[eDebate] Colorado College Tournament invitation
Tue Sep 7 13:38:06 CDT 2004
James "Al" Johnson Forensics Invitational
The Colorado College
October 29,30,31 2004
The Colorado College cordially invites you to attend the James
"Al" Johnson Forensic Invitational to take place at the CC campus October
29-31, 2004. Open and Inexperienced divisions of NPDA debate, an Open
division of eleven individual events, NFA Lincoln Douglas debate and Team
Debate will be offered. In NPDA Debate, we continue to offer central
topic announcements and will provide "warm room" disclosure of decisions.
We are also providing "wellness" amenities, including lunch for all
participants on Saturday, a humane tournament schedule, and opportunities
for breaks and provided food throughout the competition.
The attached invitation contains complete information about the
tournament. If there is a question you don't find answered, please do not
hesitate to contact me. I expect this year's tournament to draw
outstanding competition that will be complemented by an excellent tab room
staff. I hope that you will join us in the shadow of beautiful Pike's
Peak for a superb fall tournament.
With warm personal regards,
bstapleton at coloradocollege.edu
James "Al" Johnson Forensic Invitational
29,30,31 October 2004
Friday, October 29, 2004---The Colorado College
8:30 Registration Opens-Worner Center Lobby (Registration continues
until 11:45 for NPDA Debate Schools and until 2:45 for IE only Schools.)
9:00 Team Debate Rd 1, L-D Debate Rd 1
10:00 L-D Debate Rd 2
11:00 Team Debate Rd 2, L-D Debate Rd 3
12:00 NPDA Debate Rd 1 Topic Released
1:30 NPDA Debate Rd 2 Topic Released
2:00 Team Debate Rd 3
3:00 IE Rd 1 Pattern A, Extemp Draw
4:00 Team Debate Rd 4
4:45 NPDA Debate Rd 3 Topic Released
6:15 IE Rd 1 Pattern B, L-D Rd 4
Saturday, October 30, 2004---The Colorado College
8:00 Team Debate Rd 5
IE Rd 2 Pattern A, Extemp Draw
9:45 IE Rd 2 Pattern B, L-D Elim as Needed
10:00 Team Debate Rd 6
11:30 Lunch Break-Lunch Provided for all Participants in Worner
12:30 NPDA Debate Rd 4 Topic Released
1:15 Team Debate Elim as needed
2:00 IE Sems and Finals as needed, L-D Elim as Needed
3:30 NPDA Debate Rd 5 Topic Released
Team Debate Elim as Needed
5:00 IE Finals as needed, L-D Elim as needed
5:30 Team Debate Elim as Needed
6:30 NPDA Debate Rd 6 Topic Released
NPDA Elimination Round Qualifiers Posted ASAP in Worner Center and By
10:00 P.M. at Hotel
You may call Debate Office to Find Out About Breaks As Soon as Available
Sunday, October 31, 2004---The Colorado College
***DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS-DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCK!!! ***
8:30 AWARDS Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, NPDA and Team Debate Elims
Conflict Pattern "A" Event ADS, CA, DI, EXT, INF, POI
Conflict Pattern "B" Events: L-D, DUO, IMP, PER , POE , PRO
NPDA TOPIC ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Extemp Prep is in Olin Room #1
Colorado College Tournament
We are very excited to return to the Radisson Inn of Colorado Springs
North for the tournament hotel. We have chosen this hotel based on
facilities, room quality, price, and proximity to eating establishments.
Let us know what you think of the change.
Radisson inn Colorado Springs North
8110 North Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Rate: $52 per night for 1-4 people
Cut off Date for Rate: September 28, 2004
Be sure to mention that you are with the Colorado College Debate
Tournament to receive these rates. Our block is guaranteed in writing,
but sometimes an inexperienced clerk may think that the hotel is full
because we have the rooms reserved for the tournament. If you are
interested in sales tax exemption, you can contact Bonnie or the Radisson
for that information. Our sales contact at the Radisson is Kevin Cronk.
