West Kansas District Tournament
2017 — Newton High School, KS/US
West Kansas District Qualifier
for the 2018 National Tournament
West Kansas District
Megan Hagaman—Salina South
Russ Tidwell—Garden City
Some Important changes regarding the dates and times of two of our district qualifiers have occurred:
Big Questions Debate Qualifier
1. Our District Big Question Qualifier will be at Hutchinson High School on Friday February 23rd.
a. The cost will be $10.00 per debater (So if you have teams of 2 that’s $20.00)
b. For Every 2 teams you will need to provide 1 judge. You are capped at 4 teams.
c. The Schedule will be as follows:
Round 1: 8:00
Round 2: 9:00
Round 3: 10:00
Round 4: 11:00
*This schedule is to accommodate those who will be doing Friday Night Events at Lyons High School that evening, or those who have other activities that night.
*For right now, please send your entries and judges to me at email@example.com. I am going to attempt to get tabroom set up this weekend, but for right now we will accept email entries. Deadline for Registration is Wednesday February 21st at 5 p.m. Remember that students who participate must be a member of the NSDA 1 week in advance of the qualifier.
1. Our District Congressional Debate Qualifier will be held at Salina South High School on Friday March 2nd ONLY.
a. Cost per entry is $10.00 per Student.
b. You are limited on entries to 2 students in the Senate and a Portion of Students in the House based off of your memberships and degrees. You can find out this information by logging into www.speechanddebate.org and clicking on the district information tab on the left hand side of the control panel.
c. Entry should be available on www.tabroom.com early next week. I will also attach legislation packets to the site.
d. We are switching Judges with Flint Hills District on Friday.
e. You will need a Head Coach, or a Qualified Assistant Coach to Score Congress that day.
f. If a student has already qualified for nationals, or are an alternate, they will need to complete a Single Entry Letter of Intent: (Note that the form has changed) https://www.speechanddebate.org/district-tournament-single-entry-letter-of-intent/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Single%20Entry%20Letter%20of%20Intent&utm_campaign=Leaders%2B20180215
g. Reminder students must be a NSDA member 7 days in advance of the tournament to enter.
h. Deadline for Registration is Friday February 23rd at 5 p.m.
West Kansas Part 1 (Flint Hills Part 1)
9:30-10:00: Opening announcements, chamber placements, and PO Election
11:45-12:25--Session Break and Lunch Break
West Kansas Senate (Flint Hills Part 2)
2:30--PO Election for Session 2 (us)
ASAP: Announcement of Super Session Participants on Saturday
West Kansas House Part 2 (Super Session)
3:00--PO Election for Super Session
ASAP--4:45-Super Session A
5:00-6:45/7--Super Session B
A few other important reminders: Our number of qualifiers is based off of participation. We must have 8 schools represented in the Senate to qualify 2 to nationals. 30-60 in House Qualifies 2 to nationals. 61-90 Qualifies 3.
Please consider participating to help the district. Students must give one speech to count. It can be short. This qualifier is also a freebie qualifier it doesn’t limit your participation in other events.
As most of you are aware the district qualifying tournament approaching. Please review the following information carefully to ensure a smooth and successful tournament. Remember, the total number of entries afforded each school is based on the total number of degrees and memberships your chapter has attained. You may also view this information in a handy chart on the NSDA website. Log into www.speechanddebate.org , go to your account profile, and click the district information tab. At the bottom is a chart that shows how many entries you may have.
1 - 15 members and degrees 3 entry 16 - 20 members and degrees 5 entries
21 - 30 members and degrees 8 entries 31 - 40 members and degrees 10 entries
41 - 50 members and degrees 12 entries 51 - 60 members and degrees 13 entries
61 - 70 members and degrees 15 entries 71 - 80 members and degrees 17 entries
81 - 90 members and degrees 19 entries 91 - 100 members and degrees 20 entries
101-120 members and degrees 22 entries 121-140 members and degrees 24 entries
141-160 members and degrees 26 entries 161-180 members and degrees 27 entries
181-200 members and degrees 28 entries 201-230 members and degrees 29 entries
231-260 members and degrees 30 entries 261-300 members and degrees 31 entries
301-350 members and degrees 32 entries 351-400 members and degrees 33 entries
401-500 members and degrees 34 entries 501-600 members and degrees 35 entries
Each school is limited to no more than 4 teams and each team will count as 1 entry against your overall total. Each entry will be $20.00, or $10.00 for each student.
