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This is a High School tournament in New Jersey.

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UPDATE: Location

Registration and the student lounge for the tournament will be in the school's 11/12 building.  Following the directions to the school's address (84 Route 31; Flemington, NJ 08822) will get you close, but will take you to the 9/10 building.  The 11/12 building is located off of Junction Road. Be aware that you can't turn left from Route 31 to Junction Road when coming south. You'll have to turn left at the intersection before that - Walter Foran Blvd- and then make a right on Junction Rd.  For those using Google Maps, typing in "11/12 Building Flemington, NJ" will take you directly to the correct building.  For those using Apple Maps or other GPS devices, it is best to use the following coordinates: 40.5206371, -74.8503443.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

§  Procedures

o   The League uses Speechwire.com for tournament registration and logistics. To register, log in to your school’s account and click on “NJSDL State Championship.”

o   Each school may register one “free slot” contestant in each category, with the exceptions of Congressional Debate (unlimited free slots).

o   Additional entries will be accepted with documentation of qualification at approved tournaments. Qualification is defined as an entry that breaks to elimination rounds at any NJSDL tournament or other out-of-state tournament (i.e., Yale, Harvard, GMU). CFL tournaments do not provide qualification to this event. NOTE: If you select an entry's qualifying tournament as "Other Tournament, please be sure to fill out the text box listing what tournament serves as the qualifier.  If you have any questions or need to provide additional details, email John Cierpial (john.cierpial@gmail.com).

o   Contestants are limited to four per category per school in all events except Congressional Debate. If a school has qualified more than four contestants in any given event, the coach must choose which four to register. There are no exceptions to this rule.

o   Bibliographic information for interpretation events should also be entered at registration.

§  Deadlines

o   The registration deadline is Friday, March 9 at 11:59pm. After this deadline, the league will only permit drops and name-changes (emailed to tournament director John Cierpial at john.cierpial@gmail.com). All entries will be verified prior to the tournament for qualification status.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

 

STUDENT CONGRESS

 

§  Schools are permitted to enter any number of students into Congressional Debate without any qualification burden; however, schools will receive a maximum of four entry points to their base sweepstakes total, and the top four performers’ points will apply to schools’ final debate and overall sweepstakes totals. 

§  Schools who would like to submit legislation should send them to Laurie Schmid (fraulaurie@hotmail.com) by Friday, March 9, 2018.

 

LINCOLN DOUGLAS, PUBLIC FORUM, AND POLICY DEBATE

 

§  Novice students are defined as those students in their first year of competition in 9th or 10th grades.

§  JV students are defined as students who have had one year of competition in any grade, or students in their first year of competition in 11th or 12th grade.

§  If entry numbers warrant, Policy Debate may be collapsed into one or two divisions.

§  Please be reminded that the NJSDL State Tournament follows all event guidelines set forth by the National Speech and Debate Association.  Please review these policies prior to the state championship. You can access the specific event guidelines at www.speechanddebate.org.

 

SPEECH

 

§  The events of Prose Reading and Poetry Reading have been combined into Oral Interpretation. Any entry that has qualified in either Prose or Poetry is considered qualified for this tournament.

§  Declamation is open only to students in grades 9 and 10.

§  Script approval for interpretation events: Please complete all bibliographic information for interpretation selections at Speechwire.com by the registration deadline. At the tournament, students/coaches should have a clear and clean copy of the scripts with them at all times.  Original scripts will be required in the event of a protest. 

§  Script approval for Original Oratory: Copies of all Original Oratories with secondary sources highlighted and cited will be collected at registration. For your convenience, they will be held for the District Tournament.  Please include the exact number of quoted words, along with the following statement signed by student and coach (Affidavits suitable for the District Tournament are available on that tournament’s registration site):

o   “I hereby attest that this oratory is an original work created by the undersigned.”

§  Please be reminded that the NJSDL State Tournament follows all event guidelines set forth by the National Speech and Debate League.  Please review these policies prior to the state championship. You can access the specific event guidelines at www.speechanddebate.org.

 

JUDGE INFORMATION

 

§  Judges must be well-trained and qualified in order to judge the NJSDL State Championships (at least two tournaments experience).  Please review the rules with your judges beforehand to ensure the best experience for our students. 

