Thanks to Weber & GSL

Omar G Guevara oguevara
Tue Jan 18 21:35:17 CST 2000

I want to extend my deepest heartfelt gratitude to both Bear, Marlow, and
Weber St. crew and the Geoff Klinger and the Utah crew.

If you missed the Weber Round Robin, you missed:

1. 6 great rounds competition
2. An outstanding venue (the ogden marriot)
3. A number of delicious banquets
4. A chance at some of the most gorgeous trophies I have ever seen in 15
years of the game.
5. An opportunity to compete against a broad range of talented teams.

If you missed GSL, you missed:

1.  8 rounds of great competition
2.  A well stocked hospitality room and timely food service.
3.  Prompt, but respectful and considerate, ballot collection.
4.  A hard working tab room that kept the tournament moving.
5.  Some of the best elim rounds I have heard all year (check out all the 2-
1 decisions)

PS-- Congrats to ASU for the impressive close out at Weber RR and to Miami
for their splendid 11-1 run to win GSL.

Gratefully Yours,


Omar G Guevara
Director of Forensics
California State University--Bakersfield

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Winter Wheaton Tournament: February 25-26, 2000

    We would like to cordially invite you to join us at the 21st annual
Wheaton Policy Debate Tournament.  Wheaton has traditionally offered a
tournament with an exciting mix of regional and national competition,
typically with all three divisions making at least quarters.

1.  This year we will again attempt to offer THREE divisions of policy

OPEN division for all bona fide undergraduate students who have completed
less than eight semesters of intercollegiate debate

JUNIOR VARSITY division for  teams on which neither member has completed more
than three semesters of prior collegiate debate experience

NOVICE division for those teams which meet CEDA's novice definition (neither
team member has competed more than one prior semester of debate including
high school)

2. In all three divisions we will schedule six preliminary and a suitable
number of elimination rounds. As a result of our past use of computerized
matching and tabulation, we have been able to consistently run on time while
utilizing power-pairing for the last four rounds of the tournament.

3.  Time limits in open and junior will be 9-3-6 with 8 minutes prep.  In the
novice division, we will adopt the traditional 8-3-5 format with 8 minutes

4.  Entry  fees  will  be $60.00 per 2-person team.  We will provide three
meals this year (buffet on Friday evening, continental breakfast on Saturday
morning, and pizza for Saturday lunch).

5.  Each school is expected to provide one qualified judge for each two teams
entered. Qualified varsity debaters may judge in the novice division.  A
limited supply of qualified judges for hire will be available at $80.00 per
2-person team. These judges will be offered on a first-come first-served
basis.  If you have extra judges or would like to judge beyond your
commitment, we will gladly pay $20.00 per round.

6.  Appropriate awards will be given to outstanding speakers and to each team
that clears to elimination rounds.  Wheaton College novice debaters will be
eligible for awards and for the novice elimination rounds.


    Wheaton is located just 25 miles west of the Loop in Chicago, making us
easily accessible by air, rail or automobile (we are only 15 miles from
O'Hare International Airport or Midway). For those driving to Chicago, our
campus is convenient to the major expressway systems.

    From Chicago (the Tri-State Expressway - I-294 going north/south or the
Eisenhower Expressway - I-290 going east/west) take the East-West Expressway
(I-88) to the Naperville Road exit, and go north about 4.5 miles on
Naperville Road.  At Roosevelt Rd, take a right, go one short block and then
turn left on Washington Street.  The Billy Graham Center (BGC) will be on the
right immediately after crossing the railroad tracks.

    From the south and west, take the Stevenson Expressway - I-55 to the
North-South Expressway - I-355.  Take I-355 to Roosevelt Road exit where you
will go west to Chase Street.  Turn right on Chase and go north directly to
the BGC.


    Friday, Feb. 25

         1:00 - 3:00 PM  Registration  (Graham Center Lobby - teams not
        registered by 3:00 PM will not be paired round 1)
         3:30     Round 1
         5:30     Round 2
         7:00     Buffet
         8:00     Round 3 (Hi/Hi based on first 2 rounds)

    Saturday, Feb. 26

         8:00     Continental Breakfast
         8:30     Round 4 (Hi/Lo in brackets based on rounds 1-3)
       10:30     Round 5 (Hi/Hi based on rounds 1-3)
       12:00     Pizza lunch
         1:00     Round 6 (Hi/Lo in brackets based on rounds 1-5)
         3:00     First Elimination Round
         5:00     Awards Assembly

LODGING:  Hilton Inn Lisle / Naperville is the suggested hotel

    Room Block for the tournament will be held until Feb 11th.
    Mention ~SWheaton College Debate Tournament~T

        Hilton Inn Lisle / Naperville
        3003 Corporate West Drive  (Naperville Rd exit off I-88)
        Lisle, IL  60532
        1-800-552-2599  ($79.00 / 1-4)        Local number:  #630-505-0900

Other Area Hotels:  Mention ~SWheaton College~T for rates

     Hampton Inn - Naperville
     1087 E. Diehl Road (2 blocks from Naperville Rd exit off I-88)
     Naperville, IL 60563
     630-505-1400  ($72.00 / 1-4)

     Travelodge - Naperville
     1617 Naper/Wheaton Rd. (Naperville Rd exit off I-88)
     Naperville, IL 60563
     630-505-0200  ($48.00 for 1 person and $5 for each additional person per

     Days Inn
     1350 E. Ogden Avenue
     Naperville, IL  60563
     630-369-3600  ($50.00 / 1-2 persons; $56.00 3 persons ; $62.00 / 4


    (please fax to 630-452-5395 or e-mail Gary.N.Larson at


DIRECTOR AND EMAIL:___________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________

TELEPHONE: Office _________________________ Home _______________________

            VAR     JV  NOV

Team 1: ______________________________________      ___ ___ ___

Team 2: ______________________________________      ___     ___ ___

Team 3: ______________________________________      ___     ___ ___

Team 4: ______________________________________      ___     ___ ___

Team 5: ______________________________________      ___     ___ ___

Team 6: ______________________________________      ___     ___ ___

Judge 1: ___________________________

Judge 2: ___________________________

Judge 3: ___________________________

Judge 4: ___________________________

FEES:   $60.00 per 2-person team                $__________

        $80.00 per 2-person team  for a hired judge     $__________

                                            TOTAL   $__________

We would prefer to have all entries faxed or e-mailed rather than mailed.

Contact:    Gary N. Larson  PHONE:  (630)752-5069 (Office)

                    FAX:        (630)752-5395

                    EMAIL:      Gary.N.Larson at

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