JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University

2024 — Morgantown, WV/US

JV/Novice Nationals at West Virginia University

3/01/2024 – 3/03/2024

DIVISIONS: We will be hosting Novice and JV divisions following CEDA eligibility rules. We will us a 9-3-6-10 format using the national CEDA/NDT topic for the 2023-2024season. We will be hosting in person, and will not have the capabilities to host a hybrid version of the tournament. We will allow swing teams to participate as needed and will allow mavericks to compete only after all other possibilities have been exhausted, no more than one per division. Both will be eligible for elimination rounds. .We will use a 30 point scale, allowing for tenth of a decimal place, and NO TIES between debaters in the same round. We will follow CEDA’s Council of Tournament’s directions for best practices unless otherwise stated within the invite. The tab room staff will be announced soon. All teams are required to bring or pay for one half-commitment judge for every team entered.


There are no registration fees for this tournament. WVU will provide light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday as well as coffee and awards. All other meals including lunches on your own.

We will be accepting registration up until the Tuesday (03/27/24) before the tournament at 8:00pm. e-mailed to SamanthaEGodbey@gmail.com and Kathryn.Rubino@gmail.com as they occur. Entries should include the names of debaters and which divisions, as well as a list of judges.

TOURNAMENT HOTEL: We do not have one designated. When I called, none of them were particularly interested and it did not knock anything off of the price. There are quite a few good options on the all the major booking sites, we also have all the major chains for whatever points system you use.


Fri, March 01, 2024

3:30pm Pairings for Rounds 1 & 2

4:30 – 6:30pm Round 1

Grab and go Dinner provided.

7:30 – 9:30pm Round 2

Sat, March 02, 2024

7:30am Light Breakfast and Coffee Served, Pairings for Rounds 3 & 4

8:30am – 10:30am Round 3

11:00am – 1:00pm Round 4

1:00PM – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Pairings for Round 5

2:30pm – 4:30pm Round 5

5:00pm Pairings for Round 6

5:30pm – 7:30pm Round 6

Sun, March 03, 2024

7:30am Breakfast Served, Pairings for Octo-Finals

8:30am – 10:30am Octo-Finals

11:00AM Awards

Elims to follow