THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS

Novice, JV, and First-Second Year Divisions.

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March 2-3, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday)   V 1.4

 

The University of Washington Bothell is pleased to hold the Northwest Parli Championships, March 2 & 3. 

We are excited to offer the Northwest Parli First and Second Year Champs at UWB recognizing excellence among the younger debaters in the Northwest. 

Join us this spring at the University of Washington Bothell!

 

LODGING FOR THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS. 2

WHEN YOU NEED TO BE AT THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS  3

AIR TRAVEL TO THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS. 3

DIVISIONS, SPEAKING-PREP TIMES, MPJ-STRIKES. 3

TOPIC AREAS. 5

ELIMINATION ROUNDS AND AWARDS. 5

SCHEDULE. 6

ENTRY AND FEES. 7

 

 

Warm Room 2013

Results from Previous Years. 2

 

The tournament features:

·        5 rounds of parliamentary debate plus elimination rounds.

·        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and great hospitality.

·        Relaxed atmosphere and fun celebrating the ending of the season.

·        Topic areas, Warm room, Prep rooms, and 1 minute prep time/cross-examination before speeches during the rounds.

Please join us for a great debate tournament this spring to recognize the importance of our younger debaters.

 

Sincerely,

 

Denise Vaughan deniseva@u.washington.edu 

Tournament Host and Director

Jim Hanson hansonjb@whitman.edu

Tournament Tab Management

 

Enter your Teams Here

 

 

LODGING FOR THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS

 

The Country Inn & Suites

$92 per night plus tax. Two queens, up to 4 People.

Reserve by Feb. 15 in one of these two ways:

1)         Toll-free at 1-800-456-4000, specify Bothell, WA and reference the block name, Northwest Parli Champs

2)        Visit www.countryinns.com/bothellwa, specify arrival and departure dates, click on ‘more search options’ then type in the code NWPARL within the promotional code box to access the $92.00 rate

Address 19333 North Creek Parkway; Bothell, WA 98011

–-about 5 minutes from UW-Bothell–just across the 405.

Most teams will want to check in Friday, Mar. 1 or Saturday, Mar. 2 and check out Sunday, Mar. 3.

Hot Breakfast in the morning at the hotel!

 

WHEN YOU NEED TO BE AT THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS

 

Arrive by 11:30am, Saturday, March 2 (registration begins at 11am)

NOTE: $6 parking fee per day. You pay at the parking lot itself into a machine.

Saturday: 5 Prelim Rounds

Sunday: Elims, expected quarterfinals

Awards expected at 11:30am Sunday March 3

All elims expected to finish by 4:00pm Sunday March 3.

 

AIR TRAVEL TO THE NORTHWEST PARLI CHAMPS

 

Fly to Seattle-Tacoma Washington. Sea-Tac airport is about 45 minutes from University of Washington-Bothell.

We suggest you order your tickets at www.expedia.com or www.travelocity.com or

Call Passport Travel & Tours at (800) 373-6160 or (206) 364-6160 and ask for Kathy Hoffman khoffmann@passport2travel.net

Shuttle Express to and from the Sea-Tac airport for help with reservations, http://www.shuttleexpress.com

The Hotel provides a shuttle to and from the tournament.

Sorry, the tournament itself is unable to provide ground transportation but there are rail, bus, taxi, and rental car options.

 

DIVISIONS, SPEAKING-PREP TIMES, MPJ-STRIKES

 

1. DIVISIONS:

NOVICE

-as of Feb 14, has not debated at 6 or more high school or college tournaments.

-has not been in elimination rounds of high school junior or higher division debate or any college debate division 4 or more times.

JUNIOR

-as of Feb 14, has not debated at 12 or more college tournaments.

-has not been in elimination rounds of college junior or open division debate or high school tournament of champion LD or Policy divisions 4 or more times.

FIRST OR SECOND YEAR

–must be in their first or second year of college debate.

–is not eligible for novice or junior division or wishes to participate in this division.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE?

Email Jim at hansonjb@whitman.edu and explain. We want to be accommodating.

