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Old 08-16-11, 05:46 PM
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Puget Sound Zittel Round Robin and Logger Tournament

2011 Puget Sound Logger Invitational Parliamentary Debate
and the 5th Annual Zittel Round Robin
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
October 21-23, 2011

Greetings,

The University of Puget Sound forensics squad is pleased to invite you to the 2011 Puget Sound Invitational Parliamentary Debate. The Zittel Round Robin will be held October 21st and the tournament will be held October 22-23, 2011. We will offer six (6) rounds of novice, junior, and open preliminary. We invite you to attend this tournament and enjoy the "warmth" of the Northwest.

Tournament Information
The tournament will follow the NPDA rules of competition respective to time limits. We will employ standard time limits 7-8-8-8-4-5. Post announcement preparation time will be 20 minutes. In addition we will do the following:

• employ a five (5) category mutual preference judging (mpj) in Open Division of the invitational debate tournament
• presets for rounds 1 and 2 with all subsequent rounds power paired.
• At minimum, clear all teams with a winning record (4-2)
• employ a topic committee of at least three people two of whom are not affiliated with Puget Sound debate
• announce research areas for the tournament no later than October 9, 2011 on "net-benefits" and via e-mail to all directors/coaches expressing interest (we will not announce research areas for the round robin).
• centrally announce all resolutions and supplement with electronic announcement such as twitter
• provide a "warm room" of results
• provide a "wellness" room of healthy snacks and beverages.

Puget Sound teams will participate and are eligible for elimination rounds and speaker awards. While we do not expect to have to limit entries, we reserve the right to cap entries at 6 teams per school/per division.

Brackets will be broken for elimination rounds. Elimination round sides will be determined by a coin flip.

Divisions and Entries
We will offer three division of debate--novice, junior, and senior. We reserve the right to collapse junior division if entries are less than five schools with less than 15 total teams. If we collapse junior division those registered for junior will move to their appropriate division (not necessarily open). All restrictions of division entries are based on the most experienced member of the debate team. All students must be enrolled in their college or university and in good academic standing. We will use the NPTE rules on eligibility and divisions with additional restrictions listed below:

Novice:
• The student should have no high school debate experience (including policy, parliamentary, Public Debate/Ted Turner, L-D, etc.).
• The student should be in the first two semesters of collegiate debate.
• Once the student has advanced to elimination rounds more than 3 times, the student should be advanced to the junior or open division.

Junior:
• The student should be in the first four semesters of intercollegiate debate.
• The students should have less than 3 years of competitive debate in high school
• The student should not have advanced to elimination rounds more than 3 times in junior or open division.
• Once the student has advanced to more than three elimination rounds, the student should be advanced to open.
• Any student qualifying to compete in the TOC while in high school must enter Open division.
• Any student advancing to an elimination round at either NPDA or NPTE national tournaments must enter Open division.

Open Division:
• All enrolled students with less then 10 semesters of collegiate debate who still maintain NPTE eligible may enter open division. A semester counts as competition in more than two tournaments.

Registration:
Registration will be available at forensicstournament.net. If you have any difficulties with the site please email me. We have used this site several times and have found it reduces errors and makes life easier.
• Due Date: You must register your squad by 6:00 PM Pacific Time Monday October 17
• Fax: 253-879-6111
• Email: dbuescher@pugetsound.edu
• If necessary you may call in changes to your registration at 253-879-3272. Please call or email changes as soon as you know them.

Fees and Judging
All fees will be handled at registration times; you do NOT need to send your school fee in advance. Fees will be set by Tuesday October 18 at 5:00 P.M. Drops after that time do not reduce fees as we hire judges, order trophies (please note trophies will be minimalist, but likely include local art and micro-loans and not traditional “plaques” etc, and purchase wellness food and continental breakfasts based on your original entry numbers. Please make checks payable to University of Puget Sound.
• $150.00 per round robin team. This fee will cover meals for the team and one judge, awards, and hospitality. Each round robin team must be accompanied by one judge.
• $35.00 per Friday observer to cover food costs.
• $75.00 per invitational team
• $125.00 per uncovered debate team

Each debate judge covers two debate teams. Judges for hire will be limited and we cannot guarantee you will be able to hire judging. Please bring your own judges. A judge must be provided to cover at least your first two teams. We will make every effort to hire extra judging for the tournament, but we reserve the right to refuse uncovered teams. Please alert us to the availability of hired judges. Judging obligations extend through the quarter-final round or one round beyond that in which your team is eliminated. The success of the tournament requires judges to meet their professional obligations of judging. Judges should make every effort to make complete yet prompt decisions and turn in ballots prior to any oral critiques. Please understand we want your judges and not your money.

