Tennessee District Tournament

2023 — TN/US

Tennessee District Qualifier

for the 2023 National Tournament
Cookeville HS
Cookeville, TN
Congressional Debate
Brentwood High School
Brentwood, TN
Sat 4/1 Sat 4/1 HSE
Brentwood High School
Brentwood, TN
Fri 2/24 Sat 2/25

Welcome to the Tennessee District Tournament page! FYI, it's not going to be anything fancy.

The following information reflects tournament information sent out the week of 1/30/23. We look forward to seeing you in the near future as we get ready to send some of the best and the brightest to Phoenix, Arizona!


LD/BQ/Policy - February 24-25, 2023 - online (NSDA Campus) IE/Public Forum - March 3-4, 2023 - Cookeville High School - in-person Congressional Debate - April 1, 2023 - Brentwood High School - in-person The online qualifier for LD/BQ/Policy has a potentially flexible date because of its online status - 3/4 of participating schools must agree on the online format. Because the host schools for IE/Public Forum and Congressional Debate are fairly set in stone, you can go ahead and bank on those remaining firm (barring any unforeseen circumstance, inclement weather, all that fun stuff, etc.). DO THIS NOW, PLEASE: Please consider "getting your house in order," as the idiom goes, and completing the following action items to make sure your school and your students are eligible for the Nat Quals series:
  1. Remember to renew (or to establish) your school's NSDA membership and to clear any debts/fees owed. Should you have questions about how to do this, we can help! Those checks and payments go directly to NSDA.
  2. If you know of a new coach who needs resources regarding NSDA and the National Tournament in general, please email me their contact information. I have done my level best to add new advisors/coaches to the distribution list and to remove those who no longer have programs, but I am certain that I have missed a few here and there.
  3. Review the NSDA manual for 2022-2023. To the best of my knowledge and in discussions with our NSDA contact, there are no major shifts or changes from last school year to this school year. You can use the link below and note considerations in gray (changes within the last two years) and yellow (changes for this year, which largely affect Congressional Debate (recency and direct questioning rules, Senate allotment, student-submitted legislation), Extemp prep allowances, Nationals supplemental event rules, and tweaks for qualifying in partnership events. Find that info and more here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/High-School-Unified-Manual-2022-2023Oct13.pdf