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Author Topic: 3 Mans or Mavericks?  (Read 3924 times)
Lwrnc
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« on: August 05, 2012, 01:14:59 AM »

Are 3 mans or mavericks preferred by CEDA?  Does the preference vary by tournament? 
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tcram
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 04:10:26 PM »

In my experience, most tournaments do not allow mavericks to enter and I have never seen a 3-person team at any point in time.  The only time debating maverick typically occurs is when a partner becomes ill or incapacitated during a tournament (and even then they can only go maverick for two rounds before withdrawing typically).  The more common practice is to create a hybrid team with another school that has odd numbers.  The CEDA national tournament allows hybrids, the NDT only allows hybrids that meet specified criteria.
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alhiland
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 06:18:53 PM »


I don't know that there is a preference per say, but I have seen a few 3 person teams.  Both times it was in novice debate and being done to help fulfill a class requirement at a small regional tournament.  In both cases the teams were required to break into a single 2 person team if they had been in elims. As a competitive unit it is very much discouraged as are mavericks.   
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jakethompson
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »

There is guidance on 3 person teams, mavericks, hybrids, etc provided in the Council of Tournament Directors "best practices document"

http://tournamentdirectors.wordpress.com/current-best-practices-document/
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