WYOMING TOP OF THE ROCKIES INVITATION
Mon Apr 10 13:10:11 CDT 2000
On behalf of the University of Wyoming Debate Team, the Department of
Communication and Mass Media, and the College of Arts and Sciences, it is
our pleasure to invite you to attend the resurrection of the Top of the
Rockies Tournament, here in beautiful Laramie, Wyoming, September 15, 16 and
We will offer seven preliminary rounds, with appropriate elimination rounds,
of NDT/CEDA debate and NPDA parliamentary debate. We will recognize an
appropriate number of individual speakers in each division of debate. We
will offer two preliminary rounds of all AFA-NIET individual events, with
Our tournament also promises a friendly (late-starting) schedule, food
provided to participants all three days, and competitive excellence. We
hope you can join us in our effort to renew this tournament and our region.
If you have any questions, please call Matt Stannard at (307) 766-6690.
Very truly yours,
Matt Stannard, Director of Forensics
John Foy, Assistant Director of Forensics
Elizabeth Gasson, Squad President
James Blevins, NDT/CEDA Captain
Jonathan Patchen, NPDA Captain
THE 2000 TOP OF THE ROCKIES TOURNAMENT: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
We will be offering as many divisions of NDT/CEDA debate as entries warrant.
NDT/CEDA teams will debate the 2000-2001 resolution. Times will be 9-3-6
with 10 minutes preparation time per team.
We will be offering as many divisions of NPDA debate as entries warrant.
Times will be 7-8-8-8-4-5 with 15 minutes preparation time before each
One judge covers two debate teams. We cannot guarantee that there will be
enough extra judges to cover teams that do not cover their commitment. We
urge you to (1) cover your commitment, and (2) offer to judge extra rounds.
Judges who go beyond their commitment, and hired judges, will receive $15.00
Pattern A: Extemp, Inform, Prose, Dramatic Interp, CA, Persuasion
Pattern B; Impromptu, Poetry, Duo, ADS, POI.
One judge covers six individual events entries. We cannot guarantee that
there will be enough extra judges to cover teams that do not cover their
commitment. We urge you to (1) cover your commitment, and (2) offer to
judge extra rounds. Judges who go beyond their commitment, and hired
judges, will receive $15.00 per round.
$50.00 per debate team
$100.00 per uncovered debate team
$10.00 per individual event slot
$10.00 per uncovered individual event slot
$10.00 per person shuttled to and from airport and/or to and from tournament
This will be a "football weekend" at UW, meaning room situations are very
tight. The following Laramie hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for the
tournament; the cut-off dates are 30 days before check-in, meaning
reservations MUST be made by August 15:
Laramie First Inn Gold
$68.00 single, $78.00 double, plus tax
$57.50 double, plus tax. Singles and triples also available.
$60.00 double flat rate.
Please mention that you are reserving rooms from the block designated for
the UW debate tournament. Mention Matt Stannard's name if necessary.
Please make reservations NOW! You can cancel them later if you need to.
Also, please inform Matt Stannard when you have done so, in order that we
know where you will be staying and be able to inform others of room
availability. Finally, let us know if you have trouble securing
accommodations; we can direct you to alternatives.
Airports, Shuttles, Parking and Directions to the tournament:
Tournament shuttle service: For a fee of $10.00 per person, we will shuttle
you from the airports and hotels. Please inform us of the number of people
requiring this service.
Denver International Airport is 2 and 1/2 hours from Laramie on I-25 to
I-80. Several rental agencies are available to provide vehicles. Follow
the directions below.
Some may elect to land in Laramie or Cheyenne. These are small airports
which may have limited rental vehicle facilities. Please call Matt Stannard
with any questions about these airports.
>From I-80: From Cheyenne, head west on I-80; take the Grand Avenue exit.
Follow Grand west to campus. Several signs point to campus.
>From east of Laramie, head east on I-80; take the Grand Avenue exit and
follow the instructions above.
>From I-25: Head north into Wyoming. Upon entering Cheyenne, there will be
a turn onto I-80 West; the sign will say "Laramie." Follow directions
Parking: From Grand Avenue, take a right on 15th Street. Turn left on
Ivinson. The first parking lot on your right will be the Business Classroom
lot. Park there.
How to enter the tournament:
Mail entries to:
Matt Stannard, Director of Forensics
Department of Communication and Mass Media
University of Wyoming
PO Box 3904
Laramie, WY 82071-3904
Email entries to:
Stannard at uwyo.edu
Fax entries to:
Attn: Matt Stannard
friday, september 15
2:00-3:00 PM registration
3:00 Pairings round one all debate
3:30 round one all debate
5:30 round two all debate
7:30 round three all debate
saturday, september 16
9:00-10:00 AM registration ie only
9:30 extemp draw
10:00 round one pattern A
11:30 round two pattern A
12:30 debate round four
2:30 debate round five
4:30 debate round six
6:30 debate round seven
7:30 finals pattern A
ASAP debate breaks posted
sunday, september 17
8:30 AM pairings released for debate elims
9:00 AM debate elim 1
11:00 AM debate awards
11:30 AM round one pattern B
12:30 ndt/ceda elim 2
1:00 parli elim 2
2:00 round 2 pattern B
2:30 ndt/ceda elim 3
3:30 parli elim 3
4:30 finals pattern B
- further debate elims as necessary
6:00 general awards--ie's, debate results, sweeps, etc.
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