|Individual Award||School Award|
|Lincoln-Douglas||Elliot Polsky (STA)||St. Thomas Academy|
|Policy||Alexa Groenke (Jefferson)||Minneapolis South|
|Public Forum||Jed Rothstein (STMA)||Blaine High School|
|Classic Debate||Perry Abdulkadir & Jack Kurila (Eastview)||Eastview|
|Lincoln-Douglas||Luke Stuttgen (Apple Valley)||Apple Valley HS|
|Policy||Leah Norman & Kyra Stephenson (Eagan)||Wayzata HS|
|Public Forum||Michael Quinn & Spencer Sanders (Apple Valley)||Eastview HS|
|Overall Award||Eagan HS|
|Lincoln-Douglas||Robyn Sellman (Coon Rapids)||Coon Rapids HS|
|Policy||Miranda Ehrlich & Meghan Sohoni (Wayzata)||Wayzata HS|
|Public Forum||Rachel Markon & Iaan Reynolds (Eagan)||Eastview HS|
|Overall Award||Eagan HS|
The MDTA executive board along with the help of Ryan Ricard (point consultant/super spreadsheet designer) have put together the following MDTA Cup Point System. (The points system need one final verification based on last years results but will be verified before the first tournament and any updates will be posted here.)
- Individual Points
- 1 Point for Competing at Invitational Tournament (Sections, State and NFL do not count)
- 1 Point for finishing 1 through 8th place, or qualifying to elim rounds, whichever includes more students
- 1 Point for placing first at a tournament without elims
- 1 Point for each elimination round won
- Max of 5 points per tournament
- Must participate in four in-state invitational tournaments to qualify for award
- 1 Point for qualifying to state tournament
- MSHSL State Tournament or MSHSL State Festival results do not count towards award
- Tournament must have at least 4 schools.
- Tournament must have 12 entries for the top 8 to be awarded. If tournament does not meet this criteria, only 1/2 of the pool will be given bonus points and no first place bonus point will be awarded.
- Team Points
- Top 2 students on a given weekend in each type of debate count towards team points
- Points each week count towards year-end results
- All points for both individual and team are for the varsity division
- A school that wins the overall award cannot win any of the remaining team awards
- Tie Breakers
- Total Points
- Number of in-state tournaments
- In case of 2-way tie / head-to-head results
The MDTA is excited to offer some great traveling trophies for the team awards along with individual awards for the top student/teams. Results will be posted each week to the MDTA web site so individuals, teams and schools can see exactly where they are in the season-long Chase for the MDTA Cup.
More details for the MDTA Cup Results can be found on Ryan’s blog.
Tournament Results for each tournament need to be collected for MDTA Cup Results. For us to determine cup points, we simply need a list of all participants and top 10 entries (or elim round results) for your tournament. If you are using TRPC – the following instructions will produce your list.
From the Results Menu | Choose Main Results Printout | Print Team/Contestants in Order. On the right-side of the resulting screen, is a green button to “Export results to comma-delimited list for Excel”. Pressing that will ask you to save the file to disk. We only need this for your Varsity division of each event. If you have elimination rounds at your tournament, please make sure to include those results as well.
All result information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.