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2009 East Kentwood Debate Tournament

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EAST KENTWOOD DEBATE TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY JANUARY 9 AND SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2009

KENTWOOD, MICHIGAN

 

 

TOURNAMENT

The East Kentwood Debate Tournament will feature five preliminary rounds of two-person Varsity and Junior Varsity switch-side policy debate. The tournament recommends that Junior Varsity competitors be in their first or second year of debate. The tournament will also host four rounds of Saturday-only four-person Open debate. All rounds will occur at East Kentwood High School. Last year, the tournament cleared to Quarterfinals in two-person Varsity and Semifinals in two-person Junior Varsity. We will consider a two-person Novice Breakout if entries warrant it.

 

AWARDS

Personalized certificates will be awarded to the top ten speakers in each division and to the teams reaching elimination rounds. Top Speaker, Champion, and Finalist awards will be distributed after the tournament. Teams composed of the same two debaters for all rounds and from the same school will be eligible for elimination rounds. All debaters that compete in all rounds will be eligible for speaker awards.

 

REGISTRATION

To register, send an e-mail to ekdebate@gmail.com with contestant names and judge information. The entry fee is $50 per two-person Varsity or Junior Varsity entry and $60 per four-person Open entry. A half-judge is required for every two debaters. Schools who cannot provide judges may hire from the tournament for $80 per half-judge in the two-person divisions or $100 per full-judge in the Saturday-only division. Judges are committed to one round beyond their school’s elimination. Fees will be frozen 4:00 PM on the Wednesday before the tournament. If entries warrant, we will send out mutual preference sheets. Preference sheets are due 9:00 AM Friday morning. Please contact the tournament if the entry fees are a barrier to your team’s participation.

 

LODGING

There are several hotels within minutes of the tournament. We have no special arrangement with hotels and so there is no tournament rate.

 

Amerihost Inn - (616) 827-9900 - 7625 Caterpillar Court, Byron Center, MI 49315

Comfort Inn - (616) 957-2080 - 4155 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Super 8 (formerly the Exel Inn) (616) 957-3000 - 4855 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Fairfield Inn (616) 940-2700 - 3930 Stahl Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Holiday Inn Express (877) 531-5084 – 6569 Clay Ave, Grand Rapids, MI, 49548

 

FOOD

Meals for students, judges, coaches and observers will be provided by the tournament. Snacks will be available at a reasonable cost.

 

 

TRAVEL

East Kentwood is located at 6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI, 49508

M6 and Kalamazoo is the nearest highway intersection. Parking is available in the north central lot the days of the tournament. Registration will occur in the main foyer by the commons.

 

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

4:00 Fees Frozen

 

Friday, January 9, 2009

9:00 Judge Prefs Due

2:30 Registration

3:00 Pairings

3:15 Round 1

5:15 Round 2

7:00 Dinner

7:30 Round 3

 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

8:00 Pairings

8:30 Round 4

10:45 Round 5

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Quarters

3:30 Awards

3:45 Semis

6:00 Finals

 

Saturday-Only, January 10, 2009

8:45 Registration

9:00 Round 1

10:45 Round 2

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Round 3

2:45 Round 4

4:15 Awards

 

Pete Battey, Tournament Director

ekdebate@gmail.com

(616) 308-6786

 

Ellen Zwarensteyn, Director of Debate

ellen.zwarensteyn@kentwoodps.org

(248) 321-4842

Edited by Pete Battey

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The time has come to start hiring judges for the EK tournament. Please email ekdebate@gmail.com if interested. Our compensation package is competitive and includes happy fun time at Chez Battey-Zwarensteyn. Thanks! Pete

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~JV~

 

Speakers

1- Luke Sigourney (Okemos)

2- Andy Wirth (FHC)

3- Jason Stafford (Dakota)

4- Kirk Rasmussen (TCC)

5- Susan Imerman (Groves)

6- Rachel Fine (Groves)

7- Haley Perkins (Mona Shores)

8- Brandon Gafford (EK)

9- Carly McQueen (Seaholm)

10- Alex Dippel (Mona Shores)

 

Quarters

FHC(1) VW d. Groves(8) DM

TCC(7) MT d. Mona Shores(2) DN

Groves(3) IF d. EK(6) GG

Mona Shores(5) GP d. TCC(4) MR

 

Semis

FHC VW d. Mona Shores GP

Groves IF d. TCC MT

 

Finals

FHC VanHuffel Wirth d. Groves Imerman Fine

 

~Varsity~

 

Speakers

1- Matt Pinos (FHN)

2- Hanna Almeter (Groves)

3- Marisa Xheka (Seaholm)

4- Eric Perkey (South Lyon)

5- Kathleen Schaaf (Seaholm)

6- Peter Vandenburg (Lowell)

7- Jacob Justice (Dexter)

8- Leah Firestone (Groves)

9- Ian Blodger (Lowell)

10- Lukas Hosford (Dexter)

 

Quarters

South Lyon(8) GP d. FHN(1) PV

Seaholm(2) SX d. Lowell(7) BV

Groves(6) AS d. Dexter(3) HJ

Groves(5) FH d. Dakota(4) SS

 

Semis

South Lyon GP d. Groves FH

Groves AS d. Seaholm SX

 

Finals

Groves Almeter-Smaga d. South Lyon Gorman-Perkey

Edited by oneAC

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but i wanted so say the EK tournment was amazing! thank you ellen and pete for making a very on time and no drama tournment. I can't wait to come back again next year

 

P.S i loved freddy :)

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in semis fhc beat mona

 

~JV~

 

Speakers

1- Luke Sigourney (Okemos)

2- Andy Wirth (FHC)

3- Jason Stafford (Dakota)

4- Kirk Rasmussen (TCC)

5- Susan Imerman (Groves)

6- Rachel Fine (Groves)

7- Haley Perkins (Mona Shores)

8- Brandon Gafford (EK)

9- Carly McQueen (Seaholm)

10- Alex Dippel (Mona Shores)

 

Quarters

FHC(1) VW d. Groves(8) DM

TCC(7) MT d. Mona Shores(2) DN

Groves(3) IF d. EK(6) GG

Mona Shores(5) GP d. TCC(4) MR

 

Semis

FHC VW d. Mona Shores GP

Groves IF d. TCC MT

 

Finals

FHC VanHuffel Wirth d. Groves Imerman Fine

 

~Varsity~

 

Speakers

1- Matt Pinos (FHN)

2- Hanna Almeter (Groves)

3- Marisa Xheka (Seaholm)

4- Eric Perkey (South Lyon)

5- Kathleen Schaaf (Seaholm)

6- Peter Vandenburg (Lowell)

7- Jacob Justice (Dexter)

8- Leah Firestone (Groves)

9- Ian Blodger (Lowell)

10- Lukas Hosford (Dexter)

 

Quarters

South Lyon(8) GP d. FHN(1) PV

Seaholm(2) SX d. Lowell(7) BV

Groves(6) AS d. Dexter(3) HJ

Groves(5) FH d. Dakota(4) SS

 

Semis

South Lyon GP d. Groves FH

Groves AS d. Seaholm SX

 

Finals

Groves Almeter-Smaga d. South Lyon Gorman-Perkey

Fixed.

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