South Novice

2021 — NSDA Campus, US

South Novice Tournament Invite


You are invited to the South Novice Tournament on Saturday, November 13, 2021. This will be a one-day, virtual tournament hosted through 



  • Please enter competitors promptly. Entries are due on Tabroom by Friday, November 12 at 5:00pm:

  • Entry fees are $5.00 per single entry, $10.00 per team



  • Lincoln Douglas: Resolved: A just government ought to recognize an unconditional right of workers to strike. (Note: this is the varsity Nov/Dec Topic). 

  • Public Forum: Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms. (Note: this is the varsity Nov/Dec Topic). 

  • Congress: We will use a pre-set docket (click link). 

  • Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

  • We also ask that novice policy cases fall into one of the four novice case areas:

    • Substantially strengthen federal surveillance and standards for lead in drinking water.

    • Substantially limit the use of hydraulic fracturing by energy companies in the U.S..

    • Substantially strengthen federal standards for agricultural runoff into lakes and streams.

    • Substantially increase the protection of wetlands in the United States.



All judges for participating schools must be entered on Tabroom

  • Varsity competitors who will be judging should fill out the Varsity Judge Form

  • Varsity judges may judge competitors from their own team

  • Varsity judges should be available throughout the tournament wherever possible


Tournament Schedule

HOPE = Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Congress        D = Drama, Duo, POI, LD, PF, CX 


7:30am - HOPE Round 1 (Extemp draw embedded)

9:00am - D Round 1

11:00am - HOPE Round 2

12:30pm - D Round 2

2:30pm - HOPE Round 3

4:00pm - D Round 3

6:00pm - HOPE Finals

7:00pm - D Finals

8:30pm - Awards



Partner events (Duo, PF, and CX) will be live, and partners may participate on the same screen. Competitors are encouraged to follow their local Covid guidelines and procedures.

Please direct questions to: Tyler Will,