Choctaw Sting Invite

2020 — Online, OK/US

You are invited to the Choctaw Sting Invite ONLINE December 11-12 and we are excited to host you!


* Please pay special attention to the details of this message and the deadlines listed for videos and judging. * 


The Sting Invite will offer:

· 6A Qualifying

· 5A Qualifying

· Novice Division for Extemp / Debate onl


I will be sending out several reminders, but PLEASE be sure:

- check for linked student and judge accounts.

Every competitor will need to have a tabroom account will need to be linked to your school tabroom account .

Every judge you submit will need to have a tabroom account and will need to be linked to your school account (I have instructions if you need them)

- ask all extemp/debate students and judges to login to their tabroom accounts today to confirm access. If they cannot gain access, email to have the issue resolved.

- the biggest headaches have come from students/judges not accessing accounts/linking accounts.

- Ask all judges / students to login to their ZOOM accounts to confirm access.

Debate & Extemp:

  • Any competitor account not linked to their tabroom account by registration time each day will count as “a drop at registration.”

    • Registration for Debate is 2:00 p.m. Friday. I will send a zoom link Friday morning for registration/help room. Any unlinked students will be a "drop at registration."

    • Registration for Extemp is Saturday 7:15-8:00 (please confirm entries/onsite)

  • All debate events will be held synchronous (live) with prelims held on Friday and out rounds held on Saturday.

  • Rounds start 4:00 p.m. Friday. More information regarding schedule released later this week.
  • Please ask all your students to change naming conventions to MATCH the tabroom schematics on Zoom.
  • Extemp will be held synchronous (live) on Saturday.

    • Students will report to extemp draw where all first speakers will receive the same 5 questions. Then all 2nd speakers will get 5 different questions. Then all 3rd speakers will get 5 new questions… and so on.

    • After 30 minutes, all speakers will then go to their assigned breakout rooms to give their speech.


  • IE’s will be held asynchronous (recorded) the upload deadline will be Wednesday by 11:59pm.

  • Please tell your I.E. judges prelim asynchronous rounds will be released at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning and should be judged by 10 a.m. Saturday. Asynchronous prelim rounds not started by 8:30 a.m. Saturday will be replaced/fined. Please make sure if there is a conflict with a scheduled round, the tournament is notified immediately. Please ask judges to judge in advance if they can AND to type comments for students. Since students are not able to watch rounds, comments are their only source of educational feedback in a tournament setting. Please emphasize this with your judges.

Awards: No trophies or medals given to individual winners/teams. However, We will keep track of sweeps and send out placings in the results the packet.

Schedule: The schedule will be sent out later this week via email. 

Entries: Entries are due on or before 5:00 PM Monday, November 2.

Judges: Judge Requirements adhere to OSSAA rules. Judges must be confirmed by 5:00 PM on Wednesday.


§ When entering judges, you may specify “No Friday” or “No Saturday” to indicate that a judge will not be available that day by completing notes in entry field. Please know, you must have judges provided to cover extemp rounds in I.E.

§ If a judge is unavailable for specific times (debate/extemp especially), please email the director.

Debate Topics: For all qualifying divisions and novice we will use the current NSDA Varsity topics. Novice CX will use the novice packet.

DROPS: Please email ASAP should you have any. Charges will follow OSSAA guidelines.

Fees: 6A, 5A, Novice fees will follow new OSSAA requirements.

If I have left anything out, feel free to email Billy Elles at AND/OR call his cell at 405-888-7648.

Help Guides (will be updating throughout the week):


Thank you! We are excited to host you and look forward to another great weekend!

Maryjane Burton, Choctaw H.S.

Billy J. Elles, Westmoore H.S.