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National Tournament Online Supplemental Events

2022 National Speech and Debate Tournament
June 2-4, 2022
2022 National Tournament Online Supplemental Events

For students who are joining us online and not traveling to Louisville, Kentucky.

Winners of these online events will be named Online Supplemental Event national champions! 

Registration deadline extended to May 25, 2022.

Attending in person? Learn more about in-person supplement events at www.speechanddebate.org/nationals.

Eligibility

We are offering two separate divisions for supplemental events at the 2022 National Tournament, online and in-person. Students traveling to Louisville are ineligible to enter online supplementals.

 

Standard Online Supplemental Event Eligibility:

      • Any student who qualified for the National Tournament in a main event but declined their spot may enter online supplemental events.

NEW THIS YEAR Four Bonus Supplemental Entries:

      • Each school also has the opportunity to enter up to four students who competed at districts but did not qualify to attend the National Tournament into supplemental events.
      • Two can be entered into online supplemental events and two can be entered into in-person supplemental events.
      • Individual students cannot be entered in both online and in-person supplemental events.
Group of people competing online at Nationals

Tournament Details

  • Online, Live Supplemental Debate: Congressional Debate, Extemp Debate
  • Online, Asynchronous Supplemental Speech: Prose, Poetry, Storytelling, Prepared Prompt, Expository, Prepared Commentary, Pro Con Challenge, and Original Spoken Word Poetry.
  • Live debate events will use NSDA Campus with Observers. Up to two coaches per entry may observe debate rounds; up to one coach per entry may observe live speech rounds. No observers are permitted in Congress.
  • Students in asynchronous speech events with linked Tabroom.com accounts will have the opportunity to view the videos submitted by other competitors in their rounds.
  • Students will not attend asynchronous speech rounds.
  • Participants can download a customizable certificate to commemorate their experience!

  • No double entry is permitted in any live events. Students, including those entered in a live event, may enter as many asynchronous speech events as they wish.
  • Entries, judges, and payment are due May 15. Asynchronous speech video links must be added to Tabroom.com by May 25.
  • Students traveling to Louisville are ineligible to enter online supplementals.
  • Students who qualified in a main event but declined their spot are eligible to enter online supplemental events.
  • Each school will have the opportunity to enter up to two students who competed at districts but did not qualify into in-person supplemental events. Each school will also have the opportunity to enter up to two different students who competed at districts but did not qualify into online supplemental events. Individual students cannot be entered in both online and in-person supplemental events.
  • Coaches must acquire a signed Entry Release Form for each competitor before the first day of competition, retain these signed forms through December 31, and be ready to produce them at any point during or following the event. These forms do not need to be uploaded to the registration website.
  • Students in Extemp Debate and Congressional Debate must have a linked Tabroom.com account.
  • If you have questions about tournament accessibility or would like to request an accommodation for one of your school’s participants, please contact Eli Woody at info@speechanddebate.org.
  • Extemp Debate: 1 judge is owed per 3 entries or fraction thereof.
  • Speech events: 1 judge is owed per 5 entries or fraction thereof.
  • Congress: 1 judge is owed per 5 entries or fraction thereof.
  • If a school owes a judge in a live event, they must provide a judge for each day of competition that that event runs. For example, a school-provided debate judge must be provided for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday rounds. If needed, contact the national office to split an obligation between different judges. A different judge may be provided for each day, but one day of judging cannot be split between multiple judges.
  • All speech judges are eligible to receive a final round assignment that must be judged between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 4.
  • Judges must complete the NFHS/NSDA Cultural Competence course prior to judging.
  • Judges must have Tabroom.com accounts.
  • Judges must have conflicts listed in Tabroom.com by May 15.
  • All judges are committed through the end of the tournament and are expected to judge any round assigned within their event group.
  • A limited number of tournament-provided judges are available for hire at $200 each. If your school hires a tournament-provided judge, the tournament is responsible for hiring, paying, and communicating with that judge. Your school will not be put in contact with them or arrange payment to them.
  • Schools will incur a $200 fine the first time one of their judges misses or is late to a round assignment. An additional $100 fine will be incurred for each occurrence of a missed or late judging assignment after that. All fines must be paid before Sunday of the National Tournament, June 12.
  • If you have questions about tournament accessibility or would like to request an accommodation for one of your school’s participants, please contact Eli Woody at info@speechanddebate.org.
  • The entry fee is $25 per entry.
  • Payment is due May 15. A PO uploaded to Tabroom.com or check postmarked by May 15 is acceptable.
  • Follow these instructions to create your National Tournament invoice.
  • Schools may pay by credit card or ACH via their NSDA account. There is no processing fee for credit card and ACH payments.
  • POs should be uploaded to the school’s Tabroom.com registration page by May 15.
  • Checks payable to National Speech & Debate Association. Mail payment to: NSDA, 401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA 50265.
  • Full refunds will be issued for changes made before May 15. No refunds will be made after May 15.
  • If you make changes to your registration before May 15 but have already created an invoice that is higher than that amount, contact the national office for the invoice to be revised.
  • Limited hired judging will be available for the price of $200 per judge.
    • The William Woods Tate, Jr. Memorial Fund was designed to help students attend the National Speech & Debate Tournament. The Tate Fund will continue to provide financial assistances to schools who otherwise would be unable to attend the National Tournament. For 2022 National Tournament, the NSDA is proud to pledge $100,000 to schools to create a more equitable National Tournament experience.
    • Apply now! Our first round of financial assistance awards will be announced around May 15.

