THE SECOND ANNUAL TEXAS DRAW
Sun Feb 13 17:15:55 CST 2000
Second Annual Lonestar Classic
March 24-25, 2000
Texas Public Debate would like to thank all those who attended the Texas
Draw earlier in the year, and made it so successful. Now, you are all
invited back for the Second Annual Lonestar Classic. The Classic is last
established tournament of the year, and the best opportunity to rack up
points before nationals (8 prelim points possible). Last year's Lonestar
Classic easily cleared Octofinals, and this year we are shooting for
doubles. There has never been a Texas Public Debate tournament that didn't
reach Octofinals, and this year's tournament promises to truly be a truly
"classic" tournament. But, you are still saying, why should I attend the
Classic? Well, I will tell you.
* All Classic competitors will be considered for, and vote on, the annual
Lonestar Award, presented to the debater who most exemplifies the ideals of
* The Classic is one of only 2 tournaments this year to offer 8 preliminary
* It is the last chance of the season to bring home some sweepstakes
* The Classic holds the distinction of the only final-season tournament in
place since the
inception of the IPDA.
* Our new tab room computer program helps prevent tabbing errors and bias
and to date
boasts a 100% accurate tabbing record.
* We are centrally located in the wonderful capital city of Austin, Texas.
* We are willing to work to make this both an affordable and enjoyable
tournament for everyone.
So come on out and have a wonderful time!!!
We are planning to offer both Novice and Open divisions, however
preliminaries will be combined (no distinction will be made between the
Novice and Open divisions). After Open breaks have been announced, the top
4 Novice competitors not competing in Open out rounds will advance to Novice
"second chance" Semi-Finals. Novice out rounds will not count for IPDA or
Tournament Procedures and Regulations:
1. The tabroom will be closed to all competitors for the duration of the
2. The first five rounds will be randomly pre-set (by computer).
3. All sweepstakes points will be determined by IPDA guidelines.
4. The Lonestar Classic will be governed by IPDA rules and regulations.
Awards will be given to all out round participants, as well as the top Open
speakers and the top Novice speakers. Sweepstakes will be awarded to the
top 3 teams as well.
Entry Deadline is at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2000.
You may email your entry to: TexasPublicDebate at excite.com.
You may also call in your entry to:
Kevin Piwowarski (512) 494-9349
Janis Gorton (512) 735-6508 or
Mike Campbell (512) 386-7596
The University of Texas is located just off of IH-35 in Austin Texas.
>From North: Take IH-35 South to Austin, take the MLK Exit and turn right at
the light. Stay on MLK until you get to Speedway, turn right on Speedway,
and then take your first right. The Jester parking garage is on your right.
Parking is $5 per day.
>From South: Take IH-35 North to Austin, take the MLK Exit and turn left at
the light. Go through the intersection, and stay on MLK until you get to
Speedway, turn right on Speedway, and then take your first right. The
Jester parking garage is on your right. Parking is $5 per day.
The Tournament headquarters is in Parlin. After you park, walk back towards
Speedway, turn right, and then turn left on 21st street. There will be a
large Pegasus fountain to your right, and behind it a set of 6 buildings, 3
on each side of a courtyard. Parlin is on the left, and it's the one
closest to the tower.
PLEASE bring judges. It is incredibly hard to find committed judges. One
judge will cover 4 slots; any uncovered debaters will be charged a judging
Entry Fees are $20.00 per covered slot, and $40.00 per uncovered slot.
Fees will be assessed at the entry deadline.
Late Fees of $5.00 will be added to any entry after the deadline. So a late
entry will cost
$35.00 if covered, and $45.00 if uncovered. Drop fees will be assessed for
dropping after the deadline.
A Tournament Schedule will be sent ASAP to all teams, with Tournament
Registration beginning at 10:00am on Friday, March 24th, 2000.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Director of Debate, Texas Public Debate
Mike Campbell and
Co-Presidents, Texas Public Debate
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