Northern Wisconsin District Tournament

2021 — WI/US

Northern Wisconsin District Qualifier

for the 2021 National Tournament
NSDA Campus, WI
Mon 1/4 Thu 1/7 BQ LD CX PF
NSDA Campus, WI
Fri 3/12 Fri 3/12 HSE SEN
Asynchronous, WI
Mon 4/12 Thu 4/15 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX

The Northern Wisconsin NSDA Qualifier in Congressional Debate

will take place March 12, 2021 on NSDA Campus. 


All Participating students MUST BE NSDA MEMBERS ON OR BEFORE March 5, 2021.  NSDA membership fees must be paid to the NSDA on or before the morning of the competition. Please be sure to get your points recorded, and send the fees.


Be sure to download, print, and sign the School Consent Form and Single Entry letters under the "NSDA Forms" tab.  You must email these to on the day of the tournament.

To run a Senate qualifier, we need participation from at least six different schools.  If that is not achieved, all entries will be transferred into the House.  If we have this, we can qualify two senators to the national tournament. 

To run a House qualifier, we need a minimum of 16 entries total.  Online congress rules state that chambers must be between 8-15 participants, so we will likely have two chambers in our preliminary session.  Based on the scores and number of entries in the prelims, 8-15 students will advance to the final session. 

The number of house qualifiers for our district depends on the number of entries.  If we have 16-29 entries, we will have two qualifiers, 30-59 entries gives us four qualifiers. 





Friday, March 12,  2:30-3:15 pm: check in

3:30 – Session 1 (prelim)

6:00 - break

6:30 – Session 2 (final)


*** The schedule is tentative and may be adjusted based on judge availability, progress of each session, and other unforeseen factors ***


Legislation:  Please submit bills/resolutions (preferably 2 per school) as soon as possible to 

Fees: $10 per entry. Any uncovered judging obligations will be billed at a rate of $125 per judge. Please make checks payable to:  Northern Wisconsin NSDA.  Send payments to John Rademacher, 145 Pine View Dr, Madison, WI 53704 or bring check on tournament day.

(Please note, the address to which checks are to be sent has changed from previous years.  Be sure to update the records with your school's business office.)


Judges: 1 judge per 5 entries. If additional judges are available, please bring them. They will either be hired by the tournament or can be used to off-set any fees owed by your school.



Please direct all questions to John Rademacher via email at or cellphone: 608-335-4837.