Novice Tournament

2019 — Walpole, MA/US
Subject Debate rules at Novice Tournament... summary speech duration and prep time
Sender Joshua Cohen
Recipients Schools registered for Novice Tournament with entries in: Public Forum Debate
Sent Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 6:27 PM
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Hi everyone,

We will be using the new PF Debate rules (technically, the "NSDA Pilot Rules") at the Novice Debate Tournament.  That means:

(1) Each team has a THREE minute summary speech (rather than 2 minutes, as under the old rules).  Note - Final Focus is still two minutes.

(2) Each team has three minutes prep time (rather than 2 minutes, as under the old rules).

The MSDL has adopted the NSDA pilot rules as its default, so expect them at future tournaments, as well.  Tournament directors can opt for the old rules if they indicate in their tournament invitation that they will be doing so.

Josh Cohen

MSDL Chair of Debate

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