Gateway and Webster Invitations II of IV

Tom Preston scprest
Mon Sep 8 15:28:42 CDT 1997


Mediated Events, Continued


2.  TELEVISION SEGMENT--The student will submit BY OCTOBER 15--the receipt
date--a television segment of  7-8 minutes.  All production efforts must be
conducted by students at your university, whether or not they are involved
in the debate/forensics club on a full-time basis.  The subject of the
segment may be anything original within the limitations below, although
students should be involved in the segments, at least in terms of interview
and commentary.  As many students as necessary may appear in the tape.  The
tape can be a news documentary (such as on "A Current Affair" or
"Dateline"), a talk show segment (as with a guest on the Tonight Show, or
on a subject covered on Oprah Winfrey), or even a report about an event on
campus.  It should NOT be merely a tape of a play, a speech, or any of the
other forensics events being performed.  Students should appear only as
themselves in these tapes--this is a production, not a drama, event.
Creativity in production, timeliness, interest to a general audience, and
professionalism, sound quality, and quality of picture will all be criteria
for judging this event.  To count this as a pentathlon event, a student
must be either a producer or primary participant (interviewer or
interviewee) in the tape.  A student may participate on this level on as
many as two tapes, although with different students.  A school may enter up
to five tapes.  THE TAPE SHOULD IDENTIFY IN WRITING ON THE TAPE AND IN
INTRODUCTORY SCRIPT THE NAME OF THE PRINCIPLE STUDENTS INVOLVED, AND THE
SCHOOL OF THE TAPE.  A "principle student" would be either who made the
tape, or a primary interviewer or interviewee, although other students may
be in the tape without being designated an entry.  Generally, there would
be no more than three principle students listed, and in many cases there
will be only one.  Note--no duplicate awards will be given.  If your school
enters more than one tape, please designate the entries a, b, etc., when
they are sent in.  Unlimited entries per school.  If you also wish to enter
this at Webster, please indicate that on the tape, and remember to pay them
their $5.00 entry fee as well.  We will send all tapes to Webster after our
staff has finished judging them.

3.  EMAIL ARGUMENTATION--At UMSL only.  With the onset of the
manifestations of electronic communication, email argumentation, as members
of parli-l, ie-l, ndt-l, cx-l, and ceda-l well know, more and more
arguments take place not face to face, but over the email.  This new form
of argument has special requirements:

1.  one has to argue effectively without vocal inflection and facial expression
2.  one has to argue especially politely, as readers may and often do
assume the worst in the above without   the benefit of seeing that maybe no
harm was intended
3.  immediate feedback is impossible, so writing must be especially clear
such that erroneous ideas are not       interpreted and placed on a
listserve for all to see; and
4.  argumentation must be precise, as immediate explanation is not possible
as in
        a conversation.; and
5.  argumentation must be succinct, as to not "waste bandspace."

You may enter this event in one of two ways:  1) if you plan to attend the
tournament, have each student you want to enter this event send a 750-1000
word email message to scprest at umslvma.umsl.edu.  This message can be an
argument on any topic about anything, whether that thing has to do with
forensics or not.  The message will be judged not only on the traditional
argumentative requirements of logic and evidence, but will be judged on its
ability to meet the five requirements above.  Evidence may or may not be
used in this event.  Dr. Preston will confirm the emails he has received.
Although the messages will be printed out and judged before the tournament
itself starts, you will be charged the entry fee at tournament
registration.  All emails MUST be received no later than 5:00 PM on October
15.  2) if you plan NOT to physically attend the tournament, the entry fee
plus the email must be received by 5:00 PM October 15.   ENTER THIS AT YOUR
OWN RISK--UNLESS Dr. Preston confirms receipts via email of your email, he
hasn't received it!   Teams may enter as many emails as possible, but only
one per student, please.  Entries will be confirmed with directors of
forensics, although DOF's within the budget of $5.00 per entry may want to
mass assign this to public speaking classes and argumentation classes, as
well as have other professors do the same.  Awards, again, will be given to
the top 30 per cent, regardless of how big the event gets, and special
recognition will also go to all elimination round participants. AS FAR AS
WE KNOW, THE GATEWAY IS THE ONLY COLLEGIATE TOURNAMENT TO OFFER THREE
MEDIATED EVENTS, AND A SPECIAL SWEEPSTAKES AWARD WILL GO TO THE SCHOOL WITH
THE BEST SHOWING IN THE MEDIATED EVENTS!  An excellent opportunity to get
involved with the TV clubs and faculty, and for email you might want to
mass offer the event for students at your school beyond what your budget
can afford to enter!

