Hello everyone!

The AIASDAC met this week for our annual September gathering.  There was one big item which will affect Arizona tournaments.  As the NSDA is using the “pilot” PF rules for the 2020 Nationals, we felt confident that the new times are permanent.  We will use the 3 minute Summary and 3 minute Prep times as outlined in the pilot at Winter Trophy and State, and it is also recommended for invitationals.  Make sure you read the invitations carefully.

Additionally, we affirmed that the NDCA page linked in an earlier post provides all of the evidence allowable in Novice Policy Debate, however with the addition of negative Counterplans and a Kritik to the packet, affirmative teams will be allowed to debate CP and K theory in order to refute those arguments.  The guidelines are as follows:

    • Only use evidence from scripted materials
    • Cant mix materials from multiple sources and splice them together- no chance for opposing team to argue
    • Theory if there is any should be tightly controlled- will be open in the spring
    • Counter plans can be a good idea as they are debating which policy is better

More information can be found in the minutes, which are located here: AIA meeting notes 9_18_19


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