In one of the most progressive moves in a decade, MIFA has changed its three-tier state debate tournament from a size-based structure to an experience-based structure. We believe this will provide a fairer and more educational tournament experience for all. For 2011-2012 MIFA converted back to a Two-tier system. That system was well received by all teams participating.
1. Tier one will be comprised of schools which have participated only in League debates with no more than two invitational tournaments.
2. Tier two will be comprised of schools which may or may not have competed in league competition and which have participated in two or more invitational tournaments (either in-state or out-of-state or both). Anyone may "bid up" from Teir one to Tier two.
We recognize this may not equalize the size of the two divisions in the tournament, but we are certain it will provide greater parity between competing programs. Register here. http://themifa.org/product/varsity-policy-debate-state-tournament-fees
A Tentative schedule is below.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
8:30 - 9:15 Tier 1&2 Registration PH Auditorium 201
9:15 - 9:30 Tier I&2 General Meeting PH 201
9:30 - 9:50 Tier I&2 Directors/Judge Meeting PH 201
10:00 - 12:15 Round I
12:15 - 1:30 Wendy's Student Center
1:30 - 3:45 Round II
3:45 - 6:00 Round III
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 9:15 Round IV
9:30 - 10:15 MIFA Debate Committee Meeting TBD
All Directors Welcome
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
8:15 - 10:30 Round V/Bye rounds if necessary
10:30 - 12:00 The Tower Inn
12:15 – 2:00 Semi/Final Rounds
2:00 Announcement of Awards
2:15 – 4:15 Final round TBD
4:30 Presentation of Final Awards
Judge/coach lounge PH 219
TAB is in PH 203
Maps will be forthcoming.