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I agree with these rules.
On Oct 13, 2012 12:21 PM, "Alfred C Snider" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Here are the guidelines that people seem to accept. Let me know if you
> disagree.
>
> The only change, which I have incorporated, is that suggested by Ruth
> Zisman from Bard, count the best four of the largest six tournaments.
>
> Tuna
>
> NORTHEAST UNIVERSITIES DEBATE SWEEPSTAKES 2012-2013****
>
>  ****
>
> BECOMING A PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES:****
>
>    - SCHOOLS ASK TO BE LISTED.****
>    - YOU SELF-IDENTIFY TO BE PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.****
>
>  ****
>
> TOURNAMENTS AND POINTS:****
>
> MUST BE A WORLDS FORMAT TOURNAMENT.****
>
> CAN COUNT THE BEST FOUR RESULTS FROM THE LARGEST SIX TOURNAMENTS IN THE
> NORTHEAST (NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK). 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. IF TOURNAMENTS IN THE TOP SIX HAVE
> THE SAME NUMBER OF TEAMS THE SCHOOL WILL RECEIVE THE SCORE FROM THE
> TOURNAMENT WHERE THEY SCORED HIGHER.****
>
>  ****
>
>    - 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.  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 SEPTEMBER 15 OF FOLLOWING YEAR OR AT FIRST
>    REGIONAL TOURNAMENT.****
>
> ** **
>
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> Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
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