Upon the conclusion of the debate we ask that judges/critics (a) make a decision, voting for one and only one team, (b) turn in the ballot, and then (c) offer the teams your oral critique of the round. If a judge fails to a make a decision or gives a double win/loss, the tabroom will flip a coin and assign a winner and a loser.

Hotel:
There is no designated hotel block, but we suggest the La Quinta at 253-383-0146

In addition, several local hotels offer excellent rates.

All within area code 253
North: Central:
Motel 6-Fife 922-1270 Sheraton 572-3200
Day’s Inn-Fife 922-3500 Silver Cloud 272-1300
Extended Stay 926-6316
Comfort Inn 926-2301

South:
Comfort Inn 538-7998
Holiday Inn Express 539-2020
Days Inn Tacoma 475-5900

Registration:
Registration will take place Friday morning (place TBD) on campus at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Wyatt Foyer from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. If you are unable to register at that time, make arrangements via e-mail or by calling the numbers listed above. All rounds will occur on the UPS campus.

University of Puget Sound Round Robin and Invitational Tournament Schedule

Friday October 21

Round Robin Schedule
8:30 Registration and light Breakfast--location TBD
9:00 Topic Announce Round 1
10:45 Topic Announce Round 2
12:15 “Box” Lunch--provided
12:45 Topic Announce Round 3
2:30 Topic Announce Round 4/Semis
4:00 Topic Announce Round 5/Finals
6:00 Finals/Banquet (please note, if the schedule permits, final will be moved up in the day)
7:30 Dinner and Awards—location TBD

All Judge Preference sheets are due by 5:00 P.M Friday to count for Round 1 and 2. Any preference sheets received after 5:00 P.M. will impact Round 3 and later.

Saturday, October 22
8:30 Light Breakfast, Continuing Registration
8:45 Pairings, Round 1 and 2
9:00 Topic Announce Round 1
10:30 Topic Announce Round 2
12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Topic Announce Round 3
3:15 Topic Announce Round 4
5:00 Topic Announce Round 5
6:45 Topic Announce Round 6

Sunday, October 23
8:00 Light Breakfast
8:30 Topic Announce First Elim
10:30 Topic Announce Second Elim
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Continue Elims

Packets will not be released until first elimination round is under way


Zittle Round Robin Information
In 2011, Puget Sound Forensics will host the Fifth Annual Zittel Round Robin Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place on Friday October 21st and the invitational will take place on the 22-23rd of October. Here are the preliminary details for the Round Robin and Logger Invitational Parliamentary Debate Tournament.

1. The round robin is intended to showcase the argumentation skills of some of the top ranked teams in the nation. We will offer bids to up to 12 teams although we may offer fewer bids and reschedule pods accordingly with no more than one initial bid to any single school.
2. Bids are due on or before September 14, 2011 to Derek Buescher at dbuescher@pugetsound.edu. Bids will be announced to directors and on net-benefits no later than September 16, 2011.
3. In the event a team receives a bid and is then unable to attend because of circumstances impacting one partner, that school may make an argument to accept a modification of their initial bid (i.e. one partner from the original bid plus a new partner or a second team who also shows demonstrated success in the activity).
4. A schedule of alternates will be published on net-benefits. In the event a school turns down their bid we will seek to fill the round robin by:
a. First inviting alternates
b. Second, opening to a secondary bid process
c. Third, inviting highly qualified/ranked regional teams under the rationale they will incur less cost to attend
d. Fourth, inviting bids from schools already attending the round robin
e. Fifth, filling out the pool with teams from Puget Sound.
5. We plan to have each preliminary round double judged.
6. Each team is required to bring one judge.
7. Puget Sound will hire extra judging in order to give coaches/judges rounds off, diversify the judge pool, and cover any uncovered judging.
8. We will supply food and amenities to all attending the tournament. Entry fees will cover the two debaters and one judge for food. You will be asked to pay a fee for any observers or extra coaching staff you bring. Depending on the final schedule we will have a banquet for all attending. In past years the banquet has been Thai/Vietnamese and contemporary Tex-Mex.
9. Teams with low funds may request assistance with travel, lodging, and tournament fees. Please do so immediately in writing to dbuescher@pugetsound.edu. Any assistance may also be applied to entry into the regular tournament.
10. Bid Applications should include the following information:
a. General Information
i. School/Institution
ii. Director’s Name
iii. Director’s office and cell phone numbers
iv. Director’s email address
v. Additional Coaches Names and Contact numbers
vi. Coaches email addresses
vii. First and last names of debaters applying for the bid.
viii. Name and contact numbers (if not already listed) of judge
b. Statement of Intent: “School name” submits a bid on behalf of Debater 1 and Debater 2 to compete in the Puget Sound Round Robin tournament October 2011. We will come to the Round Robin and bring at least one experienced judge/critic/educator if accepted.
c. List of accomplishments warranting the bid
i. Tournament honors (places and total number of teams at the tournament if available; speaker awards, etc.),
ii. Any additional information—student leader in developing on campus debates, etc.



