Monty Python

2021 — Online, OK/US


You are receiving this email because your school is registered to compete at the Annual Monty Python tournament at Norman HS this weekend. We will be hosting using a hybrid module! Prelims for all events (except extemp) will be done virtually with elimination rounds taking place LIVE AND IN PERSON Saturday November 20th! Please see below and refer back to our invite for more information!

The Monty Python will offer:

· 6A Qualifying

· 5A Qualifying

· Novice Division 

Abridged Schedule:

* tentative- This is the general Schedule – a more detailed schedule will be published Wednesday.

Monday – Entries are due by 5 p.m.

Tuesday – Videos are due by 11:59 pm. Judges due by 5pm.

Wednesday – IE Prelims will begin at 1 PM  (I will test the links to your videos and message if they need a replacement/adjustment to privacy settings)

Thursday – IE Prelims Ballots Due by 6:30 PM (Breaks will be announced shortly after)

Friday – 

- Debate Rounds Start at 3:30 p.m. Blast at 3pm. REPORT to ZOOM 30 minutes early.

- All prelim rounds will be on Zoom.

- Debate breaks announced.

Saturday –

- Debate and IE Outrounds IN PERSON (ROUNDS START AT 8:00 AM)

- Extemp Prelims & Outrounds IN PERSON (PRELIM DRAW WILL START AT 9:00 AM)

- I will send a detailed schedule for Saturday by Thursday!


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

- To check for linked student and judge accounts.

Every competitor will need to have a tabroom account and 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 prelims for debate events will be held synchronous (live) with prelims held on Friday and out rounds held in person on Saturday. Students should report to their zooms AHEAD of time (15-30 min early). This will help the process go smoother and get everyone home on time Friday night! - Debate Rounds Start FRIDAY at 3:30 p.m. Blast at 3pm. REPORT to ZOOM 30 minutes early.

  • Please ask all your students to change naming conventions to MATCH the tabroom schematics on Zoom.

  • ALL Extemp will be held in person on Saturday.

    • Students will report to extemp draw at 8:45 AM with Draw starting at 9:00 AM 


  • Please observe and plan for the following schedule for FRIDAY Debate. 

3:30 ZOOM for Round 1 debate rounds; report 3:00 / ASAP

5:30 ZOOM for Round 2 debate rounds; report 3:00 / ASAP

7:30 ZOOM for Round 3 debate rounds; report 3:00 / ASAP


  • IE prelims will be held asynchronous (recorded) and uploaded. Deadline will be Tuesday by 11:59pm.

  • Please tell your I.E. Judges' prelim asynchronous rounds will be released by 1:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY afternoon and should be judged by 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY. Asynchronous prelim rounds not started by 3:00 p.m. Thursday 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.

  • All Finals (including any events heading straight to finals will take place Saturday in person)

Awards: We will have a traditional awards ceremony Saturday afternoon/evening.

Schedule: The tentative schedule will be available soon.

Entries: Entries are due on or before 5:00 PM Monday, November 15th. Videos are to be uploaded by 11:59 Tuesday, Nov 16th.

Judges: Judge Requirements adhere to OSSAA rules. Judges must be confirmed by 5:00 PM on Tuesday November 16th.

§ All debate judges should be entered in the appropriate judge group (ex. CX or LD/PF) even if they are also available to judge speech.

§ All non-debate judges should be entered in the speech judge group. 

§ 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 see OSSAA handbook for judge/round commitments to avoid fees.

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

§ We will be using online balloting in all events! This means for Saturday all judges will need a device (Laptop, Tabler, Phone) to judge with. 

Debate Topics: For all qualifying divisions and novice we will use the November 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 me AND/OR call my cell at 405-420-5088.