The Edina Classic
CONGRESS FINALS INFORMATION:
For any questions or issues on the day of the tournament, please contact Joe Schmitt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email is the first and only line of communication. No other communication channels are available or will be checked.
Fees and Judges: All events (except Congress) will be $15/entry. Congress will be $5/entry. Schools are obligated to bring one judge per every two LD or PF entries (or fraction thereof); the obligation in Congress is 1 one judge per every four entries (or fraction thereof). Judges cannot cross divisions; so, if you have one LD entry and one PF entry, you owe one LD judge and one PF judge.
All PF divisions will use the NSDA November/December topic: Resolved, the United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.
***PLEASE NOTE: PUBLIC FORUM DOES NOT USE A COIN FLIP IN MINNESOTA. Sides will be assigned for these rounds; PRO teams are locked as first speakers, and CON teams are locked as second speakers.
All LD divisions (including novice) will use the NSDA November/December topic: Resolved, the United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.
There will be two divisions: a Senate (Varsity) and a House (Novice/JV). Legislation will be taken from the Minnesota packet and is posted on the main page.
Legislation reserved for debate in the final rounds sessions of both divisions are: A Bill to End Cash Bail; A Bill to Eliminate the Pentagon's Hand Me Downs.
8:00 am Drops Due (you should confirm attendance of your students & judges before this)
8:15 am Tech check-in for round/session 1 of all events
8:30 am Start of Congress session 1 (congress session ends 10:45 am)
8:45 am Round 1 LD/PF
10:00 am Tech check-in for round 2 LD/PF
10:15 am Round 2 LD/PF
11:00 am Congress lunch break
11:15 am LD and PF lunch break
11:30 am Tech check-in for round 2 policy
11:45 am Tech check-in for round 3 LD/PF and Congress session 2
12:00 am Round 3 LD/PF and start of Congress session 2 (ends 2:00 pm)
1:45 pm Tech check-in for round 4 LD/PF
2:00 pm Round 4 LD/PF
2:30 pm Tech check-in for Congress finals
2:45 pm Congress finals (end 4:45)
3:00 pm Tech check-in for round 5 LD/PF
3:15 pm Round 5 LD/PF