MSPDP leagues normally have five tournaments per year, with an October-April schedule. Four key players are involved in executing a successful tournament: the tournament director, the host, the league president and the league's judge trainer. Tournaments have either four or five debates in a single day, with all students participating in every debate. Topics are announced at least one month in advance of the competition. Each debate has a different topic.
Resources for Tournament Directors
- Updated Tab Program - Version 5.02
- User's Guide for MSPDP Tab v. 4
- Tournament Director Equipment Checklist
- Tournament Director Manual