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neil berch
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« on: January 20, 2011, 01:34:53 PM »

Entries are now open on the Bruschke page!

Hi, everyone!  Before we get to the invite per se, a brief note.  As many of you know, Beth Skinner is on medical leave.  Dr. Audra McMullen, Towson’s Communication Studies Unit Coordinator, is serving as Acting Director of Debate.  Jillian Marty is serving as Assistant Director of Debate.  So that Dr. McMullen may also perform her regular duties and so that Ms. Marty can focus on the Towson debaters, I have agreed to serve as something of a point person for this year’s JV/Novice Nats.  If you have questions or concerns, please send them to me (berchnorto@msn.com), and I will either provide answers or put you in touch with someone at Towson who will have the answer.
Best,
Neil Berch
West Virginia University

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to Towson University March 4-7, 2011 for the Junior Varsity/Novice National Championship. The tournament will feature many of the traditional features of past years (high quality competition, mutual preference judging in an open tabroom administered by Neil Berch, Christy Webster Dunn, and Mike Davis, Westerwald pottery trophies, elimination rounds in the hotel and generous hospitality throughout the tournament).

We will remain at the Burkshire Marriott.  This property features free wired internet in guest rooms, wireless in public spaces and spacious suites which will allow you to sleep up to 6 comfortably. The hotel is directly adjacent to campus and within easy walking distance to restaurants so those flying in may be able to do without a vehicle.

We will be returning to the traditional schedule for Towson’s JV/Novice Nationals.  There will be 4 preliminary rounds on Saturday on campus, 3 more preliminary rounds and the first elimination round on campus on Sunday (sides for round 7 will be assigned randomly by the tab room), and the remaining elimination rounds will be held on Monday at the hotel. 

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore this March for a celebration of Junior Varsity and Novice debaters as well as the coaches, judges and communities that support them.

Beth Skinner
Towson Debate

Fees: $30 per person (a ˜person” is any debater, coach, judge or observer you bring). Make checks payable to:  TU Foundation.  Fees cover breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, snacks, drinks and awards. Programs in financial need please contact us if these fees would prevent you from participating.

Dates: Friday, March 4 through Monday, March 7.  Rounds start at 8 am each day, and registration will be at the hotel on Friday evening (time to be announced).

Hotel: Burkshire Marriott, 10 West Burke Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, $99 per room for either a one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Make reservations by February 4, 2011 by calling 800-453-0309 (national) or 410-324-8100 (local) and mention Towson Debate

Entry deadline: 10:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1 on debateresults.com, preferences to be opened soon afterward.

Judging: Seven rounds of judging are required for every two teams (four rounds for odd teams). Limited hired judging will be available at $100 for one two-person team. All judges are obligated through the latter of a) the round following their last team’s elimination; or b) the first two elimination rounds.  Undergraduate judges must be approved in advance and may only be permitted in the Novice division.

Critic’s Award: We encourage critics to provide oral critiques. At the conclusion of the last preliminary round, all teams will receive a ballot with the names of their judges and will rank and rate these judges. Awards will ensue.

Tournament Procedures: Rounds 1-2 are random presets and the remaining prelims are power matched. Judge preferences entered on debateresults.com by the preference deadline will take effect starting with the first prelim. Pairings will be released via email. The tournament will abide by CEDA’s policies, including the policy on sexual harassment.

Divisions: Novice and Junior Varsity. The CEDA eligibility rules are available at http://www.cedadebate.org/files/2010SpringConstitution.pdf.  Our interpretation of the junior varsity eligibility is the same as we have used in the past two years: if a debater begins the year with junior varsity eligibility that person is eligible to compete in JV at this tournament. The number of final rounds and/or qualification for the NDT is irrelevant when it comes to JV eligibility.

Awards: The tournament will feature artistically created designed ceramic awards. Those receiving awards include the top 20 speakers in each division and all teams advancing to elimination rounds. The top 5 critics and the coaches with teams in semis and finals will also receive awards.

Accommodations: Towson University is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities are given an equally effective opportunity to participate in and benefit from the university’s programs and services. Persons with disabilities who might need reasonable accommodations should contact us as soon as possible.

Transportation: We are not able to provide transportation to teams attending the tournament but if you can get to the hotel you probably don’t need a vehicle. Those flying have several choices. Baltimore-Washington International airport is served by many carriers and is closest to Towson, approximately 40 minutes from campus/hotel. Other nearby airports are Dulles and Washington National (Reagan) about 75 miles away. Baltimore is also served by Amtrak and a number of bus services.

Schedule

Friday, March 4:

7:00 to 10:00 pm (tentative) registration at the Burkshire Marriott.  Those arriving late will need to confirm their entries via phone (details as the tournament approaches)

Saturday, March 5 (on campus):
7:00 am breakfast and pairings
8:00 am Round 1
10:30 am Round 2
12:30 pm lunch provided on campus
2:00 pm Round 3
5:30 pm Round 4

Sunday, March 5 (on campus)
7:00 am breakfast and pairings
8:00 am Round 5
11:30 am Round 6
1:30 pm lunch provided on campus
3:00 pm Round 7
6:30 pm Double Octa-Finals


Sunday March 14th (at the Burkshire Marriott)
7:00 am pairings
8:00 am Octafinals
10:30 am Awards
12:30 pm Quarterfinals
4:00 pm Semifinals
7:30 pm Finals

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neil berch
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 03:13:06 PM »

Corrected dates in the schedule below:  Prelims and Doubles on campus on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 &6.  Remaining elims at the hotel on Monday, March 7.  Sorry for the sloppy job cutting and pasting, and thanks to Ken Johnson for catching me!--Neil

Entries are now open on the Bruschke page!

