NSDA Middle School Nationals

2019 — Dallas, TX/US
Subject: MS Nats: Breaks
Sender National Speech and Debate Association
Recipients All Registered Schools With Entries
Date 10 June 2019 6:24 PM

Text of message:

Hello coaches in the Middle School National Tournament,

Since we're getting close to our final entry numbers, we are notifying you of what each event will break to!

All speech events except Extemporaneous Speaking will break to a quarterfinal round of 30 contestants (5 sections of 6). Extemp will break to semifinals. 

Policy will break to a quarterfinal, and PF and LD will break to double-octafinals.

In debate, we will fill out the brackets, but no teams without a winning record (4-2 or better) will participate in elimination rounds. If there are less teams with winning records than there are spots in the elim bracket, we will hold a partial elimination round. If there are more winning records than there are spots in the elim bracket, we will use the tiebreaks in the MS Unified Manual to determine who clears.

A few more reminders: 

1. Remind your judges that all events will use online ballots! They should bring a device (ideally, a laptop or tablet) to use to fill out their ballots.

2. Download a digital copy of the middle school tournament book and the Guidebook app online here.

3. Double check that your entry is correct! We will be pairing rounds soon and cannot make changes.

See you all soon!

Lauren

-----------------------------
Email sent to: All Registered Schools With Entries