October 18-20, 2013 Diablo Valley College Kevin Twohy Memorial Collegiate Speech and Debate Tournament

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October 18
-
20, 2013

Diablo Valley College

Kevin T
wo
hy Memorial

Collegiate Speech and Debate
Tournament


Dear Forensics Colleagues:


On behalf of the Department of
Performing Arts

at Diablo Valley College, we would
like to invit
e you to participate in
our 2013

tournament. Competition

will be held
from
October 1
8
th



20
th

on our campus. Diablo Valley College is located in Pleasant
Hill, adjacent to Concord and Walnut Creek. It is immediately off Interstate 680. It is
most easily served by the Oakland Int
ernational Airport, although other Bay Area
airports would work for you.


Notable reasons to attend:



1
) We will use the same schedule as last year. We were able to run an
on
-
time, full
service

tournament that was reasonable for our students. Parliamentary Debate
will be done over 2 days. This will save you money and time that you would have
spent to be here all three days. On Saturday, the IE swing part one will conflict with
parli, so students

will not be able to do both. Sunday, all parli debaters can still do a
complete IE tournam
ent as part 2 of the swing. If you are only doing IE’s and need
to save cash, you could attend one day and not have any hotel expenses.

If you are
only doing parli
, you will only need one night of hotel.

L
-
D will be on Sunday, so
parli students can do both.


2
) Individual Events will be a
2 day swing
. Saturday will be a complete tournament
and Sunday will be a complete tournament. This means a number of good things
:
more chances for legs, more prelim rounds for IE only students since they will get 4
prelims with this format, more trophies and it should facilitate a relaxed schedule
for everyone. This also allows students who can only attend one day of a
tournament t
o do all their
individual
events on that day (instead of just one pattern).
It does mean that parli students will not be able to do IE’s on Saturday.

LD is going
to conflict with IE’s on Sunday.



3
) We will be full
-
service. Your policy team, parliamenta
ry team
, LD team

and
individual events team will all be able to compete.
The
experienced
tab room will
remain t
he same: Dr. Kristina Whalen,
Nathan Feingersh Steele
, Theresa Perry,

Alexis Litzky

and Dr. Becky Opsata

will all be returning to the tab room.


4
) We will
continue to
be

as

cheap

as possible
. This is going to be a no
-
frills event,
so that costs can be kept low. We will have the cafeteria open on Saturday so you
and your students can buy food, but we will not be providing any. Sunday, we
recommend
bringing lunches
, walking across the street

or having pizza delivered to
campus for your teams. Entry fees are being kept as low as possible to cover the cost
of decent trophies, the custodial services and the police services the campus
requires. We are no
t trying to take money from your program to support ours.



We will offer two preliminary rounds in all 11 AFA individual events (both novice
and open when possible) on both Saturday and Sunday (for a total of 4 prelims), two
divisions of NPDA Parliame
nt
ary Debate
, one division of NFA LD

and three divisions
of policy debate. We will have six
policy and parli
debate prelims and the
appropriate number of out
-
rounds.

We will have 4 LD prelims and the appropriate
number of out
-
rounds.

We are committed to and will uphold the ethical standards
outlined in

the AFA Code of Ethics.


Please contact me

with any questions you may have about our tournament. October
is a great time to visit the Bay Area and we are confident we will host excelle
nt
competition. We will do our best to make the event fun and healthy for competitors
and coaches.


Sincerely,

Tony Bernacchi and John Hanecak

tbernacchi@dvc.edu

and jhanecak@dvc.edu






Hotel Information


The hotel will be the
Concord Hilton
. For those of you who have attended our
tournament for several years,
this is the hotel we used to use

that is on the other
side of I
-
680.

T
hey offer
free

internet
, they have a pool, they have a nice restaurant
and t
wo bars
.
The hotel is
located at
1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord
. It is about
a 5 minute drive to campus. The hotel is across the street from
a
shopping area,
which has many options for food for your students

(Panera, Fud
d
ruckers, Claim
Jumper and other
s).

T
hey are offering $10 breakfast buffet tickets

that y
ou can
purchase at the front desk when you check
-
in. Parking will be $5.00 per vehicle per
night.


The rates will be $
8
9
.00 per night for all rooms with 1
-
4 people per room
. Please
tell them you
are with the DVC speech and debate tournament when making your
reservation to get that rate. T
he reservation phone number is
Phone:

925
-
349
-
2638.
A

handful of rooms for Thursday night
are available
at that same rate.