Hi, everyone!  Before we get to the invite per se, a brief note.  As many of you know, Beth Skinner is on medical leave.  Dr. Audra McMullen, Towson’s Communication Studies Unit Coordinator, is serving as Acting Director of Debate.  Jillian Marty is serving as Assistant Director of Debate.  So that Dr. McMullen may also perform her regular duties and so that Ms. Marty can focus on the Towson debaters, I have agreed to serve as something of a point person for this year’s JV/Novice Nats.  If you have questions or concerns, please send them to me (berchnorto@msn.com), and I will either provide answers or put you in touch with someone at Towson who will have the answer.
Best,
Neil Berch
West Virginia University

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to Towson University March 4-7, 2011 for the Junior Varsity/Novice National Championship. The tournament will feature many of the traditional features of past years (high quality competition, mutual preference judging in an open tabroom administered by Neil Berch, Christy Webster Dunn, and Mike Davis, Westerwald pottery trophies, elimination rounds in the hotel and generous hospitality throughout the tournament).

We will remain at the Burkshire Marriott.  This property features free wired internet in guest rooms, wireless in public spaces and spacious suites which will allow you to sleep up to 6 comfortably. The hotel is directly adjacent to campus and within easy walking distance to restaurants so those flying in may be able to do without a vehicle.

We will be returning to the traditional schedule for Towson’s JV/Novice Nationals.  There will be 4 preliminary rounds on Saturday on campus, 3 more preliminary rounds and the first elimination round on campus on Sunday (sides for round 7 will be assigned randomly by the tab room), and the remaining elimination rounds will be held on Monday at the hotel. 

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore this March for a celebration of Junior Varsity and Novice debaters as well as the coaches, judges and communities that support them.

Beth Skinner
Towson Debate

Fees: $30 per person (a ˜person” is any debater, coach, judge or observer you bring). Make checks payable to:  TU Foundation.  Fees cover breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, snacks, drinks and awards. Programs in financial need please contact us if these fees would prevent you from participating.

Dates: Friday, March 4 through Monday, March 7.  Rounds start at 8 am each day, and registration will be at the hotel on Friday evening (time to be announced).

Hotel: Burkshire Marriott, 10 West Burke Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, $99 per room for either a one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Make reservations by February 4, 2011 by calling 800-453-0309 (national) or 410-324-8100 (local) and mention Towson Debate

Entry deadline: 10:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1 on debateresults.com, preferences to be opened soon afterward.

Judging: Seven rounds of judging are required for every two teams (four rounds for odd teams). Limited hired judging will be available at $100 for one two-person team. All judges are obligated through the latter of a) the round following their last team’s elimination; or b) the first two elimination rounds.  Undergraduate judges must be approved in advance and may only be permitted in the Novice division.

Critic’s Award: We encourage critics to provide oral critiques. At the conclusion of the last preliminary round, all teams will receive a ballot with the names of their judges and will rank and rate these judges. Awards will ensue.

Tournament Procedures: Rounds 1-2 are random presets and the remaining prelims are power matched. Judge preferences entered on debateresults.com by the preference deadline will take effect starting with the first prelim. Pairings will be released via email. The tournament will abide by CEDA’s policies, including the policy on sexual harassment.

Divisions: Novice and Junior Varsity. The CEDA eligibility rules are available at http://www.cedadebate.org/files/2010SpringConstitution.pdf.  Our interpretation of the junior varsity eligibility is the same as we have used in the past two years: if a debater begins the year with junior varsity eligibility that person is eligible to compete in JV at this tournament. The number of final rounds and/or qualification for the NDT is irrelevant when it comes to JV eligibility.

Awards: The tournament will feature artistically created designed ceramic awards. Those receiving awards include the top 20 speakers in each division and all teams advancing to elimination rounds. The top 5 critics and the coaches with teams in semis and finals will also receive awards.

Accommodations: Towson University is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities are given an equally effective opportunity to participate in and benefit from the university’s programs and services. Persons with disabilities who might need reasonable accommodations should contact us as soon as possible.

Transportation: We are not able to provide transportation to teams attending the tournament but if you can get to the hotel you probably don’t need a vehicle. Those flying have several choices. Baltimore-Washington International airport is served by many carriers and is closest to Towson, approximately 40 minutes from campus/hotel. Other nearby airports are Dulles and Washington National (Reagan) about 75 miles away. Baltimore is also served by Amtrak and a number of bus services.

Schedule

Friday, March 4:

7:00 to 10:00 pm (tentative) registration at the Burkshire Marriott.  Those arriving late will need to confirm their entries via phone (details as the tournament approaches)

Saturday, March 5 (on campus):
7:00 am breakfast and pairings
8:00 am Round 1
10:30 am Round 2
12:30 pm lunch provided on campus
2:00 pm Round 3
5:30 pm Round 4

Sunday, March 6 (on campus)
7:00 am breakfast and pairings
8:00 am Round 5
11:30 am Round 6
1:30 pm lunch provided on campus
3:00 pm Round 7
6:30 pm Double Octa-Finals


Monday, March 7 (at the Burkshire Marriott)
7:00 am pairings
8:00 am Octafinals
10:30 am Awards
12:30 pm Quarterfinals
4:00 pm Semifinals
7:30 pm Finals

 
 
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neil berch
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 10:55:34 AM »

Towson University is now a smoke free campus and visitors can be fined for smoking on campus.
 
Smoking is prohibited on all property owned, leased or operated by Towson University (“University”). This consists of all buildings, including residence halls, Bateman’s, and the Burkshire; all grounds, including exterior open spaces, parking lots and garages, on-campus sidewalks, streets, driveways, stadiums, recreational spaces and practice facilities; and in all University-owned or leased vehicles.

 

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