Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament
Georgia Northern Mountain District Qualifier
for the 2019 National Tournament
WSD Nominations due 2/8/19
To nominate students, coaches should visit this link by Friday, February 8th:
World Schools Debate bids will be awarded to students who competed at districts via the District Committee using the following considerations, listed below in order of precedence:
First, WSD bids will be considered for those students who qualified to nationals but listed WSD as their first choice on the Single Entry Letter of Intent form. The district will keep in mind seniority and merit points in another debate-like event (CX, LD, PF, Congress, BQD, Extemp) when making final decisions.
Second, students from schools that competed at Districts but produced no qualifiers will have alternates in those events considered for invitation to one of the two district’s WSD teams. Again, the district will keep in mind seniority and merit points in another debate-like event (CX, LD, PF, Congress, BQD, Extemp) when making final decisions.
Lastly, if necessary, the remaining bids will be awarded using the guidance of Option A from the NSDA manual in regards to awarding WSD bids:
Option A – Districts may invite alternates to be on the team. To provide an objective method of selecting the team members, districts would do the following: • Invite the highest point earners that are senior, 1st alternates to serve on the team. • If a student turns down the opportunity, go to the next name on the list of senior, 1st alternates by merit points. • If you get through all senior, 1st alternates, then go to senior, 2nd alternates by merit points. • Keep working through the senior alternates (3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.). If there are no seniors left, go to junior, 1st alternates by merit points, then sophomores, and then freshmen.