State Tournament Updates and Announcements Page
March 5, 6:17pm - JOT site is back up: http://www.joyoftournaments.com/tx/tfa.state/info.asp
March 5, 4:02pm - PFD SUPPLEMENTAL STRIKE SHEETS are available at the PF ballot table in the big gym.
*Directions: Given the weather problems throughout the north half of Texas, we will be missing a considerable number of the hired judges that we expected to be able to judge Public Forum Debate. In order for the tournament to happen, we will need to utilize judges assigned to other divisions of debate. Accordingly, we are offering you the opportunity to strike an additional 6 judges of the judges on this list now assigned to other events. You may strike none or up to 6 judges in this list.
March 5, 2:40pm - OK, we have a solution to the issue.
If you attempted to enter your prefs AFTER 2am, then you will need to fill out the attached Excel Document and send it to Dr. Rich Edwards at Richard_Edwards@baylor.edu. It is absolutely IMPERATIVE that only the individuals who were unable to do prefs submit these forms. If we get a bunch of forms that are for already entered prefs, it will slow down the process dramatically and will really cause issues. In your email to Rich, please use the following format for your subject line:
SCHOOL NAME, EVENT, PREFS (ex: HENDRICKSON CX PREFS)
Again, this will streamline the process, so please do the above. Additionally, as we do not know how many individuals this affected, we are unsure of the exact magnitude of our problem. Every effort will be made to get the prefs in prior to Round 1 of debate, but cannot guarantee anything until Round 2.
March 5, 9:31am - Sometime after 2am Joy of Tournaments experienced an issue and is currently down. What does this mean for you? Well, it depends on the category you fall in:
1. No debate entries - You are good, nothing to worry about.
2. Debate entries, prefs entered before 2AM this morning - You are good, nothing to worry about.
3. Debate entries, prefs were not entered before 2AM - You are not good right now.
For folks in category 3 - we are currently working on a backup plan. It will likely involve you doing your prefs on a paper copy (which we will send out) and then us entering them that way. Please stay tuned to your email for an update on this as soon a we get one.
Additionally, for all folks above, no one is currently able to access the www.txfa.org website either, as we route through JOY. You may use the following web address to access our page: http://txfa.weebly.com/ We will continue to post updates to this location, on facebook and using the Twitter account @txfastate. Thank you for your continued patience (and any dances that you may know to ward off evil spirits).
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