Yes, you are qualified! No experience necessary!

How You Can Help

Sign Up to Judge a Round Now

We are so pleased you are interested in judging our students at the Piney Woods Derby at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, TX. Community and alumni judges are a vital part of our speech and debate tournaments. Thank you for volunteering!

The students benefit from your written evaluation of their performances. It is a significant part of their learning experience and growth, and your investment is greatly appreciated!

Win Prizes for Judging

Every round you judge enters you into a drawing for prizes. Community, alumni and parent judges will all be able to enter drawings for prizes after each round. The more rounds you judge, the more times you are entered.

What We Need From You

We need a 2.5 to 3-hour commitment from you for judge orientation/training, judging a round, and completing ballots. Please sign up for an event time which fits your schedule. The following is the maximum time you will be needed per round:

Parli Debate Round- 2.5 hours

TP/LD Debate Round- 3 hours

Speech Round- 3 hours

Light refreshments will be served, including coffee, tea, and assorted snacks.


See our Tournament Schedule

For all Parliamentary Debate rounds, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the round start time to receive Judge Orientation. For all Team Policy/Lincoln Douglas Debate and Speech rounds, please arrive 45 minutes prior to the round start time.


Mobberly Baptist Church
625 E Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605