JV Rule Change #2
After the statement “An exception will be made for Junior Varsity National Tournaments.” add the following: This exception only applies to the year in which the student was forced to progress.
A. A novice is defined as an individual with no more than 24 rounds of team policy debate at the high school or college level, or CEDA non-policy debate, or 50 rounds of Lincoln- Douglas Debate at the high school or college level, or a combination of 50 rounds of team policy debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate at the high school or college level. If a debater competes in no more than 24 rounds of team policy debate during his/her first year as a novice at the college level, they retain novice eligibility during their second academic year in debate. However, if debaters have more than 24 rounds of team policy debate during their first year at the college level but have not advanced to elimination rounds at two tournaments during that first year of novice eligibility they are entitled to a second year of eligibility until advancing to elimination rounds in two tournaments or upon completion of the second academic year. Any debater with under 100 rounds of policy debate is eligible for junior varisty. However, any debater who has won an elimination rounds at three tournament in junior varsity, varsity or open at the college level will be required to move to open. The elimination round provision will only apply to those tournaments that clear to at least octos in the division and does not count for partial elimination rounds. An exception will be made for Junior Varsity National Tournaments. A waiver process for this section may be established by the Executive Council for extraordinary situations.