Greetings friends and colleagues. Looking forward to hosting everyone again this year.
The tournament will be online and administered through NSDA Campus. All entries must include students competing under the name of their attending institution. Independent entries will not be accepted. The tournament will offer Varsity, JV, and Novice policy divisions.
All divisions will utilize the current NFHS policy debate topic. The tournament will follow the 8-3-5 speech times format with 8 minutes of preparation time per team.
Varsity will run Saturday through Monday. For this year, the Varsity division will be a TOC qualifier at semifinals.
JV and Novice will each have five prelims and conclude on Sunday. The number of elim rounds will be contingent on the number of entries. Competitors in the Novice division will be limited to the use of the GFCA evidence packet, which is available here.
The tournament will offer a limited pool of hired judging that will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Payment should be made by check and be made out to "The Westminster Schools."Please mail checks for registration fees to:
The Westminster Schools
c/o Matthew Munday
1424 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
SCHEDULE - in Eastern Time:
Saturday, October 15th
Round 1 pairings: 10:00 AM ET
Round 1 start time: 10:30 AM ET
Round 2 pairings: 1:00 PM ET
Round 2 start time: 1:30 PM ET
Round 3 pairings: 4:00 PM ET
Round 3 start time: 4:30 PM ET
Round 4 pairings: 7:00 PM ET
Round 4 start time: 7:30 PM ET
Sunday, October 16th
Round 5 pairings: 10:00 AM ET
Round 5 start time: 10:30 AM ET
Varsity Round 6 & JV/Novice Elim 1 pairings: 1:30 PM ET
Varsity Round 6 & JV/Novice Elim 1 start time: 2:00 PM ET
Octafinals & JV/Novice Elim 2 pairings: 4:30 PM ET
Octafinals & JV/Novice Elim 2 start time: 5:00 PM ET
Quarterfinals & JV/Novice Elim 3 pairings: 7:30 PM ET
Quarterfinals & JV/Novice Elim 3 start time: 8:00 PM ET
Monday, October 17th
Semifnals pairings: 10:00 AM ET
Semifnals start time: 10:30 AM ET
Finals pairings: 1:00 PM ET
Finals start time: 1:30 PM ET