Kentucky District Tournament

2020 — US

Kentucky District Qualifier

for the 2020 National Tournament
IE, Debate, and Congress
Centre College/Danville-BCTC
Danville, KY

Rules and Reminders

There are a number of things that are different in NSDA than KHSSL, and things that different districts have autonomy to choose.  Make sure you understand the unique rules for KYNSDA.  Here are important things to note for our district.


Event-Specific Notes:

US and International Extemp - students are NOT allowed a notecard.  Also, there will be a final round cross-examination period.  Details can be found on page 49 of the unified manual

Public Forum - as has been the case at all Kentucky tournaments, the new pilot rules for PFD will be instituted (3 min prep time and 3 min summary).

Congress - PLEASE put students in congress.  This helps out our district. We need at least 16 entries in House and entries from 8 different schools in Senate.  Legislation should be uploaded to tabroom and follow the NSDA template. Legislation should be marked either for House prelims or supersession.  All legislation is available to the Senate.

Oratory and Informative - Scripts must be submitted by on-site registration.  The script must identify quoted materials, state the number of quoted words, include a work cited page in APA or MLA format, and both the student and the coach must attest by signature that the speech is the original work of the contestant. 

Interp - All literature used in interp events must be identified on Tabroom.  That means that if your POI has material from 20 different sources, you must cite all 20 sources and make sure they are legal.  Source requirements are different than KHSSL! Make sure that you know what online material is approved. Legal material is discussed beginning on page 46 of the unified manual.  


Pilot Rules:  The only pilot rules our district has adopted are for PFD (p 49) and for speech infractions (pp 111-112).  Our district is not using any pilot rules for running congress, debate, or speech, nor are we piloting internet usage.  No connectivity is allowed in round or during extemp prep.