NPDL Tournament of Champions

2022 — NSDA Campus, US

Dear Coaches and Qualified Competitors,

We are delighted to invite you to the 2022 NPDL Tournament of Champions, which will feature seven preliminary rounds of parliamentary debate, followed by elimination rounds. We will bring together the most successful high school parliamentary debaters in the United States for the premier tournament of the year.  

Qualification

Teams may autoqualify by earning 47 tournament points by March 1. If either or both members of a team have not autoqualified, they may earn a regional at-large bid by being one of the top teams from their region and/or apply for a wildcard at-large bid. Details will be posted in the sidebar.

Answers to frequently asked questions about TOC qualification can be found here.

 

NOTE: A FULL LIST OF DEADLINES IS POSTED IN THE SIDEBAR. EVERY COACH AND COMPETITOR SHOULD REVIEW IT. THIS INVITATION SUMMARIZES KEY DEADLINES, BUT IS INTENDED TO BE READ IN COMBINATION WITH THE SIDEBAR LIST.

 

Registration

Autoqual teams and regional at-large teams should register on tabroom by March 3. Teams that wish to apply for a wildcard at-large bid should complete the application, which will be linked here after February 1. A team that receives a wildcard at-large bid may register on tabroom after being notified.

 

Release Forms

A completed parent release form and school release form must be submitted for every competitor. If both members of a team attend the same school, they may use the same school release form. Please upload the forms here.

 

Schedule

The tournament will be held on April 8-10, 2022, and will be hosted on NSDA Campus. A detailed schedule will be posted in the sidebar.

 

Entry Fees

The Board has not yet set the entry fee, but it will be noted here well in advance of the registration deadline. Payment will be due March 22, 2022.

 

Fees may be paid online or by check payable to the National Parliamentary Debate League, and mailed to

National Parliamentary Debate League

1929 Delaware Street Apartment 2A

Berkeley, CA 94709

 

Checks should indicate the school name and address.

 

Judging

Each team must be covered by one judge, who must have at least one year of experience judging parliamentary debate.

All judges are required to post paradigms by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on March 30, 2022.

The judges you bring are obligated until one round after all teams from your school are eliminated.

Hired judges will cost $300 per judge. You may request hired judges through Tabroom. Once a hired judge is assigned to you, you will be financially obligated for that hire even if you bring a judge. Please make your request at least one day before the due date for judge entry.

 

Fee Waivers

If any of the above fees would be a hardship for you, please email the tournament director at npdlboard+TOC@gmail.com by March 20, 2022.

 

Fines

All fines must be cleared before elimination rounds are announced. Nuisance fines will be assessed for the following:

$50

Team does not submit entry fees or hired judge fees prior to the posted deadline (if applicable)

Team has a judge add or change after the posted judge deadline

Team’s judge is more than ten minutes late to a round

Team’s judge requires tab staff intervention to set up or link a Tabroom.com account

$100

Team’s judge misses a single round

Team’s judge is missing a paradigm at the start of the tournament

$250 (judge bond)

Team’s judge is missing for more than one round (does not stack on previous fine; $250 total fine)

 

Mutual Judging Preferences

We will use mutual judging preferences to assign judges. Please contact us if you need assistance entering prefs. Any changes in the tournament’s intention to use prefs, or the timing or procedures, will be announced on tabroom.com in advance.

 

Dress Code

 

 

The dress code for TOC is that there is no dress code. Casual attire is encouraged.

 
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