USC Trojan Invitational

2020 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

- Please scroll down for information about the LAMDL Policy Debate Tournament --

 

The LAMDL-USC tournament is a SEMIFINAL Qualifier to the TOC in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate. We will also host a novice Lincoln-Douglas division. The Varsity tournament will be on Saturday-Monday 12/5-12/7. Novice will be on Saturday and Sunday only.

 

We will be using NSDA Campus. 

 

(Note: This *IS* what has been, for the past few years, the March USC Trojan Invitational)

 

This tournament is a fundraiser for the LAMDL - a partner in the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues. All proceeds will benefit the organization. Entry fees should be sent to:

 

 

Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League
ATTN: Michael Cirelli
725 Cherry Ave
Long Beach CA 90813

 

 

Schools will have an entry limit of 9 in VLD and 9 NLD.

 

Judging obligation is as follows:

Varsity LD

1 entry - 3 rounds

2 entries - 6 rounds

3 entries - 6 rounds

4 entries - 9 rounds

5 entries - 12 rounds

6 entries - 12 rounds

7 entries - 15 rounds

8 entries - 15 rounds

9 entries - 18 rounds

 
Novice LD
1 judge for every 3 entries or fraction thereof. 
 
Fee Schedule
Varsity LD: 80.00
VLD Judge: 50.00/missing round
Novice LD: 45.00
NLD Judge: 100.00/uncovered debater
 
Tentative Schedule
Varsity LD
Saturday
Round 1: 8:00am
Round 2: 11:00am
Round 3: 1:30pm
Round 4: 5:00pm
Sunday
Round 5: 8:00am
Round 6: 11:30am
Elim 1: 2:00pm
Elim 2: 5:30pm
Monday
Elim 3: 8:00am - continues to end
 
Novice LD
Saturday
Round 1: 8:00am
Round 2: 11:00am
Round 3: 1:30pm
Round 4: 5:00pm
Sunday
Round 5: 8:00am
Round 6: 11:30am
Semifinals : 2:00pm
Finals: 5:30pm

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This year, our league tournaments will be virtual until further notice. These virtual debates will take place on the NSDA Campus Platform. On the right side of this page, you will find additional information for the tournament. If you have questions please contact Tournament Director, Joseph Flores joseph@lamdl.org.

Need help? Missing Judge or Debater? Did someone drop off from technical issues?

Text the Helpline: ‪(213) 259-3469‬

Please provide the following info for faster assistance: 

1) Room #, 2) Judge or Debater 3) Full name or School 4) Issue* or Question

*If you are missing a participant, please TEXT the name or school of the missing judge/team

Judge's Room: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7804263610

If you are judging this weekend, please go to this Zoom Meeting before rounds for updates.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Rookie CX

Saturday, December 5th 

8:30 AM -------------------------------- ​General ​Judge Training

9:00 - 11:00 AM ---------------------- New Novice Training/Observe a Debate

11:30 - 1:30 PM ---------------------- Round 1 (New Novice)

1:30 – 3:00 PM ----------------------- Meal Break

3:00 – 5:00 PM ----------------------- Round 2 (New Novice)

8:00 PM ------------------------------- Awards

 

Novice, JV, & Varsity CX

Friday, December 4th

3:30 PM ------------------------------- Judge Training

4:00 PM -------------------------------- All Judge Check-In

4:15 PM -------------------------------- Pre-Round Tech Check & Pairings

4:30 – 5:30 PM ----------------------- Round 1*

6:00 – 7:30 PM ----------------------- Round 2*

 

Saturday, December 5th

8:30 AM -------------------------------- Judge Training

9:00 AM -------------------------------- All Judge Check-In

9:15 AM -------------------------------- Pre-Round Tech Check & Pairings

9:30 - 11:30 AM----------------------- Round 3

11:30 - 1:30 PM----------------------- Round 4

1:30 – 3:00 PM------------------------ Meal Break

3:00 – 5:00 PM------------------------ Semis

5:30 – 7:30 PM------------------------ Finals

8:00 PM-------------------------------- Awards Ceremony

 

Novice & Varsity LD

Saturday, December 5th

Sunday, December 6th

Monday, December 7th

 

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The Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League (LAMDL) exists to provide the academic and social benefits of policy debate to students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to compete. If you have additional questions about this tournament or the league, contact Program Director, Joseph Flores joseph@lamdl.org.

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League (LAMDL) is a proud member of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL).