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Info at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/ca/harker/info.asp?p=1

 

9 th Annual Harker Invitational

The Howard & Diana Nichols TOC Qualifying Tournament at the Semifinals Level in Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas Debate as well as Top 6 Qualifier in Student Congressional Debate

March 6-8, 2009, San Jose, CA. 


Beak and Talon Public Forum Round Robin begins March 8th.

Dear Colleagues:

 

On Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, The Harker School will host the 9th Annual Harker Invitational - a national debate tournament that offers Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Policy, and Student Congressional Debate. We are happy to announce that Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate semifinalists will receive a TOC-qualifying leg. Top Six finalists in Student Congressional Debate will also receive a TOC-qualifying leg.

 

We will offer one division of Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, and Student Congress. Top non-advancing novice entries in Public Forum and Policy will compete in separate novice elimination rounds. There will also be recognition for top novice speakers in Public Forum and Policy debate. Please make sure to note any novice entries when registering.

 

The Harker School is located in San Jose, California, just 10 minutes from nearby San Jose International Airport and 35 minutes from San Francisco International. We offer a very competitive tournament, good food, and a fine set of awards, viz., speaker awards for Policy, LD and Public Forum debaters, and elimination round trophies for all events.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

 

1. Scheduling has been planned to give teams flexibility in travel and to allow for local teams to compete in respective events. Public Forum will be held Friday and Saturday while Student Congress will be held on Sunday. Students may double enter in Public Forum and Student Congress. Lincoln-Douglas and Policy will be held Friday through Sunday as in previous years.

 

2. We are excited to announce that judges in Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be assigned on the basis of mutual preference. Please see the judging information page for details

 

3. With travel costs on the rise, and with the understanding that the educational experience in improved by a diversity of competition, we are pleased to announce that entry and judging fees will be waived for the first Public Forum and Policy team from each school attending the tournament from out-of-state.

 

We will once again offer a limited number of complimentary student housing spaces for competitors traveling from out of state to the tournament. Sign up early as these spaces fill up quickly. Student housing requests must be received no later than February 20th and may close early if spaces fill up.

 

Additional information can be received by emailing the coaching staff at forensics@harker.org.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the West Coast this spring. We will do our best to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. If you are a team with financial other logistical concerns, please contact us as soon as possible so we can attempt to make your entry possible.

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Anyone need some coaching or work done for the tournament? I already have housing and am judging but can coach between rounds and do pre tournament work if you're interested.

 

You go to berkeley Basil? I thought you go to SD?

 

...Lowell might go but its the same weekend as our NFL District tournament so it's problematic for us this weekend.

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The list of entered teams is now available on Joy. My apologies for missing that!

 

Invite is here: http://www.joyoftournaments.com/ca/harker/info.asp

 

Couple of other announcements. You can now follow tournament announcements at Twitter.com/HarkerForensics

 

Second announcement goes out to coaches and judges: As the regular season wraps up, Harker recognizes that coaches are exhausted and worn out. We encourage you to utilize our tournament wellness center complete with aromatherapy and complimentary massages. The center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday in order to best serve the coaching community.

 

Thanks!

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Second announcement goes out to coaches and judges: As the regular season wraps up, Harker recognizes that coaches are exhausted and worn out. We encourage you to utilize our tournament wellness center complete with aromatherapy and complimentary massages. The center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday in order to best serve the coaching community.

 

Wow, officially my favorite tournament...

 

Kozakura- no San Diego for me. I was gonna go but ended up deciding I like the people/area around Cal more than La Jolla

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Second announcement goes out to coaches and judges: As the regular season wraps up, Harker recognizes that coaches are exhausted and worn out. We encourage you to utilize our tournament wellness center complete with aromatherapy and complimentary massages. The center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday in order to best serve the coaching community.

If only it did not conflict with our state quals.

 

Are they still using the "one laptop per judge" and paperless ballot system?

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Lowell is sending four teams, two in the "novice division" the rest of our squad will be at our (GGSA) NFL Districts. Myself and someone hopefully I can hire in time will be our judges.

 

This conflict of dates with a lot of NFL qualifying tournaments is something the Harker staff might want to consider in maybe changing dates for next year. I've talked to many coaches that said they would have gone to this tournament if it didn't conflict with their district tournament. Just a thought...

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My friends are soooo going to take advantage of the massages. I remember when UNLV offered them a year ago. It was a good way to relax for a few minutes.

 

btw, anyone got any ideas how many teams there will be in policy debate?

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Teams list as it stands now:

 

Student School

John Hovis - Maximillion Camden Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Kevon Smith - Cianda Porter Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Shin San - Julian Manasse-Boetani Lowell High School

Catherine Suen - Katie Lau Lowell High School

Joel Lee - Chris Lui Lowell High School

Mengyi Tao - Cindy Mui Lowell High School

Pavan Upadhyayula - Benson Tang Lynbrook High School

Grace Wu - Nancy Nan Lynbrook High School

Disha Banik - Amitis Razi Lynbrook High School

Charulata Mehra - Vaijayanti Duraphe Lynbrook High School

Akshay Nathan - Ashwin Raman Lynbrook High School

Chris Chao - Jake Berkow Menlo Atherton High School

Jennifer Chan - Janay Peat Menlo Atherton High School

Alden Mitchell - Patrick Reed Menlo Atherton High School

Daniel Agness - Ben Menzies Nevada Union HS

Luz Brown - Sierra Winkler Nevada Union HS

Jacob Lerner - Olivia Weilmann-Lawrence Nevada Union HS

Dylan Fitzwater - Danna orovitz Nevada Union HS

Andrew Liu - Matt Miller Palo Alto High School

Xavier Mignot - Nassim Fedel Palo Alto High School

Alex Liu - Jasmaer Sandhu Palo Alto High School

Chloe Chen - Nate Munger Palo Alto High School

Shravya Raju - Tiffany Sam Saint Francis High School

Daniel Xiao - Prithvi Pandian Saint Francis High School

Arifeen Rahman - Christine Chow Saint Francis High School

Grant Wu - Dinker Ambe Saint Francis High School

Melissa Chan - Mo Zhao Saint Francis High School

Sterling Campbell - Sanchay Gupta The Meadows School

Nathaniel Saxe - Joshua Reisman The Meadows School

Theo Kwan - Riley Snyder The Meadows School

Zack Waddell - Sulaiman Ahmad The Meadows School

 

 

 

31 teams.

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Teams list as it stands now:

 

Student School

John Hovis - Maximillion Camden Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Kevon Smith - Cianda Porter Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Shin San - Julian Manasse-Boetani Lowell High School

Catherine Suen - Katie Lau Lowell High School

Joel Lee - Chris Lui Lowell High School

Mengyi Tao - Cindy Mui Lowell High School

Pavan Upadhyayula - Benson Tang Lynbrook High School

Grace Wu - Nancy Nan Lynbrook High School

Disha Banik - Amitis Razi Lynbrook High School

Charulata Mehra - Vaijayanti Duraphe Lynbrook High School

Akshay Nathan - Ashwin Raman Lynbrook High School

Chris Chao - Jake Berkow Menlo Atherton High School

Jennifer Chan - Janay Peat Menlo Atherton High School

Alden Mitchell - Patrick Reed Menlo Atherton High School

Daniel Agness - Ben Menzies Nevada Union HS

Luz Brown - Sierra Winkler Nevada Union HS

Jacob Lerner - Olivia Weilmann-Lawrence Nevada Union HS

Dylan Fitzwater - Danna orovitz Nevada Union HS

Andrew Liu - Matt Miller Palo Alto High School

Xavier Mignot - Nassim Fedel Palo Alto High School

Alex Liu - Jasmaer Sandhu Palo Alto High School

Chloe Chen - Nate Munger Palo Alto High School

Shravya Raju - Tiffany Sam Saint Francis High School

Daniel Xiao - Prithvi Pandian Saint Francis High School

Arifeen Rahman - Christine Chow Saint Francis High School

Grant Wu - Dinker Ambe Saint Francis High School

Melissa Chan - Mo Zhao Saint Francis High School

Sterling Campbell - Sanchay Gupta The Meadows School

Nathaniel Saxe - Joshua Reisman The Meadows School

Theo Kwan - Riley Snyder The Meadows School

Zack Waddell - Sulaiman Ahmad The Meadows School

 

 

 

31 teams.

 

JV and Varsity?

or just open?

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DIVISIONS: One division of Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Policy Debate and Student Congress will be offered. You may enter a maximum of 4 Lincoln-Douglas debaters, 4 public forum teams, and 4 policy teams. Student Congress entries are limited to 6 students per school. Additional entries will be waitlisted. Lincoln-Douglas entries will initially be capped at 100 entries. We will accommodate additional teams on a space-available basis with schools notified on or before February 7, and notification continuing if spaces open.

 

Also, is there any particular reason why the policy pool seems so tiny, especially since they're having to cap LD at 100 entries? What else is this weekend?

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Teams list as it stands now:

 

Student School

John Hovis - Maximillion Camden Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Kevon Smith - Cianda Porter Kamit Institute for Magnificent Acheivers

Shin San - Julian Manasse-Boetani Lowell High School

Catherine Suen - Katie Lau Lowell High School

Joel Lee - Chris Lui Lowell High School

Mengyi Tao - Cindy Mui Lowell High School

Pavan Upadhyayula - Benson Tang Lynbrook High School

Grace Wu - Nancy Nan Lynbrook High School

Disha Banik - Amitis Razi Lynbrook High School

Charulata Mehra - Vaijayanti Duraphe Lynbrook High School

Akshay Nathan - Ashwin Raman Lynbrook High School

Chris Chao - Jake Bercow Menlo Atherton High School

Jennifer Chan - Janay Peat Menlo Atherton High School

Alden Mitchell - Patrick Reed Menlo Atherton High School

Daniel Agness - Ben Menzies Nevada Union HS

Luz Brown - Sierra Winkler Nevada Union HS

Jacob Lerner - Olivia Weilmann-Lawrence Nevada Union HS

Dylan Fitzwater - Danna orovitz Nevada Union HS

Andrew Liu - Matt Miller Palo Alto High School

Xavier Mignot - Nassim Fedel Palo Alto High School

Alex Liu - Jasmaer Sandhu Palo Alto High School

Chloe Chen - Nate Munger Palo Alto High School

Shravya Raju - Tiffany Sam Saint Francis High School

Daniel Xiao - Prithvi Pandian Saint Francis High School

Arifeen Rahman - Christine Chow Saint Francis High School

Grant Wu - Dinker Ambe Saint Francis High School

Melissa Chan - Mo Zhao Saint Francis High School

Sterling Campbell - Sanchay Gupta The Meadows School

Nathaniel Saxe - Joshua Reisman The Meadows School

Theo Kwan - Riley Snyder The Meadows School

Zack Waddell - Sulaiman Ahmad The Meadows School

 

 

 

31 teams.

 

 

These guys are deep.

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The schedule says break to quarters, which seems reasonable given the number of teams.

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The schedule says break to quarters, which seems reasonable given the number of teams.

 

 

Solid, but I was kinda hoping for a few more teams. It's like Santa Clara U all over again except with district tournaments instead of finals

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Solid, but I was kinda hoping for a few more teams. It's like Santa Clara U all over again except with district tournaments instead of finals

 

No except the judging pool (at least in the past) is much better at Harker.

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excellent! Are you judging this weekend?

 

yep, I'll be there. Hopefully my kids don't do so well so I can actually relax on Sunday.

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