The Tyler Rose will adhere to the Stoa USA Transparent Tabulation Process.


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 2 rounds and will be assigned to the low seed for the remaining preliminary rounds.

2. Preliminary rounds 1 and 2 will be randomly paired employing club protect if possible. However, due to disproportionate club size, club protect may not be achievable.

3. Preliminary rounds 3 through 6 will be power matched.

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