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

Big Questions Information

Big Questions Debate: Wednesday and Thursday, February 8-9, 2023 - VIRTUAL (NSDA Campus)

Resolution - Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest. 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 2022-2023 Unified Rules Manual.

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

In order to facilitate the cost of NSDA Campus rooms, there is a $5/entry fee. In addition, all entered students must be paid, registered members of the National Speech and Debate Association.


Wednesday February 8th

Check in 3:00
Round 1 3:30 PM

Round 2 4:45 PM

Break 5:45 – 6:15 PM

Round 3 6:15 PM

Thursday February 9th

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. Alternates will be identified using Alternate 1 of the NSDA Unified Rules Manual: Preliminary Round Seeding, which uses the following tiebreakers in order:

1 - The last round competed in (e.g., a student in finals places better than a student that does not advance from semifinals)

2 - Preliminary round seeding as determined by the tie-breakers used to break