Thank you to Tuna and his team! We had a wonderful time!
Gina Iberri-Shea, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of Forensics
United States Air Force Academy
From: USA Debating in the WUDC Format [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alfred C Snider
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:57 PM
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Subject: Huber Debates 2011 info
Thanks to everyone who came. You were great. All 340 of you.
We had some problems. My apologies in that we did not buy enough snacks or the right kinds, resulting in a snack shortage. As well, we needed to get more snacks and coffee to Lafayette. We also needed a couple of extra judges in the pool to relieve the pressure. Gordie and David Register ended up judging more than they should and we thank them. There was also trophy delivery delay that we will deal with by having trophy construction at each wing of the tournament. We will be shipping out those we have tomorrow. I promise to address these issues next year.
I want especially thank Gordie Miller, Ruth Zisman and David Register for their hard work on the policy side, along with Stefanie Doucette and Dan Neill. I also want to thank Mary Nugent and our seniors (John Sadek, Jessica Bullock and Paul Gross) for their work on the worlds side. I also want to thank the countless LDU students who worked so hard, cleaned up, recycled cardboard, built trophies, lifted bales and pulled barges.
I want to especially thank our alumni and former coaches whop were here and were very helpful. These included, in no special order, Gordie Miller, Sam Nelson, Jethro Hayman, Cleopatra Jones, Lisa Heller Boragine, John Meany, Bill Shanahan, Alex Martel, Pierre Heidrich, Sam Natale, Tom Dionesotes, Isaac Loeb, John Voight, Great Quintin, Ruth Zisman and many more. Sometimes it is good to be an old guy because I know all of these people and cherish their friendship.
Food prices from Sodexho took a jump this year, we are forced to use them, and that may mean higher fees next year. The tournament this year seems to have broken even, but those pesky custodial charges are not yet logged.
The policy ballots can be downloaded at:
Today I scanned all worlds judge feedback forms that had written comments and sent them to the judges. The full judge feedback scores can be found at:
I do not have the cume sheets and when I get them from Gordie I will upload them. The full results for policy are not yet up at debateresults.com
We would like to announce at this time that in 2012 our tournament will take place again on the first weekend in November, 3-4 November 2012.
The tournament will not conflict with NCA.
Again, thank you for coming.
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
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