ADA Tournament Calendar 2017-2018

 

September 2017

 

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

9/16 – 9/18 – Saturday-Monday

**Novice division will utilize packet.

 

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

9/30– 10/2 – Saturday-Monday

**Novice division will utilize packet.

 

October

 

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

10/7 – 10/8 – Saturday-Sunday

**Novice division will utilize packet.

 

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

10/13-10/15 – Friday-Sunday

**Novice division will utilize packet.

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

10/13-10/15 – Friday-Sunday

 

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

10/21-10/23 – Saturday-Monday

 

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

10/28-10/30 – Saturday-Monday

 

November

 

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

11/3 – 11/5 – Friday-Sunday

 

ADA Fall Championship Debates, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

11/11 – 11/13 – Saturday-Monday

 

 

January 2018

 

University of Miami, Miami, FL

1/3– 1/6 – Wednesday-Saturday

 

University of California-Berkeley 1, Berkeley, CA

1/3 – 1/5 –Wednesday-Friday

 

University of California-Berkeley 2, Berkeley, CA

1/7-1/9 –Sunday-Tuesday

 

Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

1/13– 1/15 – Saturday-Monday

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1/20-1/22 – Saturday-Monday

 

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1/26-1/28 – Friday-Monday

 

February

 

University of Mary Washington JV/Novice, Fredericksburg, VA

2/17 – 2/18 – Saturday-Sunday

 

March

 

ADA Nationals, at University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX

3/10-3/12 – Saturday-Monday

NCC Update #1

Hi all!

Follow the dropbox link to get the newest update for the Novice Curriculum. This set includes:

  • Updated Impact Answers
  • A reformatted RPS card
  • Topicality for the Carbon Restrictions Aff

Novice Curriculum Committee Set #1

Hi All! Please find below the link for the starter set of files for the 2016-2017 Novice Curriculum! Anyone is free to download and use these files. If you have any questions about the file, please feel free to check out our FAQ! If you have more concerns or questions, feel free to email the committee at novicecurriculumset@gmail.com

Topicality
Affirmative and Negative – Carbon Tax #1
Affirmative and Negative – Carbon Tax #2
Affirmative and Negative – RPS
Economy DA  + Answers
Elections DA + Answers
States CP + Answers
Eco-managerialism K+ Answers
Theory File

Novice Curriculum Committee FAQ

Have questions about the Novice Curriculum committee or the NCS? See here for common questions and answers. If you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to novicecurriculumset@gmail.com for more assistance!

Which tournaments are opting to use the ADA Novice Curriculum Set (NCS)?

  1. GSU 9/17-9/19
  2. Kentucky 10/01-10/03
  3. Samford 10/14-10/16
  4. UMW 10/15-10/17
  5. Clarion ADA Fall Championship 11/18-11/20
  6. Illinois College tournament, Dec 2-4

What arguments are included in the 2016 NCS?

  1. Topicality
  2. Aff Cap and Trade (2 versions) with neg case arguments
  3. Aff RPS with neg case arguments
  4. Economy DA with aff answers
  5. Elections DA with aff answers
  6. States CP with aff answers
  7. Eco-managerialism K with aff answers
  8. Theory file

Where can we access the NCS files? The NCS Files can be accessed on this website, or in this dropbox folder.

How is the NCS evidence formatted? All evidence was produced with arguments underlined but NOT highlighted.  Debaters may repurpose, change underlining, or retag the evidence if they desire as long as it remains consistent with the originally produced argument.

Can novice debaters use evidence not in the NCS at tournaments that have opted to use the NCS? If a tournament chooses to host such a Novice Division, Debaters competing in that division may only use evidence from the set maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee.

What happens if a novice uses evidence outside the NCS? At tournaments where the Tournament host has designated that the Novice Division will be utilizing a restricted evidence set all evidence presented in such debates should be from the evidence maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee, and Debaters may not present evidence from outside the evidence set. (This does not include analytic arguments.)  At a minimum, judges should disregard evidence that is read that has not been approved by the NCC. Judges may also consider other possible consequences including awarding a loss to the violating team, which would be more appropriate for deliberate and/or repeated violations. It is the Judge’s decision that governs the round and judges are expected to abide by and enforce American Debate Association rules when judging.

