Central Minnesota District Tournament

2022 — MN/US

Central Minnesota District Qualifier

for the 2023 National Tournament
Eagan High School
Apple Valley / Eagan, MN
Fri 3/10 Sat 3/11 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX
NSDA Campus
Virtual, MN
Wed 2/8 Thu 2/9 BQ
Robbinsdale Cooper HS
Minneapolis (Fri) / Robbinsdale (Sat), MN
Fri 11/18 Sat 11/19 HSE SEN
East Ridge High School
Woodbury, MN
Fri 12/9 Sat 12/10 LD PF
Washington Technology High School
Online (Fri) / St. Paul (Sat), MN
Fri 12/9 Sat 12/10 CX

Congressional Debate Information

2022 Central MN NSDA Congressional Debate Tournament Friday November 18 (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities) Saturday, November 19 (Robbinsdale Cooper High School) 1. The 2022 Central MN NSDA District Congress will take place at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (West Bank Campus) and Robbinsdale Cooper High School (8230 47th Avenue N, New Hope MN.) All House and Senate preliminary rounds will take place on Friday at the U of M; House semifinals/finals and Senate preliminary rounds will continue on Saturday at Robbinsdale Cooper High School in conjunction with the Robbinsdale Birds of Prey Tournament. 2. The District Congress will be held in conjunction with the Southern Minnesota NSDA District. Because of this partnership, we are able to reduce the judge burden for each member school. Schools must provide one judge for every six Congressional debaters. 3. All registration will take place on tabroom.com. Entries must be registered by 3:00 p.m. CST on Friday, October 11th. Earlier is preferred, so that we can make plans regarding number of chambers and qualifiers. The site will allow you to group your students together. You can choose which students will be together in a House from your school, but the distribution of those groupings into chambers will be randomized. 4.Each school that attends the District Congress may submit up to 5 (five) pieces of legislationfor debate at the NSDA Congress Qualifier. The legislation should submitted on tabroom.comin a Microsoft Word document by 3:00 p.m. CST onMonday, October 31st. You should label one piece of legislation as finals, one as semifinals, and then the three remaining as primary, secondary, and tertiary (all earmarked for preliminary rounds). Finals legislation will be reserved for the final sessions of competition; Semifinals legislation will be reserved for House semifinals (but may be debated in House Finals if there is no semifinal round). If there is no SuperSession in the Senate, all legislation may be debated in the preliminary sessions. The order of the docket within sessions will be established within each chamber by the contestants. 5. Students must be members on record with the NSDA Main Office no later than Friday, November 11th in order to compete at the tournament. You may only enter the number of students allowed by your level of members and degrees on record with the NSDA on or before November 11th. The more members and degrees you have, the more slots you are apportioned for the District Congress. The apportionment chart can be found below. 6. Entry fees are $10 per student. Local yearly dues of $50 are due from all schools as this is the first qualifier in the District Tournament Series. 7. Entry fees should be payable to Minnesota Debate Teachers Association (c/o Zach Prax, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley MN 55124). In addition, if you have outstanding membership dues, you should bring a check payable to NSDA (401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines IA 50265). NO GREEN SHEETS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION! 8. Placards will be provided by the tournament to all students participating in the District Congress. 9: New rule this year: preset, randomized recency (provided by the district committee) will be used in the District Congress; order of speakers will utilize the preset, randomized list, and order of questioners will follow the reverse order of the list. All districts (including Central Minnesota) are required to follow this rule this year. We will also use direct questioning of speakers; though this was mandated for all districts this year, this is the same format of cross-examinination that the committee voted to pilot beginning in 2019. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the District Tournament Series. Zach Prax
District Chair, Central Minnesota NSDA
zachary.prax@district196.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CentralMNNSDA
2022 District Congressional Debate Friday and Saturday, November 19-20, 2021 Schedule The House will features two preliminary sessions of competition with a break to semifinals. If there are 16 or more entries in the Senate, there will be two preliminary sessions of competition with a break to finals. If there are 15 or fewer entries, there will be three preliminary rounds of competition, with qualifiers chosen from cumulative ranks from all sessions. Each chamber (both preliminary and elimination rounds) will have 8-15 competitors in accordance with NSDA rules. We will attempt to maximize the number of participants advancing to elimination rounds in all events. Each preliminary and semifinal session will have two scorers and a parliamentarian (who will also rank contestants). Finals of both the House and the Senate (if applicable) will have four scorers and a parliamentarian (who will also rank contestants).

Friday, November 18, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Preliminary Session I 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Preliminary Session II Saturday, November 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Preliminary Session III (Senate)
Finals Session I (House)
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Finals Session II (House)
Awards will be conducted at the conclusion of the event. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The rules found on this page are not exhaustive. All students and coaches should consult the NSDA Competition Events Guideto ensure they are meeting NSDA requirements. This page merely highlights important guidelines. If you need clarification on any rule, please email zachary.prax@district196.org PRIOR to the day of competition. Dress Code: Professional attire is recommended for the Central NSDA Congressional Debate Qualifier. Entries. Each student competing in any portion of the Congressional Debate Qualifier counts as one entry. The number of entries from a school shall be based upon the number of active members and degrees on record in the National Office for that chapter by 4 p.m. (CST) seven (7) days before the tournament begins. The District Committee shallnotallow any excess entries. If a school enters excess entries it shall forfeit all coaching credit points. NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED, BASED ON A CHAPTER’S MEMBERS & DEGREES ON RECORD Members/Degrees Senate House Members/Degrees 1-20 2 Senators 2 House Members 21-35 2 Senators 3 House Members 36-55 2 Senators 4 House Members 56-75 2 Senators 5 House Members 76-100 2 Senators 6 House Members 101-150 2 Senators 7 House Members 151-200 2 Senators 8 House Members 201-250 2 Senators 9 House Members 251-300 2 Senators 10 House Members 301-350 2 Senators 11 House Members 351-400 2 Senators 12 House Members 401+ 2 Senators 13 House Members PLEASE NOTE: A school’s allotment in the Senatemay notbe moved to increase a school’s allotment in the House. Only NSDA members may be seated in the District Congress. Anaffiliateschool may seat up to four members in the Congress. All students must be NSDA members on record 7 days before the convening of the Congress. Students who double enter in the District Speech/Debate Tournament Series are still eligible to participate in the District Student Congress.