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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]>
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Change it? Keep it the same? End it?


What do you think?

Do we want to end this sweepstakes? There have been solid criticisms. 
What say you? Discuss.
or
Shall we go ahead and do it again?

Changes, see the amended below. Or, we can go back to the original. 
Actually, we can do whatever we would like.


Would someone else like to count the sweepstakes points and put it 
online? That would be fine with me, in fact that sounds great as long as 
someone will do it correctly. To be quite honest, my math has been 
spotty at times, but close watchers have helped.


I am looking forward to debate in our region continuing to grow and 
improve in quality.


Tuna


2012-13 NEUDC SWEEPSTAKES PROPOSAL


BECOMING A PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES:

•YOU SELF-IDENTIFY TO BE PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. THIS MEANS YOU SEND A 
REQUEST TO BE LISTED FOR THE YEAR.


TOURNAMENTS AND POINTS:

  *

    MUST BE A WUDC FORMAT TOURNAMENT.

  *

    CAN COUNT THE RESULTS FROM THE LARGEST SEVEN TOURNAMENTS IN THE
    NORTHEAST (NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY). THIS MAY INCLUDE USU
    IF IT IS HELD IN THE NORTHEAST. IT DOES COUNT YALE BUT NOT
    TOURNAMENTS IN CANADA. IF WORLDS IS HELD IN THE NORTHEAST IT WILL COUNT.

BEST FOUR TEAMS COUNT FOR SWEEPSTAKES.

•1ST=3 POINTS, 2ND=2 POINTS, 3RD=1 POINT, 4TH=0 POINTS.

•COUNT THE LAST SIX ROUNDS.

•6 FOR ADVANCING IN ELIMS.

•10 FIRST PLACE, 7 SECOND PLACE.

•HOSTING TEAMS CAN DEBATE BUT NOT GET POINTS, UNLESS HOSTING USU 
NATIONALS OR THE NATIONAL NOVICE TOURNAMENT.  IF A TEAM HOSTS A 
TOURNAMENT, THEY CAN COUNT THE NEXT BIGGEST TOURNAMENT SO EVERYONE GETS 
SIX TOURNAMENTS TO COUNT.

•COUNT TOURNAMENTS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR SEPT 1 UNTIL MAY 1.

•HYBRIDS CAN DEBATE BUT NOT GET POINTS.


AWARDS

•AWARDS GO TO THE TOP FIVE SCHOOLS

•THE NUMBER ONE SCHOOL HAS TO BUY THE AWARDS.

•AWARDS MUST BE ENGRAVED WITH SCHOOL NAMES.

•THE AWARDS FOR 1-5 MUST BE THE SAME SIZE.

•MUST BE DELIVERED BY OCTOBER 1 OF FOLLOWING YEAR OR AT FIRST REGIONAL 
TOURNAMENT.

-- 
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont
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