Reminder: Students may only enter one partnership debate event (Policy Debate or Public Forum). Students may enter in one partnership debate event as partners and in Duo Interpretation as the same partnership. A student may not enter a partnership debate event and a Duo Interpretation with different partners unless the two events are held on different weekends.
If the partner debate event and the duo event do not occur on the same weekend, the school may forfeit its alternate position that resulted from the first competition, allowing new partnerships to be created. If the school wishes for the alternate status to be retained from the first competition, the same partnership has to be used when entering the next competition. If the first competition resulted in a qualification for nationals, those students are ineligible to enter a team event with different partners.
December 8th and 9th at Newton High School, 900 W 12th St, Newton, KS 67114.
Friday (Dec. 8) Registration (Auditorium) 2:00 P.M.
Coaches Meeting (Auditorium) 2:30 P.M.
General Assembly (Auditorium) 3:00 P.M.
Round 1 3:30 P.M.
Round 2 5:30 P.M.
Round 3 7:30 P.M.
Saturday (Dec. 9) Round 4 9:00 A.M.
Round 5 11:00 A.M.
Round 6 1:00 P.M.
Round 7 3:00 P.M.
Round 8 5:00 P.M.
Remember, your teams are guaranteed a minimum of TWO rounds. Once a team has two losses, they are eliminated from further competition. Debate will continue until the number of teams left with less than two losses equals the number of teams we are able to send to nationals. We need 30 teams entered in order to qualify three teams for the national tournament.
GREEN SHEETS (Speech and Debate Entry Form)
Green Sheets are no longer required to be collected by the NSDA, there will be no need to turn in green sheets this year.
PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP
Student membership must be verified via the NFL online point system. If a student is not on the NFL system, they will not be eligible to compete. They have to have 25 points as well as have their email address registered online. (This does not count for the students in the novice tournament.)
We will be using tabroom.com to complete all registration for our District Tournaments this year. We will be using the system to tabulate results, assign judges, and complete ballots. Please make certain that you have created a tabroom account for yourself, and linked your NSDA members to your account. Tabroom will also generate an invoice for you to complete.
JUDGES FOR NFL DEBATE QUALIFIER
Please read this information very carefully. Having enough judges will be one of the most important parts of a successful tournament.
1) For each team you must provide ONE judge (school) plus the coach. School judges and coaches must be available to judge every round. School judges must be available to judge one round beyond their team’s elimination from the tournament.
2) College Freshman and Sophomores ARE NOT eligible to judge the qualifier unless they did not compete at a Kansas school.
3) All debate rounds will have 3 judges. Tabroom will determine the judges.
4) Be sure to submit a paradigm sheet for each school judge that you are bringing. Each coach should also complete a paradigm sheet for themselves. Please complete all information on the forms as best you can. Be sure to designate the rounds which the judges will be available. The judges are expected to carry a paradigm sheet with them and we will also post the paradigm sheets in a designated location at the tournament. These should be completed on tabroom by each judge and coach.
5) Be sure your judges are available at least one round past your teams rounds of competition. Without your required number of judges, your teams CANNOT compete.
6) Please have all paradigm sheets completed on tabroom.com by December 6th.
REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING DATES AND INFORMATION
Tentative entries due by November 21st
ENTRIES DUE in TABROOM by DECEMBER 1st
JUDGE PARADIGMS COMPLETED on TABROOM by DECEMBER 6th
ALL TEAM CHANGES DUE on TABROOM by DECEMBER 8th