[eDebate] Announcements about JV Novice Nasts

NEIL BERCH berchnorto
Wed Feb 27 12:45:27 CST 2008

I want to commend Chief and Andy for coming up with tab procedures that are 
both fair and efficient!!
--Neil Berch
West Virginia University

>From: "Andy Ellis" <andy.edebate at gmail.com>
>To: edebate <eDebate at www.ndtceda.com>
>Subject: [eDebate] Announcements about JV Novice Nasts
>Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:58:29 -0500
>Hello there are some annoucnments in this mail that are important
>please ask if you have any questions
>1) Registration. Please Make sure every thing is done by today, teams,
>judges, constraints and all of that. This will ensure we can get the prefs
>up and running and start putting registration packets together.
>2)Prefs- Should be up and open some time tonight or tomorrow morning they
>will likely be due by the time registration starts friday night.
>3)No Room Movement requests- We have two of these in right now if there are
>more please get them into cheif and i as soon as possible
>4)Pairings will be released saturday morning 1)at the hotel 2) on campus 3)
>on edebate 4) on the web
>5)We will be using twitter this weekend any of those of you who are already
>signed up through BCD tournaments should be ok for the rest of you....
>If you already have a twitter account from wake (or you are just cool like
>that and already have one)
>I believ the instruction is simply
>1. Send a text message to 40404 that contains the message "follow
>Do not include the quotes
>If you don't have a twitter account
>Here's the quick and easy way to get the messages on your phone: (from 
>1. Send a text message to 40404 (it doesn't matter what's in the text
>2. You will then receive a text from twitter (40404) asking you to send
>your name to confirm you want a twitter mobile account (this may take a
>minute); reply to this message with your name.
>3. Send a message to 40404 that contains "follow bmoredebate" (as written
>exactly here with a space between follow and bmoredebate, without the
>4. You should receive a confirmation text from twitter saying that
>you'll receive bmoredebate updates
>You can learn more about Twitter and sign up to send an receive via AIM
>and other computer channels at twitter.com
>6)Tabbing Procedures
>a) The first default will be to let the computer make decisons
>b) If manual decisions are required that involve chief or my teams we will
>recuse ourselves and let the other one do it. If it is both of our teams
>debating each other then we will pick a detached third party(mike davis i
>think this might mean you)
>c) We will use the feature of TPRC that allows you to set the critical 
>of the bracket during each round. This feature allows protection and
>preference to be given to those teams who are not yet eliminated when
>applying the computers tabbing procedures. Ideally this should protect
>against harsh pullups etc.
>d) we will utilize the most highly preffed judges with small commitments
>toward the end of the tournament.
>e) we will release the bracket after the start of the first outround sunday
>f) access to the tab room will be restricted to cheif and myself and one
>designated representative from each region. If your region has still not
>designated a representative please do so soon and notify us of who that
>person will be
>7)Look for more announcents on the way

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