Jack Howe Memorial Tournament

2017 — Long Beach, CA/US

Judging Information

Judging: All schools must provide one judge for every two Policy Debate entries or fraction thereof (in other words, you must provide 2 full time judges for 3 teams, 3 full time judges for five teams, etc). All schools must provide one judge for every four Lincoln Douglas Debaters or fraction thereof (in other words, you must provide 2 full time judges for 5 LD entries, etc. In Public forum, one judge covers four teams. Judges cannot cover both multiple debate commitments. All schools must provide one judge for every six individual event slots per conflict pattern or fraction thereof. All schools must provide one judge for every ten Student Congress slots or fraction thereof.

 

Judging Conflicts: Judges cannot cover both Debate and Student Congress commitments because these events run simultaneously. Judges also cannot cover multiple debate events because these events run simultaneously.

 

Judge Check-In: All judges must report to The Nugget and check in with the judge’s table. Please arrive to pick up your ballots 15 minutes before the start of your round. If judges do not check in, your team will be assessed fees for a hired judge who will fulfill your commitment.

 

Student Safety: The faculty, administration, and staff of the California State University, Long Beach are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students on our campus—including high school guests. Given the unique nature of bringing high school students to a college campus, we will continue the “judge identification” process that we used last year. Each judge will be given a color wristband (with a different color for Saturday and Sunday). Likewise, all judges will be given a “judge card” they will turn in at the end of each day. These procedures are designed to ensure the safety of our high school students. 

 

Parent Judge Training: We will offer judge training for parent judges this year. Our staff will provide one training session each day (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) at 7:30 AM. Training will cover Debate/IE judging and will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

Special Note: Due to excessive judge no-shows at the 2014 Jack Howe we cannot allow schools to enter judges without any names. Any judge entered without a name will not be counted toward the team’s judging commitment. For example, CSULB Judge 1, CSULB Judge 2, etc. will not be counted toward fees because judge’s names are not provided.