Ballots (feedback and results) and awards for the mediated events will be
available at the Karaoke Halloween party Friday night.

Other items of interest

Entry fees:     Two-person Parliamentary                $50.00 per team
                One-person NFA-LD                       $25.00 per team
                Two-person Team CEDA/NDT        $60.00 per team
                IE                                      $5.00 per entry

Judging fees:   Two Person Parliamentary--one judge covers 2 teams
                Fixed pool for parliamentary
                $100.00 judging fee for each uncovered team in addition to
entry fee.

                One Person NFA LD--one judge covers 4 entries
                Fixed pool for NFA LD
                $50.00 judging fee for each individual not covered.

                Two Person CEDA--one judge covers two teams.
                Fixed Pool for CEDA
                $125.00 judging fee for each uncovered team in addition to
entry fee.

                IE--each judge covers 6 slot/conflict pattern.  Mediated
entries need no                         judges.  $10.00/slot uncovered
judge fee.

Criteria for debate speaker awards:     1.  Totals minus hi and lo
                (all divisions)         2.  Raw speaker point totals
                                        3.  Totals minus two hi and two lo
                                        4.  won-loss record of team
                                        5.  Coin Toss

Criteria for debate seedings:           1.  Won-loss record
                                        2.  Total speaker points
                                        3.  Total speaker points, minus hi-lo
                                        4.  speaker ranks
                                        5.  Opp Record

The number of debate teams breaking will be determined by CEDA, NPDA, and
NFA guidelines, with the exception that no division will break beyond
octas.
Criteria for ie breakings:              1.  Rank total (lowest)
                                        2.  Total rating points (highest)
                                        Ties for 6th will go to finals at
the second level.

                                        The twelve events will all break
directly to
                                                finals

                                        The mediated events with 1-50
entries will
                                                break to finals;
                                        with 51-100 entries will break to semis
                                        with over 100 entries will break to
quarters

Sweepstakes:

Individual Events:  Preliminary round points will be awarded on the basis
of 3-2-1 for each schools top five entries in each individual events.
There will be two mediated event prelims as well.  Points will count for
all entries reaching elimination rounds in individual events; one point per
quarterfinalist; two points per semifinalist, and for finals, on the basis
of 6-5-4-3-2-1, in addition to any points earned in previous outrounds.

Debate:  Each preliminary round will count 5 points toward sweepstakes, and
each team making elimination rounds will earn 10 points, up to the top five
teams from a school in each division.

Special Traveling Trophies:

The burning question of the year:   Who will retire the Gateway Traveling
Sweepstakes Trophy?  Its twelfth year will be its last, and the school with
the greatest cumulative total will be the school to retire the award.  In
1998 the new Gateway CEDA trophy will be born.  In this, each preliminary
win for the top five teams entered at the entire tournament count.

Last year, Central Missouri won this, and SIU now leads the standings both
for the award next year and to keep the award permanently.  Who will win?

Also, who will win the second years of our other traveling trophies?

1)  The Gateway Parliamentary Trophy, which SBU won last year, or
2)  The Gateway NFA Trophy, which WKU has kept for a year?

These traveling trophies are awarded on the basis of 1 point per prelim win
of the first five teams, with total numbers of entries being the tiebreaker.

Top novices in IE win awards--a novice is defined as a student competing in
the first year--ever--of an event, for the AFA 11.  For the mediated and
duo improv event, a novice is defined as a first year forensics student,
period.

For debate, a novice is defined as a first-year student with no high school
experience in ANY form of debate; a junior is a student with fewer than
four full semesters of three + tournaments/semester at the college level,
regardless of high school experience.

Note ENTRY DEADLINE WILL BE 5 PM OCTOBER 28--AND 5 PM OCTOBER 15 FOR
RECEIPT OF MEDIATED EVENTS.


