March 2011


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Alfred C Snider <[log in to unmask]>
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USA Debating in the WUDC Format <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:36:00 -0400
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Please feel free to come to USU early and observe.

All judges interested in adjudicating these exciting contests should 
feel free to contact me.

See you there!

CA Americas Cup

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	America's Cup
Date: 	Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:32:00 -0400
From: 	Alfred C Snider <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	Margaret Brower <[log in to unmask]>, "Meany, John" 
<[log in to unmask]>, Stephen West 
<[log in to unmask]>, David Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>, Samuel 
Mayer Nelson <[log in to unmask]>, Paul Brown <[log in to unmask]>, 
Gareth Horell <[log in to unmask]>, Coulter King 
<[log in to unmask]>, [log in to unmask], 
"Barnes, Eric (Faculty)" <[log in to unmask]>, Josh Martin 
<[log in to unmask]>, "J. J. Rodriguez" <[log in to unmask]>, 
"Emily A. Ravenscroft" <[log in to unmask]>, Kelly Welch 
<[log in to unmask]>, Stephen Boyle 
<[log in to unmask]>, Gavin Illsley <[log in to unmask]>, 
Stephen LLano <[log in to unmask]>, [log in to unmask], Kate 
Falkenstien <[log in to unmask]>, Tom Dionesotes 
<[log in to unmask]>, Adam Goldstein 
<[log in to unmask]>, Adam Goldstein <[log in to unmask]>, 
Ciarán Lawlor <[log in to unmask]>, Anish Mitra 
<[log in to unmask]>, Mary Nugent <[log in to unmask]>, Sharmila 
Parmanand <[log in to unmask]>, D Register <[log in to unmask]>, Bojana 
<[log in to unmask]>

We are looking forward to hosting you at the America's Cup to be held on 
March 31 2011.

We have a fantastic field and a good time planned.

*Before you arrive:*

§Check your entry on the website. Inform us of changes. Check back to 
make sure it is updated properly. Contact Alfred Snider at 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

§Let us know if you have food allergies.

§If you have been offered pick up for special reasons contact Tom 
Dionesotes at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

§If you will need shuttle from the hotel to the tournament contact Tom 
Dionesotes. [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

§If you have crash housing contact John Sadek. [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Alli Hamlin [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

*Upon arriving:*

§At the airport baggage claim area there is a phone bank, call 
Windjammer Inn and a shuttle will come and pick you up. If Tom has 
offered to pick you up, his crew will do so.

§Enjoy the downtown area, take a taxi from the hotel if you must, short 
ride, well worth it.

§Please drink legally and in moderation at all times.

*On Thursday:*

    * You will be shuttled if you requested it from Tom.
    * Come to Huber House (475 Main Street, map on the USU website)
      before 8:30 AM. At 8:30 we will have a roll call and teams not
      present will be replaced.
    * A light breakfast will be available for debaters and judges. We
      ask for your patience as Huber House may be a bit crowded at times.
    * The seeding round begins at 9 AM.
    * After the seeding round we will move right into the quarterfinals
      at 11:30 AM.
    * Lunch will be served to debaters and judges in Huber House after
      the quarterfinals.
    * Semifinals will be announced at 2:30 PM and will begin at 3 PM.
    * After semifinals, there will be a break. Dinner is on your own, we
      suggest the David Center for a quick meal with friends.
    * At 6:45 PM those teams in the finals will gather at Angell B112 to
    * The motion will be announced at 7 PM in Angell B112.
    * The debate will begin at 7:15 PM. We are encouraging the public to
    * We will announce the results as soon after the debate as we can.
      Between the end of the debate and the announcement we will take
      floor speeches and questions to the debaters.

Note to Judges:
We really appreciate your involvement in this event. Please confirm that 
you will or will not be there.

Thanks, and let me know if you have questions.

CA Americas Cup

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
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