Washburn University LD Warmup

2023 — Online, KS/US

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the FREE Washburn Warm-up, a full online, collegiate LD tournament that will be run through Zoom September 16-17, 2023. The weekend will be comprised of a 6 round prelim tournament and break straight to Octo-Finals. We will NOT be breaking all winning records! There will be no awards, but students will be recognized at the end of the tournament.


We will offer Varsity, Junior Varsity, Novice divisions. For the purpose of this tournament:

• Varsity – any student eligible to compete in NFA-LD

• Junior Varsity – any student in their first 2 years of collegiate debate.

• Novice – any student in their first 2 semesters of collegiate debate (3 tournaments = 1 semester)

IF a division does not make on its own it will be combined with another division.
(Novice or JV doesn’t make, Novice and JV combined with Open staying Separate. Open doesn’t make, but Novice does make, JV and Open will be combined)

Judge Coverage

ALL entries MUST be covered. If you would like to apply for a waiver regarding this requirement, please reach out to Steve Doubledee at sdoubledee@gmail.com. Waivers will be offered at tournament discretion.


5:00 pm (central) Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Mark your calendars!

Any adds after Wednesday, September 13, 2023, will be at the tournament’s discretion.

All registration will occur through Tabroom at http://washburnwarmup.tabroom.com

Constraints and Strikes

IF a judge or a debater needs to be constrained from another judge or competitor, please let Shanna Carlson know by emailing her at sjcarl3@ilstu.edu. No justification will be requested unless requests jeopardize the integrity of the tournament.

We will offer strikes IF POSSIBLE (probably won’t be!) We will let you know if strikes will be available after entries close. All entries (judges and competitors) will be available on the website.