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UCO 2012 Tournament Invite
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:46:48 AM »
 UCO 2012 Joe C. Jackson Tournament Invite
The University of Central Oklahoma Debate Team invites you to attend the 2012 UCO – Joe C. Jackson annual debate tournament Friday November 2 through Sunday November 4, 2012.
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. The open division will clear to double-octafinals and all other divisions will be determined based on the number of participants, however teams with a losing record will not be eligible for elimination rounds. 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. 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.

In order to help maximize judge preferences and the quality of the debate pool we are willing to pay anyone who is willing to commit extra rounds we will pay handsomely. If you are willing to judge extra and commit those rounds before the beginning of the tournament, we will pay you $45 per round. If you have rounds off it is inevitable that we will pester you into judging anyway, you might as well lock in a higher rate for judging now.  If any of your judges are not usable in the pref system (i.e. we can’t get them in enough rounds to fill their designated commitment) then we reserve the right to use any of your other judges to fill in or charge you a judging fee.

Tournament Hotel: We are using the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Edmond as the tournament hotel (405-844-3700). A block of rooms under UCO Debate is reserved. Double queens are  at $79 per night. Rooms with Kings and Queen sized sleeper sofas are $89. The hotel offers free breakfast and wireless internet. There are several hotels right next to the Holiday Inn in Edmond. These include Comfort Inn and Suites (405) 513-5353, Fairfield Inn (405) 341-4818, Hampton Inn (405) 844-3037, and the Best Western is closer to campus on 2nd (405) 216-0300. Please make hotel reservations early as other events (UCO Homecoming, rodeos, history convention).

Alternative Hotels: Other places you might consider: Stafford Inn Edmond (405-340-8197) Close to campus and cheap. Sleep Inn (405-844-3000). Hotel we have used in previous years.

Registration: Registration will be held in the lobby of the Liberal Arts Building on the UCO campus between 2 and 4 PM on Friday, November 2. If you are running late please contact Matt Moore at 573-268-8762.

Entry Fees: $35 per person (Debaters, Judges, Coaches, members of your entourage). $40 per uncovered round of judging. Make all checks payable to UCO. Our tax ID # is: 73-6017987
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 31st at 5PM. 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: 405-974-5522 Cell: 573-268-8762
Friday, Nov 2
Registration 3-5PM, Liberal Arts Building.
4 PM Round 1
7 PM Round 2
Saturday, Nov 3
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 4
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:

We are committed to providing our guests the highest quality hospitality we can. We will have extensive snacks and drinks throughout the tournament. Rather than generating lots of plastic waste, we will be providing everyone at the tournament with water bottles.
Friday- Pizza and snacks will be available during Rd 1 and 2
Saturday- Donuts and Coffee in the Morning. Lunch Provided. Snacks throughout the day.
Sunday- Donuts and Coffee in the Morning. Pizza and snacks throughout the Afternoon.