2. TIME LIMITS:

Topic Centrally Announced

20 minutes Prep

7 min. PMC

1 min. prep/cx

8 min. LOC

1 min. prep/cx

8 min. MG

1 min. prep/cx

8 min. MO

4 min. LOR

1 min. prep/cx

5 min. PMR

 

POI still occurs as is normal in parliamentary debates. Prep-CX does not replace it.

 

CX works as is normal with the speaker who just spoke taking questions. “Tag-team” CX is fine too.

3. 5 ROUNDS PLUS APPROPRIATE ELIMS

4. MPJ/STRIKES: Teams may choose to use MPJ (1, 2, 3, and one strike) or a small number of strikes with the remaining judges as 2’s or no strikes and all judges as 2’s.

 

TOPIC AREAS

 

1. TOPIC AREAS: The Topic Areas will be announced about a month before the tournament occurs. They’ll be solicited on net benefits and via email. Jim will edit the list and then participants may vote. The vote will decide the topic areas with minimal editing by Jim mainly to avoid repetitive topics or to tweak the wordings of a topic area.

____ the United States Federal Government should implement policies to reduce overfishing, create marine reserves, and clean up mercury pollution in United States ocean waters.

____ The United States Federal Government should establish a policy to reduce racial discrimination, genetic discrimination, and sexual harassment in its armed forces.

____ The United States Federal Government should implement policies to increase water desalination technology, fresh water infrastructure, and/or groundwater protection in the United States.

2. RESOLUTIONS Teams will debate resolutions that the tournament will announce online at The NW Parli Champs Warm Room Page and in a central location 20 minutes before rounds begin. The resolutions will be based on the topic areas.

 


ELIMINATION ROUNDS AND AWARDS

 

PARLI DEBATE BREAKS:

The break to elimination rounds will be based on, in order, the following: Win-loss record; Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Speaker points; and Win-loss record of opposing teams.

We will advance all 3-2 and better teams so long as we have sufficient judges to do so.

We will break brackets in the elimination rounds using the drop down one slot method used by Gary Larson and Rich Edwards.

PARLI DEBATE SPEAKER RANKINGS: Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Speaker points; Z score.

DEBATE AWARDS: All elimination participants.

DEBATE SPEAKER AWARDS: Top half in each division.

 

SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

11:00               Park in the South Parking Lot. Reminder it costs $6 per day.

GO TO THE UW 1 BUILDING.

UW Bothell Campus Map

                        Registration, see Denise in Second Floor Vista in UW 1.

                        For the environment’s sake, we ask that you bring your own water bottle for refills.

Note–this is the expected schedule; if we can, we will speed it up.

Please eat before arriving

12:15pm –    1:45pm            Parli Rd 1

  2:00pm –   3:30pm           Parli Rd 2

  4:00pm --  5:30pm           Parli Rd 3

  5:30pm –   6:00pm          Dinner provided by the tournament

  6:00pm -    7:30pm          Parli Rd 4

  8:00pm -    9:30pm          Parli Rd 5

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  Hot Breakfast at the hotel; very light breakfast at the tournament

  9:30am -   11:15am            Elim 1

 11:30am - 11:45am              Awards

11:45am -   12:15pm             Lunch provided by the tournament

 12:15pm -   2:00pm             Elim 2

  2:15pm   4:00pm             Elim 3 if needed

 

Warm Room 2013

 

ENTRY AND FEES

 

Enter your Teams Here

Entry Deadline is 5pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26

FEES

School Fee: $30

Each Debate Team is $50 (includes Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast)

Each uncovered team is $100.

Write checks to UW Bothell.

 

DEBATE JUDGING

Each two teams requires a full commitment judge; A single team requires 3 rounds of judging.

Open division debaters with at least 2 full years college experience may judge novice and junior division.

YOU MAY NOT HIRE JUDGING FOR MORE THAN 2 UNCOVERED TEAMS.

EACH UNCOVERED TEAM COSTS $100.

DO YOU HAVE A JUDGE WE CAN HIRE? Please e-mail Jim at hansonjb@whitman.edu

We will pay $140 for judging Saturday and Sunday (all prelims and the first two elims) and provide free food!

Got a judge willing to judge extra rounds? We pay $20 for each extra round.