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Author Topic: University of Mary Washington Invitational - Part 1 of Commonwealth Swing  (Read 2088 times)
Adri
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« on: September 15, 2010, 04:32:05 AM »

In conjunction with James Madison University, we would like to invite you to the 2011 Commonwealth Swing. UMW will host the first half of the swing January 3-5, 2011. JMU will host the second half of the swing January 6-8, 2011.

The invite for the University of Mary Washington Invitational (Part 1 of the Commonwealth Swing) appears below and attached.

University of Mary Washington Invitational Debate Tournament

DATES:

Monday, January 3 to Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Fredericksburg, VA

ENTRIES:


Entries will be accepted in all three divisions (novice, junior varsity, and varsity). If there are a sufficient numbers of rookie teams (defined as 1 tournament or less of competition prior to January 1, 2011) and judges, we will hold a separate rookie breakout in elimination rounds.  Hybrids are eligible to clear. In each division, there will be six preliminary rounds of debate competition on the 2010-2011 CEDA resolution.  The entry deadline is Thursday, December 30, 2010 at noon (teams dropping after that time will be assessed entry fees).

JUDGING:

Judging philosophies as a precondition of entry must be posted at www.debateresults.com no later than December 30th. Each school must provide 3 rounds of prelim judging. Judges must vote for one and only one team in each debate.

CASELIST and SCOUTING:

Participating teams and schools are expected to contribute to http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/ as a precondition for entry and should provide their most recent affirmative and negative information by December 30, 2010 (at the latest). This should include an outline of the arguments sufficient for novice comprehension as well as full citations.  Teams and schools are expected to cooperate with UMW students and staff assigned to gather the material.

AUDIO and VIDEO RECORDING:


All rounds (defined as the speeches of the participants) are open to registered tournament participants and may be electronically recorded for private educational use by tournament participants (registered coaches, debaters and helpers, and UMW 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 the University of Mary Washington is obtained. Private sharing for educational use is permitted.

TOURNAMENT HOTEL:

The Quality Inn is less than 5 minutes from campus.

Quality Inn
Cutoff: January 1, 2011
Groupname: “UMW Debate”
Rate: $69.00
2310 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone. 540-371-0330
Fax: 540-371-1753
www.qualityinn.com/hotel-fredericksburg-virginia-VA463

HOSPITALITY:

Lunch each day and hospitality throughout.

RULES, NORMS AND CONDUCT:

All participants debate at the invitation of the University of Mary Washington according to its tournament rules as well as any rules of their sponsoring institutions. The tournament abides by the rules and norms of the American Forensics Association, the American Debate Association, and the Cross Examination Debate Association.

FEES:
$40.00 per person.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:


Sunday, January 2, 2011
Registration: TBA

Monday, January 3, 2011

7:00 am - Pairings online and at campus for rounds 1 and 2
8:30 am - Round 1
10:45 am - Round 2

Lunch will be available by the end of round 2.

2:15 pm - Round 3
5:15 pm - Round 4

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

7:00 am - Pairings online and at campus
8:30 am - Round 5
11:30 am - Round 6
2:00 pm - Awards and Lunch
3:30 pm - First Elimination Round

7:00 pm – Second Elimination Round

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

7:00 am – Elimination rounds continue as necessary Judges are obligated one round past the elimination of their last team.

* UMW Tournament 11 Invite-9-15-10.doc (41 KB - downloaded 324 times.)
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