Welcome to the home page for the 2022 RAFL--- ONLINE- Holiday Fun IPDA Palooza tournament hosted by Region IV Affiliated Forensics League RAFL on Dec 16, 2022 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed


Please Join us online Jan 6-7, for RAFL #2

IPFA Friday
IE Saturday








Region IV Affiliated Forensics League (RAFL)

IPDA Online Holiday Fun Fest


Invitation Up to date invitation HERE  


Hired Judges can sign up AT THIS LINK


Squad Room

Coaches, make sure you go into the "squad room" (left of here) and invite your students. Your coaches and students will then have access to all room assignments, ballots, postings, a team warm-up room, notices, and the help room.


Help Room



Please log on Friday (10:15am-10:45am) and Saturday (8:15am - 8:45am) to confirm your entry. Registration Room HERE


Debate and Time Signals

Watch THIS video before your Debate, Impromptu, or Extemporaneous Speaking round. 


Duo Waiting Room
Waiting Room



Judges on Standby should wait in THIS room.  You will get an email when standbys are released.
Judges can hang out in this room and chat at any time. If you are not able to wait in this room, just keep your email open and your cell phone handy. If we need to use you as a standby we will reach out.

Sample Ballot

Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time. 



Student Lounge
Come hang out and socialize before and after rounds.


Ext/IPDA Prep
Prep Room HERE

Students should report to this room at the designated prep times.
Extemp Prep Jeff R 773-802-2658
IPDA Prep John 773-318-2460


Help Room



Students/Coaches/Judges can drop into this room for help.
Text For HELP 

John 773-3182460
Jeff 847-567-2512

Bonnie 847-877-2784
Tim 217-549-1970


Competition Schedule

Friday- IPDA Debate
Draw 11:00 am    11:30 Speak Round 1
Draw 12:30 pm    1:00 pm Speak Round 2
Draw 1:45 pm    2:15 pm Speak Round 3
Draw 3:15 pm    3:45 pm Speak Round 4
Draw 5:15 pm    5:45 pm Speak Bronze Round

Draw 6:45 pm    7:15 pm Speak Silver/Gold Round
Awards Posted ASAP

    Saturday- Individual Events
8:15am – 8:45am – Registration – Go to the Registration Room to verify entry and pay fees.

9:00am - 10:00am            Round 1A

10:15am - 11:15am           Round 2A

11:15am-12:00pm        Lunch

12:00pm             Extemp Draw

12:30pm - 1:30pm         Round1 B

1:30pm                     Extemp Draw

2:00pm - 3:00pm           Round 2B

3:30pm - 4:45pm           Finals A

4:45pm                      Extemp Draw

5:00pm                       Finals B

5:15pm            Extemp Finals

Awards Posted ASAP




Please share with students, judges, and coaches.


Look Over These Guideshttps://forensicstournament.net/online


If you are having Connection Issues

1. Use a different browser (Firefox and Chrome work best).  Make sure you are in ONE room at a time.

2. Reboot your computer

3. Make sure your mic, camera, and speaker settings are operational

4. If you are using a tablet or phone us the 8x8meet APP instead of a browser

5. Test your internet.  You need a minimum of 6mbps. https://www.speedtest.net

6.  Seek help in the help room


Tablet Users may want to use the "8x8 Meet" App.  When possible, PC/Laptops will be more effective than tablets and phones. However, if you have unstable internet at any point the "8x8 Meet" App is a great alternative.

"POSTINGS" are left of here.  Room and Ballot Links will be emailed to judges, students, and coaches 15 minutes before rounds.  In order to avoid "8x8 bombing," we cannot post the room URLs publicly. Tab Staff can also share a room with you.


Observers- Once emails (postings/rounds) go out, students/coaches can share their room-link with teammates.  Observers are welcome to observe.  Mics off, please. In order to avoid "8x8 bombing," we cannot post the room URLs publicly. Tab Staff can also share a room with you.


Private Messages- Students, please do not PM with each other in the 8x8 rooms during speeches.


Email-v-Text-- We have found that it's better to mark each of your judges and students as receiving their ballots through email instead of text.  You can make these choices on your student roster and judge roster.


Empty Room- If you or one of your students is sitting ALONE AND ONTIME in an empty 8 x 8 room something is wrong. Jump into the help room.