Stanford Invitational 2020

ATTENTION ALL COMPETITORS AND JUDGES! Below is important information regarding this week's tournament, February 8-10, at Stanford University. Please read EVERYTHING thoroughly and carefully.

JUDGES:

Do not share Tabroom.com accounts with anyone - only use your own Tabroom.com account. Before the start of the tournament, be sure to have your log-in credentials readily available. Make sure your Tabroom.com account is connected to both your email and your cell phone so that you receive a notification on both. In order to get cellphone notifications, on Tabroom, click profile and ensure that you have selected a cell provider.

The tournament will charge us a fine for any judges that did not set up their Tabroom.com account correctly. Do not contact the tournament staff if you have a problem with your account. Instead, if you have any questions, text Mr. Raskin at (657) 229-3153 or email [email protected]. Include your name, location, and description of your issue in your message.

Please don't leave campus until you confirm with Mr. Raskin that your judging obligation is completed. On Sunday, you are obligated to judge elimination rounds even if your own child does not advance past preliminary rounds. All judges are obligated to judge double-octafinals. If Washington HS has any students reach double-octafinals, ALL Washington judges will be obligated to judge octafinals; if we have any students reach octafinals, all Washington judges will be obligated for quarterfinals, etc.

Be present for morning judge check-in (Building 420, Room 041, see schedule below) each day you are judging. You must also check in with Anura Vohra (Club President) so that we can ensure that you are present. Judges who are not present at the check-in will be dropped from the tournament, and Stanford will issue a fine for each preliminary round that the judge was obligated for, plus a fine for each elimination round that the judge was obligated for. 

Be present at every applicable judge call. There are no exceptions to this rule. Checking in on behalf of absent judges or judging rounds in their place is strictly prohibited and will result in fines.

Press the Start Round button on Tabroom.com for Flight 1 as soon as you receive your ballot. If you haven’t done so within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time (or notified the tabroom of missing competitors), the tournament will assume you’re absent and assign another judge to your round. Being late to a round will result in heavy fines. Press Start Round for Flight 2 as soon as Flight 1 is over and you have verified that all competitors are present.

Every round consists of two flights. Do not click Start Round for both flights at the same time - wait until flight 1 is over until you click Start Round for flight 2.

If any competitors are absent, contact the tabroom immediately (phone #:650-241-8999). For debate events, there’s a strict 5-minute forfeit rule for Flight 1 and a 1-minute forfeit rule for Flight 2. The tournament will normally release pairings at least 30 minutes prior to each round.

If your assigned room is locked or occupied, notify the tabroom.

Stanford's internet connection is not always reliable. Make sure to have access to the internet. Bring your phone, laptop, or any device that can connect to the internet. You can check pairings on tabroom.com, through your email, and on your phone.

If any competitors are absent, contact the tabroom immediately by completing this form. 

If your assigned room is locked or occupied, notify the tabroom immediately by completing this form.

DO NOT GET FINED. IF YOU DO, IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLUB TO PAY THE TOURNAMENT, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE JUDGE TO PAY THE FINE.

 

Debate Judge Roster:

The following are the judges for each division and what days they are judging:

Novice Parli:

Ameet Dhillon - All rounds Saturday and Monday only

Dhananjay Joglekar - All rounds all days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Sankar Somasundaram - All rounds Sunday

Pratibha Pandhare - All rounds Saturday and Sunday

 

Varsity Parli:

Harishankar Nair - All rounds all days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Linda Zhou - All rounds Sunday only

Ana Castelli - All rounds Saturday only

Grace Shu - All rounds Monday only

 

Parking

Any spot labeled "A" or "C" is available for parking without permit during the weekend. For more information on parking at Stanford, visit the Stanford Parking Information page.

 

 

COMPETITORS:

All Parli Varsity debaters need to be at Stanford campus, Building 200 Room 002 @7:00 A.M. latest on Saturday. 9:00 A.M. latest on Sunday. 

All Parli Novice/JV debaters need to be at Stanford campus, Building 200 Room 002 @9:00 A.M. latest on Saturday. 7:00 A.M. latest on Sunday.

ALL COMPETITORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS UNLESS ALL YOUR ROUNDS FOR THE DAY ARE FINISHED. Competitors can find food within the campus. 

 

Contact Information:

To contact the Washington S&D Club: text (657) 229-3153

To contact the tournament: text or call (650) 241-8999.

