[eDebate] Frosh-Soph Nationals Invite
William J Repko
Mon Dec 15 14:09:48 CST 2008
1. The invite is below. Informal discussions have indicated that our #'s
will grow. Please join us in East Lansing.
2. Direct questions to Greta -- greta.stahl at gmail.com
Freshmen/Sophomore Nationals at Michigan State
March 7-9, 2009
The MSU Debate team cordially invites you to attend the Freshmen/Sophomore
Nationals at Michigan State. We are glad to host this in East Lansing for
the second time, and hope that turnout will be as good ? or even better
? as last year.
Based on feedback from previous participants, we have decided to keep the
expanded entry pool that allows entry from students in both their first AND
second year of college competition. This was the model that we used last
year, and given our desire to keep entry numbers fairly high, we have
decided to continue using this standard.
The entry criteria are based not on students? academic standing, but on
their number of years in college debate ? e.g., if a student is a junior,
but is only in their first or second year of college competition, they may
enter the tournament.
Below you will find all the relevant information. Entries can be made via
Lodging: The tournament will be hosted at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference
Center on the MSU campus. They have guaranteed us a rate of $94 per night
(+ tax). This includes the use of wireless internet. Parking is $5/night.
Rooms are reserved under ?MSU Debate Team.? Reservations can be made
until February 4th.
We guestimated the amount of rooms we would need given information from last
year. If you find the block to be full, please contact us and we will try
and find some more rooms.
Travel: We use a variety of different airports to travel to Lansing ?
Lansing airport ? 15 minutes away from the campus, very convenient
Flint airport ? 45 minutes away from the campus, small and convenient,
serves Airtran airlines often at discounted rates
Grand Rapids airport ? 1 hour away from the campus, small and convenient
Detroit metro airport ? About 1 hr and 20 minutes away, definitely the
least convenient option but frequently the cheapest since it serves most
airlines, including Southwest
Fees: Entry fees will be $50 per team plus $30 per person in attendance
(debaters, judges, coaches, etc.). This will include the cost of breakfast
and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Sunday. So, for example, if
you were to bring 1 team and 1 judge (3 people), your bill would be $140
($50 + (3 x $30))
Judge Preference: Judge preference categories will be determined based on
the size of the pool. As we did last year, strike cards will be available
Elimination Debates: We will clear to a partial octofinal (to be held on
Sunday night) to accommodate all teams with a 4-3 or better record (up to
the point where we reach a full octofinal).
Friday, March 6th: Registration in the evening
Saturday, March 7th:
8:00 Round 1
10:30 Round 2
2:00 Round 3
5:00 Round 4
Sunday, March 8th:
8:00 Round 5
11:30 Round 6 (This will not be lag paired as we only have 7 rounds)
3:00 Round 7
6:30 Partial octofinal
Monday, March 9th:
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