[eDebate] Miami (OH) Tournament Invite - January 13-15

Steve Mancuso spmancuso
Thu Nov 2 12:43:12 CST 2006

2007 Miami (OH) Tournament Invitation

? January 13-15 (Saturday-Monday)

? 8 prelim rounds

? $75 per team entry fee

? $65 tournament hotel rate

? Breakfasts provided Saturday, Sunday and Monday

? Warm lunches provided Saturday and Sunday

? Elimination rounds on Monday ? MLK holiday

? Trophies individualized with your team picture and names

Dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to attend The Sanders Invitational at  
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to be held the weekend of January  
13-15, 2007.  As always we hope to provide an enjoyable, hospitable,  
and rewarding beginning for the second semester.  We will offer  
varsity, junior varsity and novice divisions.

Our tournament hotel this year is the Best Western Sycamore Inn ?  
just a couple of blocks from campus.  The room rate is $65.  Please  
book your rooms by December 29.   Other nearby hotel options are  
listed later in this invitation.  Elimination rounds will be held on  
campus in Bachelor Hall ? that Monday is the MLK Holiday.

Registration will take place at the Best Western Sycamore Inn on  
Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  If you are running late  
please call us at 240-418-5883.

We will provide breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday to  
all tournament participants, and breakfast on Monday.  We will  
maintain a judge and coaches lounge. The competition buildings for  
preliminary and elimination rounds are now fully wireless with easy  
guest access.

If you have any questions please don?t hesitate to contact us.

Steve Mancuso

Assistant Director of Forensics -- Debate

mancussp at muohio.edu


Ben Voth

Director of Forensics

vothb at muohio.edu


Matt Gayetsky

Graduate Debate Assistant


ELIGIBILITY: The tournament is open to any two-person team of  
undergraduate students. Teams in all divisions will be expected to  
engage in switch-sides debating.  Maverick entries will not be  
accepted.  Miami University may enter teams, but will not do so if it  
creates a bye situation, and our teams will not be eligible to  
clear.  Hybrid teams will be accepted. The tournament director Ben  
Voth will decide additional questions regarding eligibility. Novices  
should be in their first year of college debate and conform to ADA  
expectations for Novice.  We will make every effort to avoid  
collapsing the novice division.   This year?s CEDA/NDT debate  
resolution will be used.

FORMAT: The tournament will have 8 preliminary rounds; advancement to  
elimination rounds will be based on (1) win-loss record, (2) total  
speaker points, (3) adjusted speaker points, and (4) strength of  
opposition. Speaker points may be given in .5 increments.

The first four rounds will be pre-set.  Rounds 5 and 6 will be paired  
off of the first four rounds, with Round 5 high-high and Round 6 high- 
low.  Rounds 7 and 8 will be power-matched high-low.  Time limits  
will be 9-3-6 with 10 minutes prep time.  Brackets will be broken in  
both preliminary and elimination rounds to prevent teams from the  
same schools from meeting.  Elimination round sides will be  
determined based on (1) reversing sides from a prelim meeting, (2)  
individual coin flips.

FEES: $75 for all divisions.  This fee covers breakfast for three  
days, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, trophies, classroom use and  
administrative expenses.  Please make checks payable to ?Miami  

JUDGES: Schools are required to provide four rounds of preliminary  
judging for each team entered.  Each judge is required to hear the  
first elimination round plus one round beyond her or his school?s  
elimination.   Please do not rely on us for hired judging.  Judges  
are expected to disqualify themselves from hearing any debater, team  
or school with which they may have a personal or professional  
conflict.  Judges should enter their conflicts through the Bruschke  
web site.  If the pool makes it feasible we will attempt to use a  
judge preference or strike system.

ENTRIES AND DEADLINES: Entries should be received by Wednesday,  
January 11, by 5:00 pm.  There are no limits on the number of teams  
you may enter in a division.  We prefer that you enter using the  
Bruschke web site at debateresults.com.  We will also accept entries  
via e-mail.  Please e-mail your last minute changes to Steve Mancuso  
at the above address.

HOTELS: The Best Western Sycamore Inn has offered rooms for $65 per  
room per night for up to 4 people per room.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible.  As usual, mention  
that you are attending the debate tournament to qualify for the room  
rate and block.  The phone number for reservations is: 513-523-0000.   
Ask for LoMonda or Cathy if you have problems.  Please register by  
December 29.

CAMPUS/PARKING: Parking at the Sycamore Inn is plentiful and free.   
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday parking is available in the lot  
adjacent to Bachelor Hall, located at the intersection of Highway 27  
and Route 73.

Specific driving directions can be obtained at the university web site:



Friday, January 12, 2007

7-10 p.m.     Registration ? Best Western Sycamore Inn

Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Bachelor Hall

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Pairings, Bachelor Hall

9:00 a.m.     Round 1

11:30 a.m.     Round 2

1:30 p.m.      Lunch break (lunch provided)

2:30 p.m.     Round 3

5:00 p.m.     Round 4

Sunday, January 14, 2007 at Bachelor Hall

7:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Pairings, Bachelor Hall

8:00 a.m.     Round 5

10:30 a.m.     Round 6

12:30 p.m.    Lunch break (lunch provided)

2:00 p.m.     Round 7

5:00 p.m.     Round 8

TBA        Team Clearing Info Released

           Best Western, other tournament hotels and edebate

Monday, January 15, 2007 at Bachelor Hall

7:00 a.m.    Pairings, Bachelor Hall

8:00 a.m.    First Elimination Round

TBA      Awards Ceremony

       Remaining Elimination Rounds will follow ASAP

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