Northern Wisconsin District Tournament

2024 — WI/US

Northern Wisconsin District Qualifier

for the 2024 National Tournament
LDCX Debate
Online - NSDA Campus
Sat 1/20 Sat 1/20 LD CX
Congress
Online - NSDA Campus
Fri 4/12 Fri 4/12 HSE SEN
Speech
Vel Phillips Memorial High School
Madison, WI
Sat 4/13 Sat 4/13 BQ DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX
PF Debate
Vel Phillips Memorial High School
Tue 1/16 Thu 1/18 PF

The Northern Wisconsin NSDA Debate Qualifiers:

PF Debate online January 16-17, 2024

LD Debate online January 20, 2024

All Participating students MUST BE NSDA MEMBERS ON OR BEFORE January 15, 2024. NSDA membership fees must be paid to the NSDA on or before the first day of the competition. Please be sure to get your points recorded, and send the fees.

Be sure to fill out the Single Entry letter of Intent under the "NSDA Forms" tab. If double entering, the Single Entry Letter of Intent must be received before the qualifier of the second event.

Students may double enter in both PF and LD debate, as they are on separate dates. Note that if a student competes in a debate qualifier, this counts as one entry toward the double entry limit between debate and speech events. Congressional Debate may be entered as a third event. Please see the information on partnered events and double entry below.

We are using the round robin method of scheduling and following all NSDA debate rules.

PF Debate Schedule:

All rounds will be on NSDA Campus

Tuesday, January 16, Rounds 1-3; starting at 4:00

Wednesday, January 17, additional rounds as needed, announcement of qualifiers if known

LD Debate Schedule:

All rounds will be on NSDA Campus

Saturday, January 20, Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM

Subsequent rounds will start approximately on the hour. The number of rounds will be determined by the number of entries.

*** The schedules are tentative and may be adjusted based on judge availability, progress of each round, and other unforeseen factors ***

Judges: 1 judge per entry. Due to the small number of schools represented, please make every effort to provide clean/neutral judges.

Fees: $25 per entry. Any uncovered judging obligations will be billed at a rate of $150 per judge. Please make checks payable to: Northern Wisconsin NSDA. Send payments to John Rademacher, 145 Pine View Dr, Madison, WI 53704.

(Please note, the address to which checks are to be sent has changed from previous years. Be sure to update the records with your school's business office.)

Please direct all questions to John Rademacher via email at jrademacher@madison.k12.wi.us or cellphone: 608-335-4837.

Please note this from the NSDA High School Unified Manual:

Qualifying in a Partnership Event: If a student qualifies in a partnership event (Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, or Duo Interpretation) and an individual event, the student must attend the National Tournament in the partnership event. However, beginning in 2022-2023, if a partnership officially vacates their National Tournament qualification or alternate slot in a partner event, individuals in that partnership are eligible to enter and qualify in an individual event on a different date.

Partnership Events: Students are permitted to enter in up to two partner events (Public Forum, Policy, and Duo Interpretation) at the district tournament beginning in 2022-2023.

Partnership Event Exception: If two students qualify for the National Tournament in a partnership event and both individuals also qualify for the National Tournament in their respective individual events, the students may choose to enter the National Tournament in their individual events if indicated on their Single Entry Letter of Intent. If two students enter the district tournament in two partner events (as the same partners) on the same weekend, the students must choose one of the team events and both indicate the same preference on their respective Single Entry Letter of Intent prior to the beginning of the tournament in which the partnership would double qualify. If the partner events do not occur on the same weekend, the school may forfeit its alternate position that resulted from the first competition, allowing new partnerships to be created. If the school wishes for the alternate status to be retained from the first competition, the same partnership has to be used when entering the next competition. If a partnership officially vacates their National Tournament qualification or alternate slot in a partner event, individuals in that partnership are eligible to enter and qualify in an individual event on a different date.

Single Entry Letter of Intent: A student who is entered in more than one event must submit a Single Entry Letter of Intent indicating the event in which they will compete at the National Tournament, prior to the beginning of the tournament in which the individual would double qualify.