2024 Washington Districts 7 and 8 State Qualifiers
2024 — Spokane, WA/US
The invitation for State Qualifiers are now live! I will be hammering out all the details, but everything should be accurate! Below is our schedule and a brief overview of the tournament:
Saturday, February 10
7:15 Extemp Prep
7:30 IE Round I
8:45 Debate Round I/Student Congress Session 1A (2 hours)
9:45 Debate Round II
10:45 Extemp Prep
11:00 IE Round II
12:15 Debate Round III/ Congress Session 1B (2 hours)
1:15 Debate Round IV
2:15 Extemp Prep
2:30 IE Round III
3:45 Debate Round V & Congress Supers Part A (1 hour)
4:45 Extemp prep (finals)
5:00 IE Finals
6:30 Debate Elim 1 (Congress Supers Part B (1.5 hours)
· Only student desks may be moved to accommodate debate or speech rounds. Please do not move any other items, including removing plugs from outlets. Failure to follow this rule may result in disqualification, depending on the items moved.
· No competitors are allowed in a room before a judge has entered the room. This will result in disqualification.
· No one may sit at a teacher’s desk, or to use materials from the classroom, including pens and paper.
· Please remember not to enter any head coaches into the judging pool. You may still be asked to judge, but we would like to keep you out of rounds in case any qualifications decisions or rules decisions need to be made.
Please bring competent judges, and review the Important Policies with them. Encourage judges to make professional decisions regarding their behavior and language. They play a bigger role with our kids than they may sometimes realize.
Judges must have graduated from high school in 2019 or earlier. Some exceptions may be made for judges that did not attend a local high school and have demonstrated themselves to be capable judges throughout the season.
Judges are welcome to indicate all events they would like to judge, but you must bring judges to cover the division and event entries on your registration. (For example, if you bring policy teams, be sure you have judges competent in judging varsity policy.)
Teams must provide judging coverage for at least one round after the team is eliminated from competition. This means all debate judges are required to stay in attendance at least through quarterfinals, and IE judges through finals.
Lincoln Douglas Debate
One judge per four entries is required. This will be strictly enforced. If you have five competitors you need two judges. We will be following all other WIAA and WSFA rules. We will be using the January/February resolution.
Public Forum Debate
One judge per four entries is required. This will be strictly enforced. If you have five teams you need two judges. Three person teams are allowed, but only two competitors at a time are allowed. Maverick debates are not allowed. We will be following all other WIAA and WSFA rules. We will be using the February resolution
We will not be holding policy debate at this tournament, as all the schools with policy teams have come to a mutual agreement regarding qualifiers based on the pre-qualifying system.
One judge per five competitors is required. This will be strictly enforced. If you have six competitors you need two judges. We would greatly appreciate having as many unaffiliated judges as possible.