2014 Registration procedures and deadlines
All times are in EST.
Thu, August 1st, 2013 at 8 AM
• Online registration begins at http://www.tabroom.com
Mon, Sep 8th at 11PM
• Forms and waivers due. These are required to compete in the tournament; entries lacking these will be dropped.
Tue, Sep 9th at 7PM
• Congress legislation due to email@example.com. Bills without authors or schools will be returned for revision. We will accept late additions in Congress by email until the 15th, but they will be added into existing chambers. No legislation from late additions will be accepted.
Thu, Sept 11th, at 7PM
• Congress registrations due. Chamber assignments and dockets will be released on Friday the 12th at 9:00 PM. We will accept late additions in Congress by email until the 20th, but they will be added into existing chambers. No legislation from late additions will be accepted.
Fri, Sep 12th at 9 PM
• Congress chambers and dockets released on the tournament website.
Sun, Sep 14th at 7 PM
• New entries due in all events (or as events hit their caps). We fill fast so register early.
• Registration fees and judge burdens are frozen. At this point, rooms are paid for, trophies bought, food ordered, and judges hired. That means you owe us the money and the judges, whether or not you come. If you do not meet your judge obligation or drop a judge after this deadline, you will be charged for a hired judge and a $100 fine if we are able to cover the judge, which we will likely be unable to do. If you are not covered by your own judge or a confirmed hired judge, you will not be able to compete.
• LD judge registration & names due. We will likely run out of hires long before this; be sure to request hired judges early.
Tue, Sep 16th at 7 PM
• LD MPJ ratings can be entered online. Your judging needs to be the judging you registered online by the judging deadline. Substitutes will not be accepted.
Thu, Sep 18th at 7 PM
• LD MPJ ratings are due. MPJ is closed at this time.
• All other division’s judge names & information due. We will likely run out of hired judges long before this; be sure to request hired judges early.
• Drops can no longer be made online, but must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$10 nuisance fines in addition to registration fees for each drop made after this time.
Fri, Sep 19th, 2:30-4:00 PM
• Debate Registration. Debate drops will be fined $15 after 2:30. Schools with debaters must register at a location on Yale Campus to be determined closer to the tournament date by 4:00 PM, whether or not they have changes. Please do not come to registration early; schools that come early hamper our setup.
Fri, Sep 19th, 6-7 PM
• Speech, Parli & Congress Only Registration. You can register in person at registration (a location on Yale Campus to be determined closer to the tournament date), or call in to the tournament number that will be posted on our website. You must register to check in whether or not you have any changes. Schools that call in should pay their registration fees on Saturday morning at tab between 8:00-10:00 AM. Please do not come to registration early; that hampers our setup and our debate tabbing.