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    HOW NDT POINTS ARE COUNTED

 

OVERALL: THE KEY ASPECTS OF COUNTING UP THE POINTS

A school's best eight tournaments count for the NDT rankings.

The two teams who score the most points at an individual tournament count.

There are rankings for overall, varsity, community college, and regions.

All tournaments using the NDT topic count beginning in September through April 15.

 

COUNTING POINTS FOR EACH TEAM AT A TOURNAMENT

To count points, add up a team’s preliminary and elimination round points based on this formula:

Prelim Record

Percentage

Points

 

Elim Record

Points

4-0 to 9-0

100%

16

 

Unanimous win

6

4-1 to 8-1

80 to 99.9%

15

 

(3-0, 5-0, a bye, etc.)

 

3-1, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3

67 to 79.9%

14

 

Split decision win

5

3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4

50.1 to 66.9%

13

 

(2-1, 3-2, 4-1, etc.)

 

2-2 to 4-4

50%

12

 

Split decision loss

4

2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5

33 to 49.9%

11

 

(1-2, 2-3, 1-4, etc.)

 

1-3, 2-5, 2-6, 3-6

21 to 32.9%

10

 

Unanimous loss

3

1-4 to 1-8

.1 to 20.9%

9

 

(0-3, 0-5, walk over/forfeit, etc.)

 

0-4 to 0-9

0%

8

 

 

 

EXAMPLE: Washington SC goes 4-2 in prelims; wins a 2-1 decision in the first elim round; and then loses a 1-2 decision in the second elim round. They score 13 prelim points, 5 points for the first elim; and 4 points for the second elim; for a total of 22 points.

NOTE: If the elimination rounds of a tournament are interrupted by extenuating circumstances, the points remaining to be earned will be evenly distributed to the remaining participants, rounded to the nearest whole number.

NOTE: Tournaments using 2 (or 4, etc.) judges in preliminary rounds shall have points recorded based on ballot totals. So, if a team gets 9 of 16 ballots in an 8 round, 2 judged tournament, that team receives points equivalent to a team who won 56.25% (9 divided by 16) of prelims which is 13 points.

NOTE: For closeouts, the team with the better prelim record gets 6 points; the other team receives 3 points.

SITUATIONS WHERE POINTS WILL NOT BE COUNTED

Points will not be counted in the following situations.

1. No points for divisions where there are not six teams from three schools.

2. No points for a team in an elimination round with more than half the tournament's teams if that team was not in the top half of the teams in the preliminary rounds.

EXAMPLE: There are 30 teams in a division. If the tournament breaks 16 teams (full octas), only seeds 1 through 15 may count points from the octas round.

NOTE: Byes in partial elimination rounds are counted as 6 points. Points are not counted if an elimination round does not occur (e.g. if a tournament begins with semi-finals, only semi-finals counts for points even if the number of teams in preliminary rounds warrants a quarter-finals round.)

3. If the tab room director(s) are from one school only, then elimination rounds of teams from that school will not count toward the rankings (you must have two schools represented as tab directors to have all elimination points counted).

4. No points for LD debates (one on one debates).

5. No points for debaters without a colleague.

6. No points for teams with debaters who are not from the same school unless the NDT committee approves that team to compete at the NDT.

For situations 5 and 6, rounds with a team without partners from the same school will be treated as a loss and if a team does not have debaters from the same school debating together for a minimum of 4 rounds, no points shall be counted.

7. No points for junior/novice break-out elimination rounds (only the preliminary rounds count for those teams).

EXAMPLE: At a tournament, 42 teams compete in open division (with junior division competitors). The tournament breaks to a full octas elimination round in senior division and also advances four junior division teams to a separate elimination round; points would not be counted for these separate junior division elimination rounds.

 

COUNTING UP OVERALL AND VARSITY POINTS FOR A SCHOOL AT A TOURNAMENT

1. Overall points will count the points accumulated by the top two teams in any division at a tournament.

EXAMPLE: Washington SC scores 22 points in senior division and Washington DL scores 11 points in junior division and Washington VG scores 18 points in novice division. Washington scores 40 overall points (22 and 18 are Washington’s two highest overall counts).

2. Varsity points will count the points accumulated by the top two teams in varsity division (open, senior) at a tournament.

EXAMPLE: Washington SC scores 22 points in senior division and Washington DL scores 11 points in junior division and Washington VG scores 18 points in novice division. Washington scores 22 varsity points (only the senior division’s 22 point score counts for varsity points).

 

COUNTING UP TOTAL OVERALL AND VARSITY POINTS FOR SCHOOLS

1. A school’s overall points is the sum of a school’s eight highest tournament overall scores.

2. A school’s varsity points is the sum of a school’s eight highest tournament varsity scores.

EXAMPLE: Washington College has the following scores:

Overall

32

25

45

40

19

55

34

46

40

Varsity

8

25

45

34

12

35

34

46

22

Washington College’s overall points are 318 (drop the 19 point tournament and count the other eight).

Washington College’s varsity points are 257 (drop the 8 point tournament and count the other eight).

3. A tournament allows frosh or sophomores only. What division does the tournament count for?

Open.

 

THE RANKINGS

1. The Overall Rankings list schools in order of the overall points they earned.

2. The Varsity Rankings list schools in order of the varsity points they earned.

3. The Community College Rankings list community colleges in order of the overall points they earned.

4. The Regional Rankings list schools by region in order of the overall points each school earned.