Leeper, Karla Karla_Leeper
Tue Mar 7 15:17:34 CST 2006

I am reposting John Fritch's NDT newsletter.  Some folks who have
recently qualified may need to have this information repeated.  This
email contains the tournament schedule, the hotel information, etc.




                  60th  NATIONAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT, 2006



January, 2006


Dear Colleague:


Plans are nearing completion for the 60th National Debate Tournament to
be held at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Friday through
Monday, March 24 through 27, 2006.  This is one week earlier than the
tournament was held last year.  Your genial host for the event will be
Dr. Scott Deatherage.


This brief letter will provide information on the tournament location,
qualifying processes, eligibility certification, and entry for the


TOURNAMENT HOTEL.  The tournament hotel will be the Hotel Orrington.
Registration, banquets, and elimination rounds will be held at the
tournament hotel.  For making reservations, mention that you are
attending the NDT for their special rates: the phone number is
1-847-866-8700 and the email address is reservations at hotelorrington.com
<mailto:reservations at hotelorrington.com> .  We would recommend that you
reserve rooms as soon as your teams have qualified.  More information
about the hotel is available at: www.hotelorrington.com
<http://www.hotelorrington.com/> .  A secondary block of rooms is
available the Hilton Garden Inn.  The phone number for the Hilton Garden
Inn is 1-847-475-6400. 


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY INFORMATION.  Information about the tournament
may also be found at www.debate.northwestern.edu
<http://www.debate.northwestern.edu/> .  


QUALIFICATION PROCESS.  The selection process, altered before the 1994
NDT, remains in place for the 2006 NDT.  Beginning in 1999, any unfilled
second round at large bids may be awarded to third teams from a school
which has applied for second round bids.  An even number of teams will
be maintained in the tournament, but more than six schools may have a
second team if second round bids are not filled in the normal process.
A complete set of the NDT rules and procedures may be found at


AT LARGE APPLICATION PROCESS.  The process for first and second round at
large bids will be the same as that established in 2004.  The number of
preliminary rounds required for a team to count toward bid allocations
is 18.  All teams selected through the Second Round At-Large process
must have a 50% or greater preliminary round win-loss record in rounds
on the fall CEDA topic or its NDT topic parallel immediately prior to
the District tournament or at the time of submission for second round
bids.  Those subscribing schools wishing to nominate their teams for
At-Large consideration must submit copies of their completed electronic
Official NDT At-Large Application (without covering letters or other
supplementary materials). Applications must be received by the dates
listed below. Schools submitting at-large applications must have paid
their NDT subscription fee prior to submitting their application for the
bid to be considered. In addition, all teams wishing to be considered
for an at-large bid must pay $50.00 to the treasurer of the NDT board of
trustees. A system has been set up to pay using Paypal at
www.americanforensics.org <http://www.americanforensics.org/> , or the
treasurer also will accept a check or money order made out to the NDT,
RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE, sent to the following address: 


Brett O'Donnell 

NDT Treasurer 

Liberty University Debate 

1971 University Blvd. 

Lynchburg, VA 24502 


The electronic at-large bid form may be found at:
<http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/web/index.aspx> .


ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATION.   IMPORTANT.  Addressing a concern that all
debaters attending be eligible to attend, the 1999 Committee passed a
resolution such that participating teams need to submit a letter
verifying that each member of the team is in good standing and regularly
enrolled at their university or college.  Participating NDT students
must provide by February 8, 2005 an official document from a University
of college official

that he or she is registered as an undergraduate student and is in good
standing at the school to be represented.  Letters should be sent (faxed
letters should be followed by official letters) to:


Dr. Karla Leeper, NDT Chair

One Bear Place #97368

Waco, TX 76798


254-710-1563 (f)            



for entering the tournament will be the same as for the 2005 National
Debate Tournament.  Online entries will be accepted using the web site
and methods used for many invitational tournaments during the year.  The
web site may be found at
<http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/web/index.aspx> .


JUDGING PHILOSOPHIES.  Please return judging philosophies to Mike Berry
no later than March 10, 2006.  Judging philosophies should be submitted
via email to: mrberry at kings.edu <mailto:mrberry at kings.edu> .  The NDT
has imposed a $50 fine on institutions which have not provided judging
philosophies by March 12.  An additional $50 fine is imposed if those
judging philosophy statements are not turned in by the time of


FEES.  The Board of Trustees has set the fees for the 2006 NDT. The fees
are $100.00 per team.  Participant fees will be established before the
tournament for debates, judges, and observers. Persons traveling with
the team will be charged for the banquets and other meal functions. 


        Attached you will find a tournament schedule, a list of the NDT
Committee members and their addresses, a team and coach entry form -
which should be included with first or second round applications, and
also with district submissions.   A copy of the application form - the
original is sent to the NDT director - should be sent with the letter of
eligibility to Karla Leeper.


Please join us in Evanston for the 60th National Debate Tournament.





