Welcome to the home page for the 2024 RAFL IPDA/IE Warm up --ONLINE tournament hosted by Region IV Affiliated Forensics League RAFL on Jan 5-6, 2024 for College students.
Status: System shutdown (No new schools, changes, adds, or drops )
Please log on Friday (10:15-10:45) & Saturday (8:15am-8:45am) to confirm your entry.
Debate and Time Signals
Watch THIS video before your Debate, Impromptu, or Extemporaneous Speaking round.
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.
Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time.
Come hang out and socialize before and after rounds.
IPDA / Extemp Prep
Prep Room HERE
Students should report to this room at the designated prep times.
Awards ASAP- See LIVE STREAMS.
We will stream the awards announcement and post the video for viewing later.
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
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 Guides- https://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.