Judge Training

Do you have new judges?  Do you have parents whom you want to turn into judges?  Do your judges need some refreshers?  There are a few judge trainings available over the next month or so.

At the ASDCA convention, on September 9th at Brophy, there will be 2 trainings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Register your judges for the trainings at www.joyoftournaments.com/az.

At the SWSDI Novice Tournament, held at Hamilton HS on September 23, there will be a judge training, and then opportunities for the new judges to practice their skills in a low-stress environment.

In addition, Meg Howell at Mountain View will host a judge training night.  Information will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Any other opportunities for judge training will be posted on this page.  Well-prepared judges make tournaments so much more rewarding for our competitors.



New Coaches Workshop

New Speech and Debate coaches:

The New Coaches Workshop will be held at Mountain View High School on Saturday, August 19th.  Register for the workshop by contacting NSDA District Chair Meg Howell-Haymaker at mmhowellhaymaker@mpsaz.org.

Where in the world are the trophies?

ASDCA Treasurer Mr. Wolnisty and McClintock coach Mr. Glover took their annual road trip to Nationals this year.  As always, some trophies hitched a ride back to Phoenix with them.  Where did the trophies go this year?

2017-2018 Calendar Dates

Here is the calendar, as approved by the AIA State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee last week:

August 19th– New Coaches Workshop

September 9th– Convention/ Novice workshops

September 23– SWSDI Practice tournament @ Hamilton

September 30– Congress @ Chandler Prep Academy

October 20-21– Red Mountain Lost Dutchman

October 27-28– Jim Fountain Classic @ McClintock HS

November 10-11– Toro Country Classic @ Mountain View HS

November 17-18– Water Tower Invitational @ Mesquite HS

December 1-2– Winter Trophy

January 5-7– ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Tournament

January 12-13– Chandler Prep

January 26-27– Bobcat Bonanza @ Central HS

February 10– NSDA Congress Qualifier

March 2-3–  SWSDI Tournament

March 9-10– State Tournaments

March 22-24– NSDA District Qualifier Tournament


2017 NSDA Qualifier Debate Ballots

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the 2017 AZ District Qualifier tournament.  The tournament results and the qualifier list is available at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/nfl/az/2017/.  Remember that results are not official until the NSDA has completed the audit of the tournament.

Debate ballots are available here:

NSDA2017 CX_R1  NSDA2017 CX_R2  NSDA2017 CX_R3  NSDA2017 CX_R4

NSDA2017 LD_R1  NSDA2017 LD_R2  NSDA2017 LD_R3  NSDA2017 LD_R4

NSDA2017 LD_R5  NSDA2017 LD_R6  NSDA2017 LD_R7  NSDA2017 LD_R8

NSDA2017 PF_R1  NSDA2017 PF_R2  NSDA2017 PF_R3  NSDA2017 PF_R4

NSDA2017 PF_R5  NSDA2017 PF_R6  NSDA2017 PF_R7

Division 1 State Debate Ballots

Congratulations to everyone who attended the AIA State Tournaments.  Here are the debate ballots for the Division 1 tournament.

AZD1StatePF_Q  AZD1StatePF_R1  AZD1StatePF_R2  AZD1StatePF_R3  AZD1StatePF_R4 AZD1StatePF  AZD1StatePF _O  AZD1StatePF_S

AZD1StateCX_R1  AZD1StateCX_R2  AZD1StateCX_R3  AZD1StateCX_R4  AZD1StateCX_S

AZD1StateLD_F  AZD1StateLD_O  AZD1StateLD_Q  AZD1StateLD_R1  AZD1StateLD_R2

AZD1StateLD_R3  AZD1StateLD_R4  AZD1StateLD_S

SWSDIT 2017 Debate Ballots

Thank you all for attending the 2017 SWSDIT.  We are so thankful for our host, Hamilton High School, and all who competed at the tournament.  Here are the debate ballots from the weekend.

nld_f  nld_o  nld_q  nld_r1  nld_r2  nld_r3  nld_r4  nld_s

npf_f  npf_q  npf_r1  npf_r2  npf_r3  npf_r4  npf_s

vcx_r1  vcx_r2  vcx_r3  vcx_r4  vcx_s

vld_f  vld_o  vld_q  vld_r1  vld_r2  vld_r3  vld_r4  vld_r5  vld_r6  vld_s

vpf_f  vpf_o  vpf_q  vpf_r1  vpf_r2  vpf_r3  vpf_r4  vpf_r5  vpf_r6  vpf_s