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.
Saturday, October 24
Sunday, October 25
This is a free tournament.
Every school may enter 8 teams per division. Any additional teams will be waitlisted.
Registration closes: October 9, 11:59PM (Pacific)
Judges entry due: October 19, 11:59PM (Pacific)
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This tournament will count for NPDL points.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The finalized round rules will be released on October 8.
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.