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OATS 3 (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series)

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This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to tournament 3 in the collection of asynchronous tournaments hosted in what we are calling the OATS (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series). This group of tournaments, created to respond to student calls for accessible tournaments, hopes to prioritize accessibility and affordability for teams across the US.

This multi-tournament series will run for the duration of the 2020-2021 season. The dates for video submission for the remaining OATS include:
Mon, Jan 11    
Mon, Jan 25    
Mon, Feb 8    
Mon, Feb 22    
Mon, Mar 1
Each tournament will run Monday-Friday of the tournament week.

TL:DR Details
-Tournaments will be fully asynchronous, including finals
-Entries and video links are due to Speechwire on Monday @ 8 p.m. CST
-Content warnings are encouraged to give adequate warning to judges/competitors
-No late adds are allowed
-OATS tournaments will utilize an honor system for judges and competitors
-Preliminary rounds will be judged from Tuesday through Thursday @ 4 p.m. CST; Final rounds will be judged from Thursday p.m. through Friday @ 2 p.m. CST
-Postings will go live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. CST (or ASAP depending on ballot completion)
-All 11 categories will be offered per released AFA guidelines
-The $200 Series Fee pays for all “covered-slot” entries for all OATS tournaments
-Uncovered slots will incur an additional $5 fee
-Payments accepted by Venmo, PayPal, or by check

Full information about competition and fees are listed below. If you have questions feel free to contact Julie Walker by phone (call or text 706-844-2773) or email (julie.walker@smsu.edu).


Julie Walker                   
Southwest Minnesota State University       
Assistant Director of Forensics           
Series Tournament Co-Director 

Ben Walker                   
Southwest Minnesota State University       
Director of Forensics           
Series Tournament Co-Director


Manager contact information

Julie Walker
Email address: julie.walker@smsu.edu
Phone number: 706-844-2773

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