[eDebate] Vermont Invitation - 2007 Huber Debates

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Sat Aug 18 06:27:57 CDT 2007

475 Main St., University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405-4225
802-656-0097 FAX 802-656-4275
Email: Alfred.snider at uvm.edu

The Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont are proud to 
invite you to:

September 29-30 2007

Robert Huber coached debate at the University of Vermont for over 45 
years, winning several national titles. He invented the plan and was 
named one of NCA's outstanding members of the 20th century. He arranged 
for the endowment of the LDU and the Lawrence Professorship. We hold 
this tournament to salute his commitment to debate.
The tournament will feature six rounds of Cross Examination Debate 
Association/National Debate Tournament debating on the 2007-2008 
CEDA/NDT topic. There will be divisions of switch-side debating at the 
Varsity CEDA, Junior Varsity CEDA (students in their first two years of 
college debating), and Novice CEDA (CEDA definition of "novice") levels. 
There will be an appropriate number of elimination rounds. Time limits 
will be 9-3-6 with 10 minutes preparation time. We are asking that 
judges disclose their decisions and deliver an oral critique unless they 
would prefer not to. This is a request, not a command.
The tournament will also feature five rounds of SAMBA Worlds Format 
debating. Four two-person teams will debate in each room, with a judge 
ranking them 1-2-3-4. Each student will deliver one 7-minute speech. 
Each round will have a specific topic drawn from current events and 
students will have 30 minutes to prepare. Full guidelines for this 
exciting new debate format will be distributed upon request and to the 
Northeast Debate listserv. During round one of policy debate a workshop 
will be held for students and judges about the worlds format where 
instruction and guidance will be given and questions will be answered. 
An appropriate number of elimination rounds will be held. Judges will be 
asked to deliver an oral critique of the debate.
Fees will be $80 per team, but all teams over four in each format will 
be charged only $50 each. There are VERY FEW hired judges available at 
$75 per team. Schools are expected to supply six rounds of qualified 
judging for every two teams entered in policy debate and for up to four 
teams in worlds format or else they must hire judging. High quality 
awards will be presented (unlike previous years more lighthearted awards).
Prof. Snider will be using the computer program developed by Rich 
Edwards of Baylor University to pair the policy tournament and the 
worlds format tabulation program developed by Danny Cantrell. Sam Nelson 
of Cornell University will assist him. Rounds Three, Four, Five and Six 
will be power-paired high-low within brackets. Schools who are 
financially strapped may apply for free dorm housing (warm and dry but 
not luxurious). Extra judging can always be swapped for fee reduction.
Email alfred.snider at uvm.edu. We will not be using the debateresults.com 
service. Plese email your entry.

September 29-30 2007

Friday, September 28 2007
Registration Call 802-238-8345 on arrival

Saturday, September 29 2007
7:00 AM Registration changes by phone (above #)
7:30 AM Beverages & Pastries
8:00 AM Round One Policy ? Worlds Format workshop
10:30 AM Round Two Policy ? Round One Worlds
12:30 PM Lunch Break ? food is served
1:30 PM Round Three Policy ? Round Two Worlds
4:00 PM Round Four Policy ? Round Three Worlds
6:30 PM Round Five Policy ? Round Four Worlds

Sunday, January 28 2007
7:30 AM Beverages & Pastries
8 AM Round Six Policy ? Round Five Worlds
11:00 AM First Elimination Debates
1:30 PM Lunch & Awards
2:30 PM Elimination Debates
4:30 PM Elimination Debates
7:00 PM Elimination Debates

Best Western, 1076 Williston, South Burlington 802-863-1125. We will 
have a special rate OF $119. The hotel has high speed internet. MENTION 
Other fine spots, but there are no special rates. No promises.
Anchorage Inn, 108 Dorset, South Burlington 802-658-3351 (moderate)
Comfort Inn, 1285 Williston, Burlington 802-865-3400 (moderate)
Ho-Hum Motel, 1660 Williston, South Burlington 802-863-4551 (nifty)
Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston, South Burlington 802-863-6361 (typical)
Queen City, 428 Shelburne, South Burlington 802-864-4220 (moderate)
Ramada, 1117 Williston, South Burlington 802-658-0250 (typical)
Sheraton, 870 Williston, South Burlington 802-862-6576 (upscale)
Swiss Host, 1272 Williston, South Burlington 802-862-5734 (easy & clean)
If you would like to receive housing from us at no charge, you must ask 
early, tell us the male-female split, and bring towels and sleeping 
bags. We will try to do our best.
Burlington International Airport is served by United (through Chicago), 
USAir (through Pittsburgh), American (through NYC), Delta (through 
Boston), Continental, Jetblue and other major airlines. BUY TICKETS 
EARLY AND SAVE! The hotels and the campus are a short 8-10 minute cab 
ride from the airport. Taxis are waiting at the airport, but for special 
taxi needs (large groups, transport around the city) call Benway Taxi at 
802-862-1010. We will not be able to supply ground transportation this year.

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
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