GGSA Debate 1 LD PF Policy
2023 — Oakland, CA/US
The Golden Gate Speech Association is hosting our first Debate tournament of the school year at the Head Royce School onSaturday October 7, 2023.
ADDRESS: 4315 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
IMPORTANT- DO NOT ARRIVE AT HEAD ROYCE BEFORE 9:00 AM. We have a later start time due to parking restrictions in the neighborhood. The first round will start by 10 am and the tournament will end around 5:00 pm. This tournament will have 3 rounds of debate.
ELIGIBILITY: This tournament is open to all registered GGSA schools. Schools must have completed and submitted the 2023-24 membership form.
CHSSA/GGSA SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM(this form includes both CHSSA and GGSA registration)
ONLINE & ONSITE REGISTRATIONS & FEES: In addition to online Tabroom registration, coaches and judges must also check in by 8:00 AM on the morning of the tournament. Entry fees are $15.00 per student. Make checks payable to GGSA and mailed to:
c/o Lowell Alumni Association
PO Box 320009
San Francisco, CA 94132
JUDGES APPRECIATION & EXPECTATIONS: Thank you for joining our all-volunteer organization in donating your time and energy to empower youth through speaking and listening!
*All judges must be entered on Tabroom and be familiar with the judge instructions and resources on the www.ggsa.org website; links to event-specific resources are on right side bar.
*All judges must have Tabroom accounts unique to them, with cell phone numbers and email addresses.
*Please have access to a fully charged device(s)--laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone--to use to complete electronic Tabroom ballots. Good to have a backup. Laptop and tablet are better as they are easier to use, but it is still possible to use a smart phone.
*Optional But Encouraged: Please briefly fill out the paradigm in a 2-3 sentences or phrases, i.e. your judging experience and philosophy if any, so Tab staff can better support and place you at this and future tournaments. You'll find the "Paradigm" button on the right-hand side in Tabroom, under "Judging."
*Please address the above matters in advance of the tournament. Dealing with them on Saturday morning delays the start of the tournament and causes everyone to go home later.
*All competitors and judges must have their Tabroom accounts linked to your school. Please see this video for the procedure.
*When you enter your judges, be sure that you do so using the same email address that judges use for their Tabroom account.
*Make sure that all judges know the email address and password for their Tabroom account. It is a problem when coaches or students create a Tabroom account for a parent judge.
*Please make sure your judges and their technology are ready to judge. In the event of a judge being unable to judge an assigned round, Tab staff reserves the right to substitute the coach from the school as the judge for that round.
*Per league rules, each school is responsible for providing an official non-judging coach/chaperone listed on your GGSA Membership Form and Tabroom in addition to meeting your judge quota. All coaches will be assigned tournament duties. Coaching assignments will be sent out to schools once registration is completed. If you are sending a coach or an official chaperone other than the one listed on Tabroom, please complete the second coach contact information section on the "general" tab when registering entries.