  

SCHEDULE:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1blkD71o6U_z2Bkc1vVr0H3xO5aGEi4iVDP36rzZXuFs/edit#gid=249889006

Novice(JPD):

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM  Mandatory Judge Check In (location 420-041)

9:15 AM Student Roll Call (location 200-002)

10:00-11:45 AM JPD R1

1:45-3:30 PM JPD R2

5:30-7:15 PM JPD R3

SUNDAY:

7:15 AM Judge Check-in (location 420-041)

7:30 Student Roll Call (location 200-002)

8:00-9:45 AM JPD R4

11:45-1:30 PM JPD R5

1:30-3:45 PM JPD Doubles

4:00-6:15 PM JPD Octos

6:30-9:00 PM JPD Quarters

*They may do semis as well if time permits*

MONDAY:

8:0-10:00 AM- JPD Semis

10:15-12:15- JPD Finals

 

Varsity(VPD):

SATURDAY:

7:15 AM Judge Check-in (location 420-041)

7:15 Student Roll Call (location 200-002)

8:00-10:00 AM VPD R1

11:45-1:45 PM VPD R2

3:30-5:30 PM VPD R3

7:15-10:00 PM VPD R4

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM Judge Check in (location 420-041)

9:15 AM Student Roll Call (location 200-002)

9:45-11:45 AM VPD R5

1:30-3:45 PM VPD R6

4:00-6:15 PM VPD Triples

6:30-9:00 PM VPD Doubles

MONDAY:

8:00-10:00 A.M.- VPD Octos (flighted)

10:15-12:15 P.M.- VPD Quarters (single flighted)

12:30-2:30 P.M.-  VPD Semis (single flighted)

2:30-4:00 P.M.- VPD Finals

 

This is a link to the Parli Varsity pairings:

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=14838 

Maps & Locations

https://snfi.stanford.edu/invitational/locations

The above schedule is tentative. For the official tournament schedule, see: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1blkD71o6U_z2Bkc1vVr0H3xO5aGEi4iVDP36rzZXuFs/edit#gid=249889006

 

All attendees must have the Slack app installed on their phone and have their Slack notifications set as "Direct Messages, mentions & keywords." This will ensure that you get a notification when an officer makes an important announcement, but won't get notifications for regular messages unless you check the channel. Also, change the 'timing' setting on your notifications to 'As quickly as possible' rather than the default setting of 'After two minutes'. You must check your notifications as soon as you receive them unless you're in the round.

 

Useful links

Official tournament website: https://snfi.stanford.edu/invitational

Tournament updates website: http://stanfordhst.com/

Judging instructions (General):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xZla3YUtR4nUIj3IpH8r4xQS1nxgB1rg/view

Judging instructions (Parliamentary):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yZCwhbbaaBo8Bsd9x_b8lfjC17cmzVFt/view

Campus Map PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UM_dR4Qssp7Qx8vx-8NnhW8lNa8NvalT/view

Campus Map (searchable): https://campus-map.stanford.edu/ 

 

Sign-in/Sign-out

Every judge should check in with our designated student officer in the morning, as well as check-in with the tournament staff.

Every student should check-in as soon as they arrive at the tournament.

Every parent driver should check out before they take students home.

See our sign-in/sign-out procedures here: https://washingtondebate.club/pages/sign-in-out-procedure

 

SPEECH:

Speech competitors will be at the Santa Clara Marriot on Saturday. Sunday will be on the Stanford Campus. There is no Monday attendance.

Schedule:

https://snfi.stanford.edu/invitational/schedule

Speech Judge Roster:

Meena Bhatia - All rounds Saturday

Ratan Ghosh - All rounds Sunday

Student Check-In:

You must sign in as usual. On Saturday, all emails must include cc to the Speech Chaperone Brandon Stewart: [email protected]

You must ensure that Jiya Bhatia has your field trip form as soon as you get there.

Student Codes:

Avik Ghosh - B JV Impromptu - 1886

Shrinidhi Madhu - B JV Oratorical Interpretation - 1976

Jiya Bhatia - B Varsity Humorous Interpretation - 1664

Jiya Bhatia - B Varsity Oratorical Interpretation - 2052

Aditya Iyengar - B Varsity Impromptu - 1956

Good luck to all competitors, and happy competing!