[eDebate] Go Appalachian State!

Josh jbhdb8
Sat Sep 1 15:21:27 CDT 2007


Thanks Donny,

Josh


On 9/1/07, Donny Peters <don1299 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> One of the greatest upsets in College football history!  Lets hope the
> Appalachian State debate team can accomplish an upset like that. :)
>
> Donny Peters
> Assistant Debate Ccach
> Wayne State University
>
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> From: stannardmatt at hotmail.com
> To: edebate at ndtceda.com
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:27:50 -0600
> Subject: [eDebate] Colorado College Invitation: October 26-28
>
> Here is the Colorado College invitation.  In past years, despite the
> "8-3-5" format listed in the invitation, the tournament has gone along with
> 9-3-6 times.  I'm sure this year will be no exception.
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> You may direct specific NDT/CEDA questions about the tournament to me in
> my capacity as D9 Chair.  You may direct other tournament-related questions
> to Scott Weaver, the new director at CC.
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> Matt Stannard
>
> University of Wyoming
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> 63rd Annual
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> James (Al) Johnson Forensics Invitational
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> Colorado College
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> October 26-28, 2007
>
> Dear Colleague:
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>
> Colorado College cordially invites you to attend the James (Al) Johnson
> Forensic Invitational to take place at the CC campus October 26-28, 2007.
>
>
> Open and Inexperienced divisions of NPDA debate, an Open division of
> eleven individual events, NFA Lincoln Douglas debate and NDT - CEDA 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, as well as the same fees we have
> offered for many years.
>
>
> The attached invitation contains complete information about the
> tournament. If there is a question you don't find answered, or you need
> additional information in order to attend our competition, 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 Pikes Peak for a superb
> fall tournament.
>
>
> With warm personal regards,
>
>
>
> Scott Weaver
>
> Tournament Director
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> *scott.weaver at coloradocollege.edu* <scott.weaver at coloradocollege.edu>
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> (719) 389-6339
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> 63rd Annual
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> James (Al) Johnson Forensics Invitational
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> Colorado College
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> Tournament Hotel
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> The Academy Hotel
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> 8110 North Academy Blvd
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> Colorado Springs Colorado 80906
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> Rate: $59.00 per night for 1-4 people
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>
> There is no cut off date, but schools should make reservations right away.
> The hotel will honor the rate as long as they have rooms available. Call the
> hotel direct at the following number.
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> (719) 598-5770
>
> Mention that you are with the Colorado College Forensics Tournament to
> receive these rates.
>
> If you are interested in sales tax exemption, discuss with the hotel
> directly.
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>
> Events
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>
> Open and Inexperienced Divisions of NPDA Parliamentary Debate, Open
> 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 NDT - CEDA Debate will be offered. NFA Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be
> offered if there are sufficient entries.
>
> 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 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
> NDT - CEDA Debate may not cross enter in individual events, or L-D Debate.
> Students in NDT-CEDA debate may not enter NPDA style parliamentary debate.
> EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF REGISTRATION. Please E-Mail your entries
> to Scott Weaver at *scott.weaver at coloradocollege.edu*<scott.weaver at coloradocollege.edu>so that it arrives no later than TUESDAY OCTOBER 23rd, 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 (those who the coach would consider in
> their first year of collegiate debate). 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 of the 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. The time limit is 7 minutes, all other
> constructive speeches will have 8 minutes, opposition rebuttal will have 4
> minutes, and government rebuttal 5 minutes. Decision disclosure at the end
> of the round is at the discretion of the judge, however, we request oral
> critiques be 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 Scott Weaver.
>
>
> NDT - CEDA Debate (NDT - CEDA)
>
> An open division of NDT - CEDA debate will be offered on the current
