West Bloomfield Debate Invitational
You and your team are invited to the West Bloomfield Invitational Debate Tournament on November 17th &18th 2006. This year’s tournament will be an exciting competition that represents the new changes and reflects the changing phases of the West Bloomfield Debate Program. Varsity, JV and Novice policy debates will be held at West Bloomfield High School. We hope to have a very competitive tournament as novice states are right around the corner. Last year’s tournament ended up being a great prep for novice states for a number of teams!
Two-person Varsity (Friday/Saturday) - This division will participate in five rounds of swing debate. Three of the preliminary rounds will be power paired. The number of elimination rounds will depend on the number of entries.
Two-person JV (Friday/Saturday) – The format for this division will be the same as the Varsity.
Two-person Novice (Friday/Saturday) – There will be two preset rounds and three power paired rounds. The number of elimination rounds will depend on the number of entries.
*****Lunch and all elimination rounds will be at West Bloomfield High School*****
You must provide one judge per four debaters in each division (i.e., one judge covers two teams). You may not use one judge in more than one division, other than JV and Varsity, which will be tabbed together (thus, if you need a half-judge in Varsity and a half-judge in JV, you need two half-judges not one judge to cover both positions). JUDGES ARE OBLIGATED ONE ROUND PAST YOUR TEAM’S ELIMINATION!!!! Hired judges are limited (first come, first serve) at a cost of $75 for a half-judge and $150 for a full judge. If you know of people who want to judge, have them let us know.
The entry fee per Varsity/JV and a two-person novice is $45. The entry fee per novice unit is $45. Please make checks payable to the West Bloomfield Debate or Joel Thursam.
Each team advancing beyond preliminary rounds will receive a trophy. There will be ten speaker awards for varsity, ten speaker awards for each novice division, and seven for junior varsity. We ask that you stay for awards if possible, and help celebrate the accomplishments of other teams.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 8pm. Fees are frozen at 8pm of that Wednesday.
I can be reached at the following numbers:
Work (248) 865-6720, extension 6842, ask for Joel Thursam.
fax (248) 865-6756.
*****Please fax the names of your debaters by 4 p.m. Nov. 15th
West Bloomfield High School,
4925 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield, MI 48323.
The preferred method of entry is email Thursam@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us (you will receive a message confirming that your entry was received).
Friday 2:15-3:15 pm Registration in the Auditorium
3:30 pm General meeting
4:00 pm Round I (all divisions)
5:45 pm Round II (all divisions)
7:30 pm Dinner at West Bloomfield High School
8:15 pm Round III (all divisions)
Saturday 7:30 am Schematics Available
7:45 am Round IV (all divisions)
9:30 am Round V (all divisions)
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Elimination Round I
2:15 pm Elimination Round II
4:00 pm Awards in the Auditorium
5:00 pm Elimination round III
Food will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday. The schedule is tight, and the food vendors are far, so pleases do not plan on leaving the building for meals. A selection of snacks will be available, free for coaches and judges, in the lounge during the tournament.
___________________________________________________High School will enter:
__________Varsity Two-Person (Fri. & Sat.) @ $45 per entry ________
__________JV Two-Person (Fri. & Sat.) @ $45 ________
__________Novice Two-Person (Fri. & Sat.) @ $45 ________
__________Full Judges @ $150 each ________
__________1/2 Judges @ $75 each ________
Total Fee, Checks Payable to West Bloomfield Debate or Joel Thursam
Due prior to or at registration.
School Address________________________________ School Phone #______________
Home Phone______________________ Fax Number _______________________
*****Please attach a list of your debate pairing and judges or send one by November 15th, 2006