Hi Everyone,Two quick updates:1) We're happy to announce that Brad Burns will be the second DCA for our tournament. Brad is a 2012 Yale IV Quarterfinalist, a 2013 North American Championship Octofinalist and a 2013 HWS Finalist.2) The schedule for the tournament is below:SATURDAY (December 7)8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast9:30 – 11:30 Round 111:45 – 1:45 Round 21:45 - 2:30 Lunch2:30 - 4:30 Round 34:45 – 6:45 Round 46:45 – 7:30 Dinner7:30 – 9:30 Round 5SUNDAY (December 8)8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast9:45 – 11:45 Round 611:45 – 12:30 Lunch/Awards12:30 – 2:30 Semis/Novice Finals2:45 FinalsAs always, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at [log in to unmask].On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Russell Leibowitz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The tournament will consist of six rounds of British Parliamentary debate with seven minute speaking times, followed by a break to varsity semis* and novice** finals. The first five rounds will offer open adjudication from our illustrious panels of judges with the precise schedule being posted shortly.The Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society is pleased to invite you to the second annual Brandeis Intervarsity Debate Tournament, to be held this coming December 7th and 8th at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.
Our adjudication team will be led by none other than Shengwu Li, who was top speaker and a finalist at Koc Worlds, won the 2009 European Universities Debating Championship and has CA'd a number of prominent tournaments including the 2013 EUDC. He will be joined by Ben Kornfeld, a semifinalist at Bostwana Worlds, winner and top speaker of the 2013 USU Debating Championships, a two-time Oxford IV semifinalist and an HWS Invitational finalist. Our second DCA will be announced shortly.We have negotiated a deal with the Courtyard Marriott Waltham: $109 a night for a room with either two queen beds or a room with a king bed and a pull-out couch. To book, you can give them a call at (866) 296-2285. Just mention the name of our group: “Academic Debate”.
Tab will be run by Steve Llano. Steve is the current Director of the St. John’s Debate Society, and has tabbed tournaments throughout the United States in recent years.
While we plan on assembling a fantastic judging pool full of some of the best judges in North America, we still plan on imposing an N-1 judging requirement on all participating schools. If you will have any problems meeting this requirement, let us know.
Food and Entertainment
We will be offering all five meals over the course of the tournament (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday).
We are extremely well-known for our top notch parties at our annual APDA tournament, and you can bet that the Brandeis IV will be no different on Saturday night!
Housing and AccommodationsTo register, email [log in to unmask] with the following information:
We will also offer crash housing to anyone who needs it; simply note in your registration email whether or not you will require crash housing.
Registration will be $125 per team, and $110 for teams from Canada, south of New York City, or west of Buffalo. Additionally, we will offer a $10 break per team if you pay in cash. We do have a pay to play policy, so please come to the tournament with cash or check in hand. Additionally, schools that fail to meet the N-1 requirement will be assessed a $50 fee per missing judge.
For any general questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to shoot an email to [log in to unmask].
-Names of debaters (please note novice status where applicable)
-Names of judges (if you aren’t sure whether we will know them, please include any relevant experience)
-Phone number of a contact person from your school
-Number of people requiring crash housing (if applicable)
-Any dietary restraints or other concerns
We appreciate pre-reg with an approximate number of expected teams as early as possible. That said, the registration deadline will be 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2.
Thanks to all, and we look forward to hosting you in Waltham this December!
Russell Leibowitz, Mike Abrams and Veronica Saltzman
Tournament Directors, 2013 Brandeis IV
* We reserve the right to break to quarters if the number of teams and judges allow.
** “Novice” is defined as any debater in their first year of college debate, regardless of style.