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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in North Carolina.

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Dogwood Speech and Debate League's Novice Championship

Host: Reid Ross Classical HS

Location: 3200 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Day of Registration Time: 7:45 am - 8:15 am

Judges: Judges need to be familiar and willing to accept the DSDL community norms. Guidelines can be found on the DSDL website.


Events Offered:

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Student Congress
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Original Oratory
  • Declamation
  • Informative Speaking
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Prose Interpretation
  • Programmed Oral Interpretation of Literature


Prose and Poetry Interpretation: For this tournament Oral Interpretation of Literature (OI) will be divided into Prose and Poetry Interpretation. Both events will still follow the NCFL guidelines for OI, rather than the NSDA's guidelines for prose and poetry.


Extemp Topics: 

2020 Presidential Election

Central America

116th Congress

European Union/Brexit

All rounds of extemporaneous speaking will feature cross-examination in accordance with NSDA rules.


Impromptu Topics:Past topic areas have included Trump Quotes, Cartoon People, etc.


Student Congress:

  • A school that enters competitors in the Congressional Debate division is allowed to submit appropriately formatted legislation.
    • Legislation can be submitted to dogwoodlegislation@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019 
    • Legislation will be posted no later than the Monday, March 4, 2019.
    • In order to expedite the release of the legislation packet, the League has adopted templates. They can be found on the website. 


Lincoln Douglas Topic:

  • Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.


Public Forum Debate: Rounds will be side-locked. Thus, there will be no coin toss.

  • Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market rate housing in urban neighborhoods.

Manager contact information

DSDL Executive Committee
Email address: dsdltournamentdirector@gmail.com
Phone number: 2057461907

Mailing address

None provided

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