JV Rule Change #2

 

After the statement β€œAn 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.

 

Existing Rule

 

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.