[eDebate] Wake invitation
Tue Oct 21 10:35:21 CDT 2008
Must have been lost in black hole period of edebate . . .
Shirley 2008 invite
Intercollegiate policy debate programs are invited to enter two teams in
the 2008 Franklin R. Shirley Classic, November 15-17, 2008, hosted by
Wake Forest University. Schools may enter more than two teams subject to
the conditions listed below.
NEW THIS YEAR (see relevant sections below for details):
1) 6 prelims. 4 prelims Saturday; 2 prelims, first elim and banquet
Sunday; last 4 elims Monday. Rooms for community discussion on topics of
interest will be made available during first elim.
2) Frosh/soph (any team where both partners have not completed two full
years of college debate) breakout ? clearing at least to quarters.
3) Strict time limits for judge decisions in elims as well as prelims,
and time allotted for post round.
4) Clarification of electronic recording rules.
SAME AS BEFORE:
1) Friendly and efficient.
2) Entry process and qualifications.
Entries of two teams per school will be accepted until midnight October
22 on a first come, first served basis until we have reached our 150
team limit (this limit is necessary due to classroom and other facility
Schools may apply for more teams by adding them to the waitlist subject
to the following:
As space permits, we will take additional teams, up to a total of four
teams per school, as long as ALL THREE OR FOUR teams have cleared to
elims in TWO varsity tournaments this fall. If both debaters on the team
EITHER cleared twice this fall OR qualified for NDT in the past OR
reached elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals in the past, the team is
considered to have met the "cleared twice" requirement. No fourth team
from a school will be accepted until all eligible third teams from other
schools have been accepted.
Waivers of the entry rules may be granted at the discretion of the WFU
JUDGING (note, there are some new wrinkles here):
Each school must provide 3 rounds of prelim judging for each of their
first two teams and 4 rounds of judging for each additional team.
If you are hiring judging from outside of your school?s staff/alumni,
and the tournament cannot place your judges into the required number of
rounds, the tournament reserves the right to: 1) adjust the judging
obligations of your other judges (adding rounds of commitment to those
of your judges who are easier to place), and/or 2) charge your school
$30.00 per round of unmet obligation.
As a normative rule, all coaches are expected to make themselves
available for at least some judging and will be on the pref sheet.
Prelim rounds must be decided within two hours and forty-five minutes of
the posted start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to
determine the winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
Elim rounds must be decided within three hours of the posted/announced
start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to determine the
winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
Judges must vote for one and only one team in each debate and must
assign speaker points and ranks in prelim rounds
Fifteen minutes minimum will be allocated to post round discussion of
the decision, but we must ask that the post-round cease 15 minutes after
the decision deadline so debaters can move on to their next debate with
adequate and fair time.
A 100 point scale will be used as last year. We?ll share a graph showing
the distribution of points from last year.
CASELIST and SCOUTING
Participating teams and schools are expected to contribute to
http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/ and should provide their most recent
affirmative and negative information by the Tuesday before the
tournament at latest. Teams and schools should cooperate with Wake
Forest students and staff assigned to gather the material.
AUDIO and VIDEO RECORDING
All rounds (defined as the speeches and judge critiques) are open to the
public and may be electronically recorded for private educational use by
any tournament participants (registered coaches, debaters and helpers,
and Wake Forest tournament staff) only. Public distribution of such
recordings is expressly prohibited unless prior written consent of all
people on the recording is obtained and unless prior written consent of
Wake Forest University is obtained. Private sharing for educational use
TABULATION and PAIRING STUFF
We will use an ordinal MPJ system run on STA. Rounds one and two preset.
The other 4 prelims individually power paired hi-low within brackets.
Top 32 teams clear on basis of adjusted points, opp wins, total points,
twice adjusted points, ranks, random number. Brackets broken in elims.
Side equalization procedure used for elims.
"JV BREAKOUT" (NAME TENTATIVE)
At least 20% of all teams comprised of two debaters both of whom are
still in their first or second year of debate who do not clear into the
doubles will clear into the Sophfrosh (name tentative) breakout. Clears
at least to 8 teams.
Tournament fees are $60.00 per person (debaters, coaches, judges, scouts).
The Sundance, 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Flat rate: 82.99 per room per night plus taxes and fees
Includes wireless internet (they have increased their capacity),
parking, and continental breakfast daily.
All elims will be held here.
Special needs or problems re hotel? Sales contact there is Sheila Small,
shefaysmall at yahoo.com <mailto:shefaysmall at yahoo.com>
<mailto:shefaysmall at yahoo.com>
We will post other info on backup lodging in the near future.
For vans of all sizes, ask for the Wake Forest Debate rate at Triangle,
Krispy Kreme, coffee, juice, bagels in the mornings. Water, sodas,
aspirin, snacks throughout. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Banquet Sunday
night, plus the usual Survivors Party? on Monday night after the start
of the final round.
All participants debate at the invitation of Wake Forest University
according to its tournament rules as well as any rules of their
sponsoring institutions. We abide by all rules and norms of CEDA and the
AFA, including but not limited to CEDA's sexual harassment policy.
Friday, November 14
Registration 6-9 pm; airings, rounds 1 and 2 released at 9 pm
Saturday, November 15, 2008
8 am ? round 1 start
10:45 am ? round one decision deadline.
11:15 am ? round 2 start
2 pm ? round 2 decision deadline
2:15 ? round 3 (powered) pairings
3 pm ? round 3 start
5:45 ? round 3 decision deadline
6 pm -- round 4 (powered) pairings
6:45 pm ? round 4 start
9:15 pm ? round 4 decision deadline
8 am ? round 5 (powered) pairings released at hotel, online, and on campus
9 am ? round 5 start
11:45 ? round 5 decision deadline
12:15 ? round 6 (powered) pairings
3 pm ? round 6 decision deadline
3:30 pm ? first elim pairings
4:15 pm -- first elim start
7:15 pm ? first elim decision deadline
7:00 pm ? Banquet begins ? awards including speakers and coach of the year.
8 am -- Octas and 2^nd breakout elim start
11 am ? decision deadline
11:15 ? postround ends by now.
Noon: Quarters and 3^rd breakout elim start.
3 pm ? decision deadline
3:15 pm ? postround ends by now.
4 pm: Semis and breakout elim (if necessary) start.
7 pm ? decision deadline
7:15 pm ? postround ends by now.
8 pm: Final round begins
10 pm ? ?Survivors? Party? begins
LOOK FOR MORE DETAILS coming soon at http://groups.wfu.edu/debate/
Ross K. Smith
Director of Debate
Wake Forest University
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