Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle

2020 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

We look forward to hosting you at the 1st annual Dripping Springs Mighty Tiger TFA Tussle. It is our goal to provide you with a pleasant tournament experience.

Key Details:

-Our tournament is a TFA qualifier.

-All rounds will follow TFA rules.

-Our tournament does not accept independent or unaffiliated entries.

-An adult affiliated with your school has to be available at all times throughout the tournament.

-Judge obligations cannot be filled with current high school students, even for novice events.

Resolutions/Legislative Items/Motions:

-Varsity and Novice Policy will debate the 2020-2021 criminal justice reform topic.

-Varsity and Novice LD will debate the November-December NSDA federal job guarantee topic.

-Varsity and Novice PF will debate the November-December NSDA no first use topic.

-Congress competitors will debate items 6-10 in prelims and 26-30 in finals. Direct questioning will be used throughout the tournament.

-World Schools motions:

Round 1: Impromptu

Round 2: This House supports statehood for Puerto Rico.

Round 3: This House would establish term limits for US Supreme Court justices.

Finals: Impromptu 

-The Novice Extemp topic area will be Africa.

Scheduling/Cross Entries:

-We will offer 4 prelim rounds in VCX, VLD, VPF, NPF, and NLD and 3 prelim rounds in World Schools.

-We will offer a 4 round tournament in NCX starting and finishing on Saturday. Placement will be determined by seeding after Round 4.

-Section A includes DI, HI, Info, and Prose.

-Section B includes Duet, Duo, OO, Poetry, and POI.

-All IEs except for Extemp will be fully asynchronous. You can enter students in as many asynchronous events as you want, including debaters and extempers. IE recordings must be submitted by Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm.

-PF, LD, and Congress competitors will be allowed to cross-enter in Extemp.

-Policy and World Schools competitors will not be allowed to cross-enter in Extemp.

Elim Procedures:

-We will not break brackets in debate elims.

-If we have enough judges, we will try our best to panel varsity debate events starting at quarters. Otherwise, panels for varsity debate events will start in semis.

-Except for novice events, we will not host debate elims that don't award TFA points. In the event that entries are too low to justify quarters, we will break straight to semis, which will take the place of quarters in the schedule. This means we will break to semis in LD, PF, and CX if there are only 10-15 entries. We will break straight to finals in World Schools if there are only 6-9 entries. Novice debate events with fewer than 16 entries will break straight to semis.

-IEs with 16 or fewer entries will break straight to finals after Round 2.