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Perhaps not surprisingly, I prefer 8 preliminary rounds with elims on
Monday.
On Jul 8, 2015 11:24 AM, "William Meyer" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Swarthmore will be sending 3 or 4 teams and strongly prefers the Alaska
> format.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 8, 2015, at 2:04 PM, Newby, Kenneth <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>  Hello all,
>
>  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I am currently exploring the
> possibility (no promises) and economic feasibility of adopting an Alaska
> type schedule for Morehoue USUs. You may recall we proposed the Purdue
> model in our bid. I think the benefits of 8 preliminary rounds are obvious
> and that starting the tournament on Saturday morning may also make it
> slightly easier on teams flying in from the West Coast if prelim rounds
> start on Saturday morning, and it might also enable a really nice Friday
> night final round for America's Cup[, which will return.  In considering
> the Alaska model, there was also a grand banquet on Sunday that I know many
> of us enjoyed, which would require an additional cost and I know (all too
> well) cost can be an issue. Having final rounds on Monday may also raise
> cost issues for extended hotel stay although I think generally it's
> actually cheaper to fly home on Monday rather than Sunday. Before any
> changes are final, I welcome feedback from the community. I also don't want
> to raise expectations of change too high until I know that the changes is
> feasible, but I do want you to know we are examining all options.
>
>  Prof. Kenneth A. Newby, Esq.
> Director, Morehouse College Forensics Program
>  English Department
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