Welcome to the 6th Annual

Green Country Challenge!

Owasso, OK (a northern suburb of Tulsa)

February 27- March 2, 2019

Location:

Friendship Baptist Church of Owasso
14100 E 86th St N
Owasso, OK 74055

Map to Friendship Baptist Church

We are pleased to offer all NITOC events, including the wildcards...
PLUS a Junior Tournament for students ages 6-12.

Please check the link on the left hand side of the page for more information.

Registration Dates

Registration Opens: January 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM (CST)
Registration Closes: February 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CST)

Due to a tremendous response from competitors, we are often nearly at absolute capacity soon after registration opens. That said, please don't hesitate to register for the tournament. There are typically a few last minute changes, and we will continue to do everything possible to accommodate all competitors in the best way possible.

NEW Parent Judge Requirements & Check-In Procedure

NEW Judging Requirements for All Parents: To insure a quality tournament that runs on time and provides them with both quality and quantity ballots from parents and community judges, we are requiring parents to judge nine (9) rounds per family. Registration for the rounds will be required before student registration is completed.

Upon arrival at the tournament, parents must go through a Parent Check-in to verify your judging times. Please note that YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR CHECK-IN AT THE TOURNAMENT UNTIL THE PARENT CHECK-IN HAS BEEN FINISHED. Please understand that a student dropped off at the tournament will not be able to compete until their parent has checked in and had their judging times verified. For more information, please read the Parent Corner.

Script Submission

In addition to the usual required Stoa Script submission forms, we require 100% In Club Script Approval prior to check in. For more information or to download forms for the Green Country Challenge, please see the Script Submission tab. Thank you!

Check-In Schedule (MANDATORY CHECK IN for PARENTS and STUDENTS

Check in for all Parliamentary Debate competitors and parents is mandatory on Wednesday at Friendship Baptist of Owasso at 7:30 a.m. If you participate in the Parliamentary Debate tournament, please plan to check in for ALL events when you check in for Parli on Wednesday. Please plan to complete script submission and submit your Medical Release Forms at this time.

All other parents and competitors must check in on Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church of Owasso. All scripts must be ready for submission at the time of check-in.

Parking

Parents & Competitors: Please park at the North Entrance.
Judges: Please park at the East Entrance.

Stoa Membership

Participants must be current Stoa Members in order to participate in Stoa tournaments. Please ensure that your annual family membership is complete and that the student information is correct before attempting to register for this tournament. Stoa membership will not be offered onsite. Please go to Stoausa.org for information on becoming a member of Stoa.

Payment

Electronic payment of all registration fees and meal tickets is mandatory for participation in Green Country Challenge. Payment via PayPal is appreciated, and no check or cash will be accepted. There is a guest feature on Paypal if that is of interest to you. Payments will not be accepted at the tournament.

Registration is not complete until your fees have been paid. Please understand that in team events (such as Team Policy or Duo Interpretation), if both partners are not registered and paid in full, both registrations remain incomplete. A space cannot be held for that team. The partially registered teams will be moved to the wait list with their partner until both registrations and payments are complete.

Entry Fees

TP/LD: $25/debater
Parli: $30/debater
IE/Speech: $20 for first event and $10 for each additional event
Juniors: $15 flat fee
Registration Fee: $5/student
PayPal Surcharge: Competitor is responsible for all charges incurred via PayPal, whether those be associated with initial registration, event add/drop, or withdrawal from competition. Please note that these fees are non-refundable, regardless of date of add/drop as we cannot recover these costs.

Debaters: We will make every effort to have timers in every room, but you may be required to time yourself during a round. Please review information at this link if your unfamiliar with how to time yourself in a round. This short training video is an excellent way to learn how to time! Debate Self-Timing Video

REFUND POLICY

We will not be able to provide refunds after the close of registration. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but for planning and administration to run smoothly, this is what is recommended. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that except for major illness, there will be NO refunds issued after registration closes. In addition there will be a $10 drop fee if an event is dropped. Drops create a domino effect of extra cost and work for staff because they affect room allocation, judging needs, and awards orders and ceremony.
Choose your events thoughtfully!

To register your student, please follow the prompts under the STUDENT REGISTRATION tab. We look forward to working together with you to make this an outstanding experience for all competitors, judges, and the community at large.

If you need further assistance, you may contact Allisha at logostournament@gmail.com.