Puget Sound looks forward to hosting our 5th Annual Round Robin. Please consider joining us in the beautiful Northwest.
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Old 08-17-11, 12:41 AM
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whitman will be there in full force.
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Old 08-17-11, 01:58 AM
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This is a tremendous tournament/round robin and while I'm sure there aren't many if there's anyone on the fence about attending, get off the fence and come. The competition is fierce, the campus is easily navigable and I hear Sasquatch was spotted nearby so it's kind of a debate/cryptozoology combo.
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Old 08-17-11, 09:03 AM
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We will be there in one form or another.
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I hear Sasquatch was spotted nearby so it's kind of a debate/cryptozoology combo.
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Washburn will be attending this fine tournament with somewhere between 2-4 teams. Likely judges will be myself and KO.
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YAY JOE! Can't wait to see you budday.
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I'm excited to see you too my friend, it's been too long.
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YAY JOE! Can't wait to see you budday.
i'm MORE excited to see joe. notice how i beat you at EVERYTHING kyle? EVERYTHING.
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actually, Sarah, there are some things that you don't beat Kyle at
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mine's bigger.

i mean.

inapprops.
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I will moderate you people like you wouldn't believe.

Also, someone should hire me for this.
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Old 09-28-11, 01:42 PM
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Zittel Round Robin Participants

Congratulations to the qualifying Zittel Round Robin Teams.

Carroll College: Forrest Laskowski and Ryan Lorenz, tbd

Pepperdine University: Jonathan Rios and Shiloh Rainwater, Judge: Kristine Clancy

SIU: Ben Campbell and Mike Selck, Judge: Kevin Calderwood

University of Oregon: Katie Bergus and Megan Gaffney, Judge: Tom Schally

University of the Pacific: Emma Henry and Mark Rauschmayer, Judge: Marlin Bates

University of Puget Sound: Will Gent and Sarah Webb, Judges: Zach Tschida, Jon Howland, Kyle Kimball

University of Texas-Tyler: Alex Warren and Travis Smith, Judge: Jordan Innerarity

Western Washington University: Misa Haring and Jacob Zerby, Judge: Rachelle Harris

Whitman: Miranda Morton and John Henry Heckendorn, Judge: Nigel Ramoz-Leslie

Willamette University: Kristen Stevens and Kevin Bell, Judge: Nick Robinson
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registration is up and open on forensicstournament.net
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Continuing my annual rampage through nb, bumping random threads and upsetting the general order, I'm sad to say I won't be there. Grandparents visiting from out east trumps debate. Which sucks since I'll miss that awesome round robin lineup, much less debating myself. Hopefully you'll see Matt there trying out a different speaking position, we'll see.
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It is later than the 9th!
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Old 10-11-11, 11:15 AM
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topic areas will be out later today.

my error each year
tab and trying to shore up
areas. Sorry
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Also, someone should hire me for this.
has someone hired you yet?
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has someone hired you yet?
Nope. So if your five coaches aren't enough...
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Nope. So if your five coaches aren't enough...
just show up anyways! brilliant idea.
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even the spam bots are getting antsy about the UPS topics
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Round robin attendees can expect rd 1 to have something to do with GHD straighteners. You've been warned.
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What are the chances that the hair straightener spam would randomly appear on my university's tournament?
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Seconds after the spam and my response to her here I get a text from Katie. "As in hair straighteners? AS IN ZACH TSCHIDA'S HAIR STRAIGHTENER?!?!"



Better yet was Derek's question. "Zach, aren't you getting a haircut?" Zach: "Why?". Derek: "Because Bieber got a new style."


Best. Burn. Ever.
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Topic update--they will be out shortly. I am waiting for a couple of sets of eyes to vet them and then will post.
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Topic Areas for Invitational (not RR)

Topic Area 1: The United States federal government should consent to be bound by, and implement, one or more treaties from the Obama Administration treaty priority list.

Topic Area 2: The US Military should increase its rate of, or initiate a, troop withdrawal from one or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Japan, South Korea.

Topic Area 3: The United States federal government should increase bailouts and/or taxes (capital gains, financial transaction, income, etc.)

Topic Area 4: The United States federal government should significantly increase regulations on 501(c) organizations.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
U.S.-Rwanda Investment Tax Treaty
ILO Convention on Employment Discrimination
U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea

Last edited by Dbuescher : 10-12-11 at 03:36 PM. Reason: adding short list of treaties
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Topic Area 4: The United States federal government should significantly increase regulations on 501(c) organizations.

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