Dear Colleague,
Plans are nearing completion for the 76th National Debate Tournament hosted by James Madison University. The NDT Committee has worked incredibly hard throughout the year to bring you a top-quality hybrid national tournament experience. Several rule changes will be in effect at this year’s tournament, including a number of rules specific to a hybrid NDT. Therefore, please review this document carefully. Rule changes are highlighted in both the google doc outline and in the body of the letter.
James Madison will provide classrooms on campus and virtual classrooms will be available on Classrooms.cloud. Gary Larson will continue to tab the tournament. We are working to find several alumni volunteers to help with logistics, including starting rounds. If you know of an appropriate volunteer, please have them email me ([email protected]).
Registration for the tournament will take place on Thursday March 31. 2022. Competition will take place Friday, April 1 through Monday, April 4, 2022. This document provides information on the tournament location, qualifying processes, eligibility certification, and entry for the tournament.
A complete set of rules and procedures may be found at https://nationaldebatetournament.org/about/standing-rules/.
The complete text of this letter, including multiple rule updates and health protocols, can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/…/1B8ui4dDFpZ…/edit….
I look forward to seeing many of you at the NDT!
Sarah T. Partlow Lefevre, Ph.D.
Director, National Debate Tournament
Professor, Director of Debate, Department of Communication, Media and Persuasion, Idaho State University

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