Parent Judge Info

This is a parent judged event. Parents need to be trained and prepared to judge whenever needed. All parents need to come to the ballot push location 20 minutes before each round. As the tournament progresses, it becomes more challenging to match judges with ballots. Please be available to judge so rounds can begin on time and our tournament can stay on schedule. Community judges will get ballots first. If you don't get a ballot for one round, don't assume you won't be needed for a following round. Ballot push dynamics change throughout the tournament.

A successful tournament is absolutely dependent on parents participating as speech and/or debate judges. If you as a parent are unable to fulfill this duty, please contact the tournament director <theresajones@gmail.com> to explain the circumstances and ask for permission to register without a designated judge. You will be given a code to enter during this step of the process.

Alumni Judge Info

As a prior CCofSE, NCFCA or STOA debater you bring a unique perspective to our judge pool and we thank you for your willingness to give back to the world of competitive debate. We are delighted to have you join us in evaluating these students! To register for judging, please use the Judge Registration tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts.

If you have attended CCofSE judge training this year there is no need for you to attend training again. Please note that the time you sign up for includes a 55 minute orientation that you do not need to attend. You should plan to arrive 45 minutes after the start time for the round you signed up for. This will allow you time to check in prior to the round.

If a competitor has invited you or you have a close relationship with a current debater, we ask that you indicate that by typing their name in the conflict box so as to keep the integrity of the judging pool pure.

On the day of the tournament, please follow the campus signs to the judge check-in table and enjoy refreshments prepared for you.

Judge Qualifications: To be eligible to judge, for the 2018-2019 season, a judge must be a high school graduate. A student may not compete and judge within the same competition season."