[eDebate] Does a CEDA Debate Calender really exist?

Joe Patrice joepatrice
Wed Aug 29 10:39:03 CDT 2007

Wow, I envy those who can get hotel contracts with less than 6 months lead.
But seriously, if you're having significant problems with classrooms, number
of rounds and hotels then you're not even in a position to announce dates
either (when I was in that boat the date was not set until the rooms were).
I explained that exceptions should be made for programs in that boat.

But I think Scott is right about this -- if you're having a tournament in
the Fall you can get this together.  At the very least you can set up your
tournament on the website and edit it with further details.


On 8/29/07, NEIL BERCH <berchnorto at msn.com> wrote:
> Joe--An invite is less important, I think, than an announcement of dates,
> number of rounds and divisions, rough schedule.  Many folks delay the
> invite
> due to either issues related to classrooms or, more often, hotel
> contracts.
> The frustrating part to me is trying to find out dates for regular
> tournaments that are run every year and getting no response.--Neil
> --Neil Berch
> West Virginia University
> >From: "Joe Patrice" <joepatrice at gmail.com>
> >To: edebate at www.ndtceda.com
> >Subject: [eDebate]  Does a CEDA Debate Calender really exist?
> >Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:14:04 -0400
> >
> >While I think the Bruschke site is completely intuitive, there should be
> a
> >link to it from the CEDA website.  The website is new and there are links
> >that have been lost in translation and that is an important one.
> >
> >Speaking of the Bruschke site, while not officially a "calendar" it is
> the
> >repository of the invites that have been put out so far (I count 18 in
> the
> >Fall) and the "calendar" that the community uses.  Scott's indict of the
> >lack of some alternative calendar is confusing -- even if it were a list
> on
> >a website I'm kind of confused how anyone would know to put a tournament
> on
> >a calendar before it puts out an invite.
> >
> >But here Scott raises an excellent point that directors need to start
> >putting out their invites.  The activity has grown a too insular and we
> all
> >just "know" when certain tournaments are and what they will use for a
> hotel
> >long before anything is announced.  This insular mindset is one of the
> many
> >obstacles that a new program faces that we need to combat.  In the old
> days
> >that Scott references there were no deadlines for tournament
> >sanctioning...people just got their stuff announced in a timely manner
> and
> >the community has slipped.
> >
> >While I'm not certain about the dates proposed in his post, I am mulling
> >over an amendment setting a deadline for tournaments to put out their
> >invite
> >to be sanctioned to encourage timely announcements.  That said, I may put
> >in
> >an exemption for new and emerging programs who may not have the
> >institutional support to know if their tournament will fly until later in
> >the year.  I also worry about the insitutional hurdles of some
> established
> >programs -- I know I once worked at a school that wouldn't allow me to
> book
> >rooms on campus for the Fall semester until after Labor Day...so
> >guaranteeing a November tournament was impossible until then.  Some
> >provision would have to be made for that situation too.
> >
> >Joe
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