DUDA MS Tournament 1

2020 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Key Dates

Registration due: December 3 (registration will only be accepted through Tabroom - no emailed entries) 

Event on: December 12


Coach Notes

1) Check the page attachments on the right! 

We've included our Tabroom registration instructions and a flyer to share for judge recruitment. 


2) Please bring judges. For every 2 teams that register, we need 1 judge. Typically, we have to recruit 30+ judges per event. This is a substantial drain on staff time and budget, and trades off with our ability to continue to develop new campus resources/support programs. Please broadcast our need for judging to your alumni, other teachers, parents of students, etc. - all of them are welcome to judge, and we will place them in divisions based on their experience level. They can commit for a full or partial day. 


If you are able to engage a judge, please instruct them to create a Tabroom account, then add them on your team’s judge list using their email (this prevents them from judging your own students). Instructions for this step can be found in the the “Tabroom Team Administration” instructions. If you have questions, please contact cece@dallasurbandebate. 


3) To address disappearing teams, we are implementing a "room check" before each round. After consulting tournament directors around the country, we have chosen to implement a "room check" system. 30 minutes before each debate, staff will circulate to each room to confirm that all students and judges are present. If your teams are not present at room check, they will be removed from the tournament and the debate will be re-paired. Needless to say, it is ESSENTIAL that you communicate this room check expectation to your teams. 



900am      Check in with your teams (in assigned breakout rooms in the virtual venue)

945am      Registration updates due via Tabroom

950am      Round 1 pairings released

1000am    Round 1 room check

1030am    Round 1 begins 

1130pm    Break for lunch

1215pm    Round 2 room check 

1245pm    Round 2 begins

200pm      Round 3 room check 

230pm      Round 3 begins

330pm      Closing comments in Auditorium, dismissal (Q&A offered until 4pm)