NORTH AMERICAN DEBATE CIRCUIT Diamond Cup
2023 — NSDA Campus, US
Helpdesk call: https://meet.google.com/mdm-gqrd-nas
Invite packet and schedule click here.
Events: PF, LD, BQ, Impromptu, SPAR
Where: NSDA Campus Online
Invite packet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-a7EQVNIe6CuWxI6e5ZdXa8TSDJc1F6mfNuDE6WnA0Q/edit#
Our website: https://nadebate.org/
Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/north.american.debate.circuit/
Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The prize pool is atotalprize pool, distributed across events and divisions. Our invite packet has a larger breakdown.
(A prize pool? Is this real?)
You betcha! Last month we handed out $2,500 in prizes to winning debaters! It's about time something other than Fortnite or Chess rewards skilled young competitors. The NADC pools money from 3 sources: 1) Organization funds, 2) Entry fees, 3) Corporate/Non-profit sponsors.
(What is the prize breakdown?)
PF: Debaters winning select elimination rounds will receive a portion of the prize pool, which grows based on entry size!
25+ PF entries: $2,000
50+ PF entries: $3,000
100+ PF entries: $4,000
200+ PF entries: $5,000
More details for distribution/break in our invite packet/live doc.
LD: (For now)
HS LD Champ: $250
MS LD Champ: $100
(How do I get the money?)
The NADC will send digital payment to the parent or legal guardian of each designated winning debater.
Important note! US/CAN eligible only. Additionally, for competitors in states like Oregon or Ohio who have relevant bylaws, you are allowed to decline the payment, and we can issue an email stating as such so that you have a copy!
Main Event Qualification Points (Varsity/Open only):
Finals: Platinum medal
Semis: Gold medal
Quarters: Silver medal
Octas: Bronze medal
(How does it work?)
400 Qualifier Points are needed to qualify directly to the Grand Championship Main Event in June.
Platinum = 400 points; Gold = 300 points; Silver = 200 points; Bronze = 100 points. (Novice: divide by 2)
(Do I keep my points even if I change partners?)
Yes. All points are durable, awarded as individual Qualifier Points (QP) to both members of a team. This means that receiving a gold medal = 300 points assigned to Debater A, and 300 points assigned to Debater B. To qualify directly to the Grand Championship Main Event, both debaters need 400 total QP or more, but they do not need to have amassed those points together as the same team.
(You said Grand Championship Main Event. Is there something else?)
Yes! In addition to our monthly "Cups," two weeks before the Main Event is our Wildcard Event. This offers teams a last-chance to make it to the Main Event. All teams can enter the wildcard event, novice included.