The rooms at this hotel offer all of the in-room amenities you would
expect of a good tournament hotel-ironing boards, coffee makers and
mini-refrigerators. In addition, it offers several features that we find
especially attractive for tournament competition, including a full
restaurant and bar, 24-hour indoor pool and fitness center, and in room
Web TV. There are 25 restraurants within walking distance of the hotel,
which is about 25 minutes from the airport. If you need directions you
may contact us, or the Radisson Directly.
Open and Inexperienced Divisions of NPDA Parliamentary Debate,
Open and Division in two conflict patterns of After Dinner Speaking,
Communication Analysis, Dramatic Duo, Dramatic Interpretation,
Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking,
Persuasive Speaking, Poetry Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation,
and Prose Interpretation, and Open Team Debate will be offered. NFA
Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be offered if there are sufficient entries.
Any regularly enrolled undergraduate in a two year or four year
college is eligible to participate. Eligibility standards for AFA and
NPDA nationals will be enforced. A contestant may enter up to three
individual events per conflict pattern (excepting L-D Debate) as well as
NPDA Debate. Students who enter Lincoln Douglas Debate may enter a
maximum of one other individual event in conflict pattern B and three
events in conflict pattern A as well as NPDA debate. Contestants in Team
Debate may not cross enter in individual events, L-D or NPDA Debate.
EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF REGISTRATION. Please E-Mail your entries
so that it arrives no later than TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, by 5:00 p.m. MDT. If
you need to fax or phone in your entry, please contact us beforehand and
verify that your entry will be received.
Parliamentary Debate (NPDA):
An Open and Inexperienced division of Parliamentary Debate will be
offered. Any eligible student may enter Open division. The Inexperienced
division is reserved only for those relatively new to the activity, and
not those who have debated regularly. NPDA sweepstakes points will be
given to the top teams from a school regardless of division. Six
preliminary rounds of NPDA will be followed by an appropriate number of
elimination rounds as indicated by the NPDA by-laws.
We will administer the NPDA debate competition in accordance with
procedures at the NPDA national tournament. The topic for each NPDA round
will be announced at the time of the scheduled start for each NPDA round.
Teams should be in their scheduled room and ready to compete exactly
fifteen minutes after the topic has been announced. We will determine the
appropriate amount of "walking time" to add onto the preparation time
before round one so we can adjust it for weather conditions and tournament
size. Teams who are not ready to debate at the end of the allotted prep
time will be subject to forfeiture. TIME LIMITS ARE: PM - 7 min, all
other constructive speeches - 8 min, Opposition Rebuttal - 4 min, and
Government rebuttal - 5 min. Decision disclosure at the end of the round
is at the discretion of the judge, but we request oral critiques are
abbreviated until such time as the ballot is returned to the judge's
table. We will be offering a "warm room" where we will post results of
each debate round as they become available from the tab room. We
typically offer judge strikes, and will adjust the number of strikes to be
appropriate for the judging pool and entry size. If you require more
information about strikes, please contact Bonnie.
An open division of team debate will be offered on the current
topic. Any eligible student may enter. Please note that students entered
in Team debate will not be able to cross enter into NPDA debate or
Individual Events. The time limits for this event will be 8-3-5-8prep.
Participation in the tournament constitutes adherence to the CEDA policies
concerning sexual harassment and competitor practices.
At the end of the preliminary rounds, the top teams in each
division of NPDA and Team debate will proceed to elimination rounds.
Teams advance first on their win loss record, next on adjusted speaker
points, and finally on judge variance. Pairings in the elimination rounds
will be on the basis of strength versus weakness. BRACKETS WILL NOT BE
BROKEN in elimination rounds, and two teams from the same school will be
scheduled to meet if the bracket dictates.
Lincoln- Douglas Debate:
The topic to be used at the Colorado College tournament is the
current year's NFA Lincoln Douglas Debate topic. Four preliminary rounds
in open division will be followed by an appropriate number of elimination
rounds. Advancement will be first on a win/loss record, then by adjusted
speaker points, and finally by quality of competition. Entries and
judging requirements will be the same as for individual events. BRACKETS
WILL NOT BE BROKEN IN THE ELIMINATION ROUNDS. Time Limits are 1AC - 6
minutes, CX - 3min, 1NC - 7 min., CX - 3 min, 1AR - 6 min, NR - 6 min, 2AR
- 3 min. Each Speaker has 3 minutes preparation time.
