Athens TFA and UIL Two step Friday TFA

2023 — Athens, TX/US

Judge Information


If you would like to signup to be a judge for our tournament, please visit this Judge Signup Page.

All judges must have a Tabroom account, which will be used to send ballots out throughout the tournament. So judges will need a laptop or tablet to judge. It is possible to fill out a ballot on your phone, but not recommended.

School and hired judges who do not receive a round should be available on standby if necessary. Judges who fail to report or miss a round that they are substituted for, which could result in a penalty including removal of your teams from the tournament.

***All speech judges are expected to be available for the duration of the tournament.***

***All debate judges are expected to be available for one round past your team's elimination.***

Judge Training

The NSDA and NFHS have created some valuable resources for judging. Implicit bias and cultural competence training are super important. We encourage all judges to familiarize themselves with these concepts, which you can do at this website: