Pflaum Debate Invitation

Rodger Biles BILESROD
Mon Sep 15 15:37:22 CDT 1997


PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TOURNAMENT HOTEL



43rd Annual
George R.R. Pflaum Debates
October 18-20, 1997


                                        September 4, 1997

Dear Coach:

The Division of Communication and Theatre Arts of Emporia State
University will host the 43rd Annual George R.R. Pflaum Debate
Tournament on October 18-20, 1997.  You are invited to bring up to four
teams in each division.  We are pleased to offer an Open and a Junior
Division of debate.  Both divisions will debate the 1997/98 National Topic.
The Pflaum Tournament will once again serve as a qualifying tournament
for the Jesuit Round Robin National Championships.

1997/98 National Intercollegiate Debate Topic: RESOLVED: that the United
States Federal Government should substantially increase its security
assistance to one or more of the following Southeast Asian nations:
Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

FORMAT:
(Open)  Two person, switch-sides, cross-examination debate, with four
pre-set and four rounds power-matched (5 & 7 are high/high; 6 & 8 are
high/low within win-loss brackets).  8-3-5 (8 prep).

(Junior Varsity)  Two person, switch-sides, cross-examination debate,
with three or four rounds preset and two or three rounds
power-matched (a seventh round will be added if numbers justify it).
Power matching will alternate high/high and high/low within brackets.
The division is limited to debaters with no more than three semesters of
collegiate debate.  8-3-5 (8 prep).


JUDGING:  We hope you will attend with your team or teams.  While
Emporia is rich in many things, the availability of qualified hired judges is
not one of them.  We have virtually no judges available for hire.  Your
absence simply means a heavier burden will be placed on your
colleagues.  We will not guarantee the availability of any hired judges.
Judges covering two teams may expect to judge EIGHT preliminary
rounds; judges covering one team may expect to judge FIVE preliminary
rounds.  All judges are expected to remain through the selection of
quarter-final panels.  All coaches of teams in the elimination rounds are
expected to remain through the selection of final round panels unless
previously cleared through the tournament director.

AWARDS:  Awards will be given to all teams in the elimination rounds.
Appropriate "spiffy" ESU Hornet awards will be given to the top
speakers in each division.

FEES:  Per two-person team with judge:  $60
          Per two-person team without judge: * $140
                * Applies only if hired judges are available

MOTEL:  Included with this mailing is a list of Emporia area motels.  I must
warn you that several major events have been booked for Emporia
during the October 18-20th weekend and motel rooms will be at a
PREMIUM.  Rodger and I have been able to arrange blocks of rooms at
several motels.  But you should call IMMEDIATELY if not sooner to
reserve your rooms.  The information is contained in this mailing.  CALL
NOW!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the 1997 Pflaum National Debates.

Sincerely,



Glen Strickland
Director of Debate
        Office  (316) 341-5709
        Fax Number (316) 341-6213
        email address:  stricklg at esumail.emporia.edu





Rodger Biles
Assistant Debate Coach
        Office  (316) 341-5705
        email address:   Bilesrod at esumail.emporia.edu
43rd Annual Pflaum National Debates
Tournament Schedule



Friday, October 17, 1997

        8:00-10:00 PM           early registration at the New Ramada Inn


Saturday, October 18, 1997

        7:00-8:30 AM            late registration, Lobby of King Hall
        8:30 AM                 pairings released, Lobby of King Hall
        9:00-11:00 AM           Round One
        11:00-1:00 PM           Round Two
        2:00-4:00 PM            Round Three
        4:30-6:30 PM            Round Four


Sunday, October 19, 1997

        7:15 AM                 refreshments, Lobby of King Hall
        7:30 AM                 pairings released
        8:00-10:00 AM           Round Five
        11:30-1:30 PM           Round Six
        3:00-5:00 PM            Round Seven
        6:30-8:30 PM            Round Eight  (Open Division)


Monday, October 20, 1997

        7:45 AM                 refreshments, second floor of
Memorial                                                                      Union
        8:00 AM                 pairings released
        8:30 AM                 first elimination round
        10:30 AM                        Awards Assembly, Ballroom of
Memorial                                                                     Union
        11:30 AM                        elimination rounds continue


                ALL EVENTS ON MONDAY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE
                                   MEMORIAL UNION



****SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS****
***KANSAS STATE LAW***
MOTEL ROOMS FOR PFLAUM DEBATES

As indicated in the cover letter, several major convention groups will be
in Emporia during the Pflaum Debate weekend.  You really should call as
soon as possible to make sure that you are able to house yourself and
your students.
Pflaum Debate Tournament October 18-20, 1997

BE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A DEBATE PARTICIPANT!!!

The New Ramada Inn (which is the Old Holiday Inn) will serve as
tournament host for the Pflaum tournament.  $46 up to four persons per
room (outside)  and $56 up to four (poolside).  Ramada Inn:  Formerly
Holiday Inn of Emporia.  (Industrial Rd. exit)  2700 West 18th (316)
343-2200  (ROOMS UNDER NAME OF PFLAUM DEBATE
TOURNAMENT--NICHOLE IN SALES OFFICE IS CONTACT)

Comfort Inn   2511 W. 18th  343-7750

Budget Host Inn  1830 E. 6th   343-6922

University Inn: (Formerly the old Ramada Inn)   1839 Merchant
342-8850

Days Inn   2511 W. 18th   342-1787

Quality Inn  West Highway 50  342-3770

Best Western   3181 W. Highway 50   342-7587

With each of these motels, please mention the Pflaum Debate Tournament
and ask for the best rate possible.
43rd Annual
George R.R. Pflaum Debates
1997 Debate Entry Form

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND RETURN IT BY OCTOBER 15,
1997.
Professor Glen Strickland
Box 4033
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS  66801
(316) 341-5709 or 341-5705  Fax # (316) 341-6213
Email Address:   Stricklg at esumail.emporia.edu

School____________________________________________
Open Division                                           Junior Varsity Division

TEAM 1_________________________    TEAM
1__________________________


TEAM 2_________________________    TEAM
2__________________________


TEAM 3_________________________    TEAM
3__________________________


TEAM 4_________________________    TEAM
4__________________________

JUDGE (S)_______________________________
_________________________

         _______________________________
_________________________

COACH____________________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________

CITY_____________________________________

STATE____________  ZIP______________
OFFICE PHONE (   )___________________
HOME PHONE (   )_____________________

Email address:________________________________
Fax #_________________________________________
FEES:      CEDA Open/Junior Varsity/Novice Teams x $60 =  $
                 number of uncovered teams x $140            =  $

OUR UNIVERSITY ACCOUNTING POLICY STRONGLY ENCOURAGES
YOU TO PAY TOURNAMENT FEES BY CHECK; MAKE PAYABLE TO
"ESU DEBATE PROGRAM".  TOURNAMENT ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT
TO ROOM AVAILABILITY:  ENTER EARLY.


ALL ENTRIES SENT BY EMAIL OR FAX OR PHONE MUST BE Accompied
with phone numbers and email addresses......plus complete information
including first and last names of debaters and judges!!!!!!!




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