Home     LIVE!     Features     Order     Calendar     Results     Your account     Manager login         

AFA-NST District 7 Spring Qualifier

RegistrationGeneral informationSchematicsFiles for downloadTournament scheduleFeesFinal

General information

This is a College tournament in Virginia.

View manager contact information

AFA-NST District 7 Spring Qualifying Tournament
Dear AFA-NST District 7 Schools: 
You and your teams are invited to participate in the AFA-NST District 7 Spring Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at James Madison University!  Big thanks to JMU for hosting the Lucky 7 asynchronous tournament and Spring Districts swing!
District 7 is comprised of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio University, The University of Akron, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. To compete, you must pay your District 7 subscription fees for the AFA- NST. If you have not already paid an AFA subscription fees, they are $30.  If you paid in the Fall, you’re all set! Fees can be paid directly on the AFA website here: https://www.americanforensicsassoc.org/product/national-individual-events-tournament/ or will be added to your school's entry fee. If you know of other programs in your state or region that might be interested in joining the AFA-NST, please encourage them to attend our district tournament or to contact me for more information. We want our district to be well represented at the 2024 AFA-NST!
The top three finishers in all 11 AFA-NST events at the Spring Qualifier will count as district qualifiers to the 2024 AFA-NST in addition to our Fall Qualifiers.  If that placement qualifies the student at-large, the district qualification will “trickle down” to the next student.  Additionally, students are encouraged to continue seeking at-large qualifications over the rest of the season to continue to trickle down the district qualifications.  Schools from outside of District 7 can attend the qualifier, though only students from District 7 schools can earn district qualifications.  No student that has qualified an event at-large to the 2024 AFA-NST may enter the Spring District Qualifying Tournament in that event.  However, there are no limits on the Lucky 7 entry if you’re looking for more ballots!
We will be using SpeechWire for entries, e-ballots, and tabulation. Please go to their website to enter: www.speechwire.org.  There have been a lot of changes in AFA-NST qualification rules, number of legs needed to qualify, number of legs that count, etc. over the past few years.  If you have any questions about rule changes, the district tournament(s), or the national tournament, please don't hesitate to contact me.
We look forward to seeing you at the AFA-NST District 7 Spring Qualifying Tournament and at the 2024 AFA-NST in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! 
Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins
District 7 Chair
Seton Hall University
1. There will be two preliminary rounds with finals.  Any event with only one entry will have a single round with three judges. A school may not enter more than five students in each event, and only the top three entries in an event from any school will count toward sweepstakes awards. Material must not have been used by the student before September 1, 2023. Competitors may enter up to three events in a grouping. A student may not enter an event that has qualifed at-large for the 2024 AFA-NST. Please see at-large qualification method below. Three tournament placements used for qualification may not exceed a cumulative total of five (5), based on the following formula: 
# Entries     # Legs
2-3       1 1st 
4-5       2 1st, 2nd 
6-7       3 1st, 2nd, 3rd 
7-8       4 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 
2. Fees: $8.00  per individual event slot entered. Additional fees: $10.00 per slot not covered by a judge provided by your school $10.00 per slot drop $60.00 per judge drop. Make checks payable to AFA District 7.
3. Judges: Each school will be expected to provide one judge for every six slots entered. The cost for hired judges will be $10.00 per uncovered slot. 
4. Deadlines: All entries must be received by 5:00 pm, EST, Wednesday, February 21. After this time, we will impose a late-drop fee of an additional $10.00 per slot dropped, and $60.00 per judge dropped. No additions past the deadline. 
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Subject to change based on entry sizes)
Saturday, February 24
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Check-in
8:30 AM Extemp Draw 
9:00 AM Round 1 Flight A (DUO, EXT, INF, PER, POI, PRO)
10:15 AM Round 1 Flight B (ADS, CA, DI, IMP, POE)
11:30 AM Lunch Break
12:00 PM Extemp Draw
12:30 PM Round 2 Flight A
1:45 PM Round 2 Flight B
3:00 PM Finals A
4:15 PM Finals B
5:30 PM District 7 Meetings
6:30 PM Awards 
Flight B – ADS, CA, DI, IMP, POE 
***How to use SpeechWire for e-ballots***
1. Go to live.speechwire.com
2. Log in with your email and password (the same email used to register as a judge)
3. See your e-ballots on that page once they are released
4. Click an e-ballot and click start when the round has begun

Manager contact information

Sam L Ohrenberger-Hopkins
Email address: sam.hopkins@shu.edu
Phone number: 5402303507

Mailing address

290 Lincoln Rd.
Apartment #4C
Brooklyn, NY 11225

SpeechWire Tournament Services - Copyright 2004-2024 Ben Stewart. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use - Privacy and Security Policy