§  PLEASE DO NOT BRING NOVICE JUDGES TO THIS IMPORTANT EVENT.  JUDGES WHO DO NOT DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCY WITH THEIR ASSIGNED EVENTS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND SCHOOLS WILL BE FINED THE DROPPED JUDGE FEE.

§  ALL JUDGES MUST BE AVAILABLE AND WILLING TO JUDGE FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, including ALL SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS.  We appreciate all coaches communicating this with their judges in order to facilitate the efficiency of schedule. 

§  JUDGE QUOTA:

o   Schools must provide one qualified judge for every five IE entries or fraction thereof.

o   Schools must provide one qualified judge for every two LD entries or fraction thereof.

o   Schools must provide one qualified judge for every two PF teams or fraction thereof.

§  PLEASE NOTE: NO STUDENT JUDGES AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (THIS INCLUDES NOVICE DIVISIONS IN DEBATE). 

§  A very limited number of judges will be available for hire for $175.00 ($65.00 for Friday/$110 for Saturday).  ALL JUDGE REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE. 

 

FEE INFORMATION

 

§  All entries to the State Championships are $10.00 each. In events with two students (Duo and Public Forum), entries are $20.00 each.

§  A $100.00 school fee will be applied to your invoice.

§  Schools are given the option to prepay their NJSDL dues for the coming school year (2018-19) at the State Championship. Please consider taking advantage of this convenient option. Annual dues are $200.00.

§  Please also consider adding a donation to the Vincent Borelli, Sarah Gormley and Hassan Jones Scholarship Fund to your entry fee. 

§  Hired judging fees are set at $175.00 as per the judge quota scheme above.

§  Judges who miss preliminary round judge calls will incur a fee of $50.00 each time, charged to their affiliated school. For elimination rounds, the fee increases to $75.00.

§  Entry drop fees are available on Speechwire.

If you have any questions regarding the tournament, please contact our Tournament Director, John Cierpial (john.cierpial@gmail.com)

 

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday

Debate will be flighted on both Friday and Saturday as follows: 

Flight A: JVLD, JVPF, NPF

Flight B: NLD, VLD, VPF

3-4PM:   Registration

4:00PM: Mandatory Judge's Meeting

5:00PM: Congress Round 1, Extemp Prep Round 1, Speech Round 1, Debate Flight A Round 1, Policy Round 1

5:30PM: DX Round 1, IX Round 1

6:00PM: Debate Flight B Round 1

7:00PM: Extemp Prep Round 2, Debate Flight A Round 2, Policy Round 2

7:30PM: Speech Round 2

8:00PM: Debate Flight B Round 2

 

Saturday

Speech will be flighted as follows:

Flight A:         DI, DX, HI, IX, OO, POI

Flight B:         DEC, DUO, IMP, INF, IPV, OI

9:00AM          Extemp Prep Round 3

9:30                 Speech Flight A Round 3, ALL Debate Round 3, Policy Round 3

10:00               Congress Round 2

10:30               NLD, VLD, VPF Round 3

10:45               Speech Flight B Round 3

11:30               Policy Round 4,  JVLD, JVPF,  NPF Round 4 

12:15               Extemp Prep Round 4

12:30               Speech Flight A Round 4, NLD, VLD, VPF Round 4

1:30                 Policy Round 5,  JVLD, JVPF,  NPF Round 5

1:45                 Speech Flight B Round 4

2:00                 Congress Semi-finals

2:30                 NLD, VLD, VPF Round 5

3:30                 Extemp Prep Semi-finals

3:45                 Policy Semi-finals

4:00                 Speech Semi-finals & Debate Quarterfinals

5:30                 Debate Semi-finals & Congress Finals

6:00                 Extemp Prep Finals & Policy Finals

6:15                 Speech Finals

7:00                 Debate Finals

8:00                 Awards

Manager contact information

Renee Drummond
Email address: reneekdrummond@gmail.com
Phone number: 908-337-0183

Mailing address

NJSDL c/o Peter Quinn
511 Millbrook Ave
Randolph, NJ 07869

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