Seattle Academy Invitational

2020 — Online, WA/US

Checklist for Debate Students

Checklist for Debate Students


  1. Create a Tabroom account if you do not already have one. Debate will run through Tabroom and NSDA Campus.

  2. Work with your coach to link your Tabroom account to your student entry at the tournament. If you do so, you will not be able to compete. There are no exceptions.

  3. Each LD/PF/Policy debate team has ten minutes of technical time. This time is drawn from in the event of wifi issues, computer crashes, and the like. If a team is unable to recover in that time, they forfeit the round, unfortunately.

  4. For all other rules, please look through your event’s section in the invitation, and review it immediately before the tournament to check for any updates.

  5. If you have questions or concerns during the tournament, stop by the Ombudsperson Room.

  6. Open LD competitors only: We will have Ordinal Preference Judging in Open Lincoln Douglas. This means that you will rank your judges first through last. You are allowed a single strike; for everyone else, please pref accordingly. If your school has not fulfilled its judging commitment and provided paradigms for all of its LD and Policy judges, you will not be permitted to enter prefs. By default, only coaches may enter prefs; however, your coach may feel comfortable enabling a setting that permits you to enter your own prefs. Prefs in LD open 11/4 at 9:00 PM. They close on 11/6 at 4:00 AM. Be aware, there may be circumstances in which we need to pull from the Policy and PF pools to fill push ballots, and there will be times where a ballot assignment might not be what you want. Know that we try our best to make the best matches possible. In tournaments both large and small, this isn’t always possible in every round, however, and ultimately, as debaters, we must do our best to adapt to the situations and audiences in front of us.