All Saints Episcopal School
2020 — Online, TX/US
UPDATED TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13!!!
The All Saints Episcopal School Speech & Debate Team (in Tyler, TX) is proud to host its first ever virtual TFA tournament. As a small school, we see a real need to offer a cost-friendly meet where those students who are involved in a lot of activities (football, cheer, band, etc.) can still compete on weekends (because...Texas...). So here's our plan:
Friday, Oct. 16 - all extemp rounds (International & Domestic)
3:30 PM - Extemp Rd. 1 (Draw)
4:00 PM Extemp Rd. 1 (Speeches begin)
5:45 PM Extemp Semis (Draw) (Note: if entries are 24 or fewer in a speech event, all students will get a second round and breaks to finals will be based off of cumulative score)
6:15 PM Extemp Semis (Speak)
8:00 PM/ASAP Extemp Finals (Draw)
8:30 PM/ASAP Extemp Finals (Speak)
Saturday, Oct. 17
Varsity & Novice LD Schedule
*All judges and students should check in online ten minutes prior to start time of each round; may begin once everyone is there. Judges must submit ballots within 15 minutes of the round's finish and exit the room.
8:00 AM VLD Rd. 1
9:30 AM VLD Rd. 2 (power-matched)
11:00 AM VLD Rd. 3 (power-matched)
12:30/ASAP Coaches' verification
1:00 PM VLD Quarterfinals (not paneled); NLD Rd. 1
2:30 PM VLD Semifinals (paneled); NLD Rd. 2
4:00 PM/ASAP VLD Finals; NLD Rd. 3
CX Debate Schedule - Saturday only
*All judges and students should check in online ten minutes prior to start time of each round; may begin once everyone is there. Judges must submit ballots within 15 minutes of the round's finish.
8:30 AM VCX & NCX Rd. 1
10:30 AM VCX & NCX Rd. 2 (power-matched)
1:00 PM VCX & NCX Rd. 3 (power-matched)
3:00 PM VCX & NCX Rd. 4 (power-matched)
Congressional Debate - Saturday only
In an effort to better compete in a virtual platform, direct questioning will be utilized for all rounds (questioners will get 30 consecutive seconds each within the designated questioning time, where they can ask multiple questions) and precedence will be preset.
Varsity Congress Docket: Prelims #6-10, Finals #11-15 from the TFA Fall 2020 Docket found here:https://txfa.org/documents/2020-21/TFA%20Fall2020%20Legislative%20Docket%209-18.pdf
9:00 - 12:00 Varsity Congress Prelim (two chambers)
1:00 - 4:00 Varsity Congress Finals
1:00 - 4:00 Novice Congress Prelim (Docket #6-11; order is not set)
Speech Events (OO, INFO, POI, HI, DI, Poetry, Prose) - We are offering these asynchronously. This means that you'll need to submit a recorded speech through Tabroom.com which will be judged for the duration of the tournament. We ask that all speeches be submitted by noon on Monday, Oct. 12, so that we may provide due notice of any events not making and allow any interested parties to submit their entry elsewhere before other tournament deadlines begin.
Monday, October 12 - noon - Speeches due to be submitted online
- Round 1 ballots out by 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Rd. 1 ballots due from judges by 4:00 PM
- Round 2 ballots out by 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Rd. 2 ballots due from judges by 4:00 PM
- Finals ballots out by 5:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 15 - ballots due by 4:00 PM