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Hoosier Crossroads NSDA District Debate

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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District Debate at Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis on Saturday, February 2nd.
 
Check-in is Saturday at 7 AM.  First round is at 8:00 AM.
 
SpeechWire registration deadlines: team entries before Monday, Jan. 28 at 5 PM,  and team judges before Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5 PM.
 
All participating schools must have an active NSDA membership before entry registration on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.  Students must be NSDA members (minimum degree of merit) prior to the event.
 
Events offered include Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Big Questions debate.
 
HC will qualify 2 teams for Nationals in CX, PF and LD, if there are at least 4 entries per event.  Fewer than 4 entries in an event means no qualifiers.
 
Schools may register a maximum four entries per event, depending on each school’s debate slots earned prior to registration.
 
Big Questions debate requires a total of 10 entries from at least 2 schools to advance a single qualifier to Nats.  BQ entries must compete individually, A school may enter up to 4 BQ competitors. BQ entries do not count towards a school's debate slots.
 
Minimum of 4 preliminary rounds (3 if there are only 4 entries).  Rounds 1 and 2 are randomly preset, and rounds 3 and 4 are power-matched. Only teams with winning records after Round 4 will advance to elimination rounds.  After the prelims, events with only two undefeated entries or only two entries with winning records will automatically advance to Nationals.
 
For all other scenarios, advancing entries will be placed in a single elimination bracket. The tournament will continue until the number of entries active is equal to or lower than the number of National qualifiers.
 
Entries in all power-matched and elimination rounds will be seeded using the SOP method.  SOP scores are calculated by adding the seeding of the entry together with their average opponent seed up to that point in the tournament.  The goal is to even out the difficulty of the brackets over the course of the tournament.
 
The method used to break ties between alternates will be final W/L record, SOP, and Speaker Points, in that order.
 
No Internet usage during rounds.  Scouting is strongly discouraged.
 
One judge for preliminary rounds, and three judges for elimination rounds.  
 
Judges must be entered on SpeechWire and rated according to experience.  
 
Judge requirements per school entries:
 
1-2 entries = 2 judges
3-5 entries = 3 judges
6-7 entries = 4 judges
8-9 entries = 5 judges (1 clean)
10-11 entries = 6 judges (2 clean)
12-13 entries = 7 judges (3 clean)
14-16 entries = 8 judges (4 clean)
 
A clean judge has no personal or social relationship with any of the team members.
 
Please contact Wally Austin at waustin.nafcs.org or 812-951-3416, if you have any questions.

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Email address: waustin@nafcs.org
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