2024 — Las Vegas, NV/US


Judging Requirements:

Policy debate, 1 judge for one or two teams; 2 judges for three or four teams

Lincoln Douglas, 1 judge for one to three debaters

Each school is responsible for furnishing competent judges to cover their judging commitment in every division of debate.

Our ability to locate hired judging for you will be very limited. It is best for you, and for the geographic diversity of the tournament pool, if you can provide your own judging. If schools cannot provide all their required judges, one full-commitment judge may be hired per school in policy and LD, depending on availability. No school may hire more than one full-commitment judge no matter how many divisions you enter.

School judges are expected to adjudicate in both preliminary and elimination rounds (all school judges are required to be available one round after the elimination of that school’s last competitor).

Any judge who “no-shows” to any debate that they are scheduled to adjudicate will be fined $120. If a judge cannot pay the fine, the school that employs them or hired them will be responsible for paying the fine.

Judges in varsity should be at least one year removed from high school.

Varsity policy or Lincoln-Douglas debaters who are not participating may judge in the novice division of their respective events. Varsity policy or Lincoln-Douglas debaters who are not participating in elimination rounds may have the opportunity to judge novice elimination rounds. Please email the names and debate event (policy or LD) of any students interested in this opportunity to craig.hennigan@unlv.edu with the words STUDENT JUDGING in the subject line.

Hired judges must be requestedno later than midnight (PST) January 5, 2024.

Judges must be entered in tabroom.comno later thanmidnight (PST) January 19, 2024.

Judge preference will be enabled on tabroom.com for Lincoln-Douglas and policy debate on Monday January 29, 2024. Preferences must be entered and complete by noon on Friday February 2, 2024, or the tournament will not be able to honor your preferences.

Lincoln Douglas rounds will be double flighted. The tournament may have you judge in the A flight in one round and in the A flight in another round, in order to use one full round of your commitment.