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Hoosier Invitational Tournament (HIT) Full Invite
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:44:57 PM »
Invite Location:
The 2012 HIT

Date: January 21-23, 2012
The University of Indiana and the Hoosier debate team cordially invite the policy debate community to our campus the third week of January. Our tournament will provide your teams with seven rounds of competition. We have added a new twist to our tournament, a “Breaking Away Theme.” The bike racing tradition has made our campus world famous for its Little 500 spring race. Thus, we are going to bring you a taste of the event during the tournament. Watch Breaking Away before attending! Reasons to attend
* From Gourmet muffins and pastries, to Southern Creole, award winning Pizza, and never ending coffee and chai tea we provide the best food and service during your stay.
**Simplicity and Ease: The tournament is hosted in one large classroom building located next door to the tournament hotel and Union. We will keep you well fed with three breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. During the winter months, it’s always nice to stay in from the cold!
***IU is centrally located. Flights to Indianapolis, the shuttle service, and the "lesser" cost of Indy rental vans make this tournament a cost effective option if you plan on bringing several teams.

Hotel Information
The tournament hotel is the historic IMU Biddle Hotel. The IMU is in the middle of the campus located directly across from the Ballantine classroom building where the tournament is held. The block rate is $102 for double-doubles. Internet and parking during your stay is free.
Contact Info:
(800) 209-8145

Why stay at the hotel?
1) Convenience: You are a one-minute walk from the building where debates are held.
2) The hotel is located in the student union which has several amenities including restaurants and a Starbucks.
3) Flying? Use the Bloomington Shuttle Service to Indianapolis. It is cheap ($16 each way per-person), reliable, and will drop you off at the hotel. The shuttle has never been late in the two years that our team has used it. 1hr 15 min to/from the airport.

For Open teams, the fee is $90 per team plus $30 for any additional persons attending the tournament. This fee will cover the cost of awards, 3 breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and the Sunday night snack

Payment and Registration
You can pay by check and credit card. Due to Indiana University Conference policy, cash is highly discouraged. A team, University, or personal check would be much easier for us to process. Please let me know ASAP if cash is your only option. We are trying a new online payment/registration system, please pay prior to your arrival on Friday the 20th (Click the text for payment). A confirmation email will be sent my way and we will use that to double check entries and fees. Hospitality/Meals
Coffee, chai, water bottles, and soda will be served all day from Saturday-Monday.
*Friday Night:
Hospitality Room and registration… contents tbd

Breakfast: Assorted pastries and muffins from the Bakehouse, a Bloomington Favorite coffee shop.
Lunch: Jimmy John’s sandwhiches
Dinner: Mother Bears Pizza. Their specialty pizzas have been awarded multiple national ribbons and prizes.

Breakfast: Bakehouse scones, coffee cakes, and muffins.
Lunch: Out of this World organic and locally grown Burritos from Laughing Planet
Dinner: Dats, our local and favorite southern Louisiana Creole Restaurant.
Awards Snack: Cookies from “Baked,” a local fresh cookie distributor for all those late night study sessions.

Breakfast: University Catered Breakfast and Coffee.

Judging Requirements
*Each entered team will be required to provide 4 rounds of preliminary judging. Uncovered teams will accrue an additional $100 charge. All judges are committed for the first elimination debate and one round after their team has been eliminated.
**All coaches are expected to make themselves available for at least some judging and will be on the preference sheet.
***Prelim rounds must be decided within two hours and thirty minutes of the posted start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to determine the winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
****Judges must vote for one and only one team in each debate and must assign speaker points and ranks in prelim rounds. The tab room will flip a coin to determine the winner if the judge cannot.

Tournament Administration Details
The tournament will feature Seven preliminary rounds of two-person, switch-sides, cross-examination debate on the 2011-2012 national debate tournament topic in the standard 9-3-6 format. We will attempt to offer three divisions, Open, JV and Novice, depending on entry levels.

Speaker Points:
We will use a 30-point scale with tenth point increments.
Speaker points should have no ties.

Preferneces and Tabulation:
We will use some level of mutual preference judging – depending on entry levels. Tabulation will be done by Brian DeLong.

Audio and Video Recording:
All rounds (defined as the speeches and judge critiques) are open to the public and may be electronically recorded for private educational use by any tournament participants (registered coaches, debaters and helpers, and Iowa tournament staff) only. Public distribution of such recordings is expressly prohibited unless the consent of all people on the recording is obtained.

All participants debating at the Hoosier Invitational Tournament at Indiana University will follow tournament rules as well as any rules of their sponsoring institutions. We abide by all rules and norms of CEDA and the AFA, including but not limited to CEDA's sexual harassment policy.

6 PM-10PM Registration on the second floor of the IMU Hotel.
Pairings will be released in the CEDA forums at the end of registration.

Saturday: Ballantine Hall
8:00 am         Breakfast
8:30 am         Round 1
11:30 pm       Round 2
2:00 pm         Lunch
2:45 pm         Pairings R3 Released
3:30 pm         Round 3
6:00 pm         Dinner
6:30 pm         Pairings R4 Released
7:15 pm         Round 4
9:45 pm         Pairings R5 and R6 Released

Sunday: Ballantine Hall
8:00 am         Breakfast
8:30 am         Round 5
11:30 PM       Round 6
2:00 pm         Lunch
3:30 pm         Round 7
5:30                Dinner                                   
7:00 pm         Second Elimination debate
8:00 pm         Delivery of late night snack from Baked (cookies and (soy) milk)
9:30 pm         Awards in Ballantine

Monday: IMU Conference Rooms
8:00 am         Breakfast
8:30 am         Elim Round 2
[Lunch not provided, however restaurants and cafeteria are all available in the Union].

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« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 11:12:01 AM by BrianDeLong »


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Re: Hoosier Invitational Tournament (HIT) Full Invite
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
Happy Fall Prep Everyone,

With the HIT invite only three months away, I ask that you please keep us informed if you are planning on attending. Also, if you are planning on staying at the IMU, remember to get your hotel rooms ASAP. I should be able to expand the hotel block if necessary as long as I have enough time. The earlier I know the general number of projected entries the better.


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Re: Hoosier Invitational Tournament (HIT) Full Invite
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 12:24:14 PM »
I hope the end of the semester is wrapping up quite nicely for everyone. This post is to remind each of you that the deadline for securing rooms from the IMU for the HIT is January 3rd. Many of you will be quite busy by the time the 3rd arrives, so please make sure you take advantage of the reduced rates.

The tournament will also be looking to hire a few extra judges. If anyone is in the area and would like to judge for us please contact me and I'll make sure to arrange for a hotel room for you.



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Re: Hoosier Invitational Tournament (HIT) Full Invite
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 11:20:40 AM »
Our online registration system for the tournament is now live:

Please be advised that University policy is highly opposed to the debate program handling cash or any payment directly. Please let me know ASAP if cash is your only option for payment. A personal check would be easier for us to deal with.

The online registration system has payment options for credit card, check and a University purchase order. After submitting, you can edit your order if needed. Reimbursement for miss-charges is possible.

If you are paying by check, you will need to mail the check to a University P.O. Box.

Make checks payable to Indiana University.

Address for Checks:
Indiana University
IU Conferences
PO Box 6212
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6212

You should include your registration confirmation sheet in the envelope.

If you do not send the envelope in prior to registration, we will have envelopes pre-addressed and stamped for you at the registration table.

Thank you,