Pittsburgh CFL Diocesan Qualifiers 2021

2021 — NSDA Campus, PA/US

IN ADDITION TO READING THE INFORMATION BELOW, PLEASE CHECK THE OTHER PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE.  TOURNAMENT UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE, AS WILL OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS SUCH AS POSTINGS AND LINKS FOR MEETINGS.

 

Date:                           Saturday March 6                   Speech, Debate, Congress                                             

 

Place:                          Online, Tabroom.com and NSDA Campus

Times:                         Registration                            7:30 – 7:50 (debate schools register early! - policy starts at 8:00!)

                                    Judges’ Meetings                    8:00 

                                    Senate Prelims                       8:15 – 12:30

                                    PF and LD Debate Round I       8:15                            

                                    Extemp Draw                         8:15

                                    Round I                                  8:30

                                    Rounds continue on their own schedules

                                    Senate Super Session­­ ­­­­­­           12:45 – 3:00

                                    Speech Finals                         1:00 – 3:00

                                    Announcements/Awards          3:30

                      

Registration:                Four (4) entries per category for all events

1.    there are no adds on the day of the competition

2.    fees are assessed as of Thursday, March 4 Noon – any drops after that time are expected to pay the registration fee

                                   

Fees:                           School fee: $10.00 per school

                                   $6.00/person (duo, public forum and policy debate teams cost $12.00/team)

 

Judges:                      

Speech - 1 for every 4 slots or fraction thereof

Debate -  1 for 1 or 2 contestants or teams; 2 for 3 or 4 contestants or teams

Congress - 1 for 6

Names of judges are to accompany the registration. Judges are expected to judge all events and are required to have prior experience.

Judges must be available for the entire day.

All tabbing will be online. Please be sure that your judges have a Tabroom account and are linked through their email accounts. In addition, in order to use the NSDA Campus rooms, contestants and judges need to use Chrome as their browser.

A school is assessed $10.00 per missed round per judge.  If a student from the judge’s school qualifies for Nationals, that fee must be paid by April 1 in order for that student to attend the national tournament. If unpaid, the student ranked in the next position will take the original student’s place.

LD Debate:                  The NSDA March topic will be used.

PF Debate:                  The NSDA March topic will be used.

 

Deadlines:                   Registration and judges’ names should be submitted online at www.tabroom.com  WEDNESDAY MARCH 3 by 5:00 PM. Fees should be mailed to Beth Young at North Catholic (see your invoice).

***Any school intending to enter the senate must submit at least one bill or resolution by Thursday February 25 on Tabroom. Legislation             should be submitted electronically as a Word attachment using the template posted at www.ncfl.org and uploaded to Tabroom.com.  Because the complete set of bills and resolutions will be posted on Tabroom (www.tabroom.com) on Saturday February 27, this is an absolute deadline!

Please check your copy of the NCFL constitution for questions concerning events. These rules apply at this qualifier. (Please note: Check the national website if you are uncertain about a rule!) 

 

Mask Policy

With respect to the ongoing pandemic, students competing in rounds with partners MUST BE WEARING MASKS if they are competing in the same room.  This is Pennsylvania state law, and for the purpose of equity, we are also requiring this of all out-of-state competitors, in addition to siblings and those sharing a household. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in disqualification from the tournament.