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2011 Navy Invite
« on: November 09, 2010, 07:41:02 PM »
Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to enter the Crowe-Warken Debates at the United States Naval Academy. The tournament will take place in historic Annapolis, Maryland on January 21-23, 2010. Join us for a weekend of exceptional team policy debate competition between some of the nation’s premier forensic programs.

The tournament will utilize the 2010-2011 CEDA/ADA/NDT debate topic.
The tournament will include Varsity, Junior Varsity and Novice level competition and feature six preliminary rounds of debate followed by elimination rounds.  All debates will use the 9-3-6 minute time format. Teams will receive 10 minutes of preparation time during each debate.
The deadline for entering the tournament is January 20, 2009. The registration fee is $45.00 for each participant (coaches, debaters and observers). Please make checks payable to the “Midshipmen Welfare Fund”. Each college or university debate program entering the tournament must provide a qualified critic to judge three preliminary rounds of competition for each team it enters in this tournament. Entering programs are further required to provide a critic to judge up to two break rounds of debate beyond the elimination of their teams from the tournament. In the event your program cannot fulfill these requirements, a very limited number of for-hire critics will be available at $120 per two-person team. Please let us know in advance if you will need to hire judges. 

Trophies will be awarded to all teams advancing to the quarter final round.  Trophies will also be awarded to the top ten individual speakers in each division of debate. The John Jay Pierpont Trophy, an eighteenth-century silver cup, will be presented to the program that sponsors the winning Varsity team. The Pierpont Trophy may be displayed at the winning school for one calendar year.

Tournament accommodations are available at the Best Western in Annapolis, located at 2520 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD.   Their telephone number is 410-224-2800.  Please request the USNA Debate Tournament Block. 
  A special double room rate of $70/night is available. The Best Western has guaranteed room rate and availability for tournament participants until December 24th. After December 24th, the Best Western will only offer rooms subject to availability and only at the going rate. Tournament registration and coaches meetings will be held at the Best Western.  Additionally, as the Best Western provides a continental breakfast beginning at 6 am, only coffee will be provided at the tournament in the morning.  Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. 

To ensure a pleasant experience at the Crowe-Warken Debates, please inform your participants of the following:
1.   The Tournament will be governed by ADA rules.  Mutual preference judging will be applied in all three divisions.  Hybrid teams may clear.  The tab will be co-directed by Tom O’Gorman and Mike Davis of JMU; thus Naval Academy teams are also eligible to clear and receive speaker awards.
2.   The tournament will be conducted in academic facilities that will be used for classes shortly after the conclusion of the event.  Please respect the room and the materials within it. 
3.    There is absolutely no smoking in any Naval Academy building. Smoking areas are located outside some USNA buildings. Please dispose of smoking materials responsibly.
4.   The Fifteen-Minute Forfeit rule will be in effect. If a team is not ready to debate 15 minutes after the announced start time of a debate, they forfeit the round. All judges are asked to finish coaching their team 5 minutes before round start time and get to the rounds they are judging. Judges who are fifteen minutes late to their rounds will cause the top team of the school (as determined by the tab room) they are representing to forfeit a debate.
5.   Unfortunately, recent events have prompted the Naval Academy’s Office of Public Affairs to issue this requirement: NO videotaping of rounds or any other proceedings may be done on the Naval Academy’s grounds. 
6.   As you register, please be aware that we need security information for each vehicle entering the Naval Academy including: Make, Model, License plate, Driver name, and Driver’s license number.   We need this information at least two weeks in advance.  If you are driving a rental vehicle, all we will need is the driver’s name and license number. 
7.   If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Verney O’Gorman at 410.293.6853. Entry is through DebateResults.
We look forward to enjoying the fine Annapolis-in-January weather with you this year!

Danielle Verney O’Gorman       CDR Gregg Garbesi          MIDN Kelsey Averill
Director of Debate                 Officer Representative        Tournament Logistics

Naval Academy Debate Tournament
Tournament Schedule
January 20-23, 2010

Thursday, January 20
8:30 - 10:00 PM: Early registration, Best Western Hotel Annapolis

Friday, January 21
1200-1500 Registration (Specific Location TBA)
1530 Opening Meeting
1600 Round I
1815 Round II
2200 Coaches Reception at Best Western

Saturday, January 22
0730 Pairings for Round III and IV released at Best Western and on CEDA Forum
0745 USNA Buildings Open
0830 Round III
1045 Round IV
1300 Lunch - Mahan Lobby
1400 Round V
1700 Round VI
2130 (estimated) Pairings for First Elimination Round to be distributed at the Best Western and on the CEDA Forum.

Sunday, January 23
0745 USNA Buildings Open
0815 Elimination Rounds Begin
1030 Awards Ceremony
1130 Elimination Rounds Continue