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New York/New Jersey State Tournament 2020

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2020 New York - New Jersey State Championships

February 1, 2020

Hofstra University

Dear Colleagues:

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2020 New York/New Jersey State Championship Tournament! We are excited to come together, once again to bridge our forensics landscapes together. This one-day tournament will crown a NY/NJ state champion in each event as well as determine the two Interstate Oratorical Association representatives for each state! The abbreviated schedule should alleviate the need for excessive travel or hotel stays. And we’re once again excited to be hosted by Hofstra University!



Trent Webb

Tournament Director

Nassau Community College


Entry Rules:

1. Schools may enter an unlimited amount of students in each event.

2. Entry fees shall be $10 per IE or Debate slot.

3. Students may enter up to 3 events per pattern. Two duos count as two events. Students in IPDA may NOT enter Extemp!

4. Please provide a qualified judge for every 8 slots.

5. Hired judges will be $10 for each uncovered slot.

6. The deadline for entry (via Speechwire) will be Wednesday, January 31st at 1PM.

7. Drop fees are assessed as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 30th - No charge or adds/drops.

Friday, Jan. 31st - No adds allowed! Drops are $20 per slot plus original entry fees.

Saturday, Feb. 1st - No adds allowed! Drops are $30 per slot plus original entry fees.  Any judge drops are $100 per judge.



Competition Rules:

1. AFA-NIET rules and description govern all individual events. IPDA/Phi Rho Pi rules govern IPDA.

2. We will offer one division of Individual IPDA. Students in IPDA may enter ONE other event in each pattern with the exception of Extemp.  Students will perform their IPDA round first, then proceed to their IE round.

3.  For rules and regulations about IPDA, please visit www.ipdadebate.info. With the exception of Round 1, topic draw for IPDA will be in round. Students will be presented with 5 topics. The negative and affirmatve debater will alternatively strike two topics each, with the remaining resoluton being the resolution for the round. The 30 minute prep period begins when the negative strikes their first topic. As a reminder, there is NO coaching allowed during prep time.

4. Awards will be presented to all IE finalists, elimination round participants in IPDA, the top 3 schools, IE and Debate speakers, as well as the top community colleges.

5. The final round of Persuasive Speaking shall determine the state representatives in the Interstate Oratorical Association Contest. The top 2 students from New York AND the top 2 students from New Jersey shall represent their respective states at IOA. The next two students from each shall serve as alternates. In the event that there are not enough representatives from New York and New Jersey in the final round, we will turn to prelim ranks to determine representatives and alternates.

6. Students must be entered in 4 individual events to be eligible for speaker awards.

7. Please click on the Tournament Schedule page for a tournament schedule.

Manager contact information

Trent Webb
Email address: trent.webb@ncc.edu
Phone number: 516-572-7170 x25417

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