If you have never debated at the University level before, you are not required to hold competitive points. If you have debated for a semester at the University level, Hart House determines your eligibility for funding based on your past results. You can count up to 3 debating tournaments and 2 judging tournaments per semester. The teams with the largest amount of competitive points will be selected to represent the club at tournaments with the notable exception of the novice protected spot. For each tournament the club attends, except Worlds and Oxbridge, one team spot is protected for a novice team that is to be selected randomly from the pool of novices who apply.
Specifics on the calculations can be found under "Governance" in the Club Bylaws Article VII.
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