Delta Novice

2023 — PASCO, WA/US

Welcome to the Delta Novice tournament. This should be a great opportunity for our new competitors (and any middle schoolers) to experience a tournament without all the pressure of a full tournament. The "open" students will act as guides and judges so this should also be low pressure for the coaches. Open students can receive service points with the NSDA for judging and will be able to participate in the SPARfest fun debate before our closing ceremony,

We won't be announcing placings for the events, but students will get a fun item to take home and ballots with comments as well as a valuable and hopefully fun experience.

Costs are just $5 per entry- no team fees. Payments can be made with a card via school payor by mailing a check or PO to Delta High School ASB- for Speech and Debate.

Judging obligations:
You are not required to enter any judges into tabroom but you are expected to bring enough experienced "open" students to judge based on your entries. Debate students should have participated in the type of debate you have entries in if at all possible.

Speech events: 1 judge every 4 entries.
Debate: 1 judge every 2 entries


We plan to use the fall WA state Congress packet and the November topics so that our novices can try them out and not have to prep a new topic once the regular season begins. We will update here once topics and packets are released.

LD: Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.

PF: Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.

Congress: WA state packet coming soon. Novice bills marked with an asterisk ONLY.


Arrival: ...8:30am
Open student Judges meeting: 8:45
Speech round 1: ...9am
Debate Round 1: ...10:15am
Lunch Break (concessions available)...11:30
Speech round 2: ... 12:00 pm
Debate round 2: ... 1:15 pm
Speech round 3: ... 2:30
SPAR fest (open to all students): ... 3:45
Closing: ...4:15