2019 NFA LD at JCCC

2019 — Overland Park, KS/US


Johnson County Community College
Tournament Dates:  March 16th and 17th.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Johnson County Community College Debate Team, we cordially invite you to participate in the 1st Annual Lincoln-Douglas Spring Tournament, to be held on the Johnson County Communty College Campus March 16th and 17th, 2019. The weekend will be comprised of two 5 round LD only tournaments. =. For the purpose of this tournament, novice will be designated as a student that does not have 2 semesters of debate experience in college or high school.


Judging:  Each program must cover at least 50% of their entry to ensure that the judging pool is diverse and qualified. We will attempt to hire additional judging in the area to ensure the best and most qualified judging pool available.  We also want to ensure quality comments and judging occurs following each round.


The top 5 speakers will be awarded for the tournament in open and the top novice speaker will also be awarded. The novice division may be collapsed into the open division if there are insufficient entries. However, the top novice speaker and top novice will be recognized at awards.


Entries and Judging (Saturday only)   Sunday is Free

Covered Debate Entry $30.00 (1 Judge covers 2 debaters)

Uncovered Debate Entry $100.00 ($30 entry fee + $70 uncovered fee)

Each judge provided covers two entries. All judges are required to be available 1 round past the elimination of their competitors; however in order to maintain a high quality judge pool, we ask that judges stay as long as possible. We also ask that each judge submit a judging philosophy prior to the start of the tournament to be made available to all participants.


Entries are to be submitted online to Tabroom.


5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, March 12. Mark your calendars!

Any adds or drops after Thursday, March14th  22nd will be assessed a $10 additional fee per change.

Meals: We will provide lunch and dinner on campus on Saturday.  Breakfast on Saturday and meals on Sunday will be the responsibility of each program.

Rules for Events: The tournament will be using NFA Rules. NFA speaker points and tie breaks will also be utilized.

Judges: All judges will be committed for the first out round and then 1 round after their last debater’s loss. We would appreciate it if you could stay for all the outrounds to allow for diverse panels, but it’s not required.

Accessing Campus Wifi: Guest internet access is available through the JCCC Guest network


Tentative Schedule


Saturday - March 16th

Registration 9:00 – 10:00

Round 1: 10-11:15 (Preset)

Round 2 11:15-12:30 (Preset)

LUNCH (Provided by JCCC): 12:30-1:30p

Round 1:30 - 2:45

Round 3:00 - 4:15

Round 5 4:30 - 5:45

DINNER (Provided by JCCC) and Awards 6:00 – 7:00

Sunday: March 17th

Round 1 9:00 – 10:15 (preset)

Round 2: 10:15 -11:30 (preset)

LUNCH 11:30-1:00p (ON YOUR WON

Round 3 1:00-2:15 pm

Round 4 2:30-3:45

Round 5 4:00-5:15p

DINNER and Awards 5:15 – 7:00