Tab process for the The Prologue

1. It may be necessary to employ a bye due to an odd number of competitors in a debate event. The bye will be randomly assigned for the first two rounds and will be assigned to the low seed for the remaining preliminary rounds.

2. Preliminary rounds one and two will be randomly paired employing club protect if possible. However, due to disproportionate club size, club protect may not be achievable.

3. Preliminary rounds three through six will be power matched.

4. Stoa USA NITOC tie breakers will be used to rank teams through preliminary progression.

The Prologue will adhere to the

Stoa USA Transparent Tabulation Process