NIETOC TFA Space City Swing
WSD – 2 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 6 rounds/ $25/missing round
PF – 2 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 6 rounds/ $25/missing round (3 entries/1 judge)
LD – 2 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 6 rounds/ $25/missing round (3 entries/1 Judge)
CX – 3 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 6 rounds/ $25/missing round (2 entries/1 Judge)
IEs - .5 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 6 rounds/ $20/missing round (12 entries/1 judge)
Congress - .25 rounds owed per entry. 1 judge can cover 4 rounds/$25/missing round (12 entries/1judge)
Judging Fees will be assessed on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2022 at 5:00pm. Those schools missing judges will be charged at that time. All judges must have a tabroom.com account and a paradigm on tabroom.com. Missing Round fees will only be used to hire judges. While we understand that this may seem high, we would much rather have your judges than your money. We also believe that during these trying times, we must also pay our judges (many of whom rely on debate tournaments as their primary source of income) fairly for their labor. We also believe that in a virtual world paying judges fairly only helps us to attract the best judges and critics from across the state.
All school provided judges are required to be available one round past the elimination of their most successful competitor in the event that they are covering.
Due to multiple school judges not picking up debate ballots in the past, we will be fining schools $25 per round for any judge who either doesn’t pick up a ballot, or who is so late in picking up a ballot that we need to reassign it to another judge. After two no-shows, the judge will be dropped from the tournament and the school will be charged the full judge fee. Judges who are late to their round and require a replacement will count as a “no show”.
If a school’s judge no-show results in the tournament being short judges we will ask the school’s coach to either fill in or we will have to drop entries in order to have enough judging.
In a world of virtual debate and online ballots, it is important that your judges’ tabroom information (email and phone number) are up to date and that they are frequently checking their phone/email to ensure they do not miss a ballot. It is the obligation of coaches to ensure this info is up to date and to check pairings and ensure that their judges are prepared to judge.