John Fritch

Director, National Debate Tournament




                                TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE


Thursday, March 23

        9:00-11:00           Registration

        11:00 - 2:00         NDT Board of Trustees Meeting

        1:00-4:00             NDT Committee Meeting

        4:00-5:00             Late Registration

        6:30                     Tournament Banquet


Friday, March 24         Debate Rounds

            7:45 AM         Continental Breakfast

            8:00                 Announcement of Round I

          11:45 PM           Announcement of Round II

            2:00                 Lunch

            4:00                 Announcement of Round III        


Saturday, March 25


            8:00 AM          Announcement of Round IV

            11:15               Lunch

            12:30 PM         Announcement of Round V

            5:15                 Announcement of Round VI


Sunday, March 26


            8:00 AM          Announcement of Round VII

            11:15               Lunch

            12:45 PM         Announcement of Round VIII

             5:00                Announcement of First Elimination Round

             8:00                Awards Banquet


Monday, March 27      Debate Rounds in the Omni Orrington Hotel


            7:15 AM          Drawing of Octofinal judges

            7:30                 Announcement of Octofinals

            8:30                 Octofinal round begins

                                    (Rounds continue throughout the day)



                        FIRST ROUND AT LARGE BIDS


Must be received by

        Committee Members                                February 9 (5PM

Committee calls or e-mail to Director                February 11-12

Director Announces                              February 13


                        DISTRICT PROCEDURES


Declaration of intent to attend District                February 14

Announcement of district bids                           February 15



                        SECOND ROUND AT LARGE BIDS


Must be received by

        Committee Members                                March 2 (5 PM

Committee calls or e-mail to Director                March 4-5

Director announces                               March 6            




Karla Leeper (Chair)            Fax  254-710-1563
Karla_Leeper at baylor.edu <mailto:Karla_Leeper at baylor.edu> 
John Fritch (Director)           Fax 319-273-7356
John.Fritch at uni.edu <mailto:John.Fritch at uni.edu> 
Gordon Stables (D1)
stables at usc.edu <mailto:stables at usc.edu> 
Glen Frappier (D2)
frappier at gem.gonzaga.edu <mailto:frappier at gem.gonzaga.edu> 
Joel Rollins (D3)
Jd.rollins at mail.utexas.edu <mailto:Jd.rollins at mail.utexas.edu> 
Fred Sternhagen (D4)
sternhag at cord.edu <mailto:sternhag at cord.edu> 
Steve Mancuso (D5)
spmancuso at aol.com <mailto:spmancuso at aol.com> 
Ryan Galloway (D6)
rwlcgalloway at gmail.com <mailto:rwlcgalloway at gmail.com> 
Warren Decker(D7)
wdecker at gmu.edu <mailto:wdecker at gmu.edu> 
Dallas Perkins (D8)
dperkins at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:dperkins at fas.harvard.edu> 
Omar Guevara (D9)
oguevara at weber.edu <mailto:oguevara at weber.edu> 
Tim O'Donnell (AFA E)
todonnel at mwc.edu <mailto:todonnel at mwc.edu> 
Joe Zompetti (AFA MW)
zompetti at aol.com <mailto:zompetti at aol.com> 
Ed Lee (AFA S)
edlee3 at gmail.com <mailto:edlee3 at gmail.com>

Leeper is AFA W
Deatherage is the host
lsd041 at northwestern.edu <mailto:lsd041 at northwestern.edu> 




Deadline: Due to Mike Berry not alter than March 10



Revised 2-16-94


NAME _______________________  INSTITUTION _____________________________


POSITION _______________________       YEARS OF COACHING _______________


NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS THIS YEAR _______________________


The following questions represent some of the issues you may want to
discuss in your judge philosophy.  They serve as a guideline.  Please
try to make the philosophy relevant AS APPLICABLE to the current topic.
It is understood that many of your positions may be altered by specific
situations.  Please limit yourself to ONE photocopy ready page.  The
left hand margin should be one (1) inch.


Theory: 1. What decision making paradigm do you use?  2. What are your
standards for the evaluation of T?  3. What are your standards for
counterplans (especially topical Cps, conditionally, international fiat,
Agent of Action, and permutations)?  4. How do you react to new cases at
the NDT?


Topic Specific Arguments: 1. Which T violations do you like/dislike? How
is T evaluated?  2. What are your preferences for disads? Counterplans?


Critiques/Deontology: 1. Do you like them?   2. What standards do you
use to evaluate them?  3. How do they weigh against other impacts?


Evidence: 1. Do you read evidence after a round?  2. What are your
standards of evaluation?  3. Do you require full cites to be read?  How
does that affect your evaluation of evidence?  4. What are your
standards for an evidence challenge?


Style: 1. What, if anything, do you do to encourage comprehensible
speaking?  2. What constitutes an argument?  3. Do you find tag-team CX
objectionable?  4. What behavior or mannerisms do you find





Send philosophies (preferably email) to: mrberry at kings.edu
<mailto:mrberry at kings.edu> .  

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