If you would like to compete at the 2017 Parli TOC as an at-large, please fill out the form below. The deadline to submit your bid is March 19, 2017.
If your bid is accepted, you will receive further information on how to register for the tournament via Tabroom. Tabroom registration will close on March 25, 2017.
The At-Large Bid & Topic Committee, which will make at-large bid decisions, consists of Armand Domalewski (NorCal), Jake Glendenning (NorCal), Mariah Noah (NorCal), Bobby Lebeda (SoCal), and Brian Yang (Oregon).
At-large bids will be evaluated upon the following criteria:
40%: POI points and evaluation of tournament results
20%: PDF of affirmative case on a topic from the 2016 TOC
15% Written application
10%: Regional affiliation (10 for East Coast, UDL, International, or Midwest, 7 for Southern California, 5 for Oregon, 0 for Northern California)
10%: Small school affiliation (5 points if school has no other TOC qualifiers this year, 5 points if first TOC-qualified team ever from school)
5% Recording of a speech (not to exceed 8 minutes in length per person, can be audio or video file)
In addition to this form, at-large applicants are expected to prepare a PDF file of an affirmative case on one of the topics from the 2016 Parliamentary Debate Tournament of Champions, listed here. This should be a full PMC speech, written and sent as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should include your school, both debaters last names, and the words "At-Large PMC".