DSDL 1 Pinecrest Open at Pinecrest HS

2022 — Southern Pines, NC/US



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Applicable Rule Manuals at the DSDL #1:

2022-2023 NSDA HS Unified Manual

Fall 2021 NCFL Bylaws

DSDL Unified Manual



The Dogwood Speech & Debate League (DSDL) is committed to providing participants, judges, coaches, and volunteers the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect.

The DSDL prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, volunteers, and/or observers. 

The DSDL reserves all rights to subject violators to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises and referral to appropriate authorities. Any individual, or group of individuals, who believes they have been a victim of harassment and/or discrimination should report it to the Tournament Director or appropriate authority immediately.

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Dogwood Speech and Debate League Qualifier #1

Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Registration: Registration will occur electronically on Friday, September 23rd from Noon to 4:00 PM. Please confirm your entry and judges via Tabroom.

Changes (prior to Round One) ought to be texted to (205) 746-1907. Nuisance fees apply to unreported drops.

Events Offered:

  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Novice Congressional Debate
  • Congressional Debate
  • Declamation
  • Dramatic Performance
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Original Oratory
  • Program of Oral Interpretation of Literature


Public Forum: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Resolved: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Student Congress: Student Congress legislation should remember the following information in regards to submission:

  • A school that enters competitors in the Congress division may submit appropriately formatted legislation.
  • Legislation must be submitted before Friday, September 16th at 6:00 PM via Tabroom.
  • Legislation will be posted no later than Monday, September 19th, 2022.
  • To expedite the release of the legislation packet, the League has adopted templates. They can be found on the website and Tabroom.

Impromptu Topics (Listed in Alphabetical Order):

  • Best College Football Mascots
  • Disney+ Day in Review
  • Fall Activities
  • Hearing from Hispanic Heritage Leaders
  • Trending on Netflix

Extemp Topics (Listed in Round Order):

  • US Politics
  • International Politics
  • US Energy & Environment
  • International Energy & Environment
  • US Foreign Policy

Oral Interpretation of Literature:

  • Round 1 - Poetry
  • Round 2 - Prose
  • Round 3 - Poetry
  • Round 4 - Prose
  • Finals - Poetry

If you have questions, please email me at dsdltournamentdirector@gmail.com 

We hope to see you there!

Brittanie McNeil, Director

Crawford Leavoy, Tournament Director