SCASD Big Questions Invitational

2020 — Online, PA/US

Welcome to the 2020 SCASD Big Questions Invitational!


Saturday Oct. 24

9:00 - 9:15 AM Opening ceremony

9:30 - 10:30 AM Round 1

10:30 - 11:30 AM Round 2

11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM Round 3

2:30 - 3:30 PM Round 4


Sunday Oct. 25

9:00 - 10:00 AM Round 5 (Semis)

10:30 - 11:30 AM Round 6 (Finals)

12:30 - 1:00 PM Closing Ceremony


Resolution and Rules

We will be following NSDA Big Questions rules which you can find here

All rounds will use the 2020-21 Big Questions Resolution: "Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented."



Check this document for links to the break rounds (on Sunday)



Judges: Contact Mabel Tong ( and Allison Mi (

Competitors: Contact Keya Ahrestani ( and Oz Gitelson (


Meme Contest

Email Jackie Li ( with meme contest submissions. Submissions are due 9PM on Saturday. Late submissions will not be considered. The winner will receive an Amazon gift card!



We will be having a raffle during our closing ceremony, with prizes of Amazon gift cards! Be sure to attend the closing ceremony for a chance to win.



Contact Tabroom by emailing,, and This is for staff and judges only. 



Q: Is there a dress code?

A: Nope, you can dress casually! Just remember that this is a SCASD event, so please follow the SCASD dress code. 


Q: What should I do if my judge doesn't show up?

A: If your judge doesn't show up within 10 minutes of the start time, please email,, and and we will find you a new judge. 


Q: Where can I find my round pairings?

A: Pairings will be (1) emailed, (2) texted to your phone number associated with your Tabroom account, (3) available on this website (click on "Pairings" at the top of this page). Pairings will be released approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of a round (although this is subject to change depending on special circumstances). 


Q: Can I spectate rounds?

A: You may only spectate break rounds on Sunday. You can find the link to each debate room in the document above.


Q: When will results be posted?

A: Prelim records will be made public Saturday night. We will release full results and ballots as soon as possible following the end of the tournament.