NPDL Fall Invitational

2020 — Online, US

The National Parliamentary Debate League is pleased to invite you to the NPDL Fall Invitational - an online high school parliamentary debate tournament.

 

Dates

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

 

Entry Fees

This is a free tournament.

 

Entry Caps

Every school may enter 8 teams per division. Any additional teams will be waitlisted.

 

Deadlines

Registration closes: October 9, 11:59PM (Pacific)

Judges entry due: October 19, 11:59PM (Pacific)

 

Eligibility

- Only students from NPDL member schools may compete. To register your school for NPDL, click here.

- Each school is allowed one hybrid entry.

- All students shall be registered under their school or designated as “[SCHOOL NAME] Independent”. Hybrid teams of students from different schools shall be registered using both school names.

- Each school will be allowed one maverick entry in novice.

 

Divisions

There will be two divisions - varsity and novice.

A novice debater is

- in their first academic year of debate competition, and/or

- has competed in no more than three debate tournaments.

Seniors cannot compete in novice. Coaches are discouraged from entering juniors in novice.

A novice team is composed of two novice debaters.

Judges
The judge requirement is 1 judge per 2 entries. Judge obligations are calculated separately for each division.
If you cannot cover your judging obligation, or, conversely, if you want to volunteer to judge, please email npdl.board@gmail.com

A judge must:

- be fluent in English,
- be familiar with the basic rules of parliamentary debate,
- have a device with a working camera and audio,
- have experience using video conferencing,
- be at least 18 years old and not be a current high school student.

All teams will have the option of striking one or more judges, depending on the final size of the pool. Strikes will open October 21, close October 23 at 5PM, and can be entered in Tabroom.

NPDL Points

This tournament will count for NPDL points.

 

Staff

Tournament director: Joel Jacobs

Tab director: Rodda John

If you are interested in serving as the equity officer, topic committee member, or protest committee member, please email npdl.board@gmail.com

 

Round Rules

Round rules will be based on the pilot online rules used at the previous NPDL tournament in May. These rules will be revised based on a survey on NPDL members. If you are an NPDL school representative, and would like to volunteer to serve on the committee to draft the survey and revise the rules, please email npdl.board@gmail.com

The finalized round rules will be released on October 8.

 

League Meeting

The NPDL league meeting will be held on Sunday, October 25. Any member school representative may sponsor a proposal to change the rules of NPDL.

 

Tentative Schedule

 

Day

Start Time (Pacific)

Start Time (Eastern)

Item

Saturday, October 24

7:00AM

10:00AM

East Coast outreach meeting

Saturday, October 24

8:00AM

11:00AM

Check-in, GA, judge training

Saturday, October 24

8:30AM

11:30AM

Round 1 topics announced

Saturday, October 24

10:10AM

1:10PM

Round 2 topics announced

Saturday, October 24

12:20PM

3:20PM

Round 3 topics announced

Saturday, October 24

2:00PM

5:00PM

Round 4 topics announced

Saturday, October 24

3:40PM

6:40PM

Round 5 topics announced

Saturday, October 24

5:20PM

8:20PM

West Coast outreach meeting

Sunday, October 25

8:20AM

11:20AM

Check-in, GA

Sunday, October 25

8:30AM

11:30AM

Varsity octas / Novice semis

topics announced

Sunday, October 25

10:10AM

1:10PM

Varsity quarters / Novice finals

topics announced

Sunday, October 25

12:20PM

3:20PM

League Meeting begins

Sunday, October 25

2:20PM

5:20PM

Awards

Sunday, October 25

2:30PM

5:30PM

Varsity semifinals topics announced

Sunday, October 25

4:10PM

7:10PM

Varsity finals topics announced

 

Short URL

http://npdlfall.tabroom.com