Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Abbreviation NLD
Format Debate
Resolved: Justice requires open borders for human migration
Entry Fee $13.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:


  • Debates in this division will follow the standard 6-3-7-3-4-6-3 format.

  • Each debater has four minutes of prep time to use as they wish.

  • Five preliminary rounds will determine breaks to elimination rounds. Rounds 3 through 5 will be power-matched based on the earlier preliminary record.

  • The Saints Classic does allow for disclosure and oral critique, but please respect the timeline of the tournament and keep it brief.

  • A novice debater is a competitor in their first year of high-school competition in ANY event. If a student competed in middle school, but never competed against high-school competitors, they may be considered novice during their first high school season.

  • Internet-connected laptop computers and tablet devices may be used by debaters, but may not be used to receive information for competitive advantage from non-competitors (coaches, assistant coaches, teammates, other students, etc.) inside or outside of the room in which the competition occurs. Host sites have no obligation to guarantee internet access to competitors.