[Ndca-l] 2010 NDCA Championships
Pacedebate at aol.com
Thu Jan 7 15:45:12 EST 2010
The joy of tournaments website is now open for entries.
Tournament participants will be determined using the following
Policy debate and public forum debate competition is considered a team
activity. A team is comprised of two individuals from the same degree granting
Debaters registering for the NDCA Championships will automatically be
placed on a waiting list until they achieve qualifying status, as detailed
The Public Forum division of the NDCA Championships will accept up to
sixty teams. Any team that has reached elimination rounds in varsity
competition will be eligible to enter the tournament. Schools may enter up to four
teams and put additional teams on the waiting list. After March 15 teams will
be released from the waiting list until the tournament is full.
Once a policy team or LD'r is on the waiting list the tournament director
will review their points earned using the NDCA points database.
You can view your debaters points earned in preliminary competition so far
this year by going to http://ndca.joyoftournaments.com/.
Policy teams and LD'rs will be released off the waiting list immediately
if they have earned at least 300 points and if they apply prior to March 15
and until 75 teams have been admitted to the tournament. The application
deadline is April 1. On April 1 an additional 53 entries in each event will
be released from the waiting list even if some of those applicants don?t
have 300 points. Applications will be accepted, regardless of point total,
after April 1 until there is 128 entries in each event or until the Monday
preceding the start of the tournament whichever comes first. The list entries
will be made publicly available.
Virtually any tournament can count toward qualification. If there is a
tournament not included in your students points earned so far this year please
contact NDCA Championships tournament director, Tim Mahoney, at
pacedebate at aol.com
A policy team may apply even if they haven?t debated together previously
or if they haven?t debated at five tournaments together. In this instance
each individuals best five tournaments regardless of partner are counted,
then divided by two, and then the two individual scores are added together to
create the team point total.
The policy team with the highest point total using this qualification
system that attends the NDCA Championships will be awarded The David P. Baker
Award for Season Long Excell
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