FAQ

What bids were awarded at this year’s tournament?

For Congressional debate, top 16 for the TOC
For Lincoln-Douglas debate, Finals for the TOC
For Policy debate, Semifinals for the TOC
For Public Forum debate, Double Octafinals is a SILVER bid to the TOC, Octafinals is a GOLD bid to the TOC
For Dramatic Interpretation, 90 entries means a Semifinalists receive a bid for the TOC and a Quarterfinalists receive a bid for the NIETOC
For Duo Interpretation, 62 entries means Finalists receive a bid for the TOC and for the NIETOC (because we did not hold an Octafinals round, it does not count for Octas)
For Extemporaneous Speaking, 119 entries means Semifinalists receive a bid for the TOC and Quarterfinalists receive a bid for the NIETOC (because we did not hold an Octafinals round, it does not count for Octas)
For Humorous Interpretation, 75 entries means Semifinalists receive a bid for the TOC and Quarterfinalists receive a bid for the NIETOC
For Informative Speaking, 78 entries means Semifinalists receive bid for the TOC and Quarterfinalists receive a bid for the NIETOC
For Original Oratory, 140 entries means Semifinalists receive a bid for the TOC and Quarterfinalists receive a bid for the NIETOC (because we did not hold an Octafinals round, it does not count for Octas)
For Poetry Interpretation, 20 entries means the Top Three finishers receive a bid towards Oral Interpretation at the TOC
For Programmed Oral Interpretation, 64 entries means Finalists receive a bid for the TOC and the NIETOC
For Prose Interpretation, 35 entries means Finalists receive a bid to the TOC

Is internet allowed in Congress and Extemp?

Yes, we are using the NSDA Piloted rules for both events, so internet use is allowed.

Are you using PF piloted rules for 2019-2020?

Yes, we are. Times have been updated under our event descriptions to reflect this.

We’re on the waitlist, how do we get entered?

We’re doing our best to add new rooms to clear the waitlist for this year.

Are independent entries allowed? How do we do that?

Independent entries are allowed provided that two conditions are met: (1) There must be an adult chaperone (2) Entries must be approved by either the coach or another district official. In that case, independent entries may enter under a school name of their choosing.

Are Middle School entries allowed?

Unfortunately, they are not. Arizona rules governing high school competition expressly prohibit any local high schools from competing against students that are not in high school. As long as this rule exists, we do not want to risk sanctions on those programs. We are considering adding a Middle School only tournament on a separate weekend in the future.

Are Hybrid entries allowed?

We do not allow hybrid entries (students from different schools) in team events.

What is a “novice”?

Any student that is in their first academic calendar year of competition. So any student whose first competition takes place between August 2017 and the start of our tournament is a novice.

Where can we park?

We’re still working on this. Typically, we’ll have a space for buses to park for free. Standard vehicles will need to park in one of the visitor lots, at a rate between $10-12 a day.

How do we get on the internet?

Use the “asu guest” net work, then open a browser. At the bottom of the page is a link to sign in as a guest. This just requires an email address.

Where are IE Breaks posted?

asu.tabroom.com look under PAIRINGS then pick the event you want in the dropdown menu in the right hand column. Look for the “ADVANCING STUDENTS” link below the dropdown

Where can we pick up trophies?

We will have a trophy room in SS on Sunday, room to be announced.

How do we get trophies? –> Matthews Hall 102

How long do I wait for students to show up?

Showing up 20 minutes late to a debate round is a forfeit. Speech students may be double entered, so you should wait the full 90 minutes before leaving your room and marking a student as a no show.

How can we get a refund?

Refund instructions.

Can I debate maverick if my partner is sick?

Yes, but teams have to debate 4 out of 6 debates together to be eligible for elimination rounds.

How many teams break in debate?

In all debate events, all teams with 4 or more wins will clear, up to 64 teams per division. This means we will never go beyond a Triple Octafinal round.

How many competitors break in speech events?

Events over 55 entries clear to Quarterfinals (24 students), 25-54 entries clear to Semifinals (12 students), 0-24 entries clear directly to Finals (6 students).

How many competitors break in Congressional Debate?

We anticipate 3 Semifinal chambers of 18 students each, for a total of 54 breaks. Top 6 from each Semifinal chamber should break to the Final Session.