Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

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2021 Nano Nagle Classic & RR hosted by Presentation HS

Varsity competition in the following DEBATE EVENTS: Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum
Tournament of Champion Quarterfinals bids in both LD and PF

Virtual Tournament on October 8-10 and In Person/Hybrid flex Round Robin on October 10-11 2021
All rounds are hosted on NSDA Campus 

We cordially invite you and your team to attend the second annual Nano Nagle Classic formerly known as the Voices Invitational.  We have chosen to honor our school's foundress and the spirit of charism that personifies our tournament.  This allows us to honor our roots and still maintain our commitment to supporting speech and debate and non-profits with a significant portion of the money we raise each year. 

The schedule is event specific and will be published ASAP.  Debate rounds will run Friday through Sunday for tournament rounds with LD and PF Round Robin rounds taking place on Sunday afternoon and Monday.   



In accordance with TOC guidelines, the tournament will be able to accommodate 136 VLD and 136 VPF entries. Once we reach the cap in an event we will start a waitlist that will prioritize new school admission and then smaller school entries. There will be an initial cap of 5 entries in LD and 5 in PF per school.

All debate divisions will feature six preliminary rounds of debate and will clear all winning records to the elimination rounds up to a full double-octafinal. VLD will use mutual preference judging and it will be available to all school's whose judges have entered their paradigms on Tabroom. 


The LD Round Robin and the PF Round Robin will take place on Sunday & Monday, October 10-11th this year. All RR participants are invited to compete live, in person on the Presentation HS campus. There will no no judge preference system in place during the round robin portion of the tournament.  Every entry must provide a judge.  

Interest in the round robin should be directed to Jyleesa Hampton ( You can email your team code/name, school and brief competition awards/heights/standing that you believe make you/your team a competitive RR applicant.


Classic: ALL ONLINE...see you on NDSA Campus

RR: Presentation HS (2281 Plummer Ave San Jose, CA 95125)

Please note that all times are PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST). 



In light of moving to a virtual tournament this year, we are slashing entry fees for the tournament in hopes to make us a more affordable option for folks.  Moreover, in line with our mission, if any student is in need of financial assistance to compete in this year's Nano Nagle Classic PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME!  We never want finances to be a reason kids skip this tournament.  

All payments are due prior to the start of the tournament and all fees must be paid before Round 1 without exception.  Make all checks out to Presentation High School and mail to

Jyleesa Hampton

Presentation Speech and Debate

2281 Plummer Avenue

San Jose, CA 95125






1.  Check in online through Tabroom between 8am and 12pm PST on Friday, October 8th. 

2.  Digital Bus Forms due by Friday at 1pm. 



LD $80 per entry

PF $80 per entry

LD & PF RR $150 per entry



All schools are required to provide qualified, competent judges.  All judges are required to have a paradigm on If you enter judges without a paradigm you are at risk of having your prefs turned off.   All judges must be familiar with using for ballots and are required to do so. We will charge a $75 Administration Fee for each judge that needs to be trained or have their tabroom account fixed. In the past, this has caused significant delay to the tournament. If you do not have a judge who is competent as an adjudicator *and* with using the e-balloting, please contact me ahead of time. We'd rather solve that issue beforehand.  We will assess fines in real time.  No entry from your school will be allowed to advance to elim rounds if fees are unresolved.  WE WANT YOUR JUDGES...NOT YOUR MONEY!  

ALL judges are obligated for the double octafinals round, which we plan to hold on Saturday evening. FULL OUT ROUND- DOUBLES.  Judges are then obligated for one round past the exit of their final entry.  



We will look to hire some judges for the tournament so if you are looking to pick up a contract for the weekend of October 9-12 please contact Jyleesa Hampton ( - please reach out ASAP so we can get all necessary paperwork complete before the tournament begins.  

Hired judge fees are not one set rate and depend on what we must pay to secure the judge on your behalf. Contact with requests.

There are no exceptions to these rules. Please do not ask, it will be a futile effort. We WILL NOT accept independent entries who do not achieve the following criteria:

1. You must have an adult, school-approved chaperone register you through Tabroom.  This adult is the only person with whom tournament officials will communicate about anything related to that school's entire entry at our tournament.  If we cannot communicate with this adult over the course of the registration process and tournament proper, we will be forced to drop the entire entry.  

2. If you are attending as a maverick on your own then you must possess approval, in the form of a signed official letter, to compete by your school's administration and acknowledging the name of your chaperone/coach as a school-approved chaperone/coach.

We do not accept entries under the names of for-profit private organizations and those students must compete under the name of their actual school. Students who participate in these groups are free to continue to do so, but they will have to obtain approval in the same way that any other independent entry would.  

3.  NO MIDDLE SCHOOL ENTRIES THIS YEAR- We anticipate the field will grow this year so we are restricting entries to grades 8-12 only.  Until then, please only enter students in grades 8-12.  We will not allow 6th and 7th graders to enter this  year.  

We do not offer "school protection" for these students to not have to debate each other. We also will not provide school protection between a high school and their affiliated middle school. 



We have created a special email for ALL tournament help desk concerns including but not limited to: missing judges, competitors, judge concerns, and platform access issues. Please email:


We will use the NSDA rules in Public Forum meaning we will use these time limits:

First Speaker - Team A 4 minutes 

First Speaker - Team B 4 minutes 

Crossfire 3 minutes 

Second Speaker - Team A 4 minutes 

Second Speaker - Team B 4 minutes 

Crossfire 3 minutes 

Summary - First Speaker - Team A 3 minutes 

Summary - First Speaker - Team B 3 minutes 

Grand Crossfire 3 minutes 

Final Focus - Second Speaker - Team A 2 minutes

 Final Focus - Second Speaker - Team B 2 minutes 

Prep time 3 minutes.