> topic. Any eligible student may enter. Please note that students entered in
> NDT - CEDA debate will not be able to cross enter into any other form of
> debate or individual events. The time limits for this event will be 8-3-5-8
> prep. Participation in the tournament constitutes adherence to the CEDA
> policies concerning sexual harassment and competitor practices.
>
>
>
> Elimination Rounds
>
> At the end of the preliminary rounds, the top teams in all divisions of
> 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.
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>
> 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, and 2AR -3 min. Each Speaker
> will have 4 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.
>
>
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> CONFLICT PATTERN - EVENTS: ADS, CA, DI, EXT, INF, POI
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> CONFLICT PATTERN - EVENTS: L-D DEBATE, DUO, IMP, PER, POE, PRO
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>
>
> 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:
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> 1.) Advancement and place in elimination rounds
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> 2.) Total cumulative ranks
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> 3.) Total cumulative points.
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> 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.
>
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> Awards
>
> 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 NDT - CEDA Debate. Additional debate awards in NDT - CEDA and
> NPDA may be awarded if entries are sufficient. Ten speakers will be awarded
> in each division of 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 pool.
>
>
>
> 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 will be awarded for
> each preliminary round in NPDA, and NDT - CEDA Debate and 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 IE's 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
>
> Fees are: $60 for each 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 $150 will be will be charged for each
> uncovered 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 debate Teams and 6 IE Entries. NDT - CEDA debate judges
> cannot cover entries in any other event. Please note that IE judging
> commitments are determined as a whole and not per conflict pattern.
>
> Fees will be assessed as of Noon, Wednesday, October 24, and schools will
> be expected to pay fees as indicated by their entry at that time regardless
> of subsequent deletions.
>
>
>
> Judging Obligations
>
> Judges should expect to judge at least up to their commitment in 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.
>
>
>
> Fee Reduction Discounts
>
> The tournament director would like to do everything within his power to
> make it possible for your team to attend our competition. If financial
> reasons preclude your participation, we can work on issues surrounding fees.
> If your team can provide judges in excess of your commitment, we WOULD
> REALLY LIKE to hire them for additional rounds to give a discount to the
> registration fees of the team. Consult Scott Weaver if you are interested in
> this option.
>
>
>
> Tournament Facilitation
>
> The tournament director reserves the right to make any decisions necessary
> to facilitate the timely and accurate completion of the tournament.
>
>
>
> A Note on Facilities
>
> In recent years we have had difficulty with our tournament guests leaving
> our facilities in poor condition, i.e. trashed and items stolen. As a
> result we have been asked not to return to certain areas of campus, and we
> have had to scrounge for unusual rooms, so if you end up debating in a
> closet, that is why. We are asking our guests to pick up after themselves
> and participate in a keep the CC tournament clean program. We are hopeful
> that you will participate, and ensure the continued existence of the
> tournament.
>
> Tournament Schedule
>
>
> Friday
>
> 8:30 Registration Opens-Worner
>
> 9:00 NDT - CEDA debate Rd 1
>
> L-D Debate Rd 1
>
> 10:00 L-D Debate Rd 2
>
> 11:00 NDT - CEDA debate Rd 2,
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> L-D Debate Rd 3
>
> 12:00 NPDA Debate Rd 1 Topic Released
>
> 1:30 NPDA Debate Rd 2 Topic Released
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> 2:00 NDT - CEDA debate Rd 3
>
> IE Rd 1 Pattern A, Extemp Draw
>
> 4:00 NDT - CEDA debate Rd 4
>
> 5:00 NPDA Debate Rd 3 Topic Released
>
> 6:30 IE Rd 1 Pattern B, L-D Rd 4
>
>
>
> Saturday
>
> 8:00 Rd 2 Pattern A, Extemp Draw
>
> NDT - CEDA debate Rd 5 IE
>
> 9:45 IE Rd 2 Pattern B,
>
> L-D Elim as Needed
>
> 10:00 NDT - CEDA debate Rd 6
>
> 11:30 Lunch Break-Lunch Provided for all Participants in Worner Center!
>
> 12:30 NPDA Debate Rd 4 Topic Released
>
> 1:15 NDT - CEDA 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
>
> NDT - CEDA debate Elim as Needed
>
> L-D Elim as needed
>
> 5:00 IE Finals as needed
>
> 5:30 NDT - CEDA debate Elim as Needed
>
> 6:30 NPDA Debate Rd 6 Topic Released
>
>
> Sunday
>
> 8:30 AWARDS Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, debate Elims to Follow
>
> 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
>
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