East Iowa District Tournament
2022 — IA/US
East Iowa District Qualifier
for the 2022 National Tournament
2021-22 Changes-please read!
Changes for the 2021-22 year and beyond
The NSDA has changed the requirements that districts must follow for the way the tournament is held. We can no longer do two downs and out like we have done in the past. Districts will be held more like traditional tournaments.
Districts must hold one of three methods to run the District debate tournament: round robin, single elimination bracketed, or double elimination bracketed. Different events may use a different method.
The District Committee has determined that we will use the single elimination bracket, unless we have only 4-6 entries in an event, in which case we will likely use the round robin method. Due to the number of entries, Policy will use a round-robin style tournament, and LD and PF will use the single elimination bracket with four preliminary rounds. You may want to familiarize yourself with the requirements in the manual starting on page 76.
We will hold three preliminary rounds for speech. If there are less than eight entries, no elimination rounds need to be held. If there are eight or more, elims will be held. Only US Extemp has more than seven entries, so 4 entries will break to a final in US Extemp.
After each session for Congress and after all rounds for IE/Debate, ranks, points, and comments will be released to coaches for viewing and confirmation. This procedure is to help ensure that all things look accurate, and we do ask that you do not share ranks and comments with students until after the tournament. We will post all results and comments publically at the conclusion of the tournament.