Central Minnesota District Tournament

2021 — MN/US

Central Minnesota District Qualifier

for the 2022 National Tournament
Robbinsdale Cooper HS
Robbinsdale, MN, MN
Fri 11/19 Sat 11/20 HSE SEN
Online/St. Paul Central HS, MN
Fri 12/10 Sat 12/11 CX
Fri 12/10 Sat 12/11 LD PF
Eagan High School
Woodbury/Eagan, MN
Fri 3/11 Sat 3/12 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX
Big Questions
Wed 2/9 Thu 2/10 BQ

Big Questions 2022 Information

Big Questions Debate: Wednesday and Thursday, February 9-10, 2022 - VIRTUAL (NSDA Campus)

Resolution - Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice.  More information about BQ Debate, including a topic primer with sample cases and evidence for this topic, can be found at https://www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions/

Pairing Protocol: Each entry is guaranteed four preliminary rounds of competition; all winning records (4-0 and 3-1 records) will advance into elimination rounds.  Each school may bring an unlimited number of entries.  We will attempt to separate entries from each school from hitting each other in preliminary rounds, but will do so if it's otherwise impossible.  We will follow the single-elimination method for elimination rounds.  All pairing will be done in accordance with the 2021-2022 Unified Rules Manual.

Judges: Each school is required to bring 1 judge per every two entries (or fraction thereof.)  

Note that there will be no entry fees for this event.  However, all entered students must be paid, registered members of the National Speech and Debate Association.


Wednesday February 9th

Check-in 3:00 PM

Round 1 3:30 PM

Round 2 4:45 PM

Break 5:45 – 6:15 PM

Round 3 6:15 PM



Thursday February 10th


Check-in 3:00 PM

Round 4 3:30 PM

Quarters 4:45 PM

Break 5:45 – 6:15 PM

Semis 6:15 PM


No Final Round - the top two entries qualify for the national tournament, so no final round is needed.