BEAR CLAW FORENSICS & DEBATEHIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

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BEAR CLAW
FORENSICS & DEBATE
HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035

On behalf of the University of Central Arkansas Forensics Team and Department of
Communication, w
e are excited to
welcome you to the
2nd

Annual

Bear Claw
Forensics and
Debate

High School Tournament
. We invite you and your students to our campus on February
8
-
9, 2013, for a weekend of fun and an opportunity to qualify for the ACTAA Tournament of
Champions in April. We will be offering all

ACTAA individual and group events, novice and
champ policy debate, and IPDA debate.

We will have awards for all individual and group event
finalists, as well as quarterfinalists and top speakers in debate.

There will be a coaches/judges lounge with food a
nd beverages provided.

The UCA Student
Center will

be open on Friday and Saturday

for
competitors
.
Options at the Student Center
include

Chick
-
F
il
-
A, Quiznos, Moo
-
yah Burgers, Sushi Bar, and other a la cart
e

items. The UCA
Forensics Team will also hold a small bake sale.

You will find all of the pertinent information included with this invitation.

If you have any
questions, please send an email to Anthony McMullen (
amc
mullen@uca.edu
).
Hope you all
can join us. You can’t BEAR to miss this one!


Sincerely
,

Anthony McMullen, Director of Forensics

Larry Dilday, Director of Individual Events & Assistant Director of Forensics

Stephanie Gray, Co
-
Tournament Director

(Policy and

IPDA Debate)

Sara Sharos, Co
-
Tournament Director (
Individual and Group Events
)



Tournament Headquarters

The tournament will be headquartered at McCastlain Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.
McCastlain is located just north of the College
of Business, which is located just north of the AETN
headquarters on Donaghey. There should be plenty of parking near the building, but do not park anywhere
that is marked “
Enforced

24/7.”

Please encourage your competitors and judges to bring a comfortable

pair of shoes. While we will try to keep
the walking to a minimum, competitors and judges should expect to walk a little to get to competition rooms.
We will make whatever accommodations necessary (such as moving competitions to a closer room or travel
vi
a golf cart) for those that need them.

The University of Central Arkansas is a
n
o
n
-
s
moking
c
ampus. The prohibition against smoking extends to all
UCA property, including parking lots.

Hotel Information

Conway has a number of area hotels, but the following are right off Interstate 40 and less than ten minutes
from the UCA campus. We have secured special rates at 3 different price points.
R
eference “UCA
Forensics

when you call to make reservations. The fo
llowing hotels are all in the same vicinity and near a number of

restaurants and shopping areas.

Hilton Garden Inn
: 805 Amity Road, Conway. (501) 329
-
1444. Rate: $77 + tax

(please make
reservations by January 25 for this price).

To book, call the number ab
ove or follow this link:
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/L/LITCWGI
-
BCD
-
20130208/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hampton Inn:

810 Museum Road, Conway. (501) 329
-
8999. Rate: $77 + tax

Best Western:

816 E. Oak Street, Conway. (501) 329
-
9855. Rate: $55 + tax

Registration

S
end the entry form to Anthony McMullen (
amcmullen@uca.edu
) as an atta
chment before February 1, 2012.
As a backup, please send a copy to Sara Sharos (
sarasharos@gmail.com
).
All entries should include first and
last names (no open entries, please). All
entries must be verified upon registration.

Entry:
We will allow
one
sweeps and
one
non
-
sweeps
slate
. Please submit a separate entry if you are
submitting a sweeps and a non
-
sweeps slate
. Each school may enter four entries per slate, along with
one Reader’s

Theater entry and one Words and Music entry.

Judging Requirements:

Two qualified judges per slate of individual events; one policy debate judge for
every two policy debate teams; and one IPDA debate judge for every two IPDA debaters. Extra judges
apprecia
ted. Per ACTAA TOC guidelines, schools that bring an insufficient number of judges will have a
relative portion of their slate disqualified to meet the judging requirements.

Drops and
Fees:

Entry fees are listed on the entry form. We will allow changes wit
hout penalty until
Tuesday, February 5. We will allow additions and drops until Thursday, February 7 with a $10 drop fee.
After that point, fees will be calculated and locked in. Competitors may be dropped, but the fees will
still be charged.

Accessibility
:

When sending your entry, please let us know if any of your competitors or judges have
any accessibility needs.

We will try our best to accommodate.

Tentative Schedule

Please check posters for updates.
Saturday morning preliminary rounds of policy and
IPDA debate will
depend upon having a sufficient number of entries, judges, and rooms.

Group/Individual Events:

Policy Debate:

IPDA Debate:

(indicates draw times)

Friday, February 8 (Early Registration at 3:30 in McCastlain Hall)

4:00

Reader’s Theater

4:00

RounT 1

4:00

RounT 1

5:45

WorTs anT Music

6:00

RounT 2

5:20

RounT 2

7:30

RT Finals

8:00

RounT 3

6:40

RounT 3

8:30

WM Finals



8:00

RounT 4







Saturday, Feburary 9 (Late Registration at 7:30 in McCastlain Hall)

8:00

Extemp Draw

8:30

Round 4 *

8:30

Round 5

*

8:30

Pattern A Prelims





9:45

Improv Draw



9:50

Round 6 *

10:15

Pattern B Prelims








11:30

Semi Extemp Draw

11:30

Quarterfinals

11:30

Quarterfinals

12:00

Pattern A Semis





1:
00

Semi Improv Draw

1:30

Semifinals

1:30

Semifinals

1:
30

Pattern B Semis











2:45

Finals Extemp Draw

3:30

Finals

3:30

Finals

3:
15

Pattern A Finals





4:
00

Finals Improv Draw





4:
30

Pattern B Finals











Awards
Assembly

ASAP (Location TBD)


Pattern A

Events: Solo Acting, Poetry, HI/DI, Storytelling, Extemporaneous Speaking

Pattern B Events: Improvised Duet, Original Oratory, Duet Acting, Prose, Mime



BEAR CLAW FORENSICS & DEBATE HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

Send the entry form to Anthony McMullen (
amcmullen@uca.edu
) as an attachment before February 1, 2012.
As a backup, please send a copy to Sara Sharos (
sarasharos@gmail.com
). All entries should include first and
last

names (no open entries, please). All entries must be verified upon registration.



School

Name

AAA Designation




Address

School Phone

Cell Phone



Coach’s Name

Coach’s Email


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Solo Acting

Improvised Duet

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.



Poetry

Oratory

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.



HI/DI

Duet Acting

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.



Storytelling

Prose

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.



Extemporaneous Speaking

Mime

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.



Readers Theater

IPDA Debate (one division only)

1.

1.


2.

Words and Music

3.

1.

4.



Novice Policy Debate

Champ Policy Debate

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.

Judges: Remember that you must
provide two judges per slate, one judge per two policy debate teams, and
one judge per two IPDA debaters. Entries with insufficient judges will have a portion of their slate disqualified.


(
Check

all that apply
; if qualified more than one event, indicate
preferences)

Judges

Group/IEs

Champ CX

Novice CX

IPDA

Friday

Saturday

1.







2.







3.







4.







5.







6.







7.







8.








Fees:

Event

Entry Fee

# Entries

Total

Individual Events

$10.00

_____

$________

Readers Theater

$20.00

_____

$________

Words and Music

$20.00

_____

$________

Policy Debate

$20.00

_____

$________

IPDA Debate

$10.00

_____

$________






Total Entry Fees:

$________