InvitePosted: Sun - Aug 28, 2011 at 11:54 am
Dear Forensics Colleagues:
The Lewis & Clark College Pioneers, Oregon Beta of PKD, cordially invite you and your squad to participate in the Steve Hunt Classic, Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th, 2011. We will be an officially sanctioned NPDA tournament and the first Northwest Forensics Conference Designated Tournament for 2011-12.
Our tournament will offer six preliminary rounds of NPDA/NPTE parliamentary debate in three divisions; six rounds of British parliamentary debate (four team format) in one division; and three rounds of twelve individual events following modified AFA NIET rules.
We will provide coffee, tea, juice, and light fare for breakfast all three days of the tournament (now including Sunday). Food service will be open on Friday and Saturday for purchase of lunch at the Trail Room.
We hope for some beautiful weather but you should be prepared for possible liquid sunshine, as October is when the Northwest rains really start falling. We look forward to welcoming you and your competitors on campus.
Entries are due to Brad Krupicka by Monday Oct. 3rd at 11:59 PM through web registration at forensicstournament.net.
Brad Krupicka and the Pioneers
Office 503-768-7666. Email: email@example.com.
Pioneer Invitation Rules of Competition
There will be three divisions of parliamentary debate: novice, junior, and senior. Time limits will be 7-8-8-8-4-5. We will use NPDA division standards.
*Novice—Little or no experience (no high school debate). First year of college
experience. Must go on to junior after breaking to elims three times.
*Junior–-First or second year college experience. Not more than three breaks to
elimination rounds in junior division
*Open/Senior—All the rest.
Divisions may be collapsed based upon entries and NFC guidelines.
Five topic areas will be announced on or before September 23. Topic areas will be posted at www.net-benefits.net, www.forensicstournament.net (on the invite), and will be emailed to the NFC email list. Topics will be centrally announced. Teams will have 20 minutes of prep time from the time the topic is announced until the PMC MUST start.
We will break brackets. Breaks on W-L, then total speaker points dropping high and low, then total speaker points, then quality of opposition (win-loss records of opposing teams).
We will have appropriate elimination rounds trying to ensure all teams with a 4-2 or better record breaking even if this means holding partial elimination rounds.
We will not have judge preference but we will allow strikes (probably l0 per team which is an additional reason to enter early).
British Parliamentary Debate
15 minutes of prep time. 7 minute speech times. Internet research is allowed in prep. Coaching during prep time is prohibited.
There will be 2 judges per round. Although we encourage consensus judging, we are on a schedule. If agreement cannot be reached after 15 minutes of deliberation, then a split decision will be rendered. The Tournament Director reserves the right to expedite decisions to keep the tournament on time.
Each team will be given the opportunity to debate in each of the four positions.
Teams should know that they may face other teams from their same school in any round.
Elimination rounds determined by entries. Consistent with community norms in this event, the break will be approx. 10-15% of the field.
If a school enters a number of teams in the tournament such that their judging commitment becomes virtually non-existent (e.g., nearly every round has teams from one school) we ask that these schools be flexible in providing assistance to other debate formats.
*Novice—is for beginners. Novice speakers should be in their first year of competition in
public speaking or interpretation. They should not have won three or more awards in college in public speaking or interpretation.
*Junior—is for students with high school or collegiate experience. Junior speakers
should not have won more than eight speaking or interpretation awards in college competition. Probably should go on to senior after winning three or more junior awards in a category separating interp events from speaking events.
*Open/Senior—is for all other students. Speakers with more than 8 awards in collegiate
speaking (ADS, extemp, impromptu, persuasion, informative, or comm. Criticism) must enter open in speaking events. Interpreters with more than 8 awards in college in interpretation (duo, drama, prose, poetry, POI) must enter open division in interpretation events.
Students are required to have manuscripts in all prepared events and may be required to show these to tournament administration.
Pattern A: Extemp (N, J, S), Persuasion (N, J. S), Drama (N, S), POI (S), ADS (S), Poetry (S).
Pattern B: Impromptu (N, J. S), Informative (N, J. S), CA (S), Duo (S), Prose (N, J, S), Forensics Criticism (S).
Rules for multiple entries: Novices may enter only TWO events per pattern. Junior and Senior may enter FOUR events total, no more than three in one pattern.
