Congratulations to Newark Science's Brianna Aaron for winning the 2018 Dukes & Bailey Cup. The Dukes and Bailey Cup is given annually to the Lincoln Douglas debater attending the NDCA National Tournament who has accumulated the highest qualifying point total in his or her top five tournament placements during the year. NDCA qualifying points are calculated based on the elim & prelim records of the debaters, weighted according to the size and geographical diversity of the tournament's field. Any tournament can count towards qualifying points. The Dukes & Bailey Cup in LD Debate is named for two of the foremost coaches in LD history, who are together most responsible for forging LD debate into a distinct, national-level competitive event.