[eDebate] Request for Clarification regarding MPJ at Tournaments.

Mike Davis davismk13
Mon Nov 10 21:36:40 CST 2008

As far as I understand it is on a tournament by tournament basis. At
the two tournaments I ran this year that used MPJ (I assume that these
are two of the ones you are referring to). At GSU varsity was assigned
first and then I alternated JV and novice assignments. For Vandy, we
used a rotating judge assignment system (something we will do at App
State as well). I assign varsity first in rounds 1 and 6, jv in 2 and
5 and novice in 3 and 4. Please let me know if you (or anyone else)
has any other questions.


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:19 PM,  <scottelliott at grandecom.net> wrote:
> We have been to three tournaments post-amendment regarding equalization of MPJ
> for all divisions. My impression is that at each tournament, varsity teams have
> recieved all of the preferences/MPJ, with junior varsity and novice getting
> little or nothing. There are a lot of reasons that I can list as to why I think
> this is a bullshit deal for novice and JV teams, but I will save that rant for
> another day. Rather, I just want to know whether the amendment to CEDA 1) has
> any meaning at all and 2) if it does, what the hell does it mean? Because if
> the goal was to make the opportunity to have my teams have a chance to be heard
> by the top judges, I think the amendment has become an epic failure. Can someone
> from the CEDA Executive Committee, or the CEDA Executive Secretary, establish a
> clear explanation to tournament directors what they are required to provide for
> a CEDA sanctioned tournamnet?
> Scott Elliott
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Dr. Michael Davis
Director of Debate/Assistant Professor
James Madison University

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