Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 2021

2021 — Online, CA/US

California LD and TOC LD Differences

We have different iterations of Lincoln Douglas (LD) at our tournament that I want to make clear. We have done this to have respect to different styles, intents, and argumentative directions that students would like to engage in. There are 4 potential LD divisions. 

The CA LD OPEN/ NOVICE divisions (e.g., CA-LD and Novice LD) is governed by CHSSA Rules ONLY. CA LD is more traditional and non-circuit debate. There ARE argument limitations that are sanctioned by The California High School Speech Association. Please review the rules posted above. 

The TOC LD/ JV divisions (e.g., TOC LD and JV LD) is governed by NSDA/TOC rules and procedures. These events are more aligned with circuit norms and procedures. there are NO limitations on argument styles and plan usage. The TOC bid for the Quarterfinal would be the result of competition in the TOC LD division. There will be no TOC bid in the JV pool. 

Please consider the differences in these divisions when registering your students in Lincoln Douglas events. The judge pools will only be connected by the groupings listed above.