Plastic TOC PF Invitational ONLINE

2020 — Discord, KY/US

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ONLINE PLASTIC TOC!

There will be prefs, there is no entry fee, and you don’t have to bring your own judge. Coaches can enter to debate and students are allowed to judge. We only offer PF. Please follow the deadlines for registration and judge additions, both of which can be seen on the right.

The tournament will be held entirely on Discord.

Debaters from the same team will be able to hit each other in prelims, because formal school names are not mandatory, get creative! 

We will be using the NSDA Jan 2020 PF Topic.

Discord Info

Make sure to create an account before joining the discord. As soon as you join, please read #rules-info and follow instructions there. 

Invite Link: https://discord.gg/Fb8YRVM

 

Schedule

Note: All prelims will most likely have to be double flighted, we will have panels for all out-rounds except for if partial-triples are required. Elims will also be accelerated if possible. The bracket will NOT be broken. Finally, all times in CST.

Friday

R1 5:00 - 7:00 PM

R2 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Saturday

R3 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

R4 2:00 - 4:00 PM

R5 4:30 - 6:30 PM

R6 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Sunday

Partial Trips 11 AM - Noon

Doubles 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Octos 2 - 3 PM

Quarters 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Semis 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Finals 6:30 - 7:30 PM

For any questions regarding tournament logistics and policy, please check the contact info or look at Discord.

Recommendations:

In order to keep the tournament running smoothly, there will be text channels in each room to send speech docs. Please use them so that audio issues and evidence exchanges don't create significant delays.

Have a third person or judge available for coinflips, feel free to do this however you want.

Competitor Guidelines

ZERO TOLERANCE for harassment and violence to anyone in the room. If it happens once, you will be immediately removed from the tournament. This includes being aggressive if 'post-rounding' or asking judges about their decisions. Feel free to ask smart, pertinent questions but if you are rude to the point where a judge has to report it to tab you will be dropped.

Adults: Feel free to compete even if you have graduated/coach other schools.

TOC-Qualled Competitors: Please compete! Gold and silver bids aren't good enough to qualify to the prestigious Plastic TOC but we can make an exception.

**As a student judge, if you feel uncomfortable judging a coach or graduated student, let tabroom know and we will change out the judges ASAP**

Judging Guidelines

Feel free to disclose orally, write short ballots. Make sure to hit start round as soon as the round starts and submit your ballot within the time limit so tab doesn't have to chase you down. You are NOT required to orally disclose but we encourage it and 

You can assign speaker points up to tenths. Please do not give 30's to all competitors and feel free to take your time in making decisions, we have assigned ample amounts of time to make a decision that you should be satisfied with.

Prefs/ MPJ

Will release prefs the Wednesday before the competition date, please turn them in before Friday. You are not required to fill out a pref sheet but it is advantageous to do so. They will open Wednesday 11:59 PM and close Thursday at 11:59 PM.

Rules

This tournament will use all NSDA rules for competition standards and NDCA PF Wiki guidelines for disclosure