-enter in Impromptu, and students in Impromptu may only cross-enter in Extemporaneous.


$10 per Impromptu Entry
$15 per IE entry, Congress Entry
$25 per Duet/Duo, PFD, &  LD entry
$30 per CX entry

You will be charged for any student entered as of end of day on Monday, October 29, 2018.  Drops after end of day on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (or "no shows" the day of the tournament) will be charged an additional fee of $5 per individual/team involved. Please plan ahead and communicate any changes.


You must  have one (1) judge for each six (6) IE and/or duet entries, for every four (4) LD or PFD Debate entries listed or portion thereof, and for every two (2) Cross-Examination Debate entries or portion thereof. You may have more!  If you have too few judges or judges who fail to pick up ballots, you will be charged $20 per missing debate judge; $15 per missing IE judge. We don't want your money. We want the participation of our varsity members!


Deadlines: Entries must be received by the end of the day on Monday, October 29, 2018.  Everyone entered on that date will be charged. Judges’ names are also due at that time.  (You may substitute qualified judges for those listed on the entry.)

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