Jack Howe Memorial Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Policy Event

Description of event/times 

WE WILL NOT ENFORCE OR REQUIRE THE NCDA PACKECT. 

A two-on-two debate that focuses on a policy question for the duration of the academic year, this format tests a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills. Policy Debate involves the proposal of a plan by the affirmative team to enact a policy, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that proposal. Throughout the debate, students have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.

Policy Debate Guide NSDA

Topic: 

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Divisions: 

Novice, Junior Varsity, Open (Varsity) 

Bid Level: 

Quarterfinal Bid 

 

Policy Times:

1st Aff Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

1st Neg Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

2nd Aff Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

2nd Neg Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

1st Neg Rebuttal 5 minutes

1st Aff Rebuttal 5 minutes

2nd Neg Rebuttal 5 minutes (No New Arguments)

2nd Aff Rebuttal 5 minutes (No New Arguments)

Rules/Policies:

Students in preliminary rounds will advance based on the following method or tiebreakers:

1. Total wins in preliminary rounds,

2. Opposition seed based on preliminary rounds,

3. Team speaker points from all preliminary rounds except the highest and lowest preliminary round,

4. Total team speaker points,

5. Head to head decision (if the teams previously met in preliminary rounds), and

6. Coinflip.

 

Schedule:

POLICY

Saturday (9/18)

 8:00 AM        Round 1

10:00 AM      Round 2

12:00 PM       Lunch Break/Pair Round 3

1:30 PM         Round 3

4:00 PM         Round 4

 Sunday (9/19)

8:00 AM        Round 5

11:00 AM      Round 6; 1st Elimination Round in JV & Novice

Speaker Awards will be annoucned prior to Octos

2:00 PM         Double Octofinals; 2nd Elimination Round in JV & Novice

5:00 PM         Octofinals; 3rd Elimination Round in JV & Novice

Monday (9/20)

8:00 AM        Quarterfinals

11:00 AM      Semifinals

2:00 PM         Finals

 

Entry fee / uncovered /fines

Novice Policy                                                    $60

Junior Policy                                                     $60

Open Policy                                                      $100

 Fines for Late Drops                                         $15

Prelim Judge No show                                       $50

Elim Judge No Show                                          $75

Uncovered Judge Fee Debate                             $350

 

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