2019 West Los Angeles NSDA Tournament
Dates: 3/29/2019 - 3/31/2019

JUDGES

Lack of judges seriously compromises the integrity of the tournament and its ability to run on schedule.  Please do your part in being a good community member and make sure you have all your judges show up or be willing to (by the deadline) let us know that you need to hire judges.

 

Since we will begin running events at the same time as soon as possible, one judge MAY NOT cover both SPEECH and DEBATE events.

 

Judge requirement for Congress:

The district committee is attempting to provide unbiased 'community judges' for Congress. You are not required to bring Congress judges.

 

Judge requirement for Debate Events (LD, Policy, Public Forum)

* 1 judge per 2 entries

* Judges may not cover more than one debate event. 

* Example 1: 1 LD entry and 1 PF team = 2 judges

* Example 2: 3 PF entries = 2 judges

* Judges must stay 1 round beyond the last round their team is eliminated.  As long as a team is in any event, your judges will be obligated.  Judges should check with the tabroom before leaving. This means if your team is eliminated in the last round of Saturday, your judge(s) are still obligated on Sunday.  If you had 3 judges worth of entries in that last round, ALL 3 judges are obligated on Sunday for the first round.

 

Judge requirement for Speech Events (DUO, DI, HI, DX, IX, OO, INF, POI)

1 judge per 4 entries or fraction thereof

* In IEs, judges may cover multiple events

* Judges must stay 1 round beyond the last round their team is eliminated.  As long as a team is in any event, your judges will be obligated.  Judges should check with the tabroom before leaving. This means if your team is eliminated in the last round of Saturday, your judge(s) are still obligated on Sunday.  If you had 3 judges worth of entries in that last round, ALL 3 judges are obligated on Sunday for the first round.

 

IMPORTANT ITEM ABOUT REGISTRATION

If you do not enter judges by THURSDAY March 21 at 11:59pm, we will assume you are hiring judge(s).  The fees for hired judges CANNOT be waived or refunded after this date - even if you bring enough judges to cover your entry the day of the tournament.

 

PLEASE TELL YOUR JUDGES THAT THEY MAY BE ASKED TO JUDGE ALL EVENTS.

* As such, please direct your judges the event descriptions that are available in the District Manual.

There is no such thing as 1/2 (or part-time) judges.

* When we are calling for judges in the judges lounge, if your judge is not in the room, you will risk having entries dropped from the tournament as well as being assessed the daily hired-judge fee.  We absolutely do not want to have to do this, but each year some school's judges stay much longer than required because judges from other schools do not stay through their commitment. 

 

Please include the names of your judges with your entry.   "School X Judge 1" is not acceptable.

 

HIRING JUDGES FROM THE DISTRICT

If you need us to hire a judge for you, the cost to your school will be $125.00 per day per judge.

 

HIRING JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT 

If you know of someone who is available to be hired to judge, please have them contact me at iaingabriel@gmail.com or send me their name and contact information.  


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