Marlow Invitational

2020 — NSDA Campus, OK/US

Dear Coaches and Judges,

Thank you for judging at the Marlow Speech Tournament!

Obviously, things are different this year; virtual tournament is a consequence of 2020 craziness.

Please take notice that the schedule is much different than what we experience at a face-to-face tournament.

First, we are judging on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  You will be given a time window on the asychronous (pre-recorded) events.  Please judge during that window as soon as you can.  Do not wait until the end time; it locks you out.  The schedule will be determined based on number of events and judges' availability.  Synchronous (live extemp and debate) times should begin at the start time.

The schedule for the Marlow Invitational Tournament will be as follows:

Thursday, Asychronous Events     8:00 a.m.-noon     noon-5:00 p.m.     5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday, Asychronous Events         8:00 a.m.-noon     noon-5:00 p.m.     5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday     8:00     Extemp Draw

                  8:30     Extemp

                  9:45     Debate 1

                  11:15   Debate 2

                  12:45   Extemp Draw Finals

                  1:15     Extemp Finals

                  2:30     Debate 3

                  4:00     Debate 4

                  6:00     Debate Elims (if needed)

                  8:00     Debate Elims (if needed)

        Also: Asychronous events   8:00 a.m.-noon     noon-5:00 p.m.     5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., if needed

Special Note for Saturday competitors and judges:  extempers should do a camera and microphone check before beginning.  Debaters and judges should enter the room for the 1st round no later than fifteen minutes before the round is scheduled to start to do a microphone and camera check.


Coaches, when you register your judges, please note when they are available to judge each day; you may combine partial judges to meet your required number.  Please also note if a judge would be available for Saturday, if needed.  (We really hope to have all synchronous events completed by Friday night, but that decision will be based on numbers.)