Alabama State Tournament

2020 — Tuscaloosa, AL/US

Judge info

Items to Note:


Each school must provide at least one judge for each area in which the school competes. You may hire AFTER you provide at least one judge in the category.


Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, and Individual Events are separate areas.


Judges must be available for all preliminary rounds AND Quarterfinals of every debate event, Finals of every individual event.  


All judges must be graduates of high school. Varsity can not judge novice at this tournament.


AND, judges must also be available to judge one round after the respective school has been eliminated from competition, should their team continue beyond quarterfinals in debate events.


Finally, all coaches must be on hand to judge until all final rounds have been completed. There are no exceptions to this rule.




  • Individual Events:  One judge per five entries or fraction thereof.

  • Congressional Debate: One judge per 6 entries or fraction thereof.

  • Debate Events:

    • One judge for every two policy debate entries or fraction thereof.

    • One judge per every 3 LD entries or fraction thereof.

    • One judge per 3 PF entries or fraction thereof.

For debate:

Please provide judges. Because of the nature of this tournament, we MUST single flight this tournament. This is only possible with enough judges. It is extremely important that you try your hardest to fill your quota.

Also, please make sure your judges have accounts. This is of the utmost importance since all of debate will be run online. This means there will be no paper ballots and ballots will all be online. This also means your judges need a device to submit a ballot.