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Telegraph Season Closer

Saturday | May 25

Schedule (Tentative):

 

The tournament may run late OR early. Don't make plans around this schedule - reserve the WHOLE DAY. Students should compete from the same location for each round.

Pacific Standard Time

PST (UTC-08)

8:45 AM - Links to the tournament are emailed out

9:00 AM - Round 1

10:15 AM - Round 2

11:15 AM - Lunch

11:45 AM - Round 3

12:45 PM - Round 4

1:45 PM - Awards/Finals

Mountain Standard Time

MST (UTC-07)

9:45 AM - Links to the tournament are emailed out

10:00 AM - Round 1

11:15 AM - Round 2

12:15 PM - Lunch

12:45 PM - Round 3

1:45 PM - Round 4

2:45 PM - Awards/Finals

Central Standard Time

CST (UTC-06)

10:45 AM - Links to the tournament are emailed out

11:00 AM - Round 1

12:15 PM - Round 2

1:15 PM - Lunch

1:45 PM - Round 3

2:45 PM - Round 4

3:45 PM - Awards/Finals

Eastern Standard Time

EST (UTC-05)

11:45 AM - Links to the tournament are emailed out

12:00 PM - Round 1

1:15 PM - Round 2

2:15 PM - "Lunch"

2:45 PM - Round 3

3:45 PM - Round 4

4:45 PM - Awards/Finals

Topics:

Lincoln-Douglas - Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.

Public Forum - Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.

Fees:

  • Discounts are available for low-income schools.

  • The winner/s of each division receive free entry into the next Telegrpah tournament. For Public Forum, if the two winners don't enter their next tournament together, each student that won the tournament receives a 50% discount for their part of the entry fee for the next tournament.

Lincoln-Douglas - $70/entry, including hired judging

Public Forum - $70/entry, including hired judging

How to Register

The registration process is different for folks that enter through a Debate program as opposed to registering independently:

*Note to coaches: you still need to register your students on Tabroom, even if they've submitted all the forms.

All registration materials are due on  5/20/19 at 3:45 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

Schools and Academies

This method should be used by parents and students whose coach has registered their Debate program in this tournament.

1) TWO guardians per competitor must fill out the parent form. If the competitor doesn't have two legal guardians, they need to send an email to natalie@telegraphsd.com and notify that a second guardian is not available.

2) The competitor/student should fill out the student form:

3) Students need to make sure that they've read the guide on how to compete in online tournaments.

Students Registering Independently

This method should be used by parents and students whose coach has not registered their program. This method is made for students that wish to register themselves, and not be affiliated with their school or learning center.

1) TWO guardians per competitor must fill out the parent form. If the competitor doesn't have two legal guardians, they need to send an email to natalie@telegraphsd.com and notify that a second guardian is not available.

2) The competitor/student should fill out the student form:

3) One guardian must fill out the coaches' form. Since the student is not affiliated with a formal program, the parent needs to complete both forms.

4) The legal guardians will receive an invoice to the email addresses that you designated as the parents' address. The invoice needs to be paid in full by May 21 at 3:45 PM.

4) Students need to make sure that they've read the guide on how to compete in online tournaments.