To
reserve rooms online
foll
ow the
links

below.


http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CONCHHF
-
DVC
-
20131017/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG



The deadline for reservations in

the block is
October 3
. Please book ASAP.


Directions

To CAMPUS from I
-
680


Driving I
-
680 Northbound:

Exit Concord
-
Burnett Ave. Left on Diamond Blvd. Left on Concord Ave. Left on
Contra Costa Blvd.

Right on Golf Club Road. DVC is on the left. Park in
Lot 8.


Driving I
-
680 Southbound:

Exit Concord Ave. Left at light, south on Contra Costa Blvd. Turn right on Golf Club
Road. DVC is on the left. Park in Lot 8.



From the Hotel to Campus
:

Turn left

out of the hotel onto
Diamond Boulevard. Turn right at the first light on
Willow Pass Road. After the mall, turn right on
Contra Costa Boulevard
. Drive to the
end of the mall and
turn left on Golf Club Road.
DVC is on the left. Park in Lot 8.


From Campus to Hotel:

Turn ri
ght out of campus on Golf Club Road. Turn right on Contra Costa Boulevard.
Turn left at the end of the mall on Sun Valley Road (turns into Willow Pass Road).
Just under the interstate, turn left on Diamond Boulevard.
The hotel is on your
right.


Parkin
g on Campus


Park in Lot 8, near the Performing Arts Center. Permits are for sale at machines in
the lot. You will not need a permit on Saturday or Sunday.

Friday, you will need one.


Events

Team Policy Debate:


We will have six preliminary
rounds on th
e 201
2
-
2013

CEDA resolution with
appropriate numbers of elimination rounds per division. There will be three
divisions (Novice/Junior/Open). We will follow CEDA rules for eligibility. If
collapsing of divisions is warranted, it will be our priority to main
tain a pure novice
division first. Time limits will be 9
-
3
-
6 with 10 minutes of prep. Rounds 1 and 2 will
be preset,
round
3
will be high
-
high. Round
4 will be lagged off 1 and 2

and is high
-
low
, and 5 and 6 will be powered separately
, both high
-
low
. Team
s will advance to
elimination rounds based on the following criteria: win/loss, total speaker points,
adjusted speaker points, double
-
adjusted speaker points, and ranks. Brackets will
not be broken. Policy debaters will not be able to participate in indivi
dual events.
DVC students may compete and will be eligible for elimination debates and awards.
One critic covers two debate teams. A policy critic cannot judge IE’s or Parli, since
they will be run concurrently. Hybrid teams will be allowed to clear to eli
mination
rounds but three person teams will not.

Maverick debating is not allowed.


Speaker
points will be given on a 30 points scale using tenth points and no ties will be
allowed.


Policy Schedule:


Friday, October 1
8
th


12:00

2:00 Registration, Cafeteria

2:30 Release pairings at Cafeteria

3:00 Round 1

5:0
0 Round 2


Saturday, October
19
th


8:00 Release
pairings at Cafeteria.

8:30


2
:00 Food for sale in cafeteria

9:00 Round 3


11:00 Round 4

3:00 Round 5

5:30

Round

6


Sunday, October 2
0
th


8:00 First elim pairing released at school

9:00 First elimination round

Immediately following 1st elim: Policy awards ceremony

Other rounds to follow as appropriate


Team Parliamentary Debate


NPDA:


We will offer two divisi
ons (novice/open), following NPDA eligibility rules. There
will be six preliminary rounds, followed by the appropriate number of elimination
rounds. Teams will use the 7
-
8
-
8
-
8
-
4
-
5 format, with 20 minutes of prep and walking
time, beginning at the end of th
e topic announcement.

Campus construction will
make the walking more difficult than in previous years. 20 minutes includes the
walk, there will not be other accommodations for it.
The first three rounds will be
preset and then round 4 will be

high
-
low

p
owered off 1 and 2.
Rounds 5 and 6 will
be
powered

separately and high
-
low
. Teams will advance to elimination rounds
based on the following criteria: win/loss, total speaker points, adjusted speaker
points, double
-
adjusted speaker points,
and ranks.
Brackets will
be broken
, which is
a change from previous years at DVC
.

