October 2015


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Will Silberman <[log in to unmask]>
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USA Debating in the WUDC Format <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:00:53 -0700
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I will remove Lauren now. Can we make a hybrid with your third debater?


On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM, Meany, John <[log in to unmask]
> wrote:

> Hi Will,
> Will not arrive until prior to BP Rd 1 but can register any time after
> that.
> Have changes – lost a student to illness today. So I will combine debaters
> to create a 3-person team (Luke Radice, Pastor Arroyo, and Meteor Li will
> debate together) – the other 2 teams are intact (Jackson Smith/Matthew
> Abrahamsen and Antonio de la Barra Rocha/Shreyas Kadaba). I need 2 judges
> and will remove Lauren Phillips from the judging pool.
> Thanks, Will. Look forward to seeing you.
> Best,
> John
> From: USU debate <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Will Reilly-Silberm
> <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: USU debate <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:25 AM
> To: USU debate <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Aztec Invitational Addendum: Parking, Registration, and Schedule
> Good day,
> On-site registration for the Aztec will begin on Thursday, 10/1 at 4:00pm
> in the School of Communication, Comm 225 & 226. We will remain open until
> 8:00pm. If you are unable to make this time frame, not to worry! We will
> continue accepting registration on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Sunday
> morning we will be available to register your teams from 7:00am-7:45am, and
> by appointment.
> The School of Communication is located in the center of campus, connected
> to Hepner Hall. A Google Maps link is available here (with turn by turn
> navigation!!): * <>*
> If you have Google Maps installed on your smartphone, simply tap that
> link, and it will show you the walking distance from the official parking
> structure to us, with turn by turn navigation! Otherwise, it will pull up a
> list of directions that should prove to be helpful.
> Speaking of parking...
> *The official parking structure for the tournament is PS6, as opposed to
> the previously stated structure. You will not be ticketed if you park in
> this structure (PS6) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you park in a
> different structure on the days of the tournament, your vehicle(s) will be
> subject to university citation. If you come to register on Thursday, you
> will be required to purchase a temporary parking pass on-site if you park
> in any university lot in which a pass is required.*
> Our Director of Forensics, Danny Iberri-Shea, sent out this additional
> addendum below to other debate listservs. If you are registering in
> multiple formats, this could apply to you.
> I just wanted to post a few important notes that may help teams navigate
> their final entry decisions.  First of all, to clarify, we are offering 2
> tournaments, with part one (debate only) starting on Friday, which is
> officially part of the Aztec Tournament, and part 2 starting on Sat.,
> which is an IE only tournament, hosted by Palomar College (this was the
> only available day they could host).  The IE portion of "part 1" (the
> Aztec) is occurring on Sunday.  The schedule in the invite also reflects
> this information, due to the overlapping nature of our tournaments,
> necessary to achieve our multi-format tournament objective.
> All debate activities are associated, and to be entered under the Aztec
> Invitational Part 1.
> LD conflicts: Any competitors doing NFA-LD may not enter any other events
> in pattern B, but may do up to the allowed 3 events in pattern A (unless
> also doing any version of 2x2 team debate).
> As far as IE conflicts with debate activities on Sunday, here is the
> deal: teams wishing to enter students into pattern A events (which do
> conflict with the ongoing parli debate), may opt to place their NPDA
> debaters into pattern A AND B (which is already not conflicting) events,
> with the full knowledge and assumption of risk, that if those NPDA teams
> qualify for elimination rounds, that they must chose between dropping their
> pattern A events, or continuing on in debate.  Since we hiring judges based
> on need, such drops during the tournament would not be refundable.
> Advice: If you think your team debaters have a chance at doing well,
> consider sticking to the "avoid pattern A events" mantra, to prevent wasted
> entries.  Exceptions to this policy may be made by the tournament director
> and/or tabulation staff, if the situation is reasonable and the tournament
> is otherwise running on time.
> The Paul Gaske Award has been fully backed again this year, with a $500.00
> cash prize for the top single competitor, who competes in BOTH team debate
> (2x2) and individual events.  This will be based on points accumulated
> throughout the Aztec portion (part 1) of the tournament.
> Judges: Please be aware that unless already arranged, judges for LD, need
> to be in the LD pool (under debate), if they are covering LD entries.  We
> need to make sure that we have sufficient LD judges, and tend to keep that
> pool consistent.
> Awards: Just for fun, I thought I would throw out the fact that when added
> up, we have 580 awards to give away!  Each partner in partnering events
> (e.g., debate and duo) will receive separate hardware, and we want to give
> as much away as possible. :)
> We can't wait to have you this weekend! See you soon!
> Go Aztecs!
> Will Reilley Silberman


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