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On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 10:32 PM, Thomas Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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> Hi Ken,
>
> Thank you for the invite.
>
> I am having trouble with the hotel link.  It does not seem to be working
> for me.
>
> Please advise.  Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
> Tom
>
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 10:23 PM, Newby, Kenneth <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> *USU 2016 Announcement!*
>>
>>
>>
>> Early registration for the United States Universities Debating
>> Championship 2016 – Morehouse College edition is officially open at this
>> link: http://goo.gl/forms/r19JIQdRp7
>>
>>
>>
>> Early registration will close on February 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST, and
>> we expect to notify teams regarding their initial allocations the following
>> week.  We hope to provide teams with initial allocations early so that they
>> can confirm their airline tickets while prices to Atlanta are still
>> attractive.  It is strongly recommended that you complete this initial
>> early registration phase, which will assist with final planning for the
>> tournament.  Details regarding how payment can be made will be released in
>> February.  All final payments will be due by March 8, 2016 and arrangements
>> are being made to accept payments online.
>>
>>
>>
>> The tournament will be held April 8-11, 2016, with 8 preliminary rounds.
>> We plan to host America’s Cup on Friday, April 8, 2016, followed by four
>> preliminary rounds on Saturday and Sunday April 9-10, and culminating in
>> final rounds on Monday, April 11.  Entry fees are  $75/participant to
>> accommodate increased costs resulting from the slightly longer schedule
>> than included in our bid. We, however, believe that following the 8-round
>> model will help ensure competitive equity by rotating teams equally through
>> all positions, provide more educational opportunities by increasing debate
>> for all, and reflect the consensus of the community following last summer’s
>> informal survey.
>>
>>
>>
>> While no preliminary team cap has been set, the tournament is operating
>> with an overall team cap of 200.  We expect, but cannot guarantee, that
>> everyone will be allowed at least three teams per institution and, if space
>> permits, we will allocate additional spaces for those teams requesting them
>> during the early registration period.
>>
>>
>>
>> Last, you can begin making those hotel reservations now.  We have
>> reserved a large block of rooms at the Westin for $149/night for doubles.
>> We will increase the room block if we begin to fill up early, so make those
>> reservations fast. You can reserve your space online here:
>> https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/universitiesdebate
>>
>> The Group rate is available until March 11, 2016.
>>
>>
>>
>> If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
>>
>>
>>
>> We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta April!
>>
>>
>> Prof. Kenneth A. Newby, Esq.
>> Director, Morehouse College Forensics Program
>> English Department
>> Morehouse College
>> 830 Westview Dr.
>> Atlanta, GA 30314
>>
>> 404.239.2224  Office
>> 860.983.8633  Cell
>>
>
>


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