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Coaches/Debaters/Judges/Etc.,

 

Many of you may have heard, but I'm thrilled to formally announce that this year will mark the 1st annual Glenbrooks Dodgeball Tournament. My hope is for this tournament in a tournament to become a tradition at the Glenbrooks. Even more importantly, 100% of the profit from your team's tournament (the dodgeball one) entry fees will go to the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and an LD charity that will be chosen soon.

 

Here's the deal.

 

 

Location: Glenbrook South High School Fieldhouse. Finding it will be easy once you get to GBS. Maps will be available.

 

 

For Varsity CX, Public Forum and Student Congress participants, this will mean you stay at your location.

 

 

For Novice/JV CX, LD and Speech participants, this will mean you need to manage to make your way over to GBS. This is a three-five minute drive from Glenbrook North and 15 minute drive from New Trier.

 

Time: ASAP following the conclusion of events on Day one (Saturday, November 21st). At the latest, this means around 8pm. Thankfully, the events that traditionally end sooner are the ones where participants will have time to make there way over to GBS. Varsity CX, SC and PF teams obvioulsly don't have a long trip.

 

What: Dodgeball!

(no wrenches allowed). The format is five players against another five, single elimination round tournament. Just like the one's that will take place on Sunday and Monday. Each school can enter as many teams as they wish as long as each Dodgeball team has five players.

 

How to sign up: Two options. You can email me at wthibeau92@gmail.com with your school name, the number of teams that will be entered, and the roster for each of those teams. Note, if you are entering more than one team, please specify which players are on what team. This will mean we have your team on record so at registration all you have to do is check in and pay your entry fees (will be explained later). This option is easiet for you as well as the dodgeball tournament staff.

 

 

Second option. Simply sign up your teams and pay your tournament entry fees at the debate tournament registration on Friday night. Note: This means those teams will not receive premium placement in terms of first round byes.

 

What is required: A fifteen dollar entry fee for each dodgeball team. Not each school, each dodgeball team that is entered. Again, the Glenbrooks are making no money from these proceeds. 100% of the profit will go to the charities mentioned above.

 

I hope you all will consider this excellent opportunity to have some fun in the midst of heated competition while supporting the activity we all enjoy.

 

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions or want to sign up, please don't hesitate to email me at wthibeau92@gmail.com

 

See you in a few weeks,

Will Thibeau

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This sounds AMAZING! Are we allowed to have coaches be members of the team?

 

Also- Is there a team list for the tournament anywhere (the debate part no the dodgeball part)

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This sounds AMAZING! Are we allowed to have coaches be members of the team?

 

Yes

 

Also- Is there a team list for the tournament anywhere (the debate part no the dodgeball part)

 

I wouldn't know the exact answer to this question, but you'd probably need to know your school's registration number for the tournament to check any specific info like that on the tournament's website.

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I encourage everyone to sign up as quickly as possible. First to sign up gets priority seeding and its significantly easier in terms of registration.

 

Five players per team. The team doesn't necessarily have to consist of people from the same school. Coaches/judges are allowed to play!

 

(wthibeau92@gmail.com)

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First Annual Glenbrooks Dodgeball Tournament- Rules and Regulations - Five on five format

- Single-elimination bracket style tournament.

- To start, each team will be lined up at either end of the court. The dodgeballs will be lined up on the midline.

o At the whistle, each team will have to race to the center to grab the dodgeballs.

o Before any player is allowed to throw a ball, he or she must touch the endline of the court.

- If a player is hit ANYWHERE on his or her body, he or she is now eliminated.

o HEAD SHOTS DO COUNT

- If a player throws a ball and it is caught by the other team, the player who threw the ball is now out.

o Once the player catches the ball, one of that person’s teammates who was out, can now come back in to the game.

o If the ball is deflected off of one player, or a ball that one player is holding, the same rule applies.

§ However, Once a ball is deflected, it is not possible for someone to be eliminated from that ball.

- A player is eliminated if he or she steps across the midline at any time.

- Players who are eliminated are allowed to retrieve balls that are OUTSIDE the boundaries for their teammates.

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also- each team is wholeheartedly encouraged to have creative uniforms

 

 

Everyone in suits!

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The first annual Glenbrooks Dodgeball Tournament could not have been a more resounding success. We held a 64-team, elimination styler tournament. After a grueling six matches, the Glenbrook South debate dads and Harvard bound full-back Michael Hirsch were crowned champions.

With this honor, they became the first ever winners of "The Saltzman". We hope this trophy will become a goal of future dodgeball tournaments.

Because of many of you, we were able to raise upwards of $1000 dollars for the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and the Lincoln-Douglas charity, The Voices Foundation.

Yes, the refereeing wasn't perfect and there were some inconsistencies, but you better believe the tournament will be back next year. We hope to have even more of you in attendance.

 

Thanks again,

Will Thibeau, Jack McLeod and Phil Sailer

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Hello all, I'm the Mercer Island policy coach and I took lots of photographs at the dodgeball tournament. I am working on becoming a freelance documentary photojournalist and started my project on high school poliyc/LD debate, primarily in the Seattle area and focusing on specific schools/teams.

 

So far Mercer Island and St. George's have received the most attention from me.

 

http://www.cgrantmccool.com/debate/

 

Please enjoy the project and the dodgeball photographs :)

 

Christopher McCool

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