Parli debaters will not be able to compete in
the first day of the IE swing on Saturday. One critic covers two debate teams. All
resolutions will be announced to the group outside of
the cafeteria in the
area
behind the cafeteria
, assuming no rain.

(The usual central quad is under
construction.)

If it rains, announcement will be in the cafeteria. You are allowed to
consult materials and coaches during the 20
-
minute preparation period
. Judges are
allowed, but not required, to disclose their decisions but are limited to no more than
5
-
minute discussions with debaters after each round. Hybrid teams will be allowed
to clear but three person teams will not.
Maverick debating will not be al
lowed.
A
“warm room” listing of team records will be posted following round 2. DVC students
may compete and will be eligible for elimination debates and awards.


Parliamentary Schedule


Friday, October
1
8
th


12:00


1:15 Registration, Cafeteria

1:30 Rel
ease parli pairings at Cafeteria

1:40 T
opic One Announcement in
quad

behind the cafeteria


2:00 Parli Round 1

3:00 T
opic Two Announcement in

quad

3:20 Parli Round 2

4:30 Topic Three Announcement in quad

4:50 Parli Round 3

6:00 Topic Four Announcement

in quad

6:20 Parl
i
Round 4


Saturday, October
19
th




8:30


2
:00 Food for sale in cafeteria

8:45 Parli pairings released in Cafeteria

9:00 Topic Five Announcement in quad

9:20 Parli Round 5

11:00 Topic Six Announcement in quad

11:20 Parli Round 6

1:15 Parli Elimination Round #1 Posted

1:20 Topic Elim Round #1 Announced in quad

1:40 Elim #1 Parli

3:30 Topic Elim #2 Announced in quad

3:50 Elim #2 Parli

5:30 Topic Elim #3 Annoucned in central quad

5:50 Elim #3

7:00 Parli awards ceremony with a
wards for Swing #1 in cafeteria

Additional elims as needed


Individual Events:


IE’s will be run as a two day swing. On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be two
preliminary rounds followed by the appropriate number of elimination rounds
based on entri
es. We will offer two divisions (novice/open) in each event, but
reserve the right to collapse divisions if nec
essary.
For novice division, contestants
must be in their first year of competition
in event area
in either high school or
college. Students may
be novice for new event areas, even if they are open in others
(example: a student did interp in high school but no limited prep. They can go
novice in the limited prep, but the must go open in the interp). We will have all 11
AFA events and AFA rules will

govern each event. Pattern groups will be as follows:


A: Extemp, ADS, Prose, Poetry, Informative

B: Impromptu, Persuasion, CA, Drama, POI, and Duo


The Extemp prep room normally has wireless internet access, although the
tournament does not guarantee th
at it will be working. Extemp preppers will be
allowed to use the internet during prep, if it works.


Competitors may enter
as many events as they want
in each pattern, but be warned:
the tournament will make NO special accommodati
ons for

students who
are

in
multiple events and
are late to a round. If you miss the j
udge because you are
multiple

entered you will NOT be able to make it up. Students may compete in two
duos with two different partners. Competitors may not use selections used in
compet
ition pri
or to September 1, 2013

(the only exception is rookies who
competed at the NCFA Spring Fling last spring
.
)

DVC students may compete and will
be allowed to advance to elimination rounds. One critic covers
six

IE slots per

pattern per

day. An IE judge on Sat
urday c
an
not cover parli

or policy debate, since
they will run concurrently.

On Sunday, an IE judge cannot cover LD.


IE Schedule


Saturday, October
19
th



Swing Part 1

8:30


2
:00 Food for sale in cafeteria

8:45 Pairings released in cafeteria

9:00 Ext
emp Draw

9:15 A1 (
Ext, ADS, Prose, Poe, Info
)

10:30 Extemp Draw

10:45 A2

12:15 B1 (
Duo, POI, Drama, CA, Imp, Persuasion
)

1:30 B2

3:15 Extemp Draw

3:30 Semi
-
finals all events. Any event going straight to finals will have finals at this
time if possible.

4:45 Extemp Draw for finals if needed

5:00 IE Elim #2

7:00 Awards
in cafeteria


Sunday, October 2
0
th




Swing Part 2

7:30 IE Pairings released a
t cafeteria

7:45 Extemp Draw

8:00 A1 (
Extemp, ADS, Prose, Poetry, Info
)
and LD 1

9:15 Extemp Draw

9:30 A2
and LD 2

11:00 B1 (
Duo, POI, Drama, CA, Imp, Persuasion
)

and LD 3


12:30 B2
and LD 4

2:00 Semi
-
finals
-

all events. Any event going straight to fin
als will have finals at this
time if possible.