Does using the NCS effect sweepstakes points? Sweepstakes points from Novice Divisions with a restricted evidence set shall be counted the same as from those without.

Who decides what evidence is included in the NCC? The ADA Novice Curriculum Committee (NCC) to creates, maintains, and distributes the Evidence Set for use in restricted evidence Novice Divisions.

Who is able to use the NCS? The NCC shall make the evidence set available to all ADA members and anyone attending a tournament utilizing the evidence set. The NCC may make the evidence set available to any other person or school as it deems beneficial.

Who will update the evidence? Two waves of updates are currently scheduled for October 9th and 31st.  In addition to evidence created or solicited by the NCC, Novice Debaters who compete in tournaments utilizing the restricted evidence set may submit updates from their own research to any file in the set for inclusion in the set. These updates must be submitted to the NCC by the Monday prior to each tournament for review by the NCC.  No evidence from such updates may be used until the NCC has approved the evidence and added it to the evidence set. Such updates are to be the product of the Novice Debaters’ own research, and not that of other teammates or coaches.

Novice Curriculum Rule Passed for 2016-2017

More information:
FAQ
Constitution
Standing Rules
Announcement of Rule
Novice Curriculum Starter Set

2016 ADA Novice Curriculum Rule

  1. TOURNAMENT DESIGNATION – Tournaments may choose to host a Novice Division with a restricted evidence set. If a tournament chooses to host such a Novice Division, Debaters competing in that division may only use evidence from the set maintained by the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee. Tournaments that wish to host a Novice Division with the curriculum restriction should notify the ADA Executive Committee with their request for tournament sanctioning and state the same in the tournament invitation. Tournaments during the Fall Semester are encouraged to host a Novice Division with a restricted evidence set. Sweepstakes points from Novice Divisions with a restricted evidence set shall be counted the same as from those without.
  1. EVIDENCE SET – It shall be the duty of the ADA Novice Curriculum Committee (NCC) to create, maintain, and distribute the Evidence Set for use in restricted evidence Novice Divisions. At the beginning of each season the NCC shall release a list of the tournaments that have indicated their intention to host a Novice Division where evidence is to be limited to the evidence set. At that time the NCC shall release the initial evidence set as well as a schedule of planned additions to the evidence set for the season. The NCC shall make the evidence set available to all ADA members and anyone attending a tournament utilizing the evidence set. The NCC may make the evidence set available to any other person or school as it deems beneficial.
  1. STUDENT UPDATES – In addition to evidence created or solicited by the NCC, Novice Debaters who compete in tournaments utilizing the restricted evidence set may submit updates from their own research to any file in the set for inclusion in the set. The NCC shall include in its initial season announcement the procedure and timing for submission of Novice Debater updates. No evidence from such updates may be used until the NCC has approved the evidence and added it to the evidence set. Such updates are to be the product of the Novice Debaters’ own research, and not that of other teammates or coaches.

 

 

Update: 2016 Business Meeting Information

Call for Agenda Items and ADA Nationals Bids:

The American Debate Association Business Meeting is seeking input on agenda items for discussion at the spring business meeting. We are also soliciting bids to host ADA Nationals in 2017 and 2018. If you are interested in contributing agenda items or a bid, please send those to Adrienne Brovero [adri.debate@gmail.com] by Friday, May 6 at 5 pm. A bid guidelines document can be found under the “Resources” Tab.

Meeting Info
When: May 13, 2016, 10 am.
Where: University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
RSVP: In order to make sure we have appropriate seating for everyone, please RSVP by May 1 to Adrienne (email above) with the number of persons attending from your school.

Those traveling from further away:
Plenty of hotels in the area. If you want to be close, the Hyatt is literally adjacent to campus, and has positive reviews from folks we’ve had stay there. We use the Wingate by Wyndham Fredericksburg for the fall tournament and the D7 tournament – it’s about 15 minutes away.

If you are flying in, National (DCA) and Richmond (RIC) are the closest – under an hour in no traffic, but potentially ridiculous with traffic. Dulles (IAD) is about 30 minutes further away (and also subject to absurd traffic).