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UCO Tournament is Back! - Nov 4 - 6
« on: August 29, 2011, 01:03:36 PM »
UCO 2011 Joe C. Jackson Tournament Invite
The University of Central Oklahoma Debate Team invites you to attend the 2011 UCO – Joe C. Jackson annual debate tournament Friday November 4 through Sunday November 6, 2011.
The tournament will offer competition in Open, Junior, and Novice divisions of policy debate. If entries in one of the divisions are insufficient, then we will make appropriate arrangements. Our goal is to try to preserve the novice division as a separate entity in order to allow new debaters the chance to compete against individuals with similar experiences. All divisions will use the 9-3-6 format with 10 minutes of preparation time. The current NDT/CEDA topic will be utilized. We will clear the top half of all teams in each division, however teams with a losing record will not be eligible for elimination rounds. The tournament will follow the Council on Tournament Directors best practices when applicable. Hybrids are allowed. Debaters may go maverick and advance if it is the result of partner illness. All coaching must end 5 minutes before the debate is scheduled to begin. All decisions must be made and ballots turned into the tab room 2 hours and 30 minutes after the round start time. Ties are not allowed. Please end post-round discussion 2 hours and 45 minutes after the round start in order to keep the tournament on time. Jeff Jarman will be running the tab room.
Judging: Each school is required to provide one judge for every two debate entries or portion thereof, entered. Judges covering one team are committed for three preliminary rounds. All judges are obligated for one elimination round after their teams have been eliminated. Teams are responsible for providing and finding the judges to cover their obligations. If any judges from your school are willing to judge extra debates please let us know. Judges who are only qualified to hear novice or JV debate rounds can only cover teams in those divisions. If you bring an open team, you must have a judge that can provide judging in the open division.
Tournament Hotel: We are using the Sleep Inn in Edmond, Oklahoma. There is a block of rooms reserved under “UCO Debate” for $69 a night for doubles. A double with a fridge and microwave will run you $79 a night. The hotel can be reached at 405-844-3000. The address is 3608 S. Broadway Extension, Edmond, OK, 73013. The block of rooms will be held until October 21st.
Alternative Hotels: Other places you might consider: Stafford Inn Edmond (405-340-8197) Close to campus and cheap. Stafford House Inn, Edmond (405-340-5693) Close to the tournament hotel and cheap. These are not luxurious hotels, but they are clean, have free wireless, and offer fridges in rooms.
Registration: Registration will be held in the lobby of the Liberal Arts Building on the UCO campus between 3 and 5 PM on Friday, November 4. If you are running late please contact Matt Moore at 573-268-8762.
Entry Fees: $75 per team. $30 per uncovered debate round.
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 2 at 5pm CDT. Any drops after that time will still be assessed an entry fee. Please register using Judge preferences are also due at this time.

Matthew Moore
Director of Debate – University of Central Oklahoma
O: 405-974-5564  Cell: 573-568-8762
Friday, Nov 4
Registration 3-5PM, Liberal Arts Building.
5 PM Round 1
7 PM Round 2
Saturday, Nov 5
8AM Pairings Released/Breakfast Provided
8:30 AM Round 3
11:30 PM Round 4
2:30 PM Round 5
5:30 PM Round 6
Sunday, Nov 6
8:30 AM Elim Round 1
11 AM Awards
12 PM Remaining Elim Rounds

Other Information:
UCO is a tobacco free campus. Smoking and all other uses of tobacco are prohibited anywhere on campus. Failure to comply with this policy may result in being asked to leave the campus by the UCO police department. Please make sure the members of your squad are aware of this policy. The UCO tobacco free policy is available here:
Saturday- Breakfast (bagels/donuts/fruit/coffee) and Lunch
Sunday- Breakfast. Pizza will be available during the afternoon out rounds.
Snacks will be provided throughout the tournament.