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The Gustie Mav (CANCELED)

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This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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Hello friends,

Gustavus Adolphus College and Minnesota State University, Mankato are pleased to invite you to the 2021 Gustie Mav on Friday November 19th and Saturday November 20th. We are excited to offer the first iteration of this tournament which will offer NPDA style parliamentary debate. Please send all questions regarding the Gustie Mav to (douglas.roberts@mnsu.edu).

General Tournament Policies

To the best of our ability, we will strive to make this tournament as accessible as possible as such to avoid causing confusion of different programs and applications we will use zoom.

Open Door Policy

We are committed to providing safe performance spaces for all competitors and judges. We acknowledge the art of performance may be a healing process and/or an opportunity to speak on important, personal topics. As a performer, it is impossible to know all the ways in which content or a performance may unintentionally harm or trigger members of your audience. To better serve the wellness of the forensic community, we will be using an open door practice this weekend.

An “open door practice” means competitors and other audience members may choose to leave a round when a performance threatens their mental wellbeing, or due to physical (e.g., uncontrollable coughing, vomiting) or spiritual (e.g., Salah prayer times) needs. Competitors may discretely leave the zoom room, mute their sound (before, during, or after someone’s performance without question or penalty. Anyone in the room may also disengage from a performance (e.g., actively dissociate, put their head down on a desk, cover their ears). Judges will be asked to read the open-door policy aloud at the beginning of every round to reinforce the norm-change emphasizing mental and physical well-being over community norms.

Judge Strikes and Judge Accommodations

If a student has conflicts with judges for non-competitive reasons, please inform the tournament

staff as to prevent conflicts within the tournament. Some non-competitive conflicts may include,

but are not limited to:

- The student and judge are family members/close friends;

- The student was harassed/assaulted by the judge;

- The student feels uncomfortable being judged by a former teammate;

- The student feels uncomfortable being judged by a former coach.

We respect the privacy of these decisions, so no explanation for the conflict is required.

If tournament staff is informed a judge has participated in improper behavior, the judge will be

removed from the judging pool before interacting with students. Coaches or students may

contact tournament staff directly.


Gender Equity

We are committed to providing a place where all competitors’, judges’, and observers’ gender identities are observed and respected. We also encourage competitors to rename themselves with their pronouns after their name.

Name Pronunciation

We recognize the power being called by your correctly pronounced name has in creating an inclusive, welcoming, respectful space. To aid judges and awards readers, please provide student name pronunciation for both the first and last names of your students through Speechwire when registering. Depending upon Speechwire service availability, tournament staff will attempt to make name pronunciations available on cover ballots for judges.

Competitive Event Offering and Rules

We will be offering NPDA style Parliamentary debate. We will offer two divisions if entries permit both a JV and an Open division. We encourage you to follow NPDA rules.

Notable rules:

A coach may help in prep.

Internet access is permitted during prep.

Partner maybe in same room however if not possible they may share a virtual document with one another.

Host Practices

The host schools will be eligible to compete and may break to elimination rounds. However, the host schools shall not be eligible for the sweepstakes.

Sweepstakes and Awards

Sweepstakes Calculation

The winning school will receive a certificate of acknowledgement of their success. We will acknowledge the top 3 schools.

2 points will be awarded per a prelim win

5 points will be awarded per elimination win

5 points will be awarded to 2nd place in Parli

10 points will be awarded to 1st place in Parli

Speaker Awards

We will recognize the top 5 speakers at the tournament in each division


We will recognize all elimination round finalists, and they will receive certificates for their placing.


$30 per NPDA Team

$40 additional per uncovered entry

$15 per drop/add after Wednesday the 17th 5:00PM

Tournament Entry:

Your entry will be due by Wednesday the 17th at 5:00PM CST.

Schedule: ALL IN Central Time (CST)

Friday November 19th

4:30PM Registration

5:00PM Round 1 Draw

5:15PM Round 1

6:15PM Round 2 Draw

6:30PM Round 2

Saturday November 20th

8:30AM Check-In

9:00AM Round 3 Draw

9:15AM Round 3

10:15AM Round 4 Draw

10:30AM Round 4

11:30AM Round 5 Draw

11:45AM Round 5

12:45PM-1:30PM Lunch

1:30PM Quarters Draw

1:45PM Quarters

2:45PM Semis Draw

3:00PM Semis

4:00PM Finals Draw

4:15PM Finals

ASAP Awards!


We hope you find it possible to attend a weekend full of excellent competition!

Douglas Roberts                                                                     Kelsey Walock  

Debate Coach                                                                         President of Speech and Debate at

Minnesota State University, Mankato                                      Gustavus Adolphus College


Manager contact information

Douglas Roberts
Email address: douglas.roberts@mnsu.edu
Phone number: 530-828-6123

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