LD

We offer Novice and Varsity LD on Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15.

Novice LD is limited to students in their first year of debate competition only.

The Varsity division will break to Double Octafinals and the Novice division to Octafinals. We will use the NFL January-February resolution. LD rounds will be held at Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Rd, Lexington, MA 02421.

Entry Limits: Initially, each program is limited to 5 entries per division. Extra entries will go on a waitlist. We will first get new schools in off the waitlist, then give existing schools extra entries.

Judges: Schools should make every effort to cover their entries with qualified judges. Schools must provide one judge per 1-3 entries in each division. You must cover your entries separately in each division: if you have two varsity and one novice, you need two judges, one for each pool. Experienced debaters (third or fourth year) may judge novice, but may not cover varsity entries. Very qualified judges are expected in varsity. We will use MJP in Varsity. We cannot accept judging changes after prefs open; judge name changes after that point will be assessed a drop fee.