Welcome to Heart of the Harvest Tournament Registration

Saturday, November 9, 2019

3920 Shoemake Ave
Modesto, Ca 95358

Registration Window

Open: October 15, 2019 7:00AM

Closes: October 19, 2019 5:00PM

Events being offered

Team Policy Varsity (qualifier)
Lincoln Douglas (qualifier)-depending on the level of interest, LD rounds maybe double flighted
Team Policy Novice (non-qualifier)-If the number of registrations for Novice TP is too low, these students will be moved to the varsity division.

This is a Stoa qualifying tournament as posted on Speechranks.

Tournament Fees

Team Policy varsity and novice $30.00 per debater
Lincoln Douglas $30.00

General Tournament Information

Competitor Eligibility: Any student who meets the requirements set forth in the Stoa Eligibility Rules may participate. Eligibility Rules are found at Stoausa Membership

Please ensure that your Stoa membership is complete before attempting to register for this tournament. Stoa membership is not available on this site. Please go to Stoa Registration for information on becoming a member of Stoa. Click here

When registering for Heart of the Harvest you must use the same information you used when signing up for your Stoa membership.

Heart of the Harvest will be following the Stoa dress code found here STOAUSA dress code Students not in compliance with the dress code may be disqualified from competition.

Refund Policy

Before registration closes we will refund payments minus a $10.00 processing fee. After registration closes no refunds will be made. All refund requests must be submitted to Modesto tournament registrar at jeff.tricia@sbcglobal.net

Judging Requirements

  • Each debater is required to provide a judge for 3 rounds. The same applies for each debater within a family.
  • We ask that every judge check in at the ballot push table before every round, regardless of which boxes you checked on the judge registration page. If you are not needed to judge, we encourage you to go watch a round but we ask that all observing parents leave the round after constructive speeches and report to the ballot push table to see if judges are needed for the next round.

Due to constraints of the facility, judge food will be very limited. Please plan accordingly.


It is strongly encouraged that younger siblings act as timers. The best way to prepare to be a debater, is to be a timer.

Novice debaters will receive top priority for an available timer.

Varsity students please bring a timer in the event that you will have to self time.

Registration is considered complete when

  • The competitor is registered (In the case of Team Policy, when both partners are registered.)
  • Parent judge registration is completed
  • Payment is received by PayPal. Payment in full is required at the time of your registration.


We will make every effort to accommodate all who are wait listed. However, room availability is limited so both partners must register in a timely manner. You are not considered confirmed until BOTH partners have registered and paid.

No Host Housing will be available


We are offering a few different healthy meal options for lunch and a delicious BBQ for dinner.

Awards Ceremony

We will be hosting the awards ceremony in the gym starting at 7:30pm

Every student will receive a Cum Sheet in their ballot packet at the close of the tournament.

Any questions regarding registration for the Heart of the Harvest Tournament can be sent to the registrar at jeff.tricia@sbcglobal.net All other questions contact Mary Winther at modestodebate@gmail.com