Whitman November Policy Tournament
November 17-18, 2012, Saturday-Sunday
Invitation, Version v1.2
We are very pleased to be hosting the Whitman November Policy Tournament—the weekend after Wake Forest.
In the past two years, 36 teams from Weber State, UNLV, Idaho State, Wyoming, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Southwestern, Whitman, Gonzaga, and UPS have joined us.
We will offer quarter-finals this year.
This is a great, low-cost way to give your students excellent competition in the Northwest.
Professor and Director of Forensics
Rhetoric Studies Department
Policy Debate Coach
Policy-Parli Debate Coach
Parli Debate and IEs Coach
Olivia Kipper and Satinder Haer
CALL THE LA QUINTA AND ASK FOR “W N P T” ROOMS
They have 15 doubles ($89 plus tax) in the block.
Check in typically Fri Nov 16
Check out typically Mon Nov 19
RESERVE ROOMS BY TUES. OCTOBER 16.
The La Quinta is about 1 mile from campus.
The tournament begins Saturday, November 17, at 9:30am.
The tournament finishes Sunday, November 18, after midnight.
LA QUINTA Tournament Hotel Address is: 520 N. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla, WA (near the El Sombrero Restaurant and the Highway 12 Freeway)
DIRECTIONS FROM THE HOTEL TO THE TOURNAMENT:
--Turn Left onto
--Make a Left onto
--Drive eight blocks (the road changes names to Isaacs).
--Make a right into the parking lot (about where the train tracks cross Isaacs).
--Take your stuff to the OLIN building--it is the building after the science building (the brick one right next to the parking lot). Olin is also a brick building.
--Inside Olin--keep walking to the end of the building furthest from the parking lot; go up one floor--that's the main meeting area for the tournament.
For restaurants and stores in Walla Walla, ask Jim or use Google Maps
NOTE: Whitman would be glad to provide transportation for your squad free of charge in a Whitman van, with a Whitman safety certified driver from either airport. Just give Jim at least one week notice at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: READ THE FOLLOWING ABOUT SHUTTLE SERVICE.
We provide transportation free on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you wish transportation on Thursday, it is $75 extra. We cannot provide transportation on Tuesday.
squad may receive one pickup and one dropoff at the
Pasco airport. More than that, there is a $50 fee for each trip to
You need to email Jim with your flight itinerary—ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE—at least one week before the tournament begins.
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 TO THE TABROOM.COM WEB SITE.
300 OR MORE MILES AWAY (use google maps)
--Free—No Entry Fees (food is free). Free Shuttle (pickup at the airport, drive to and from the hotel and stores as needed). BE SURE TO CONTACT JIM ABOUT SHUTTLE SERVICE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT.
--Judging: Each Team requires 4 prelim rounds commitment. If you need to hire a judge, it is $50 per uncovered round.
LESS THAN 300 MILES AWAY
--Each team is $100 (food is free).
-- Judging: Each Team requires 4 prelim rounds commitment. If you need to hire a judge, it is $50 per uncovered round.
The tournament provides food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts) during the tournament. There is no fee for this.
PARTIAL COMMITMENT JUDGES
PLEASE consider judging more--we will reduce your school’s fees $40 per round.
Each team needing a judge: $300 ($50 per round); PLEASE, PLEASE AVOID THIS AND TELL JIM WELL IN ADVANCE.
Questions? Got Judges? Adds, drops, changes? Email JIM HANSON at email@example.com
JUDGE PREFERENCE SHEETS ARE DUE BY 9PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
Arrive Friday, November 16.
There is no registration—Jim will just talk with you. Just come to the Olin building, Second Floor Lounge, on Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30am.
All rounds happen in the Olin Building at Whitman College.
Park in the large parking lot near where the railroad tracks cross Isaacs Avenue.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
9:00 Light Breakfast, Olin Second Floor Foyer—ALL ROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT ARE IN THE OLIN BUILDING
Throughout the tournament, you may use the
Printing? See Jim at the tab room; you can print what you need.
Jim will contact you individually about paying fees.
9:30 Post Round 1 at 10:00, 1AC speaks
12:00 Lunch (Big Cheese Pizza) (Jim will handle registration with you during this time period)
12:30 Post Round 2 at 1:00, 1AC speaks
3:30 Post Round 3 at 4:00, 1AC speaks
6:00 Dinner (Taqueria Yungapeti Burritos)
6:45 Post Round 4 at 7:15, 1AC speaks (tubs may be left in rooms)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
9:00 Light Breakfast, Olin Second Floor Foyer
9:30 Post Round 5 at 10:00, 1AC speaks
12:00 Lunch (KFC Chicken with Lots of Veggie Sides)
12:30 Post Round 6 at 1:00, 1AC speaks
3:30 Post Quarterfinals at 4:00, 1AC speaks
6:00 Dinner (Panda Express)
6:45 Post Semifinals at 7:15, 1AC speaks
9:30 Post Finals at 10, 1AC speaks
Tournament finishes past midnight
1. JUDGE PREFERENCING: We will use a preference system honored until a team is no longer in contention for elimination rounds. We will allow teams to be seen twice by the same judge in preliminary rounds to ensure the highest preferencing.
2. TIME LIMITS: 9-3-6 with 10 minutes of preparation time.
3. THE TOPIC: The 2012-13 CEDA-NDT Resolution.
4. BREAKING TO ELIMS: We will break the upper half of the field up to a maximum of 8 teams (quarterfinals); teams must have a 3-3 or better record to break. The break to elimination rounds will be based on, in order, the following: Win-loss record; Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Points; Z score.
5. BREAKING BRACKETS IN ELIMS: We will break brackets in the elimination rounds using the drop down one slot method used by Gary Larson and Rich Edwards except that teams will not debate in partial elims that are not seeded to debate in the partial elim.
6. SPEAKER AWARDS: Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Speaker points; Z score.
7. TEAM AWARDS: All teams in elimination rounds will receive an award.
8. SPEAKER AWARDS: The top half of speakers at the tournament will receive an award.
9. TOURNAMENT PHILOSOPHY STATEMENTS: Our tournament supports and adheres to the CEDA Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy, and the Bartanen-Hanson Speech Guidelines for courteous behavior.
10. DIVISIONS: Open division is open to anyone. We will use the CEDA definition of junior division.
11. One Maverick per school is permitted and may break; judges give speaker points to both speaker positions.
12. One hybrid per school is permitted (regular, ongoing hybrid teams do not count against this limit).
This tournament honors the legacy of two great Whitman debate coaches: