Community Judges 2019

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the Point Loma Classic 2019 as a Judge!

~ Judges are considered non-participants who are 18 years or older and have graduated from high school.
~ This usually includes friends of a competitor's parents, their co-workers, extended family members, former competitors who have graduated, or neighbors.


TO REGISTER for judging, please click on the JUDGE REGISTRATION tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts. A copy of the community judge schedule and terminology can be found here: Community Judges Schedule and Terminology.

If a competitor has invited you, we ask that you indicate that by typing their name in the conflict box so as to keep the integrity of the judging pool pure.

PARKING: Parking Lot & Structure "C" (directly across from Ryan Learning Center) is reserved for our community judges.

CHECK-IN and ORIENTATION: Community Judge Check-In is located in Nicholson Commons. For a campus map, click on the Parking, Campus Map and Check-In tab on the left side of this page. Please enter Nicholson Commons from the south side of the building.

You will then be directed to your orientation room. There will be a training session to be held 45 minutes before your scheduled round. The round you judge will last approximately 1 ½ hours. After the round, please allow 30-45 minutes to fill out your ballot and enjoy refreshments prepared for you. Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours is needed to complete one round. Due to time constraints, it is not feasible to judge 2 rounds consecutively. Judging every other round is easily done.

Please notify the volunteer for judge orientation if you have physical conditions that prevent you from managing stairs or walking longer distances; we will make every effort to provide a room that is close.

PREVIEW: When you arrive at the Judge Orientation forty-five minutes before the beginning of your round, you will be given a good overview of the event you will be judging. Some of you may like a bit of prep before then. This link will take you to the Stoa USA website, where you can read more about the speech and debate league:

You can also view the judge orientation slides ahead of time:

  • For Individual Speech Events (IE) ~ Click here.
  • For Lincoln Douglas Debate (LD) ~ Click here.
  • For Team Policy Debate (TP) ~ Click here.

We hope this will familiarize you with the league and the events. The Judge Orientation at the tournament will review the ideas in these slides, as well as answer other questions you may have.

Again, thank you for your support and willingness to judge!