Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament
2022 — GA/US
Georgia Northern Mountain District Qualifier
for the 2022 National Tournament
We will offer a Big Questions Tournament starting March 22. If we have at least 10 entries from 3 schools, one student can qualify in Big Questions to the NSDA National Tournament.
Round One is on Tuesday, March 22nd at 5pm. Round Two is on Wednesday, March 23rd at 5pm. The tournament will resume with Round 3 at 9am on Saturday, March 26. We will have the tournament until the end. There will be no entry fee but you MUST secure your judging obligations, which is one judge for every two entries or portion there of.
All rounds will take place on Zoom. Let me know if this is an issue for you.
The NSDA GA Northern Mountain District Tournament will take place online on February 18th and February 19th. Your district committee hopes to see as many member schools in attendance as possible.
For member schools, this tournament serves as the qualification tournament for NSDA Nationals held in June. This year, at this point, the tournament will be in-person in Louisville, KY in mid-June. It is also a wonderful opportunity to allow students another tournament to hone their skills in Speech and Debate.
WE HAVE PROVIDED A GUIDE TO REGISTERING FOR THE TOURNAMENT, FOUND IN THE MENU ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS TABROOM PAGE. If you need further help navigating information, just let us know. Feel free to contact district chair, Mario Herrera, at email@example.com or 404-242-2297.
Your district committee is:
Mario Herrera, Midtown HS, Chair
Jonathan Waters, Northview HS
Jamie Wills, Cherokee HS
David Gay, Dunwoody HS
Mary Kay Waterman, The Lovett School
We will post a tentative schedule in the next week or so. I can tell you that we plan on beginning the tournament in all events on Friday, February 18 no earlier than 4:30pm, and will continue throughout the day on Saturday, February 19, into the evening.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 5:00PM
Students may enter only one debate division. Students in Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate may NOT enter any Speech event, but they may enter Student Congress.
A student may enter up to two Speech events EXCEPT they may not enter both US Extemp and International Extemp and may not enter Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate or Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Students in Speech events may enter Student Congress as well as their other Speech event(s).
Please do all you can to meet judging requirements. Finding judges has become difficult in a virtual world but we can’t run the tournament without them. It is vital that every school meet their judging requirements. The district will do what it can to supplement judges, but that is only a supplement.
Each school entering Congressional Debate should submit legislation by Friday, February 11. Email legislation to Mario Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: all legislation must follow NSDA guidelines. Guidelines for legislation can be found by clicking here.
Additionally, take a look at the District Awards page and nominate coaches, volunteers and a student for the many award opportunities available.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. I hope you join us for this wonderful competition!
Georgia Northern Mountain District Chair