NSDA Taiwan Invitation

Registration & Payment Deadline is September 22, 2018

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MUST READ TOURNAMENT RULES

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • 10/6 Preliminary
  • 10/7 Elims &  Finals

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JUDGE TRAINING

All judges must receive judge training by two methods: A) via LINE or email and B) October 6 & 7 face-to-face training from 7:30 – 8:30 AM.

ELEMENTARY EVENTS (Grades 1 – 5)

SECONDARY EVENTS (Grades 6 – 12)

  • Speech: Original Oratory (G6-12); click for instruction
  • NPF: Novice Public Forum (G6-8); 1 year/less debate experience
  • OPF: Open Public Forum (G7-12)
  • NCX: Novice Policy (G6-8); 1 year/less experience; speech times are 1/2 of OCX
  • OCX: Open Policy (G6-12); two teams in final round get TOC bids
  • LD: Lincoln Douglass (G6-12)
  • WSD: World School Debate/ Parliamentary Format (G9-12)

DEBATE TOPICS

  • Smart Debate + Public Forum Debate

Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Taiwan.

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

Resolved: The reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.

  • Policy Debate

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

  • World School Debate

Prepared Motion: This house would allow non-military government personnel to claim “conscientious objector” status when called upon to carry out a US governmental policy.

  • Impromptu Motions: Will be released 30 minutes before the round.

NSDA topics are released here : https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/

LIMITATIONS

  • Debate partner can be from a different school for the Taiwan District, but a partner must be from the same school for the U.S. NSDA.
  • Double entries ONLY permitted for grade 1-4 if both entries are speech events. For all other situations, NOT permitted.

REGISTRATION METHODS

LOCATION

COSTS

As of January 2018, Scott Wunn has designated ADL as the exclusive sponsor of NSDA Taiwan District that is responsible for 1) membership registration, 2) NSDA fee collection, 3) NSDA points maintenance, and 4) district tournaments operation.

Non-Profit Operation: NSDA tournaments are run on non-profit basis as shown in the attached cost analysis of 2017 tournament hosted by ADLCost items A and B below go to NSDA office in the U.S. and cost item C includes the travel costs of NSDA representatives coming to Taiwan, facility rental, trophies, lunch, judge & staff compensations, and other costs related to the operation of this tournament. Cost item D is spent on hiring judges. 

  1. Annual School Membership:
    • High School – NT 4,500
    • Middle School – NT 3,000
    • Elementary – NT 1,500
  2. Onetime Student Membership:
    • High School – NT 1,000
    • Middle School – NT 1,000
    • Elementary – NT 1,000
    • *A student shall pay a total of $3,000 in their lifetime, if they have been a member of NSDA for Elementary, Middle, and High schools.
  3. Tournament Registration:
    • 1 entry – NT$ 4,000 per person
    • 30% off for students traveling from Tainan, Taitung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Kenting
    • 50% off for students who qualify for financial aid (the coach must submit a letter of request to jc@asiandebateleague.com)
    • 20% off on group entry of 3 students or more if paid by 9/15
    • 10% off on individual entry if paid by 9/15
    • Registration Deadline – 9/22
  4. Judging fee:
    • NT 4,000 will be waived if a school provides either a parent or teacher judge per 6 students; if not, must pay NT 4,000.
  5. Optional:If your school does not manage NSDA points for you, then a student can pay ADL 1,500 NT annually to 1) record NSDA points and 2) receive NSDA Certificates. Read more about NSDA points here: https://asiandebateleague.com/points/njfl-points/

PAYMENT

For your convenience, all fees can be wired to ADL account directly.

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