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Hi Everyone,

Just a final reminder that registration is due at midnight tonight! Looking
forward to hosting you all this weekend!

Best,
Russell


On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 9:38 PM, Russell Leibowitz <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> Just a reminder that registration is due tomorrow night at midnight! Email
> us at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions!
>
> Best,
> Russell
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Russell Leibowitz <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> We're looking forward to seeing you all this December 7th and 8th. We've
>> been seeing an increase in interest in the IV this year and we're hoping to
>> start to get a good idea of how many teams will be attending. While this is
>> by no means required, we would appreciate it if schools could send in an
>> approximation of how many teams they'll be sending so we can plan housing
>> and food accordingly. Those numbers can of course be changed until
>> registration closes on Monday December 2nd. Thanks for your help!
>>
>> If you have any questions, feel free to email us at
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 2:50 AM, Russell Leibowitz <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> 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 Breakfast
>>> 9:30 – 11:30 Round 1
>>> 11:45 – 1:45 Round 2
>>> 1:45 - 2:30 Lunch
>>> 2:30 - 4:30 Round 3
>>> 4:45 – 6:45 Round 4
>>> 6:45 – 7:30 Dinner
>>> 7:30 – 9:30 Round 5
>>>
>>> SUNDAY (December 8)
>>> 8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
>>> 9:45 – 11:45 Round 6
>>> 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch/Awards
>>> 12:30 – 2:30 Semis/Novice Finals
>>> 2:45 Finals
>>>
>>> As 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 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.
>>>>
>>>> Competition
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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 Accommodations
>>>>
>>>> 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”.
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> To register, email [log in to unmask] with the
>>>> following information:
>>>>
>>>> -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.
>>>>
>>>> Contact
>>>>
>>>> For any general questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to shoot an
>>>> email to [log in to unmask]
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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