Welcome to the home page for the 2024 (NOF) Maple Invitational tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on Apr 20, 2024 for Various students.

Status: Accepting Entries

 2023-2024 Regular Season 

Tournaments Invitation

(Click here for full invite)

 

Dear Forensics Community,

 

We are excited to welcome you to our 2023-2024 Regular Season online tournaments. These monthly synchronous and asynchronous  tournaments are a great way to prepare your competitors  for Nationals & afford extra rounds to competitors on your team. A condensed three preliminary and one final round schedule ensures competitors get the practice they need without the hassle of waiting around all day for rounds. Save money with $0 travel costs. Run by experienced tournament directors, these tournaments are sure to be some of the best online tournaments your competitors attend all year.

 

The tournaments will offer competition at all levels, from kindergarten to college, in a wide range of events. We have the very best qualified tournament staff assembled to ensure a smooth day of fun competition.  Our schedule will include three prelims and a final (using Bronze/Silver/Gold award system) with each competition level taking only half the day (see schedule below). Winners will receive Bronze/Silver/Gold medals.

 

Key Points:

  • Registration is due by 6pm Pacific the Tuesday before each tournament on ForensicsTournament.net

  • Each school is required to provide one judge for every 5 IE entries per pattern/2 debate teams. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, uncovered entries may be allowed but penalty fees will apply. 

  • The tournament will use synchronous video conferencing. Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively prepare for competing online.

  • A complete list of NOF rules can be found here.

 

We hope you and your team can join us throughout the season.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@nationalonlineforensics.org 

 

Sincerely,

Robert Cannon & Danny Cantrell

National Online Forensics

 

***Schedule*** (please note this schedule will apply as of January, 2024):

(all times Pacific)

 

Round 1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Round 2: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

 

Round 3: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

 

Elimination Round 1: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Elimination Round 2: 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM (if necessary)

 

Awards Ceremony: 6:30 PM (earlier if possible)



Events offered:

 


Elementary Events:

Info, Persuasive, Assigned Platform, Declamation, Prose, Poetry, Duo, Storytelling, Impromptu, SPAR, PF, Congress, Worlds

 

Middle School Events:

 

Info, Persuasive, STE, Assigned Platform, Declamation, Poetry, Prose, POI, Duo, Storytelling, Drama, HI, Extemp, Impromptu, LD, PF, SPAR, NOF Parli, Worlds, Congress, NOF Mock Trial

 

High School Events: 

Info, Persuasive, STE, Assigned Platform, Declamation, Original Interp, Poetry, Prose, POI, Storytelling,  Duo, Drama, HI, Extemp, Impromptu, SPAR, LD, PF, Worlds, NOF Parli, Policy, Congress, NOF Mock Trial

 

College Events

 Info, Persuasive, STE, CA, Assigned Platform, Drama, Poetry, Prose, POI, Duo, Extemp, Impromptu, NFA-LD, IPDA, NOF Parli, SPAR, NOF Mock Trial

 

  • Competitors may triple-enter in IE and Congress events, with the exception of Extemp (double-entry only for Extemp)

  • Competitors may only single-enter in Debate events.

  • In the event of small entry sizes, we may need to collapse events within their event category (e.g. interp events collapse to an “interp” event).

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Individual Events

 

  • Three prelims will be held; one final round will be held, unless the number of entries exceeds 30 per event, in which case, a second elimination round will be added.

  • Competitors may enter a maximum of three IE events except competitors in Extemp who may only double enter.

  • 1 Judge is required for every 5 entries

  • Prelim Ranking: Ranks/Decimal/Drop High Rank  

  • Elim Ranking: Total Rank/# of 1st in Event/Rank in Elim/Decimal in Elim/Judge Pref in Elim

  • Speaker Points will not be used.

  • Competitors will be recognized with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. See NOF Bylaws for awards information.

  • See the NOF Bylaws for more information about NOF events.

 

Debate

 

  • The current NSDA topic will be used for LD, Public Forum, and Policy.

  • Standard pairing will be used with 2 random rounds followed by 1 HL round. In Elims, brackets will be broken to facilitate debating. 

  • One  final round will be held.  Teams winning the elimination round will be awarded a gold medal; teams losing the elimination round will be awarded a silver medal. 

  • Competitors may only enter one format of debate and no individual events.

  • 1 Judge is required for every 2 debate entries.

  • Speaker Point Scale will be 100-70. 

  • Prelim Ranking: Wins/Total Points/HL Points/Z Score/Opp Wins. 

  • Speakers Ranking: Total Points/HL Points/Ranks/Z Score.

  • An award for the top speakers in debate events shall be given. The top 15% of competitors shall be recognized.

  • A 5 minute forfeit rule will be put in place for all debate rounds.

See the NOF Bylaws for more information about NOF events.

Sweepstakes Points

Event Type

1-30 entries

31-60 entries

> 61 entries

Individual Events 

(Including SPAR and Duo)

Gold = 10 points

Silver = 7.5 Points

Bronze = 5 points

Gold = 12.5 points

Silver = 10 Points

Bronze = 7.5 points

Gold = 15 points

Silver = 12.5 Points

Bronze = 10 points

Honors = 5 points

       

Debate

Gold = 10 points

Silver = 7.5 points

Bronze = 5 points

Gold = 12.5 points

Silver = 10 Points

Bronze = 7.5 points

Gold = 15 points

Silver = 12.5 Points

Bronze = 10 points

Congress

Gold = 10 points

Silver = 7.5 points

Bronze = 5 points

Presiding Officer = 6 points

Gold = 12.5 points

Silver = 10 Points

Bronze = 7.5 points

Presiding Officer = 8.5 points

Gold = 15 points

Silver = 12.5 Points

Bronze = 10 points

Honors = 7.5 points

Presiding Officer = 11 points

Fees

  • School Fee: $30

  • Individual Event Entries: $25/entry

  • DUO Event Entries: $40/entry

  • Congress Entries: $30/entry

  • One person Debate (LD, IPDA, NFA-LD) Entries: $50/entry

  • Two person Debate (NOF Parli, PF) Entries: $60/entry

  • Three+ person Debate (World Schools) Entries: $75/entry

  • Judges: First Missed Ballot - $25 / Subsequent Missed Ballots - $50

  • Uncovered IE/Congress Slot (with Tournament Director Approval): $30/slot

  • Uncovered Debate Team (with Tournament Director Approval): $125/team

  • Changes after entry deadline - $25 per change (subject to tournament director approval)

  • Judge drops within 24 hours of the tournament will be charged a $150 judge no-show fee.  

  • Judges who submit incomplete eBallots (with little to no substantive feedback) may be charged a judge no-show fee for failing to complete their judge assignment which includes both ranking the speakers along with giving sufficient comments.

  • Delay of tournament fees may be assessed from $20-$100 based on the severity of the delay.




Timetable
  • Tue 04/16/24 6:00 pm
    Drops only (no new entries or changes allowed)
  • Wed 04/17/24 6:00 pm
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)

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