Florida Sunshine District Tournament
2018 — FL/US
Florida Sunshine District Qualifier
for the 2019 National Tournament
NSDA Florida Sunshine District Invitation
Florida Sunshine NSDA District Tournament
Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 9, 2019
Carillon Park Business Complex, Catalina Building
200 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL
Anna Lasseter, Host
Jennifer Bell, District Chair (email@example.com)
Event: NSDA District Championship for IE and Debate
IE Events offered: OO, DX, IX, DI, HI, DUO, POI, & INFO
Debate Events offered: PF, LD, Policy
PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE THE MARCH TOPICS.
Reminder: NSDA does not offer DEC as an event.
Entries: Schools may enter up to 4 competitors/teams in each event. Schools may NOT enter more than their entry limit per NSDA (see Memberships and Fees attachment - REMINDER, students must be registered with the NSDA website in order to have their members and degrees counted toward your school). Rules for each event can be found on the NSDA website.
Students may double enter in IE and Debate. Students may NOT cross-enter in both extemporaneous events or multiple debate events. Students who enter a partnered event and an individual event must compete in the partnered event if qualified in both for nationals. Students must compete fully in each event entered (no “sacrificial lambs”). Please note that double-entry does necessitate a flexibility in the tournament schedule.
In order to run each event, we must have a minimum of four entries, from two separate schools.
Fees: $15.00 per single student entry (not team); fees for double-entered students is $20.00. Meals are being donated by Catalina Marketing, so no food fees will be charged. All checks should be made out to FGCCFL, as the account takes care of both FGCCFL and NSDA business. If your school did not attend NSDA Congress in December, there is a $25 school fee as well.
Judge Quotas: 1:3 for IE, 1:2 for PF and LD, 1:1 for Policy. Coaches should NOT place themselves in the judge pool as they will be used for elimination round panels.
February 8: Registration opens.
All District Student of the Year nomination forms (can be found on the NSDA website)
March 1: Finalize all entries on TabRoom including students, events, real judge names, judge conflicts, and meal orders for Friday and Saturday. This is the LAST day to enter NSDA points for any tournaments. TabRoom access will close at 8:00 p.m.
Reminders: The league maintains a zero tolerance policy for ALL cell phones and other electronics during rounds. If a cell phone is reported in any round the student/students will be automatically disqualified. This also applies to judges whose school will be charged a rule violation fee. All judges and competitors MUST use stopwatches to time rounds. Laptops are allowed in Extemp prep. Laptops must run on their own batteries and may NOT be connected to the Internet in any way.
The burden of knowledge for tech rules or event rules falls to each coach in the district. Please be sure you know the NSDA rules and that your students and judges know the NSDA rules.
Tabbing Information: For NSDA IE/Debate, we will be using the new piloted rules, which means we will be running preliminary and elimination rounds. There will be no “two-down-and-out” format in any event.
Required Forms: Coaches must print out the registration forms and the Single Entry Letter of Intent. Make sure they are signed by students, parents, and principal. Bring them with you to registration.
Single-entry letter of intent can be accessed here:
Student of the Year nomination form can be accessed here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/student-of-the-year-nomination-form/
Coach of the Year nomination form can be accessed here:
New Coach of the Year nomination form can be accessed here:
Remember that all interpretive events require an MLA formatted bibliography with your registration form. TabRoom requires titles and publication information. OO also requires a full text with highlighted quotes and a bibliography.
The FGCCFL Rules of Decorum for all students, coaches, and adults will be in effect.
(Rounds will move as quickly as possible, but double-entry makes schedules difficult.)
FRIDAY, March 8
Friday (Debate ONLY)
Registration 4:00 - 4:15 PM
Debate Round 1: start 4:45
Grab-n-go during break
Debate Round 2: start 6:45
SATURDAY, March 9
IE Registration 8:00 AM
EXTEMP DRAW 8:30 AM
Debate Round 3 8:30 AM
Round 1 IE 9:00 AM
EXTEMP DRAW 10:00 AM
Debate Round 4 10:15 AM
Round 2 IE 10:30 AM
LUNCH 11:45 AM
EXTEMP DRAW 12:30 PM
Round 3 IE 1:00 PM
Debate Round 5 1:00 PM
EXTEMP DRAW 2:30 PM
Round 4 IE 3:00 PM
Debate Round 6 3:15 PM
Please note that additional elimination rounds may be needed based on the number of entries in each event.