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2021 New York - New Jersey State Championship


February 6, 2021


Virtually Hosted on Speechwire and Yaatly



Dear Colleagues:


I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2021 New York/New Jersey State Championship Tournament! We are excited to come together (virtually), once again to bridge our forensics landscapes together. This one-day tournament will crown a NY/NJ state champion in each event as well as determine the two Interstate Oratorical Association representatives for each state!


Trent Webb

Tournament Director















Entry Rules:


1. Schools may enter an unlimited amount of students in each event.


2. Students in IPDA debate may only enter ONE other event in each pattern. Students in IPDA debate may NOT enter Extemp.


3.  Entry fees shall be $10 per IE or debate slot.


4.  Students may enter up to 3 events per pattern. Two duos count as two events.


5. Please provide a qualified judge for every 8 slots.


6. Hired judges will be $10 for each uncovered slot.


7. The deadline for entry (via Speechwire) is Wednesday, February 3rd at 1pm.


8. Drop fees will be assessed as follows:


Thursday, Feb 4th                                                   Friday, Feb. 5th  

Adds/drops will incur no charge.                             No adds allowed! Drops are

                                                                                $20 per slot plus entry fee.


Saturday, Feb. 6th (day of tournament)

No adds allowed! Entry drops are $30 per slot plus entry fee. Judge drops are $100 per judge.


Competition Rules:


1.  AFA-NIET rules and descriptions govern all events. As per new AFA-NIET language, the use of the Internet is allowed in Extemp Prep.


2. We will offer one division of Individual IPDA debate. Students in IPDA may enter one other event in each pattern with the exception of Extemp. Students will do IPDA first, then proceed immediately to their IE rounds.


3. In IPDA debate, students will be presented with 5 resolutions (2 policy/2 fact or value/1 metaphorical). TOPIC DRAW WILL BE IN YOUR VIRTUAL ROOM! STUDENTS SHOULD STRIKE AS SOON AS BOTH DEBATERS ARE THERE. THE JUDGE NEED NOT BE PRESENT!  The 30-minute preparation time will commence with the first negative topic strike. Both affirmative and negative debaters will alternatively strike topics until one resolution is left for the round. As per IPDA rules, students ARE allowed to access any materials, written or electronic, during prep. Students are also allowed to transcribe and use notes during the round. However, IPDA rules prohibit access to electronic materials during the debate round.


PLEASE NOTE: The New York/New Jersey State Tournament goes by Phi Rho Pi rules when it comes to coaching during IPDA prep. Therefore, students may prep with other students, but NOT with coaches!!!


4.  Awards will be presented to all elimination round participants, the top 3 schools, the top 3 community colleges, and top 3 individual speakers.


5.  The final round of Persuasive Speaking shall determine the 2 student representatives for the Interstate Oratorical Association contest. The top 2 students from New York and the top 2 students from New Jersey shall represent their respective states at IOA. The next two students from each state shall serve as the alternative representatives for that state. In the event that there are not enough representatives in the final round from New York or New Jersey, we will turn to ranks in prelims to determine the representatives.


6.  Students must be entered in at least 4 individual events to be eligible for speaker awards.


7.  For IE school sweeps, points will be awarded based on final round placement as follows: 6th place = 1 point; 5th place = 2 points; 4th place = 3 points; 3rd place = 4 points; 2nd place = 5 points; 1st place = 6 points


8. For IPDA school sweeps, each school’s top 3 debaters will be counted as follows: 5 points per win in prelims; 10 points for reaching semifinals; 15 points for reaching finals.


9. Schools must be entered in both IPDA and IE to be in overall sweeps.


10. Judges will be placed in both the IPDA and IE pool unless otherwise noted.






Pattern A – Extemp, POI, Duo, Persuasive, Informative, Prose, IPDA


Pattern B – Impromptu, Drama, ADS, CA, Poetry, IPDA





SCHEDULE for Saturday, February 6th, 2021



 8:00am         Registration – Schools post attendance in Yaatly chat


 8:30am         Extemp Draw

                      Round 1 IPDA Draw


 9:00am         IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Info/Pro)


10:00am       Round 2 IPDA Draw


 10:30am       IB (Imp/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry)


 12:00pm       Extemp Draw

                      Round 3 IPDA Draw


 12:30pm       IIA


1:30pm          Round 4 IPDA Draw


 2:00pm         IIB


 3:30pm         Extemp Draw/ Semifinals IPDA Draw


 4:00pm         Finals A


 5:15pm         Finals B/Finals IPDA Draw


 6:45pm         Awards


*Schedule will be accelerated/adjusted if entries/judges warrant.


Tournament Logistics :



All students, coaches, judges are expected to have active Speechwire accounts! Postings, judge assignments, draw for Extemp and Impromptu will all take place on Speechwire.



Each school should have active Yaatly. Video rounds, postings, general tournament announcements will be on Yaatly.


Manager contact information

Trent Webb
Email address: trent.webb@ncc.edu
Phone number: 516-572-7170 x25417

Mailing address

None provided

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