Welcome to the home page for the 2020 The (FREE!) October Surprise tournament hosted by Mt. San Antonio College - Online on Oct 24-25, 2020 for College students.

Status: System shutdown (No new schools, changes, adds, or drops )

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR AWARD CERTIFICATES for the Saturday Portion of our Tournament:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PsDRkkNGAe99yyOOMYZInCJ2vHuO4HFc?usp=sharing

 

Thank you for your participation in the October Surprise! Just a few things to make sure the day runs smoothly.

THERE ARE NO FEES! All Times Pacific  

If you need assistance during the tournament

https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseHelpRoom 

Extemp topics will be distributed in the following room

 https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseExtempRoom 

Standby Judges should wait in

https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseJudgeStandby

For judges:

  • You will receive an email 10 minutes before the round. It will either provide you a link to your round room and eballot, or ask that you please stand by in case we need to push you a ballot. The judges stand by room can be visited at this link: https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseJudgeStandby
  • If you do not receive an email 10 minutes before the round, please head to the judges stand by room.
  • If we do not need you for the round, you will get another email after letting you know you are good to go for the round.
  • Please make sure to check your spam folders for your ballots.

For competitors:

  • Please make sure competitors also check their spam folders for postings.
  • The postings will contain their room link, and will also be sent 10 minutes before the round.

For the IE portion of the tournament:

  • Competitors who are double entered will receive links to both of their rooms. To sign in, please have competitors type their name in the chat to mirror signing into a classroom, before heading to their other round.
  • Please inform competitors to make sure they enter rooms with muted microphones, as to not interrupt another speaker.

Again, feel free to call, text, or email me at tpham91@mtsac.edu and 714-553-0260 for any questions.

- Twee Pham, Tournament Director

KEY POINTS

  • To prepare your competitors and judges for this new online format, please see the guides available on the online resources page: https://forensicstournament.net/online 
  • Because this is an online tournament, slow internet speeds can cause issues for speakers, judges, and tournament staff. Test your internet speed on https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ Anything less than 6 mbps upload/download will cause video/audio problems.
  • We strongly recommend each school has judges on standby who are familiar with internet tournaments in case there are internet issues for their originally registered judges.
  • The tournament will use synchronous video conferencing. Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively use the platform.
  • The awards ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube each day.
HELP ROOM PARLI TOPICS

https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseHelpRoom 

https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseParliTopics 
STAND-BY JUDGES ROOM EXTEMP PREP

https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseJudgeStandby

 https://8x8.vc/OctoberSurpriseExtempRoom




Deadlines
  • Wed 10/21/20 6:00 pm Pacific
    Drops Only
  • Fri 10/09/20 12:00 am Mountain
    Accepting Entries
  • Tue 10/20/20 6:05 pm Pacific
    Adds, Changes, Drops for Existing Schools only

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