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Concordia College is pleased to invite you to the 69th Annual W.E. Lillo Invitational Debate Tournament. In the six decades since W.E. Lillo founded the tournament, Concordia has welcomed teams from across the upper Midwest to meet on our campus for quality debate competition. Once again, our team and coaching staff hope your experience here will be both enjoyable and educational.

 

This year’s Lillo will be held on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd. While we are aware that this date conflicts with some other forensics events we are constrained by both the general Concordia calendar and our schedule of collegiate tournaments when picking a date. We hope that despite such conflicts you choose to send some teams to Moorhead to compete.

 

We would take this opportunity to remind you that, despite the decision to eliminate speech events for our November date, Concordia continues to be very committed to speech competition. November is just too early to host a speech tournament. If, however, you work with students who are interested in college speech competition, please let us know about that interest! More information about the Concordia Forensics Program can be found at our web site:

http://www.cord.edu/...life/Forensics/

 

We would like to host three divisions of policy debate and two divisions of Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas. Despite our desire to support all three of these debate formats, last year we did not have sufficient entries for a viable field in PF or LD. If you are interested in entering public forum or LD debaters, please send an email message to olek@cord.edu before Tuesday, November 1st so we can formally confirm our ability to offer these divisions.

 

We hope you can join us for this fun and exciting opportunity.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Emily Bosch, Student Tournament Manager

 

Megan Orcholski, Assistant Director of Forensics

 

Jason Regnier, Assistant Director of Forensics

 

Joe Kennedy, Speech Coach,

 

Adam Knowlton, Assistant Director of Forensics

 

Tyler Snelling, Student Tournament Manager

 

Fred Sternhagen, Director of Forensics

 

 

POLICY DEBATE

 

 

NOVICE POLICY

Novice debate is open to any debater who has competed in less than 25 competition rounds of any debate format before the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Please DO NOT place students in this division who do not meet this standard merely because you feel they are your most inexperienced debaters. Elimination rounds will be held depending on division size and judge availability.

 

We expect novice teams to abide by the Minnesota Debate Teachers Association case limits but, as always, decisions about procedural issues must be made by the person judging the round. While we support the use of novice case limits, we will honor the decision rendered by the judge.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY POLICY

Open to any debater.

Elimination rounds will be held depending on division size and judge availability. If entries do not warrant a separate division, we will collapse the junior varsity and varsity divisions.

 

VARSITY POLICY

Open to any debater.

Quarter-finals will be offered if entries reach 24 teams; octo-finals will be considered if there are 48 teams. We will attempt to balance your draw by using pre-set rankings in rounds 1-3.

 

DEBATE FORMAT

8-minute constructives

5-minute rebuttals

3-minute cross-examination periods

A 6-minute preparation rule will be in effect.

 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS

We guarantee three, two-person teams in each division--novice, JV, and varsity. You may suggest additional entries but we must qualify our acceptance of all such additional entries. We do face limited resources, so extra entries will be accepted only to the extent that space allows and that judging is available. We will assume that by requesting additional entries you have given permission that entries beyond the limit stated above may be scheduled against each other. We clearly regard such scheduling as undesirable and will certainly work very hard to avoid it. However, we also feel an obligation to provide diversity in competition for students. That is, we do not want someone to debate four of five rounds against one school. Extra entries will not count toward tabulation of sweepstakes awards. You do not need to designate teams for sweepstakes consideration. We will count your best three entries in each division.

 

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

 

 

NOVICE PF

Novice debate is open to any debater who has competed in less than 25 competition rounds of any debate format before the start of the 2012-2013school year. Semi-finals or finals will be offered, size and judging permitted.

 

OPEN PF

Any debater can participate. Semi-finals or finals will be offered, as size and judging allow.

 

 

DEBATE FORMAT

We will follow the MDTA suggestions. Students will alternate pro and con rounds.

 

We will use the November/December 2012 topic.

 

 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS

We guarantee entry of three, two-person teams. You may suggest additional entries but we must qualify our acceptance of all such additional entries. We do face limited resources, so extra entries will be accepted only to the extent that space allows and that judging is available. We will assume that by requesting additional entries you have given permission that entries beyond the limit stated above may be scheduled against each other. We clearly regard such scheduling as undesirable and will certainly work very hard to avoid it. However, we also feel an obligation to provide diversity in competition for students. That is, we do not want someone to debate four of five rounds against one school. Extra entries will not count toward tabulation of sweepstakes awards. You do not need to designate teams for sweepstakes consideration. We will count your best two entries in each division.

 

 

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE

 

NOVICE LD

Novice debate is open to any debater who has competed in less than 25 competition rounds of any debate format before the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Semi-finals or finals will be offered, size and judging permitted.

 

OPEN LD

Any debater can participate. Semi-finals or finals will be offered, size and judging permitted.

 

 

DEBATE FORMAT

We will use the November/December 2012 topic.

 

 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS

As with the policy and public forum divisions, we guarantee three entries per division, please review the entry policy detailed under public forum debate.

 

 

 

JUDGING and ENTRY INFORMATION

 

JUDGING RESPONSIBILITIES

Number of Judges: Each school is to provide one judge for every two debate teams or fractions thereof. For example, if you have 3 teams, you need to provide 2 judges. High school students are not eligible to judge novice at the W.E. Lillo unless approved by the tournament director.

Hiring Judges: We will have a limited number of judges available to hire for $65 per entry or $130 for a full commitment as long as your request is in by the entry deadline. We will do our best to fill hired judge requests made after the entry deadline—but we don’t have magical powers….. Any request for judges after the entry deadline will be assessed at the rate of $85 per single entry or $175 for a full judge commitment. Teams that arrive without a full judging commitment will be charged at $30 per round of judging provided.

