National Debate Coaches Association National Championship

2016 — FL/US


Thursday April 7

Midnight - MPJ sheets due

April 8, 2016 

5 pm               Registration - onsite confirmation

6pm - 8 pm     Fees and Appendix's collection - Mandatory for teams who have not paid in advance. PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE (Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside-Executive Boardroom)

April 9, 2016 University of Central Florida

7:30 am           Round 1 pairings released

Breakfast in Nicholson School of Communications (NSC) atrium

8 am                Round 1

10 am              Round 2 pairings released

11 am              Round 2

1 pm                Lunch in Nicholson School of Communications (NSC) atrium

2:30 pm           Round 3

5:30 pm           Round 4

April 10, 2016 University of Central Florida

8 am                Round 5 pairings released

Breakfast in Nicholson School of Communications (NSC) atrium

9 am                Round 5

11 am              Lunch in Pegasus Ballroom - Student Union

Noon               Round 6

3 pm                Awards in Pegasus Ballroom - Student Union

4 pm                Elimination Round 1

7 pm                Elimination round 2

April 11, 2016 Orlando Airport Marriott

7:00 am           Strike cards available (if used)

7:15 am           Strike cards due

7:30 am           Pairings for the first elimination round of Day 4

8:00 am           Elimination round 3

11:00 am         Elimination round 4 (if necessary)

2 pm                Elimination round 5 (if necessary)

5 pm                Elimination round 6 (if necessary)

In both preliminary and elimination round competition forfeit time is fifteen minutes after the announced start time of each round. Only a member of the tab room committee or their designee may declare a debate a forfeit due to the late arrival of a team. The tournament committee should strive to create an announced start time that is at least thirty minutes after the release of the pairings for each round. On Day 1 and 2 the forfeit rule should be strictly enforced.