Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association Championship at UNG

2016 — GA/US

The University of North Georgia

 Invites you to the

2016 Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association State Championship

Friday through Sunday, February 26-28, 2016


Dear Colleagues:


The University of North Georgia invites you to attend the 7th Annual Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association state championship debate tournament.  This years tournament features five rounds of both Open and Novice Competition in the NPDA format of parliamentary debate on February 26-27, 2016.  After this tournament is completed, there will be a five round experimental tournament in IPDA debate, with the Standard IPDA DivisionsPro, Novice, JV, and Open.  This tournament starts with round I February 27, and runs through February 28.  The entire NPDA event is over on Saturday.


The tournament will be held at the Martha T. Nesbitt Center on the Gainesville (Oakwood) campus of the University of North Georgia, as have all previous intercollegiate debate tournaments hosted by the University of North Georgia.  The official tournament, with the same cumulative sweepstakes formula as in the past, will involved the two divisions of NPDA debate.  Although the IPDA tournament will be reported to the IPDA for national sweepstakes, its divisions will hold a separate sweepstakes from NPDA.  Because the IPDA tournament is experimental this year, GPDA will offer no combined sweepstakes.  IPDA  is held in order to inform the Association on whether to change the constitution to make IPDA a permanent part of the state parliamentary tournament.


The entry deadline will be at 5:00 on Monday, February 8, 2016.  In addition to adhering to this deadline, we also urge all attendees to cover their entries with qualified judges in NPDA, those who attend IPDA bring as many student judges as possible.  Although we will allow one judge to cover 4 IPDA entries, being able to not have to flight IPDA rounds would make this division more manageable.


We very much look forward to seeing you at the University of North Georgia this February.


                                                                      Executive Secretary, GPDA


THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS 5:00 PM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2016. Please send entries to Tom Preston at or register here. 


MAKE ALL CHECKS to University of North Georgia. Cash is preferred.