Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament

2020 — US

Georgia Northern Mountain District Qualifier

for the 2020 National Tournament
RW Johnson High School
Gainesville, GA
Fri 1/31 Sat 2/1 BQ LD CX PF
RW Johnson High School
Gainesville, GA
Fri 1/31 Sat 2/1 HOU SEN
RW Johnson High School
Gainesville, GA
Fri 1/31 Sat 2/1 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX


The NSDA GA Northern Mountain District committee is happy to formally announce that this year's district tournament will take place at RW Johnson Memorial High School in Gainesville, GA, on January 31st and February 1st. Your team's attendance at this event is strongly encouraged, and we urge you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in being a hired judge for this tournament, please fill out this form:

For those of you new to the NSDA, if your school/team falls into the Georgia Northern Mountain District, consider this your formal invitation to attend this tournament. The other district in the state of Georgia is the Southern Peach District. If you are uncertain if your school falls into this district, feel free to reach out to one of this committee's members.  This district committee members (elected on an every other year basis) include the following individuals: Chair, Steven Wang (North Hall HS), Mario Herrera (Grady HS), Charity Wang (Johnson HS), David Gay (Dunwoody HS), and Jamie Wills (Cherokee HS).

This committee works together to encourage forensics in the schools within our district and to make the district tournament happen. If you are interested in your students attending nationals - held each year by the NSDA in June - your team MUST attend a district tournament to compete for a bid. 

Even if you or your students are not interested in going to the national tournament, the district tournaments are - at the very least - another opportunity for your students to compete! In addition to that, the more students who attend districts means the more students we can send to the national tournament, so by choosing to attend, you are choosing to give more Georgia students this once in a lifetime opportunity. For all of the aforementioned reasons, we strongly encourage everyone in the GA Northern Mountain District to attend this year's tournament at RW Johnson High School and help us help a student's dream of nationals come to fruition.

In order to be eligible to attend the district tournament, the first thing a team must do is enter speaking points into the NSDA points system. For every tournament your students attend, for every round they speak at that event, students earn speaking points and can move up in the various honor degrees the NSDA offers. The NSDA is like a national honor society for public speaking, and it is a great honor to be a member of - and hold a high degree from - the National Speech and Debate Association. Your points from this season may be set to auto post, but there is a points entry agreement function on the NSDA website (when you first open up the “Enter Points” feature) that you will have to “throw through” to cause this to happen.  Do not hesitate to reach out to any one of your district committee members if you have any questions about how to do this.


January topics will be used for this tournament.

In closing, we hope you will add this year's district tournament to your team's calendar. Remember, we are here to serve you and help you and your team reach its utmost potential. Feel free to reach out to us at any time!

Sincerely, your district committee! 

Chair, Steven Wang (North Hall HS)

Mario Herrera (Grady HS)
Charity Wang (Johnson HS)
David Gay (Dunwoody HS)
Jamie Wills (Cherokee HS)

PS:  Speech divisions with fewer than 8 entries are currently set to run 3 rounds, and the break used for place rankings, as outlined in the Pilot Manual.  Speech divisions holding more than 8 entries will run 3 rounds and 25% of the entrants (not fewer than 4) will advance to a Break/Final Round to determine place rankings.  Debate divisions will run 4 rounds and then to a Break/Final Round to determine ultimate place rankings.