For the events in which you have to come to the tournament to participate,
here is the rest of our schedule:

Tentative Schedule:

Oct. 30: 7-12 PM Early Registration--Marriott Hotel Lobby

Oct. 31:

7-9 More Registration, Lucas Hall Lobby, Campus  (NOTE--Get there
early--PARKING WILL
        BE AT A PREMIUM)

9:00 AM-10:15 AM Round I Parliamentary
9:00 AM-10:45 AM Round I NFA LD (piggybacked) 10:15-11:30 AM--Round II
Parliamentary
10:45-12:30 AM--Round II NFA LD
11:30-12:45 AM--Round III Parliamentary
12-2 Last Chance at Registration
12:30-2:00 PM--Round III NFA LD
12:45-2:00 PM--Round IV Parliamentary (powered straight off 1,2)
2:00--Round I Flight A IE's (Flights TBA; Round I Team Policy Debate
[CEDA/NDT))
3:30--Round II Flight A IE's (Flights TBA; Round II CEDA/NDT) 5:00--Food break
5:30--X Draw
6:00--Round I Flight B IE'sm, Round III CEDA/NDT
7:00--X Draw
7:30--Round II Flight B IE's--Finals of small Flight A events--Round IV
CEDA Powered straight off 1-2

10:30--KARAOKE PARTY AT HOTEL--ADS FINALS--PRESENTATION OF ALL EXCELLENT
AWARDS AND ALL MEDIATED EVENTS AWARDS IN IE--POSTING OF REMAINING IE FINALS

Saturday November 1

8:00--Round V CEDA/NDT Debate and Parliamentary Debate powered hi-lo off
I-IV; Round IV
        of NFA-LD powered hi-lo off I-III.
9:30--Round VI CEDA/NDT Debate and Parliamentary Debate Powered hi-hi off
I-IV; Round V
        of NFA-LD powered hi-hi off I-III.
11:00--Extemp Draw
11:30--Remaining IE Finals
1:00--Lunch
1:30--Awards Ceremony--1. Debate Speaker Awards
                          2.  Distribution of debate outrounds for
CEDA/NDT--All Sweepstakes Awards
                          3.  Awards of IE Finalists and Top Novices of
remaining events
2:30    Debate Outrounds begin--Announcements and Awards in Rooms after
each round

Target times for remaining LD: 4:00, 5:45, 6:45 (note--last two will NOT be
piggybacked if judges   available)

MANDATORY start times for parli outrounds:  3:45 second outround, 5:00
third outround (which will be   7:30 if division breaks to quarters)--last
outround at 7:30 before mass audience at the honors     college, regardless
of which round it is.  FORFEIT RULES WILL BE ENFORCED TO        ENSURE
DINNER BREAK BEFORE FINALS!

MANDATORY start times for team debate second outround:  4:45, with forfeit
rules being strictly enforced---Target times for remaining two outrounds if
nec:  6:30 and 8:15, although keeping that will be solely up to the
contestants and remaining judges who may wish to delay finals until after a
dinner break.
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CEDA/NDT Policy Open Debate Teams (First and Last Names Please)

        Rating
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2. _________________________________________            _____

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8. ________________________________________             _____

CEDA/NDT JV Debate Teams (Awards for top ten novice speakers, too)

1. _________________________________________            _____

2. _________________________________________            _____

3. _________________________________________            _____

4. _________________________________________            _____

5. _________________________________________            _____

6. _________________________________________            _____

7. _________________________________________            _____

8. _________________________________________            _____

***RATE each team as follows:  A  Breaks almost always in this division;
B  Breaks most of the time in this division  C  may break but has limited
experience in this divisions  D  inexperienced with respect to this division

List CEDA/NDT judges here, and FAX a philosophy to Tom Preston at
314-516-5415 for each judge--separate pool from parliamentary or LD debate,
so pls. don't crosslist!:

1.                                              4.

2.                                              5.

3.                                              6. Parliamentary Debate Teams

        Rating
1. _________________________________________            _____

2. _________________________________________            _____

3. _________________________________________            _____

4. _________________________________________            _____

5. _________________________________________            _____

6. _________________________________________            _____

7. _________________________________________            _____

8. ________________________________________             _____

NFA LD ENTRIES

1. _________________________________________            _____

2. _________________________________________            _____

3. _________________________________________            _____

4. _________________________________________            _____

5. _________________________________________            _____

6. _________________________________________            _____

7. _________________________________________            _____

8. _________________________________________            _____

***RATE each team as follows:  A  Breaks almost always in this division;
B  Breaks most of the time in this division  C  may break but has limited
experience in this divisions  D  inexperienced with respect to this division

Judges and whether they do parliamentary or LD--please do not crosslist as
each pool will remain separate

Judge                                                   Parli or LD

1.  _____________________________________     _________
2.  _____________________________________     _________
3.  _____________________________________     _________
4.  _____________________________________     _________
5.  _____________________________________     _________
6.  _____________________________________     _________
7.  _____________________________________     _________

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IE entry--just list students, whether they are open or novice (novice is
first year in event--if a non afa event, a novice is in the first year in
forensics, period), the events in which they are entered, your duo and
improv pairings, and your judges.




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