Heart Of Texas District Tournament

2022 — TX/US

Heart Of Texas District Qualifier

for the 2022 National Tournament
IE, Debate, Congress
Austin, Texas, TX
NSDA Heart of Texas District Tournament
Invitation and Information
Dear Colleagues:
You and your squad are cordially invited to attend the National Speech and Debate Association Heart of Texas District Tournament on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2022. This year, the Heart of Texas District Tournament will be held in person at Lake Travis High School in the Southwest Austin (Lakeway) area.
This tournament allows students to qualify for the NSDA National Tournament to be held in Louisville, Kentucky from June 12-17.
If you would like to participate in our district tournament, as a member of our district, and have not yet joined NSDA as an affiliate, we urge you to do so immediately. You will find the necessary forms online at:
Your school must become a member of our district, and you must enter your students' points at least seven business days prior to the district tournament. Please keep in mind that our district tournament (and nearly every member of the district) is located in the Austin area.
For current members of the Heart of Texas District, please fill out the District School Entry Form and email it to Kirsten Nash at
The District School Entry Form is also available in the Forms Tab when you start the registration process for the tournament.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact one or more of the NSDA Heart of Texas District Committee members listed below.
We hope to see you in March!
Kirsten Nash (District Chair)                   John Mast                                         Yao Yao Chen
Hendrickson HS                                       James Bowie HS                               Liberal Arts and Science Academy
19201 Colorado Sand Drive                     4103 Slaughter Lane                         7309 Lazy Creek Drive; Suite 225
Pflugerville, Texas  78660                        Austin, Texas  78649                         Austin, Texas  78724
512-594-1100                                           512-414-5247                                    512-414-5272
Marco Bazan                                            Davy Holmes
James Bowie HS                                      Dripping Springs HS
4103 Slaughter Lane                                940 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas  78749                                Dripping Springs, Texas  78620
512-414-5247                                           361-960-9917
Friday, March 4:  Congress, Extemp., and Debate
Saturday, March 5:  Individual Events, Extemp., and Debate
Friday, February 25: Final event entry due (8:00 PM)
Monday, February 28: Official entry forms and paperwork with signatures due (8:00 PM)
Tuesday, March 1: Drop deadline (8:00 PM)  
We will be using NSDA evidence rules. Coaches and competitors are expected to familiarize themselves with these rules.
We will utilize the up/down system of 'two downs and you’re out.' We will post 'up and away' lists (students advancing to the next round) starting after round two of each event. We are required to use panels of judges in all IE events beginning with round three and debate events when eight competitors remain. It is crucial that you register your students for the tournament as soon as possible, so that the district committee may plan appropriately for judging needs. 
The NSDA requires two individuals to audit each event round by round. Thus, we will utilize coaches to run events, so at least one coach from each participating school must be available for duty in the tab room. Tabulation and other tournament administration assignments will be determined by the district committee and sent out prior to the tournament. 

Please understand that the tab room is CLOSED during this tournament.
 Students may not see their ballots and may not know their results until the entire school's entries have been eliminated from the tournament. Schools caught violating this rule risk disqualification from the tournament.