Northern Wisconsin District Tournament
2023 — WI/US
Northern Wisconsin District Qualifier
for the 2023 National Tournament
The Northern Wisconsin NSDA Qualifier in Congressional Debate will take place March 17, 2023 on NSDA Campus.
All Participating students MUST BE NSDA MEMBERS ON OR BEFORE March 7, 2023. NSDA membership fees must be paid to the NSDA on or before the first day of the competition. Please be sure to get your points recorded, and send the fees.
Be sure to fill out the Single Entry letter of Intent under the "NSDA Forms" tab. If double entering, the Single Entry Letter of Intent must be received before the qualifier of the second event. Note that if a student competed in a debate qualifier, this counts as one entry toward the double entry limit between debate and speech events. Congressional Debate may be entered as a third event. Please see the information on partnered events and double entry below.
To run a Senate qualifier, we need participation from at least six different schools and 10 or more students. If that is not achieved, all entries will be transferred into the House. If we have this, we can qualify two senators to the national tournament.
To run a House qualifier, we need a minimum of 16 entries total. Online congress rules state that chambers must be between 8-15 participants, so we will likely have two chambers in our preliminary session. Based on the scores and number of entries in the prelims, 8-15 students will advance to the final session.
The number of house qualifiers for our district depends on the number of entries. If we have 16-29 entries, we will have two qualifiers, 30-59 entries gives us four qualifiers.
Friday: February 14: Legislation due by noon
Friday: March 3: Legislation sent out to coaches
Friday, March 17, 2:30-3:15 pm: check in
3:30 – Session 1 (prelim)
6:00 - break
6:30 – Session 2 (final)
*** The schedule is tentative and may be adjusted based on judge availability, progress of each session, and other unforeseen factors ***
Legislation: Please submit bills/resolutions (preferably 2+ per school) as soon as possible, but no later than noon on February 24 to email@example.com
All legislation presented shall meet Association formatting criteria (see NSDA High School Unified Manual) and must be the original work of students from the submitting school. Non-original work shall not be considered for the agenda. It shall be the affirmative duty of each school submitting legislation to ensure their materials are original.
Judges: 1 judge per 4 entries. If additional judges are available, please bring them. They will either be hired by the tournament or can be used to off-set any fees owed by your school.
Fees: $10 per entry. Any uncovered judging obligations will be billed at a rate of $125 per judge. Please make checks payable to: Northern Wisconsin NSDA. Send payments to John Rademacher, 145 Pine View Dr, Madison, WI 53704 or bring check on tournament day.
(Please note, the address to which checks are to be sent has changed from previous years. Be sure to update the records with your school's business office.)
Please direct all questions to John Rademacher via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cellphone: 608-335-4837.