    • Thank you to the generosity of NSDA donors including the Julia Burke Foundation for making this possible.
  • Registration, including entries, judges, and payment, is due May 15. Asynchronous video links are due in Tabroom.com by May 25.
  • Competition will be held Thursday, June 2 – Saturday, June 4.
  • Extemp Debate will do six preliminary rounds. All winning records will clear to a single-elimination bracket. Topics will be released 30 minutes prior to each round’s start time via Tabroom.com.
  • Congressional Debate will do two preliminary rounds and break to a semifinal or final, depending on entry numbers.
  • Asynchronous speech submissions will receive at least six preliminary round ranks. Judges in asynchronous speech will judge their preliminary round assignments at any time within the judging window on Thursday – Saturday. Top-placing students will advance to a final round that will be judged asynchronously on Saturday.
  • Congress will do two preliminary rounds. If there are 20-40 entries, a final will be held. If there are 41+ entries, a semifinal will be held.
  • Rounds will not be live streamed during the event; select finals recordings will be played during the National Tournament livestream the following week. All final rounds will be made available on the NDSA website after the National Tournament.
  • A virtual awards ceremony recognizing top-placing competitors and schools will be held Saturday evening.
  • The schedule is in Central Time.
Thursday June 2 (all times are CT) Friday June 3 (all times are CT) Saturday June 4 (all times are CT)

8:00 a.m. Asynchronous Speech Prelims Ballots Published

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. R1 Congress

5:00 p.m. R1 Extemp Debate

6:30 p.m. R2 Extemp Debate

8:00 p.m. R3 Extemp Debate

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. R2 Congress

5:00 p.m. R4 Extemp Debate

6:30 p.m. R5 Extemp Debate

8:00 p.m. R6 Extemp Debate

9:00 a.m. Elim 1 Extemp Debate

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Elim 1 Congress

10:00 a.m. Asynchronous Speech Prelims Ballots Due

10:30 a.m. Elim 2 Extemp Debate

12:00 p.m. Elim 3 Extemp Debate

2:00 p.m. Asynchronous Speech Finals Ballots Published

2:30-5:30 p.m. Elim 2 Congress (if needed)

2:30 p.m. Elim 4 Extemp Debate

3:30 p.m. Elim 5 Extemp Debate (if needed)

4:00 p.m. Asynchronous Speech Finals Ballots Due

5:00 p.m. Elim 6 Extemp Debate (if needed)

* all times listed are CT

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