[eDebate] topic thoughts - replies to various posts
Tue Jun 13 19:02:36 CDT 2006
There are several answers to the concern about NDT-eligible rounds:
1. Irrelevant to novice/jv debate. Novice/JV debate is as important, if not
2. This is an important question for ADA schools to ask themselves, not sure
the CEDA topic committee should use this as a reason to not allow a
3. Catholic solves - run "separate tournaments" - ADA = n/jv, open = CEDA.
4. ADA teams can go to CEDA tournaments.
5. Not sure many non-ADA schools are bringing debaters to ADA tournaments to
get them into the NDT. Yes, some do, but not many.
I think the concern instead would be for ADA schools that would like to go
to the NDT. This section of the NDT bylaws indicate that it must be the CEDA
NDT topic and only those rounds count:
b. Eligible teams: To submit for the bid allocation process, a team must
have paid their NDT subscription fee and have either (1) a minimum of 18
intercollegiate preliminary rounds on the fall CEDA topic or its NDT topic
either both as individuals or as a team of varsity or open debate in at
least three tournaments, each consisting of a minimum of 6 preliminary
with at least 6 teams from at least four different schools in varsity or
division, or (2) one member of the team with a minimum of 32 intercollegiate
preliminary rounds on the fall CEDA topic or its NDT topic parallel in at
four tournaments, each consisting of a minimum of six preliminary rounds,
with at least six teams from at least four different schools in varsity or
division (i.e., if one member of the team has at least 32 rounds satisfying
the above requirements, no minimum number of rounds is required of the
partner in order for the team to be eligible for the bid allocation
My worry is that teams would avoid tournaments if those rounds would not
count towards NDT requirements for bid allocation and second round bids.
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