2019 — Bettendorf, IA/US
The Bulldog Invitational will host the following events:
Novice and Varsity divisions of Lincoln-Douglas debate will be offered, all NSDA rules and time limits will be followed. Novice and Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate will have five (5) rounds of debate followed by outrounds, as needed.
Lincoln-Douglas debate will use the November/December LD topic.
Novice and Varsity divisions of Policy debate will be offered, all NSDA rules and time limits will be followed. Policy Debate will have four (4) rounds of debate followed by outrounds, as needed.
Public Forum Debate
Novice and Varsity divisions of Public Forum debate will be offered, all NSDA rules and time limits will be followed. Novice and Varsity Public Forum debate will have five (5) rounds of debate followed by outrounds, as needed.
Public Forum debate will use the November PF topic. Public Forum debate will also be utilizing the pilot rules offered by the NSDA this year – meaning a 3 minute Summary and 3 minutes of Prep time.
Eight (8) events will be offered this year:
Program Oral Interpretation
All NSDA rules and time limits will be followed. Students may single or double enter in any of the IE events; each entry will be charged as a separate entry. There will be four (4) rounds before breaking to finals. NOTE: Individual events are offered Saturday only. Teams bringing students for both days of competition can enter their IE students in the Friday only Congress, if desired.
All NSDA rules and time limits will apply to Student Congress. Presiding Officers will not be eligible for speaking awards, although they will receive a gavel for presiding. Each school may submit a maximum of two (2) pieces of legislation. Bettendorf also strongly suggests that each school submits a minimum of one piece of legislation. All legislation needs to be received by Thursday, November 7th, 2019. These bills/resolutions should be sent by e-mail to Impulse411@hotmail.com. Legislative packets will then be e-mailed to each participating school by Monday, November 11th. The docket will be set at that point and sent out to schools. NOTE: Congress will be offered Friday only. Students participating in both days of competition are encouraged to enter in the Individual Events for Saturday.