West Kansas District Tournament

2023 — KS/US

West Kansas District Qualifier

for the 2024 National Tournament
West Kansas Policy Debate
Maize High School
Maize, KS
Fri 12/8 Sat 12/9 CX
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This is a quick note to give you information about the West Kansas NSDA Policy Debate Tournnament.

Date/Location:

The policy qualifying tournament will be at Maize High School on December 8 and 9, 2023.

We will qualify 2 or 3 teams, depending on entries. IF we get to 30 entries in the tournament, we will qualify 3 entries.

Eligibility:

Competitors MUST be paid NSDA members in order to compete. Schools need to be active NSDA chapters and need to have paid their West Kansas NSDA dues.

Judge Requirements:

Schools must provide 1 judge per entry + the head coach (or coach on site). This is a definite requirement, and we’ll ask you to drop teams if you cannot cover your judges. This may change in the future, but our district policy, at this time, is that first year graduates can judge in prelim rounds, but not in elim rounds. Please plan accordingly.

Entry Fees: $24.00 per team, payable to West Kansas NSDA

Tournament Notes- How it works

Each team will debate 4 preliminary rounds. After the prelims, any team with 3 or more wins will break to a quarter-final (or partial) bracket. When we get down to the number of teams we are allowed to qualify, the tournament is over. Please note that 2-2 record teams will NOT break to elims.

If you are curious about other aspects of the tournament, the Unified NSDA Manual is located: https://www.speechanddebate.org/high-school-unified-manual/

Schedule:

**We will release the schedule for each round at least 15 minutes before the debate starts. We will TRY for 30 minutes, but need to remain on schedule as much as possible.

Friday, December 8:

2:00pm- School Check In/Registration in the Librar

2:45pm- Tournament Announcements- Location TBA

3:00pm- Round 1 Schedule Release

3:30pm- Round 1

5:30pm- Round 2

Saturday, December 9

8:30am- Round 3

10:30am- Round 4

12:30- Elim 1 (quarter-finals or partial quarter-finals)

2:30- Elim 2 (Semis)

4:30- Elim 3 (if needed)

**Awards will follow the last needed elim round

Please let me know if you have any questions!