2021 — NSDA Campus, PA/US





PHSSL District 6 & 7 Qualifying Tournament

Saturday February 27, 2021

*ONLINE - NSDA Campus*



Paige Stonge (District 6) 

Tiffany Dacheux (District 7)



  • Registration will take place via 

  • Registration for the tournament opens on January 16 at 7:00am and will close on February 19 at 8:00pm.


Entry Limits

  • Each PHSSL school may register up to 2 entries per event. 

  • In accordance with PHSSL rules, there is NO double-entry.


Updates for this Year:

  • For the 2021 tournament, there will be NO ENTRY FEES charged. 

    • Schools who drop students after the drop deadline will be subject to fines/penalties. 

  • This tournament will be hosted on NSDA Campus, which is also the same tournament platform that our State tournament will be using in March. If you have not attended a tournament that used NSDA Campus yet, please visit THIS DOCUMENT for more information. 

  • Rounds will not be run when (based on the number of entries) the competitors would automatically qualify for the state tournament.

    • I’m hoping to offer an asynchronous opportunity for critiques - more details to come.


The Tournament is Online…The Ballots are Online 

  • All elements of the tournament will be ONLINE. Judges and competitors will need a account which is properly linked to your school. 

    • Please ensure that all judges and students have done this prior to tournament day. Otherwise, they will NOT be able to enter the tournament’s virtual rooms. 


  • Due to the online nature of our tournament, the cost of hosting through NSDA Campus, and the desire to make this tournament cost-free for participants, awards will be different this year.

    • Students who place 1, 2, 3, or 4 will receive certificates. Those who qualify for States (placing 1st or 2nd) will also receive PHSSL pins.

    • The top school in each district will receive a plaque.



  • Judging burdens for this tournament are as follows:

    • Policy Debate: 1 judge per 2 entries

    • Public Forum debate: 1 judge per 2 entries

    • Lincoln Douglas Debate: 1 judge per 2 entries

    • Speech and Congress: 1 judge per 4 entries

      • Please note that all speech and congress is a combined judge pool, so judges should be prepared for both congress and speech events. 

  • Judges are obligated for the entire tournament. 

  • The tournament is not offering hired judging for this tournament. If you are not able to fulfill your judging burden you will need to adjust your entries. If you have questions, please contact


Senate Legislation:

  • Each school entering a competitor for Student Senate is required to submit one piece of legislation and is permitted to submit a second piece of legislation if entering a second student. 

    • The legislation submitted should list one student as the author, and the school that student represents.

  • Legislation must be uploaded to our page no later than 2/8/21 at 5pm. The legislation packet will be posted to the tabroom page by 2/12. 


Tentative Schedule for the Day:


  • This schedule is subject to change!!! (PLAN FOR IT TO BE MODIFIED)

  • We have to follow PHSSL requirements for numbers of rounds based on entries. Our goal is to speed-up the schedule where possible while keeping everyone happy.


7:00 – 8:15 am: Registration / Check-in (online)

8:15 am: Opening Announcements (VIA LIVE DOC/EMAIL)



Pairings Released

(Judges press start as soon as they receive the ballot, to confirm receipt of ballot)

Tech Check

(By this time, judges and competitors who have received rounds are in the room. You may begin the round when all have arrived)

(Unassigned judges should be in the judge lounge by this time – wait there until moderator dismisses you )

Start Time

(By this time, the round SHOULD be started.)

Round 1

8:40 am

8:50 pm

9:00 am

Round 2

10:40 am

10:50 am

11:00 am

Round 3

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

1:00 pm

Round 4

2:40 pm

2:50 pm

3:00 pm


4:40 pm



Awards Posted to Tabroom