Individual Events - General:
The individual events offered are subject to the rules of the AFA
National Individual Events Tournament except where they conflict with the
following: Complete event descriptions are available on request. Two
conflict patterns A & B will be offered in open division. Semi-finals
where entries warrant, and finals will follow two preliminary rounds with
the top twelve being advanced semifinals and the top six to finals. If
fewer than 25 students enter a division of an event, that event will go
directly to finals. In the occurrence of a very small number of
participants in an event, that event may go to three rounds and no finals.
Please watch for announcements concerning when finals for various events
will take place as these will be adapted by the IE tab room for judge and
room availability during the time allotted in the schedule for semifinals
and finals. No speaker will be ranked lower than 4th in the preliminary
rounds, but speakers will be ranked 1st through last in elimination
rounds. BRACKETS WILL NOT BE BROKEN IN THE SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS.
CONFLICT PATTERN "A" EVENTS: ADS, CA, DI, EXT, INF, POICONFLICT PATTERN
"B" EVENTS: L-D DEBATE, DUO, IMP, PER, POE, PRO
Individual Events: Top Junior Award
In addition to open individual events, we will award the top junior
competitor in each event an award. Ties will be broken by 1.) Advancement
and place in elimination rounds, 2) Total cumulative ranks, 3) Total
cumulative points. A junior participant is defined as someone in his or
her first year of intercollegiate forensic competition. Please indicate
on your entry, which students qualify to receive the junior award.
Awards will be given for finalists and higher in individual events,
octofinalists and higher in NPDA debate, semifinalists and higher in L-D
debate, and semifinalists and higher in Team Debate. Additional debate
awards in Team and NPDA may be awarded if entries are sufficient. Ten
speakers will be awarded in each division of NPDA debate and Team Debate.
Top junior competitors in individual events will also receive an award.
General, Individual Events, and NPDA sweepstakes awards will be given, as
well as the same awards for community colleges, although community
colleges are eligible for all sweepstakes awards. A special award will be
given to the top DSR-TKA school. We will also continue to award the "Bob
Becker Super Cool Judge Award" to an outstanding member of the critic
Points are determined in individual events by 1st Place - 20 points, 2nd
Place - 10 points, 3rd Place - 5 points, all other finalists - 2 points,
and semifinalists failing to advance - 1 point. Five points for each
preliminary round in NPDA and Team Debate. Two points for each
preliminary win in L-D Debate.
Ties will be broken by the most number of first places in individual
events, secondly by the school qualifying the most number of persons to
elimination rounds of IEs and Debate, and finally by the flip of the coin.
The top five teams in each division of debate and the top five persons in
each individual event will count toward sweepstakes, although the director
need not designate in advance who will qualify.
Fees are: $60 for each NPDA debate team; $60 for each Team debate team;
$10 for each individual event; and $10 for each L-D competitor. Schools
cannot be guaranteed that they will be able to enter students in excess of
the judges they provide, but to the extent that judges can be hired, a fee
of $100 will be will be charged for each uncovered NPDA debate team; $100
will be charged for each uncovered Team Debate team, $10 will be charged
for each uncovered event in individual events, and $10 will be charged for
each uncovered L-D entrant. One judge covers 2 NPDA Debate Teams and 6 IE
Entries. One Judge will be required for every two Team Debate teams. Team
Debate judges cannot cover entries in any other event. Please note that
IE judging commitments are determined as a whole and not per conflict
Fees will be assessed as of Noon, Wednesday, October 26, and schools will
be expected to pay fees as indicated by their entry at that time
regardless of subsequent deletions.
Judges should expect to judge at least up to their commitment in
NPDA and Team debate and may be asked to judge one round beyond their
commitment in order to ensure the best possible critics. All judges are
expected to be available for the first elimination round of debate and one
round beyond that in which their team is eliminated. Judges in individual
events should expect to judge in both conflict patterns even if they have
students entered in only one conflict pattern.
If your team can provide judges in excess of your commitment, we WOULD
REALLY LIKE to either hire them for additional rounds or give a discount
to the registration fees of the team. Consult Bonnie if you are
interested in this option.
The tournament director reserves the right to make any decisions necessary
to facilitate the timely and accurate completion of the tournament.
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