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District Bid Allocation Instructions and Rules
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:27:36 PM »
NDT District Bid Allocation Instructions - 2013

1.  The deadline for declaration of intent to attend districts is February 19, 2013

2.  Chairs are responsible for checking the following:
A.  The school the teams represent must have paid their NDT subscription fee.

B.  The team must meet the minimum required number of varsity debate rounds (18 rounds for each team member or 32 rounds for one member).

C.  If the district chooses not to hold a district tournament, the District Chair is responsible for verifying that each team has a preliminary win percentage of greater than 40%.

D. The NDT Committee Chair will forward the list of academically eligible students to each chair.  Each chair should verify that the teams competing at district are academically eligible.

E. Do not count third teams from a school toward the total number of bid allocation eligible teams from a district.  

F.  If a school has earned one First Round, only one team from that school counts toward the district bid allocation number.  If a school has earned 2 first rounds, no team from their school counts toward district bid allocation.

3.  District chairs should forward a list of eligible teams’ names to the bid allocation committee by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 19th to: Sarahtp73@yahoo.com, cramhelwich@gmail.com, edlee3@gmail.com and dperkins@fas.harvard.edu.  

5.  Preliminary allocations will be announced as soon as possible February 20.

6.  Each Chair must verify that each team counted toward bid allocation is present and debating at districts.  Please confirm your bid allocation numbers or notify Sarah of changes by noon on the Saturday of your district tournament.  Sarah’s cell is 208-251-0138.  Please do not call before 8 am Mountain time 

7.  If team(s) are not debating at one or more district tournaments, bid allocations will be recalculated.  Sarah PL will then verify the new calculations with another member of the District Bid Allocation Committee or the NDT Committee Chair.  The results of this process will be announced as soon as possible.

 
NDT Standing Rules Re: District Bid Allocation

1.  The team must meet the minimum required number of varsity debate rounds (18 rounds for each team member or 32 rounds for one member).  
To submit for the bid allocation process, a team must have paid their NDT subscription fee and have either (1) a minimum of 18 intercollegiate preliminary rounds on the fall CEDA topic or its NDT topic parallel either both as individuals or as a team of varsity or open debate in at least three tournaments, each consisting of a minimum of 6 preliminary rounds with at least 6 teams from at least four different schools in varsity or open division, or (2) one member of the team with a minimum of 32 intercollegiate preliminary rounds on the fall CEDA topic or its NDT topic parallel in at least four tournaments, each consisting of a minimum of six preliminary rounds, with at least six teams from at least four different schools in varsity or open division (i.e., if one member of the team has at least 32 rounds satisfying the above requirements, no minimum number of rounds is required of the partner in order for the team to be eligible for the bid allocation process).

2.  If the district chooses not to hold a district tournament, each team must have a preliminary win percentage of greater than 40%.
Districts choosing to select representatives for the NDT in a manner other than a qualifying debate tournament will be allowed to submit only those teams over a 40% win-loss record for the purposes of bid allocation.

3.  Third teams do no count toward bid allocation.  If a school has earned one or more First Rounds, their allocation is reduced proportionately regardless of the number of teams from that school debating at the tournament.  (1 first round =s 1 team eligible for bid allocation, 2 first rounds = 0 teams eligible for bid allocation).
(2) The number of eligible teams from each school shall be no greater than the number of teams that school can qualify through the district process . . .
(5) Teams awarded First Round At-Large bids will not be counted for purposes of allocating district bids.

4.  Academic eligibility.
To be an eligible debater for the National Debate Tournament, a student must provide, by February 8th to the NDT committee chair, an official document from appropriate university officials verifying that he/she is registered as an undergraduate student and is in good standing at the school, for which he/she is participating, as of February 1st immediately preceding the NDT in which he/she wishes to participate.

5.  How to calculate the district bid allocation.  
c. The number of bids each district receives will be determined by dividing the number of district bids by the overall number of eligible teams and then applying that percentage to the number of eligible teams in each district (e.g., if 75 eligible teams applied for district bids, or applied for but did not receive a First Round At-Large bid, then 46/75 or 61.33% of the teams in each district would receive bids). When the number assigned to a district is more than a whole number (e.g., 6.5), the district would only be assured of the whole number (e.g., 6 bids).

d. If the total number of whole numbers allotted is less than 46, the allocation committee will assign additional bids to those districts with the highest fraction until the 46 team limit is reached.

e. If there is a tie among two districts that would exceed the 46 bid limit, an extra bid will be allocated from the second round pool; if the tie is between more than two districts, the tie will be broken by total subscription rates of those districts.

8.  Teams must debate at districts.
By 12:00 noon on the Saturday of their district qualifying weekend, each District Chair shall report to the Bid Allocation Chair the actual number of debate teams competing for bids to the NDT. The Bid Allocation Chair shall calculate a final allocation of the 46 District Bids upon receipt of the actual number of competing teams from all districts. The Bid Allocation Chair shall report the final allocation of the bids to each District Chair by 5:00 p.m. ET on the Saturday of the second qualifying weekend. In the event that all districts conduct their qualifying process on the first qualifying weekend, notification of the final allocation shall take place by 5:00 p.m. ET on the Saturday of that weekend.

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