Vietnam NSDA PF Qualifier

2024 — Ho Chi Minh, VN

Hello! We would like to formally invite you to compete in the annual SSIS 2024 Public Forum Debate Spring Qualifier tournament.

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 7:30 AM - 5 PM (not all will advance to the final rounds)

Fee: 150,000 VND per participant (covers the cost of lunch)

Judge hire fee: 200,000 per team (waived if your squad provides a judge per 2 teams)

Resolution: Single use plastics should be banned

Competitive Divisions

Middle School

All Middle Schoolers in Grade 6-8 or equivalent (Year 7 and Year 9)

High School Open

All high school students (Grade 9-12 or secondary school equivalent)

  • A middle schooler is allowed compete with a high schooler, but they must enter the High School division

Overall Schedule



7:00-7:45 AM

Check-In at SSIS Main Gate

8:00 AM

Welcome Ceremony (MS in MPR-4, HS in MPR-2)

8:45 AM

Round 1

10:30 AM

Round 2

11:45 AM

Round 3

12:45 - 1:40 PM

Lunch on Campus (food will be sold in the Plaza)

1:45 PM


2:45 PM


3:45 PM


4:45 PM


Entry Requirements

All entries in this tournament must be supported by an adult squad leader who attends the tournament and is responsible for checking them in. Ideally, this is a debate coach, but SSIS Speech and Debate is committed to helping new debate squads learn and engage in this activity. As such, no experience is required. This can be a parent volunteer. This person can also serve as a judge. Training will be provided for judges. All participants (debaters and judges) must have a account (totally free to create) and the adult squad leader must register them in the 2024 Vietnam NSDA PF Qualifier on Tabroom.

Judging Requirements

For every two teams entered, your squad must send one judge. If you cannot meet this requirement, an additional judge hire fee of 200,000 VND per team will be applied.

Judging requirements:

  • MS: All adults and college graduates, high school student judges must have at least 1 year of debate experience.

  • HS (both Nov/Varsity): Only college graduates and adults. No high schooler judges.