First Annual New Years Classic

2021 — Online, US

Welcome to the 2021 1st annual New Year’s Invitational!

 Participants will compete for NSDA points, allowing qualification of the largest-national debate tournament,  judged by only the best of the best judges personally recruited by tournament organizers, receive in-depth educational criticism post-round, and contribute to a worthwhile cause if they can. In fact, the 2021 1st annual New Year’s Invitational is the FIRST tournament in the new year. Put quite simply: this is the best way to warm up for next year’s tournaments and following tournaments on the January Topic! So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

The link to the discord on which the tournament will be held is here: https://discord.gg/ntQAwb39Hw

The Link to the Tabroom Site is: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=18320 

Charity Information

Amidst the Coronavirus that has woefully ravaged our society, from both an economic and sheer livelihood standpoint, we have decided to raise funds for Coronavirus relief efforts. Moreover, we will put out a form in discord, later on,  about which charity 100% of our proceeds shall be donated to. 

Fees

Public Forum Entry: $10

Lincoln Douglas Entry: $5

Topic

Open/Novice/Middle School Public Forum

January TBD

 

Open/Novice LD

January/February TBD

 

Tentative Public Forum Schedule (All times in EST)

Saturday, January 2nd 

 

Pairings Released

(judges press start)

Tech Check

(all in room, unassigned judges in judge lounge)

Start Time

(should be underway!)

Round 1

11:00 am

11:15 am

11:30 am

Round 2

12:30 pm

12: 45 pm

1:00 pm

Round 3 (Includes Lunch Break)

3:00 pm

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Round 4

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

5:30 pm

Round 5

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

7:30 pm

Sunday, January 3nd

 

 

Pairings Released

(judges press start)

Tech Check

(all in room, unassigned judges in judge lounge)

Start Time

(should be underway!)

Partials (all 3-2 break)

11:00 am

11:15 am

11:30 am

Quarters

12:30 pm

12: 45 pm

1:00 pm

Semis

3:00 pm

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Finals

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

5:30 pm

 

Tentative Lincoln Douglas Schedule (All times in EST)

Saturday, January 2nd

 

Pairings Released

(judges press start)

Tech Check

(all in room, unassigned judges in judge lounge)

Start Time

(should be underway!)

Round 1

11:00 am

11:15 am

11:30 am

Round 2

12:30 pm

12: 45 pm

1:00 pm

Round 3 (Includes Lunch Break)

3:00 pm

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Round 4

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

5:30 pm

Round 5

7:00 pm

7:15 pm

7:30 pm

Sunday, January 3rd

 

 

Pairings Released

(judges press start)

Tech Check

(all in room, unassigned judges in judge lounge)

Start Time

(should be underway!)

Partials (all 3-2 break)

11:00 am

11:15 am

11:30 am

Quarters

12:30 pm

12: 45 pm

1:00 pm

Semis

3:00 pm

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Finals

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

5:30 pm

 

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

· Only Middle Schoolers can compete in the Middle School division

·Only debaters who are in their 1-2 year can debate in the Novice Division

 · Mavericks are allowed to compete. 

· There is no hybrid teams

· Independent entries are allowed

JUDGE ELIGIBILITY

· You must be at least 10th grade to judge. This is so we can guarantee the best judging experience for all debaters.

·If you want to judge and don't meet the requirements, then email anyone on the contact list with the following information- Name, Age, PF/Debate experience, We'll still add you in if we believe you are qualified.

 

LOGISTICS/TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

· This tournament will guarantee 5 strikes for every team. Strikes will be opened when it's closer to the tournament.

· Trigger Warning for sensitive topics are mandatory, and any practice a majority of the community would find abusive should be warranted in a speech for the judge's discretion.

· We will be running this tournament through discord, with the option of switching to Zoom at the discretion of the judge and members of the round.

· We will be putting prep time still at 3 minutes

· This tournament has a no-tolerance policy towards any harassment or discrimination. We will automatically kick and remove any violators. 

· We will be giving NSDA Points for this tournament.