[eDebate] NJDDT invite

Terri Easley teasley3
Thu Dec 13 13:33:41 CST 2007

33rd National Junior Division Debate Tournament 
Mid-America CEDA Champs 
Johnson County Community College 
March 15-17,2008 

I would like to invite you to attend the 2008 National Junior Division 
Debate Tournament. All debaters who meet the CEDA definition for Junior 
Varsity eligibility are encouraged to enter the NJDDT. It will offer 8 
rounds of policy debate. In addition, we will offer a separate tournament 
for the Novice division. Under the title of the Mid-America CEDA 
Championships, the novice divisions will also offer 8 rounds of policy debate. 
The following information should help you with your arrangements. If you 
have any questions, or if I can be of any other assistance do not hesitate to 
contact me. Please join us in March for what I expect to be a competitive 
and rewarding experience. 

Terri Easley 
Director of Debate 
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd. 
Overland Park, Kansas 66210 
913-469-8500 Ext. 4587 
teasley3 at jccc.edu 

Kelly Winfrey
Assistant Coach


We will be using the same hotel as last year -- the Radisson located at I-35 and 95th Street.  The rate is $69 a night for doubles.  They do have kings available upon request.  High-speed wireless internet is available in the lobby/atrium of the hotel and all of the rooms.  

Radisson - Lenexa: 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa, KS, 66215-3895, (913) 888-6670 or 800-333-3333.

When making reservations, please mention NJDDT - National Junior Division Debate Tournament to get the tournament rate.  If you have any problems, contact me or Eileen in Sales at 913-217-2309.  Please reserve rooms soon as the block is only held until March 1, 2008.  After that date, it will be on an availability basis.

You can also make reservations online at http://www.radisson.com/njddt2008.  

We strongly encourage you to stay at the Radisson and enjoy the wonderful Sleep Number beds, but if you need other options for lodging please let me know. 


For transportation from the Kansas City airport to Overland Park, we 
recommend Quicksilver Shuttle if you are not renting a car. The phone number is 913- 262-0905. If other accommodations are needed please let me know. 


There is no limit on entries provided there are judges to cover them. It is 
difficult to find hired judges, so please let me know early if you need to 
hire and I will see what can be done. The entry fees are $100 per debate 
team and $100 judge fee per uncovered team. Please make checks payable to 
Johnson County Community College. Each judge covers 2 teams or portion 

**We will not accept current undergraduate debaters as judges except in extreme special circumstances and then only with prior clearance of the tournament director (Please get these in early!! - No later than March 1, 2008).  Those cleared by the tournament director will only be available to judge a maximum of 3 rounds in the novice division.  

We will use the Bruschke Online Entry System.  Entries are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. 


Dr. Jeff Jarman, of Wichita State University, has once again graciously agreed to direct the tab room.


The NJDDT is open to all debaters eligible for Junior Varsity divisions as defined by the CEDA by-laws for the JV National Championship exception. The Mid-America CEDA Championships is open to all debaters eligible for the Novice divisions. We will adhere to the CEDA guidelines for eligibility in each division. 


Each division will use the 2007-2008 policy debate topic. Time limits for 
the tournament are 9-3-6 with 10 minutes prep. 


The tournament will operate according to the following guidelines. 
Each team will debate 4 affirmative and 4 negative rounds. In both 
preliminary and elimination rounds, judges will be required to make a 
decision awarding one team a win, one team a loss, and award speaker points 
and ranks to each participant in the debate. The number of elimination 
rounds will be based on the entries within each division. Elimination round 
participants will be determined by (1) win-loss record, (2) adjusted speaker 
points, (3) total speaker points. Brackets will NOT be broken in 
elimination rounds. 

Some form of judge preference will be used.

Hybrid teams are eligible to compete and qualify for elimination rounds.  JCCC teams may participate in the tournament and advance to elimination rounds.

The NJDDT and the MACC support and will comply with the CEDA Statement on 
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination and the Statement of Ethical 


All teams qualifying for elimination rounds will receive awards. The top 
speakers in each division will also receive awards. 

Dr. Dick Stine, the founder of JCCC Debate and the NJDDT is retiring after 37 years at JCCC.  To honor his commitment to debate, we will be starting the annual Dick Stine Coach Award for excellence in JV/Novice coaching.  This award will go to an individual who shows strong commitment to JV/Novice debate.  Nominees can be sent to teasley3 at jccc.edu by Fri, Feb. 8, 2008.  

SCHEDULE: All rounds are held on JCCC campus

Friday, March 14, 2008 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration at the Radisson 

Saturday, March 15, 2008

7:30 Breakfast at the school 
8:30 Round One 
11:00 Round Two 
1:30 - 2:30 Lunch at the school 
2:30 Round Three 
5:00 Round Four 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

7:30 Pairings released at the Radisson and JCCC
7:30 Breakfast at the school 
8:30 Round Five 
11:00 Round Six 
1:30 - 2:30 Lunch at the school 
3:00 Round Seven 
6:00 Round Eight 
ASAP Breaks released at the Radisson

Monday, March 17, 2008

7:00 Pairings released at the Radisson and School
7:30 Breakfast at the school 
8:30 First Elimination Round 
11:30 Awards 
                        Other elims to follow
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