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OATS 6 (Online Asynchronous Tournament Series)

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This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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Hello Friends,
 
We have reached our final OATS of the season, and while this could be sweet sorrow, let's just enjoy the carby-goodness of one last bowl. 
 
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 6 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 Series Fee pays for all “covered-slot” entries for all OATS tournaments; for those joining at OATS 4 or later, the fee is reduced to just $100
-Uncovered slots will incur an additional $10 fee per slot
-Dropped judges will incur a fee of $50/judge
-Payments accepted by Venmo, PayPal, or by check
-The dates for video submission for the OATS include:
Mon, Feb 21
 
Full information about competition and fees are listed in the full tournament invite posted to Speechwire. If you have questions or are interested in hosting, feel free to contact Julie Walker by phone (call or text 706-844-2773) or email (julie.walker@smsu.edu). 
 
Whether you attended nearly every OATS or this would be your first time, we look forward to hosting you for a fantastic speech experience! 
 
Sincerely,
 
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
 
Fully Asynchronous Tournament Week Schedule
 
Fri prior @ noon CST: LP Prompts released on Speechwire
Monday @ 8 p.m. CST: Entries and videos due to Speechwire
Monday @ 10 p.m. CST: Fees will be assessed and distributed to teams
Monday @ 10 p.m. CST: Judge dance cards go live on Speechwire
Thursday @ 4 p.m. CST: Preliminary Round judging feedback/scores due
Thursday @ 6 p.m. CST: Final Rounds are Posted on Speechwire and on the OATS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/oatsforensics
Friday @ 2 p.m. CST: Final Round judging feedback/scores due
Friday @ 4 p.m. CST: Live awards ceremony stream on OATS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/oatsforensics 
Friday @ Evening: Feedback released to coaches via Speechwire
 
 

 

Manager contact information

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

Mailing address

Venmo: bfulworldlvr | Paypal: benjamin.michael.walker@gmail.com | Direct Depos to SMSU (email Julie)
Pay by Check Julie Walker | 1501 State Street (W9 available upon request)
MARSHALL, MN 56258

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