Announcing MDTA Cup

The MDTA is excited to announce a new set of season long awards for the 2009-2010 debate season.  There will be five MDTA Cup award presentations –  the top overall school, top classic, top LD, top Policy and  top Public-Forum school.  In addition, there will be four additional individual awards for the top LD Debater, and top Classic, Policy and Public-Forum teams at the end of the season.  Any in-state tournament that does not conflict with NFL, Section or State Tournaments held from the first week of October up to the State Tournament will be included in the point process.
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 Tournament
    • 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 tournaments to qualify for award
    • 1 Point for qualifying to state tournament
    • MSHSL State Tournament or MSHSL State Festival results do not count towards awards
  • Team Points
    • Top 2 students at tournament 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.
Ryan will be posting an update to his blog that outlines several scoring scenarios and we will cross post to his blog for that information.

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