The following proposals were passed by the NDCA board on Thursday 1/22/15.
Proposal 15.01.17.01 (LD and PF Qualification suspension) was passed 8-0 by the NDCAA with Glenda Ferguson abstaining.
For the 2015 NDCA National Championships the tournament entry procedures for Public Forum and LD debate should be waived and all entries should be immediately admitted into the tournament until there are 80 entries. If 80 entries is reached after March 15 the tournament director should continue to admit entries on a first come first served basis until the entry limit of 100 is reached. If 80 entries is reached prior to March 15 the tournament director should suspend entries and send a notice to the ndca-l that there are only 20 spots remaining in the tournament. One week after the notice is sent to the ndca-l the tournament director should begin releasing teams off the waiting list using the qualification procedures in the tournament procedures document.
Proposal 15.01.17.02 (Policy Qualifications Change) was passed 8-1 by the NDCA with Glenda Ferguson voting no.
For the 2015 NDCA National Championships the tournament entry procedures for policy debate should be amended as follows:If there are less than 80 entries as of March 1 the tournament director should admit teams on the waiting list on a first entered, first released basis up to 4 teams per school. If the entry limit of 100 is still not reached then the tournament director should admit teams from the waiting list on a first entered, first released basis.