(
In some years we
were able to move all final rounds to this slot, so
awards were at about 4pm. It required
literally every judge

to be here and judging
at this time and several people came out of the tab ro
om to judge as well. If possible,
we will move things up. Pay attention to signs we post informing you of changes
and please plan on being here for this time slot.)

3:30

Finals

5
:00 Awards in cafeteria


NFA Lincoln
-
Douglas Debate

4 prelims and the appro
priate number of elim debates will be held
in one division
on Sunday. Students doing LD will NOT be able to do IE’s for this part of the swing.
We plan

to single
-
flight the rounds, so one judge will cover 2 competitors
.
If the
entry is too small to hold

4 debates against 4 opponents from another school for all
competitors, we will cancel the event. Additionally, if there are not enough judges
entered to make the tournament function, we will try to borrow judges from the IE
pool and will move LD judges
over to IE’s.

Brackets will not be broken in
elimination debates.
We will use the 201
3
-
1
4 NFA LD topic
. Time limits will be
1AC
6, cx 3, 1NC 7, cx 3, 1AR 6, 1NR 6, 2AR 3. 4minutes prep time per person.
When you
are ent
ering LD, it is in tabroom.com

under the DVC #2 swing since it will be on
Sunday.
LD judges must be entered in only one pool and can’t cover both LD and
IE’s for fees.

If LD does not have at least 10 teams from a minimum of three schools
entered it may be canceled.

We will try to ha
ve 2 divisions of LD, last year we had a
novice semi
-
finals breakout. If 2 divisions are not possible, they will be collapsed.

Sunday, October 2
0
th


LD Schedule

7:30

Pairings released, cafeteria

8:00

Round 1

9:30

Round 2

11:00

Round 3

12:30

Round 4

2:1
5

Elim #1, others to follow as quickly as possible

5
:00

Awards in cafeteria with IE’s (earlier if possible)


Sweepstakes Awards


Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to (1) the top three debate schools; (2) the
top three IE schools; (3) the top three commu
nity college

overall
s and (4) to the top
three

universities

overall. Sweepstakes will include both IE parts of the swing and
will be awarded at the IE awards on Sunday.

The following formula will be used for sweepstakes calculation:

IE: (top 3 competito
rs per school per event)

1st = 5 pts 2nd = 4 pts 3rd = 3 pts finalist = 2 pts semi’s = 1 pt

Debate: (top 3 teams in each division per school)

3 points for each prelim win plus 2 points for each team that clears.


Fees

Each debate team entry is $6
0.00
,
each LD entry is $40.00

and each individual
events slot is $10.00.


This is no change from last year.


Due to the cost of hired judges

and our belief that hired judges need to be paid we
ll
since they are the backbone

of our tournaments
, we
have the follow
ing fees for
unc
overed teams. We would much rather have you bring
your own
judges!
Each
uncover
ed parli debate team will be $1
25
.00 and

policy debate team will be
$1
50
.00.
Each uncovered LD person will be $75.00.
Ea
ch uncovered IE slot will be
$15
.00. E
ach policy and parli judge will cover 2 teams. Each LD judge will cover 2
LD’ers.
Each IE critic will cover six

slots per day

per pattern
.

If you know anyone
who would like to be hired, have them contact us.


Please make checks out to “
Becky Opsata
, c/
o DVC Forensics.”

Fees will be set
at
8:00am
on
Thursday
, October
1
7
th

and
schools should expect to pay the set fee
amount at registration regardless of subsequent drops. The online entry system w
ill
be turned off at that time.


Entry Procedure:

Entries

will only be
accepted on
-
line at
www.tabroom.com


If you need help with system, feel free to contact us.
The system will accept entries
and changes until
8:00am

on
Thursday
, October
17
th
.


If you have drops or adds, you
can go to the webpage and make the
m yourself until that time. If you have drops
after that date, please email them to bopsata@dvc.edu. Please note that drops after
fees assessment will be charged.


We look forward to hosting you in October
. Please feel free to contact us

with
questions!


Tony Bernacchi

tbernacchi@dvc.edu

John Hanecak jhanecak@dvc.edu