judge/Volunteer requirements

1.  In order to compete in our Regional Tournament:

  • Every TEAM must provide 1 trained Long-Term (Problem) Judge who will attend training and judge at the Regional Tournament.

  • Every TEAM must provide 1 Volunteer who will work a short shift on tournament day.

  • Every MEMBERSHIP must provide 1-3* trained Spontaneous Judges who will attend training and judge at the Regional Tournament.

*NOTE: Memberships with 1-3 Teams need 1 spont judge.

Memberships with 4-5 teams need 2 spont judges.

Memberships with 6-7 teams need 3 spont judges, and so on.

2.  In order to compete in Spontaneous Fun Day (when it is a judging format):

  • Every TEAM must provide 1 Spontaneous Judge who will attend training and judge at the event.

  • Every TEAM must provide 1 Volunteer to work the event.

3.  When teams advance to PA State Finals:

  • Every TEAM must provide 1 trained Long-Term (Problem) Judge* who attended a Regional training and worked a Regional Tournament.

  • Every School District/Entity with 1-3 teams going, must provide 1 spontaneous judge*… with 4-5 Teams going, must provide 2 spont judges… and with 6-7 teams must provide 3 spont judges, and so on.

*NOTE: It is important to identify, before Judge Training day, Judges who will accompany your team to State Finals.

4.  When teams advance to World Finals:

There are no volunteer or judge requirements of advancing teams or memberships related to World Finals.

5.  Judge Related Penalty

Any team/membership which does not provide TRAINED & EXPERIENCED Long Term and Spontaneous Judges to represent their team/membership at the Regional and State Tournaments could receive a penalty of up to 25 points.

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