Norman North Mnemosyne

2021 — Online, OK/US

You are cordially invited to the Norman North Mnemosyne ONLINE Tournament January 22-23.

We will offer the following divisions:

5A Qualifying

6A Qualifying

Champs

 

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

 

 

PLEASE be sure to do the following in order to participate:

- Check for linked student and judge accounts.

     Every competitor must have a tabroom.com account linked to your school tabroom.com account .

     Every judge must have a tabroom.com account linked to your school account.

- All extemp/debate students and all judges should login to their tabroom.com accounts today to confirm access. If they cannot gain access, email help@tabroom.com to resolve the issue.

     Most problems with tournaments 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 debater account not linked to their tabroom.com account by 2:00 pm registration Friday or extemper not linked to their tabroom.com account by 8:00 am registration Saturday 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). There will be three prelim rounds beginning at 4:00 pm  on Friday. Out rounds will be held starting at 8:00 am on Saturday.

  • More information regarding schedule released on tournament week.
  • Please ask all your students to change naming conventions to MATCH the tabroom.com schematics on Zoom.
  • Extemp will be held synchronous (live) on Saturday.

    • Students will report to the extemp draw Zoom 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 speeches.

I.E.s:

  • IE’s will be held asynchronous (recorded). Video links must be uploaded by Wednesday @ 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 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Asynchronous prelim rounds not submitted 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 publish placements.

Schedule: The schedule will be published and emailed during tournament week via email. 

Entries: Entries are due on or before 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 19. Adds/Drops/Changes are due by 5:00 PM Wednesday, January 20.

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 divisions, we will use the current NSDA Varsity topics. 

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

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

Please feel free to email Lori Crawford at loric@norman.k12.ok.us AND/OR text 405-213-3743 with any questions.

Help Guides (thanks to Billy Elles):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mwg7rvi3uoKDg8xIxqkhnLpxebRa3rP92quWg9owqdM/edit?usp=sharing

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