Cerritos Big Questions Debate Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Cerritos Big Questions Online Tournament   

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021   Where: NSDA Campus (Online)


Thank you for your interest in participating in this amazing and unique tournament! This is a great opportunity to practice your public speaking skills at a FREE tournament and win AWARDS. This tournament will feature Big Questions debate, and you can find more information about it here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/Big-Questions-Format-Manual.pdf


Competitors will debate the resolution - Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented.


After the tournament, all competitors will receive:

  • A certificate from the national NSDA organization

...and the first three places in the high school division will receive:

  • A plaque from the national NSDA organization

  • An Amazon e-Gift Card of $30, $20, or $10 based on rank


A couple of things to note:

  1. This is a free tournament, as we are sponsored by the national NSDA organization, but because of that all participants AND judges are required to fill out a survey after Round 3 of the tournament. It should take no more than 10 minutes, so we would highly appreciate it if you fill it out by the time noted below: https://www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions-survey-2020/

  2. Like any other tournament, this tournament requires all participants to bring a judge. Parents/guardians are more than welcome. An ADULT judge is required for every two entries. Each entry can have a maximum of two competitors, though solo competitors are more than welcome. Although we will try to pair entries of the same size together (i.e. 1v1’s and 2v2’s), there are no guarantees.


To sign up for the tournament, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/JsyGnGw8ZipQW5DN7

The deadline for registration is Monday, February 22, 2021.



Saturday, April 17, 2021

8:30 - 9:00 AM (Pacific Time)

Judge Training (Required)

9:00 - 10:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Round 1

10:30 - 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

Round 2

12:00 - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Lunch Break

1:00  - 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Round 3

2:30 - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Round 4

5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Survey Due (Required)


If you wish to drop from the tournament, please do so by Friday, April 2, 2021. If you do not drop by that date, we do expect you to compete. Without notice, it will severely hamper the flow and efficiency of the tournament.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at cerritoshs.nsdaclub@gmail.com