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Author Topic: D7 Tournament Info  (Read 1683 times)
Adri
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« on: February 15, 2012, 07:33:34 PM »

Same as what was posted on D7 Google Group, but for others not on the group:

District 7 Qualifying Tournament Information

Rules:
The rules governing the District 7 Qualifier tournament are posted on the D7 Coaches Google Group – they are the NDT District VII Rules-Revised Nov 2011.

Tournament Dates:
Friday, February 24 – District meeting & registration – 2 pm, UMW Debate House (1201 William Street, Basement, UMW Campus)

Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26th – Rounds 1-8. (Combs Hall, UMW Campus)

Deadlines:
Deadline for entry: Friday, February 17. Contact person for entries/eligibility: Adrienne Brovero, adri.debate@gmail.com.

Deadline for judge waivers: Friday, February 17. For more information on judging waivers, please see Rules Section II.D. Contact person for judging: Danielle Verney O’Gorman, danielle.verney@gmail.com.

Ranking deadline: Saturday, February 18. For more information on ranking process, please see Rules Section II.H. Contact person for rankings: Mike Davis, davismk13@gmail.com.

Format:
Tournament format: 8 rounds:

Rounds 1-4 preset rounds with single judge;
Round 5 high-high with single judge;
Round 6, high-low with single judge;
Rounds 7 & 8 high-low, with 3 judge panel adjudication.

Teams may hit a prior opponent (on the opposite side) in round 8.

In accordance with Rules Section II.G, debates shall use the format specified by the standing rules of tournament procedure for the National Debate Tournament.

Entries
Please see Rules Section II for eligibility criteria.

Reminder: Third teams are allowed to compete. If you would like a 3rd team to be eligible to qualify for the NDT through the 2nd round at-large process, you need to enter that team in the tournament.

Swing Team Entry
If you have a team that you would like to be eligible to be a swing team (if one is necessary), please send the Chair an email identifying that team, and enter the team on Debate Results as well. This will speed up our ability to select a swing team in the event one is needed. Please see Rules Section II M regarding selection procedures for the swing team. Contact person for swing team: Mike Hall, mphall@liberty.edu.

Judging Obligations:
Judging obligation per team competing: 8 rounds.

Also, judges obligated and not used in District rounds will concurrently be part of the judging pool for the JV/novice tournament.

As a reminder, recent revisions to the rules have altered judging obligation expectations. In particular:

Commitments:

Judge commitments: All eligible judges are obligated for a minimum of 3 debates in rounds 1-6. All judges are obligated to be available to judge in rounds 7 & 8 unless otherwise granted dispensation by the district committee. Requests for dispensation should be made at the point of entry prior to the tournament, except in extraordinary circumstances. Information regarding those constraints will be provided to participants for preference purposes. (Section II.K.4)

This means if you have a judge who is unavailable for rounds 7 & 8 (due to travel or work, e.g.), you need to provide notice of that in your entry on Debate Results.

District Workers:

District workers: Individuals in attendance at the district tournament who provide significant coaching to, or argument production for, any team participating in the district tournament and who meet the judge eligibility requirement are required to enter the judging pool.   If they do not meet the minimum judge requirement, the district committee may, at their discretion, place the individual in the judging pool or require them to provide a significant equivalent contribution to the tournament. (Section II.K.6)

Fees:
$45 per participant.  Fees will be locked in on Monday, February 20th. Please be sure to indicate on Debate Results any vegetarians/vegans in your contingent, as well as the total head count of your contingent.

$10 per squad logistics contribution fee – In light of travel constraints imposed on squads more than 4 hours away, this is intended to help offset the costs of those needing to stay until Monday. If it is not used, it will be refunded.

District 7 JV/Novice Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:
Friday, February 24 – District meeting & registration – 2 pm, UMW Debate House (1201 William Street, Basement, UMW Campus)

Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26th – Rounds 1-5, followed by elims. (1201 William St, Combs & Chandler Halls, UMW Campus)

Deadlines:
Deadline for entry: Friday, February 17.

Format:
Tournament format: 5 preliminary rounds, with an appropriate number of elimination rounds.

Entries
Entries will be accepted in the novice and junior varsity division. Hybrids are eligible to clear.  The divisions will be collapsed if the size of the tournament is insufficiently small.  There will be five preliminary rounds of debate competition on the 2011-2012 CEDA resolution and an appropriate number of elimination rounds.

Judging Obligations:
Judging obligation for 1 team = 3 rounds, 3 teams = 5 rounds

Fees:
$45 per participant.  Fees will be locked in on Monday, February 20th. Please be sure to indicate on Debate Results any vegetarians/vegans in your contingent, as well as the total head count of your contingent.

Caselist and Scouting for the JV/Novice Division

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 February 17, 2012 (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.

Both Tournament Divisions

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.

Hotels

We do NOT have an official block.

The Quality Inn, which has been the tournament hotel (located near Carlos O'Kelly's, Wawa) has recently instituted a special rate for UMW of $59 plus tax.

As such, we don't have a special debate block. You simply need to make a reservation for the tournament weekend (Friday, February 24- Sunday, February 26), and inform them you are in town for an event at UMW.

Their cancellation policy is pretty liberal - you can cancel up until within 24 hours of your reservation. So, you might want to go ahead and get reservations now, because you can cancel/amend them later (also because there is no designated block).

The hotel information is:

Quality Inn
2310 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone. 540-371-0330
Fax: 540-371-1753
www.qualityinn.com/hotel-fredericksburg-virginia-VA463

Other options (among many relatively inexpensive options in the Fredericksburg area – you might ask if they have and will give you a UMW rate) include:

WyteStone Suites
4615 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA  22407
Phone:  (540) 891-1112
Toll Free: (800) 794-5005
Fax: (540) 891-5465
www.wytestonesuitesfredericksburg.com

Best Western Fredericksburg
2205 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401-5226
Phone: (540) 371-5050         
Fax: (540) 373-3496

Hospitality
Lunch each day and a dinner reception after round 8.

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. We abide by all rules and norms of the American Forensics Association.
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