[eDebate] UNT Invite 2010
Tue Nov 10 18:34:31 CST 2009
The University of North Texas Debate Forum and the Department of Communication Studies at UNT are pleased to invite you and your debate teams to attend the annual William R. DeMougeot Debates on January 5-7, 2010. The tournament this year will include three divisions of debate on the 2009-2010 CEDA/NDT topic, have quality preliminary rounds in Open, Junior, and Novice divisions, and clear to an appropriate number of elimination rounds for each division.
Preliminary rounds will be held at the University of North Texas. This year our tournament hotel is the Holiday Inn, (940-383-4100) which has guaranteed us a special rate for participants in the tournament ($85.00). If you are making reservations online, please use reservation code "DEB" to get the special rate. We strongly encourage you to stay at the tournament hotel as registration, and all other extra-events will be held there. You should make reservations as soon as possible.
We plan to use the 100 point "Ross K. Smith" scale for speaker points.
We will clear half of the field in all divisions.
As our colleagues at the University of Texas at Dallas mentioned, this tournament is held in conjunction with the "Fear and Loathing in Dallas" tournament in order to provide two opportunities for quality competition in Texas' lovely January weather. The UNT prelim debates will be held January 5th and 6th and we plan on having 7 preliminary debates. Participation in the DeMougeot debates is a prerequisite to winning the coveted "Texas Two-Step Award" given to the team with the best prelim record at the two tournaments.
There is a full day off between the two Texas steps (January 8th). This year we will host a coaches'' reception, breakfast and lunch for participants, coaches, and judges on January 5th and 6th , and much, much more. We hope you will consider joining us in January.
Brian Lain, Director of Debate
Louie Petit, Assistant Director of Debate
Calum Matheson, Debate Coach
Lauren Sabino, Assistant Coach
Jason Sykes, Assistant Coach
The North Texas Debate Forum
2010 WILLIAM R. DEMOUGEOT DEBATES January 5-7, 2010
REGISTRATION: We will accept entries for the tournament through, January 1, at 5:00 pm. We have enabled Bruschke's entry system at www.debateresults.com <http://www.debateresults.com/> . If there are any problems, email me at blain at unt.edu. Registration will take place at the tournament hotel on Monday night.
DIVISIONS: We will have three divisions of debate at the tournament this year. Open division is open to any undergraduate student with eligibility. The Junior division and Novice divisions are open to anyone who meets the CEDA eligibility standards for junior or novice participation.
JUDGING: A qualified judge must be provided to cover your judging commitments. Because we will have 7 rounds, one team requires four rounds of judging, two teams require 7 rounds of judging. There may be some judges available for hire at the rate of $100/uncovered team, but you should let us know well in advance if you need to hire judges. Judging obligations extend through the first elimination round, or one round beyond your team's elimination.
FORMAT AND RULES: We will use the 9-3-6 format, with ten minutes preparation time per team in open and junior divisions. Rounds 1-2 will be preset. The rest will be powered. Debate teams consist of TWO persons from the same school. Hybrid teams are acceptable, and may advance to elimination rounds. In the event of illness a single debater may debate 2 rounds alone but may not be allowed to clear based on the tournament director's discretion. We will NOT break brackets in elimination rounds.
FEES: Entry fees are $100/team for all divisions. This includes trophies, tournament supply expenses, and hospitality. Please make checks payable to "North Texas Debate."
HOUSING: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Hotel here in Denton. They have guaranteed us a rate of $85/night for most of the hotel's quad rooms. This hotel is close to campus and very close to many fine-dining establishments. This is where the pairings will be released, and registration will take place. Please confirm your reservation at the Holiday Inn by calling (940-383-4100). Make sure to mention University of North Texas Debate.
TRANSPORTATION: We are unable to provide shuttle service between the tournament hotel and UNT during the tournament. Should you have difficulty in arranging transportation, please contact us ahead of time.
2010 William DeMougeot College Tournament
Tentative TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Jan 5th
7:00am Rounds 1 and 2 released at Radisson
7:30 Breakfast at the School
8:30am-10:30am- Round 1
12:30-1:30 Lunch (On your own)
2:00pm-4:00pm- Round 3
4:30pm Round 4 Pairings released
5:30pm-7:30pm Round 4
Wednesday, Jan 6th
7:00am Rounds 5 & 6 released at Radisson
7:30 Breakfast at the School
8:00am-10:00am Round 5
10:30-12:30pm Round 6
12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided)
2:00pm Round 7 Pairings released
2:30-4:30pm Round 7 (open only)
5:00pm Awards Assembly and Pairings for Doubles released
5:30pm-7:30pm Double Octafinals
Thursday, Jan 7th
7:00am Elim Pairings released
8:00-10:00 Octafinals Open
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