Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament

2023 — GA/US

Georgia Northern Mountain District Qualifier

for the 2023 National Tournament
All Events but Congress
Midtown High School
Atlanta, GA
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NSDA Georgia Northern Mountain District National Qualifier February 11, 2023 Greetings, colleagues! The NSDA GA Northern Mountain District Tournament will take place in person at Midtown High School on February 11th, 2023. For member schools, this tournament serves as the qualification tournament for NSDA Nationals held in June in Phoenix, AZ, June 11-16, 2023. Your district committee hopes to see as many member schools in attendance as possible. A TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION GUIDE CAN BE FOUND IN THE MENU ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TABROOM PAGE. If you need additional help navigating registration, please contact district chair, Mario Herrera, at or 404-242-2297. Your district committee is: Mario Herrera, Midtown HS, Chair Jonathan Waters, Lassiter HS Jamie Wills, Cherokee HS David Gay, Dunwoody HS Mary Kay Waterman, The Lovett School Tournament Logistics Note: The tournament will abide by the NSDA District Manual for every aspect of the tournament. The information provided below is meant to be a summation of material from the manual. If the two seem in any way to conflict, the district manual takes priority. Entry Information
  • Total number of entries a school has is based upon school strength. To learn more about your school strength, click on the “School Strength” button on the right side of this page.
  • Double entry is allowed only in Speech events. A student may only qualify to nationals in one event. Students entering debate may only enter in either Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas Debate (and not any Speech event). Additionally, students may only enter one flavor of Extemporaneous Speaking.
  • Registration Deadline — Tuesday, February 8 at 5PM
  • Judging — All schools are expected to meet their judging requirement. There is no hired judging available at this tournament. If you need help with this, please contact Mario Herrera. Judges provided by the District Committee are meant to supplement the obligated judges that each school brings.
Competition Parameters
  • Debate
    • If numbers allow, we will have four preliminary rounds of debate.
    • All entries with winning records will advance to single elimination rounds.
  • Speech
    • Three preliminary rounds will be held in all events with at least eight entries.
    • In events with at least eight entries, a minimum of four entries will advance to a final round, or at least 25% of all entries depending on the size of the event.
Audit and Transparency To assure the tournament is open and transparent, results and written feedback will be made public for coaches to view on tabroom dashboards following each round. Schedule — Saturday, February 11 Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate 8:30AM Round 1 10:00AM Round 2 11:30AM Round 3 1:30PM Round 4 3:00PM Elim 1 4:30PM Elim 2 6:00PM Elim 3 (if necessary) Speech (rounds as necessary) 8:30AM Extemp Draw 9:00AM Round 1 10:30AM Extemp Draw 11:00AM Round 2 1:00PM Extemp Draw 1:30PM Round 3 3:30PM Extemp Draw 4:00PM Final Meals
  • Meals will be available for purchase at the tournaments, as well as snacks available throughout the day.
  • The Georgia Northern Mountain District will provide snacks and lunch for all coaches and judges.
As we near the tournament, emails will be sent to assure that all information and rules are understood and adhered to by all schools. Be sure to look out for emails as we get nearer to the tournament date. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. I hope you join us for this wonderful competition! Mario Herrera Georgia Northern Mountain District Chair