Students are categorized by the lowest division in which they enter in a pattern.
Students are responsible for signing in/informing judges of conflicts and getting back and forth to conflicts!!
We will hold NO FINALS in events with fewer than 10 entries.
Pattern A Events Standard NIET rules
Pattern B Events Standard NIET rules with the following exceptions:
*Impromptu- Single topic/quotation for each room. Competitors may not listen to speakers prior to speaking themselves.
*Duo- STUDENTS MAY BE ENTERED IN ONLY ONE DUO
***FORENSICS CRITICISM- Analyze and evaluate a problem/s with a current forensics event (debate or individual event) and advocate for a solution/s. You may use a manuscript or notes 8-l0 minutes. NOT AN NIET EVENT.
Extemp prep is in the Stamm Dining Room in Templeton Student Center.
School fee $40
(waived for schools more than 500 miles from L&C per Google Maps)
Debate $50 per team
IE fee $6 per slot (each entry of a person in an event)
Debate judges $180 per team not covered
IE judge $l2 per slot uncovered
* A judge covers l-2 debate teams and l-6 IE slots per pattern. Please bring competent constructive judge/critics. We would rather have your good people than judging fees.
Northwest Forensics Conference fee- $4.50 per student for schools from the NFC.
Parking- please park in Griswald Stadium (near the football field), Student Union lot, The South Lot (behind Albany) or other empty lots. This is L&C Fall break so parking should be reasonable.
Debate lst--l5 pts.; 2nd--l2 pts.; 3rd--9 pts.; Qtrs--7 pts.; Octas--6 pts.; Doubles--5 pts.
IE lst--l0 pts; 2nd—8 pts.; 3rd--6 pts.; Finalist--4 pts.
Entries are due Monday Oct 3rd
The Steve Hunt Classic endorses the following general principles: AFA Ethics Code, The Statement of Ethics Aspirations for the Northwest Forensics Conference, general NPDA regulations.
All decisions about rules interpretation or modification will be in the hands of the tournament directors Brad Krupicka and Joe Gantt.
Crowne Plaza (Tournament Hotel)
14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Reservations: 1 (888) 233-9527
Online reservation: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/lewisandclarkdebate
Sales Contact: Michelle Manuel
Block under Lewis & Clark Speech and Debate
$75 + 13% tax per room (two queen beds)
Our rates are for available rooms only REGISTER EARLY TO ASSURE SPACE.
Tentative Schedule L&C Steve Hunt Classic Fri Oct 7-Sun Oct 9, 2011
Thursday Oct 6th
Confirmation of entries and entry revisions Crowne Plaza Approximately
9:00-l0:30 PM in lobby
Friday Oct 7th
8:30-9:00 A.M. Late registration Templeton Student Union
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00-10:30 Rd I Pattern A (Extemp, Persuasion, Drama, POI, ADS, Poetry)
10:30-12:00 Rd I Pattern B
12:15 Extemp Draw
12:30-2:00 PM Rd II Pattern A
2:00-3:45 Rd I Debate (Worlds and NPDA)
3:45-5:30 Rd II Debate
5:30-6:45 Rd II Pattern B (Impromptu, Informative, CA, Duo, Prose,
6:45-8:30 Rd III Debate
Saturday Oct 8th
8:00-8:30 Refreshments Stamm Student Union
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00-10:l5 Rd III Pattern A
10:15-12:00 Rd IV Debate
l2:00-1:15 Rd III Pattern B
1:15-2:45 Rd V Debate
2:45-3:l5 Extemp Semis or finals prep
3:15-4:45 Finals all IE’s IE’s may be flighted Semi’s if necessary
4:45-6:15 Rd VI Debate
6:15 Extemp Prep
6:45-7:45 Remaining IE Finals
8:00 or ASAP IE Awards, Preliminary Debate announcements (speaker awards and breaks)
Sunday Oct 10th
8:00-8:30 Refreshments finish debate announcements (pairings)
8:30-10:30 Debate Elim I
10:30-l2:30 0r ASAP Debate Elim II
12:30-l:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 or ASAP Debate Elim III
2:30-4:00 or ASAP Debate Elim IV
4:00-5:30 or ASAP Debate Elim V
Go Bearcats!!! … I mean Go Pioneers!!!