National Debate Coaches Association National Championship

2018 — Marist School, GA/US


Thursday April 12, 2018

Mutual preference sheets due

Friday April 13, 2018

8 am               Registration - onsite confirmation opens

7:30 pm - 9 pm     Fees and Appendix's collection - Mandatory for teams who have not paid in advance. All other schools can skip this PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE - Westin Atlanta Perimeter North specific room TBA

Saturday April 14 2018 @ Marist School 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

6:45-8:15 am Breakfast at Marist School

7:00 am           Round 1 pairings released 

8 am                Round 1

10 am              Round 2 pairings released

11 am              Round 2

Noon-2:30                Lunch at Marist School

2:30 pm           Round 3

5:30 pm           Round 4

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ Marist School

7:45-9:15 am Breakfast at Marist School

8 am                Round 5 pairings 

9 am                Round 5

11 am - 1 pm              Lunch at Marist School

12:30               Round 6

3:30 pm                Awards at Marist School

5:00 pm                Elimination Round 1

8:00 pm                Elimination round 2 (if partial triple octafinals are necessary in CX. If partial triples are not necessary there will only be one elimination round in CX on Sunday night. There will only be one full elimination round in other events)

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7:00 am           Strike cards available (if used)

7:15 am           Strike cards due

7:30 am           Pairings for the first elimination round of Day 4

8:00 am           Elimination round (if necessary)

11:00 am         Elimination round  (if necessary)

2 pm                Elimination round (if necessary)

5 pm                Elimination round (if necessary)

In both preliminary and elimination round competition forfeit time is fifteen minutes after the announced start time of each round. Only a member of the tab room committee or their designee may declare a debate a forfeit due to the late arrival of a team. The tournament committee should strive to create an announced start time that is at least thirty minutes after the release of the pairings for each round. On Day 1 and 2 the forfeit rule should be strictly enforced.