Tournament Roles » We’ve covered the ins and outs of planning the logistics and hospitality for your district tournament. Check out an overview of the roles you could include at your tournament to relieve some stress from the committee.
Tab Room Director – oversees the entire tabulation room; helps answer questions; aware of master schedule and checks in with tab stations to ensure they’re on pace; ensures the audits are done; makes changes as necessary based upon circumstances of the tournament.
Coordinator and Assistant positions for Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Policy, Congress, and Individual Events – oversee the pairing of rounds, entering of results, and judge assignments for their event.
Sweepstakes Coordinator and Assistant – if your tournament offers sweepstakes awards, have separate individuals who calculate the winners. They will take your parameters (rules/ formula) and then create an excel spreadsheet to keep track of the information.
Auditors – after every round, have two people check the work of the tab stations. They should check to be sure the wins/losses, rates, ranks, etc., were entered properly into the tabulation software.
Ballot Collectors – have individuals (two or three at a minimum) collect ballots after a judge adjudicates a round. They should check over the entire ballot to ensure that it’s filled out properly, is easy to read for the tab station, and appears to be a constructive ballot that will help students.
Extemp Prep Coordinator and Assistant – oversee the Extemp prep/draw process and work to ensure students are preparing within the guidelines of the rules governing the tournament.
Ballot Sorters – oversee the stuffing or posting of ballots for schools to see their judge feedback and results after the tournament.