Head Coach Rule: In an effort to provide strong panels for the initial elimination rounds, we ask that all head coaches be available to judge the first elimination rounds (if your team is in an elimination round in any division). This rule is not met by having a hired judge available to fulfill your judging obligation.

Judge Registration: We ask that all head coaches, when registering, provide call phone numbers for ALL the judges from your school. Please remember that this includes the head coach. All judges could judge any division. Thus they are required to check all schedules. All judges are expected to standby. Please wait by the ballot table until you are excused by tournament staff.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE

Entries are due Tuesday, October 30th at 4:30 p.m.

  • Please e-mail your entries to speech&debate@cord.edu
  • If you need to talk with someone directly about registration, please call Fred Sternhagen at 218-299-3731 or Jason Regnier at 218-299-3026. If you do not reach Fred or Jason, please call C.S.T.A. Department office manager, Mary Olek at 218-299-3143.
  • We understand that changes happen. However, we must make commitments concerning room reservations, food purchases, and hiring judges. Thus, all fees (entry and judge) will be assessed on Tuesday, October 30th at 4:45 p.m. We ask that if you drop entries after that time you pay the fees for the dropped entries. It will help the tournament run smoothly if you verify your registration on Thursday evening and e-mail us changes. We would appreciate a call on Friday by 10 a.m. indicating that you are on your way to the tournament and providing any updates.

ENTRY FEES

Policy Debate; option A: $25 a team

This fee will be assessed if you have submitted your registration on time (November 1st at 4:30 p.m.), verified your registration on Thursday evening, and called prior to 10 a.m. on Friday morning to let us know that you are on your way to the tournament.

Policy Debate ; option B: $30 a team

This fee will be assessed if you do not follow registration procedures.

Public Forum Debate: $15 a team

Lincoln Douglas Debate: $15 per entry

 

 

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

AWARDS

 

Trophies. Trophies will be awarded to all debaters qualifying for elimination rounds. If there are divisions where elimination rounds are not held, awards will be presented to the top six finishers. Outstanding speakers in policy debate will also be recognized. The top three sweepstakes schools will receive school trophies as well as coaches awards.

 

Scholarships. As in previous years at Lillo, a scholarship will be awarded to a debater in his or her senior year of competition and a separate scholarship will be awarded to a debater in his or her junior year of competition. So that we may calculate the scholarship winners, we ask that when you register you identify which participants are in their junior year and which in their senior year.

 

SWEEPSTAKES

 

Sweepstakes points will be awarded according to this formula:

 

Public Forum Debate

 

participation 2 points

prelim win 2 points

elim qualifier 3 points

win 1st elim 3 points

 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

 

participation 2 points

prelim win 2 points

elim qualifier 3 points

win 1st elim 3 points

 

Policy Debate

 

participation 2 points

prelim win 3 points

elim qalifier 4 points

win 1st elim 4 points

 

WHERE TO EAT

The Concordia Campus offers students an inexpensive breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Maize which is located in the basement of the Knutson Student Center. You are also welcome in Anderson Commons cafeteria which is located at the west end of the Knutson Center. A few blocks north of campus on 8th street you’ll find McDonalds, Taco Bell, Taco Johns and KFC. South of campus you will find a Little Caesars, Qdoba, Quiznos, and Burger King. Sit down dinners are a short drive away - just ask for directions and we’ll gladly make recommendations!

 

PARKING

 

PLEASE park in the lots to the south of 12th Avenue South across the street from the Concordia Field house. While there are other lots on campus please do not park in them before 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The lots south of 12th Avenue are your best bet for finding a parking spot and it is only a block to the Knutson Center. Please do not park in handicapped spaces or fire lanes. Your vehicle could be towed and, frankly, you would deserve it. You can find a map at: http://www.cord.edu/...t/campusmap.php

HOUSING

 

If you would like help making hotel reservations, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to the 69th Annual W. E. Lillo Invitational!

 

 

November 2-3, 2012

SCHEDULE

 

Friday, November 2nd

 

 

 

10:00 am Phone Registration. Call 218-299-3731 to verify your entry.

 

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Registration: Centrum in the Knutson Center

 

3:00 p.m. General announcements: Centrum

 

3:15 p.m. Pairings Released for Round 1, 2 and 3: Centrum

 

4:00 p.m. Dismissal from Centrum

 

4:15 p.m. Round 1 all debate divisions

 

5:45 p.m. Round 2 all debate divisions

 

7:00 p.m. Dinner Break

 

7:30 p.m. Round 3 all debate divisions

 

 

Saturday, November 3rd

 

 

 

6:45 a.m. Pairings released on-line

 

7:30 a.m. Pairings posted on campus in the Centrum

 

8:00 a.m. Round 4 all divisions

 

 

? 10:00 a.m. Pairings for round 5 will be released in the Centrum
as soon as powermatching is finished.
Please do not wander off.

 

? 10:30 a.m. Round 5 all divisions (flip for sides)

 

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

 

12:30 p.m. First elimination round Policy Debate

 

3:00 p.m. Awards: Centrum

 

as soon Remaining elimination rounds

as possible!

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i remember it like it was yesterday... HP locked out finals in the novice division. great tourney tho, thanks for hosting

please just stop. All you do on this site is brag about HP's success.

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please just stop. All you do on this site is brag about HP's success.

what's wrong with scots pride? :/

 

haha i fully recognize that most of the people on this site are better than me, cool ur jets dude

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