Lone Star District Tournament

2022 — TX/US

Lone Star District Qualifier

for the 2022 National Tournament
Plano Senior High School
Plano, TX
Fri 2/25 Sat 2/26 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX
Fri 4/29 Sat 4/30 BQ LD CX PF
Prestonwood Christian Academy
Plano, TX
Thu 4/28 Thu 4/28 HSE SEN
The Lone Star District Committee is excited to host the 2022 NSDA Congress and Debate Qualifying tournament this year.  Please review the following information:
1. Registration - Tabroom -We are using Tabroom for registration/invoicing/tabulation.
2. In person Congress and Virtual Debate - Congress will be held at Prestonwood Academy. Debate will be held via NSDA Campus
3. Dates
Congress - April 28 @ Prestonwood School 
Debate- April 29-30 (NSDA Campus)
4. Fees 
District fee - $85 (to schools that did not compete in Speech
Platform Fee - $40 for Debate virtual platform
Congress - $40
Congress Hospitality Fee $20
Platform Fee - $40 for Debate virtual platform
5. Judges - If you know of some good congress judges please let Robert Shepard robert.shepard@pissd.edu or Meg Wilson megparkerwilson@gmail.com know.  We will use 2 scorers and 1 Parli per House chamber , 2 scorers and 1 Parli per Senate Chamber.
6. Qualifying numbers
The number of Senate and House qualifiers is independent of all other district tournament benchmark standards. a. Senate A district with eight (8) or more schools represented in the Senate will qualify two (2) senators to the National Senate. If fewer than eight (8) schools are represented, no Senate may be seated
b. Representatives A district must have a minimum of 16 competitors to seat a House of Representatives. Refer to the chart below to determine number of House chambers and advancement to the National House (note that the number of students in the far left column is based on participation—speaking or presiding at least once):  

National Tournament Qualification Requirements for House: 16-29(2), 30-58(4), 59-87(6) 88-116(7) 117-145(8) 46+(9)

Debate We are Level 3 again this year; that means we allowed three entries to the National Tournament in every speech and debate event as long as at least 10 entries in each event compete in at least one round.

7. Rules

We are using the new NSDA rules in all events. The New District Manual can be found here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/High-School-Unified-Manual-2021-2022.pdf
8. District Awards Nominations  - due March 30 to robert.shepard@pisd.edu
Coach of the Year
Assistant Coach of the Year
New Coach of the Year
Student of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Alumni of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Communicator of the Year
To nominate those you feel are deserving of the above awards, please submit a one page letter of recommendation per nominee to Robert Shepard. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!