Lincoln Railsplitter Speech and Debate Tournament

2017 — Des Moines, IA/US

Tournament Fees and Obligations

ENTRY DEADLINES: Please have your entries in Tabroom by Tuesday, December 12th at 5:00 PM. Fees will be assessed for dropped entries after this time.

Fees and judging obligations will be frozen on Tuesday, December 12th at 5:00 pm.
Judge entries are due by Wednesday, December 13th at 5:00 PM.
Online drops/name changes will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13th.

ENTRY FEES: The following are the entry fees for the Railsplitter:

            $15.00 per Speech entry
            $15.00 per Congress entry
            $30.00 per Public Forum entry

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO:  Lincoln High School Debate

Send payment to: Lincoln High School Debate c/o Kaitlyn Evans

2600 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315


JUDGING OBLIGATIONS: Judging obligations are as follows:

            Speech: one judge is required for every six speech entries.
            Congress: one judge is required for every eight congress entries.
            Public Forum: one judge is required for every two PF teams.

A VERY limited number of judges will be available for hire. Please do what you can to fill your judging requirements.

Requests to hire judges must be made via email to before Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00 PM. Requests to hire judges will be confirmed via email as they are received. A hired judge is not guaranteed until you receive a conformation email. 


$100.00 per Speech Hired Judge 


$100.00 per Congress Hired Judge 
$100.00 per Public Forum Hired Judge





NO SHOW JUDGE PENALTY: If you have a judge who fails to show up at the tournament, you will need to provide a replacement judge or pay the corresponding hired judge fee (if additional hired judges are available). If you cannot provide a replacement judge and there are no remaining hired judges available, students may be dropped from competing and you will be charged any resulting drop fees.