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2021 Big Remote Tournament of Love 
The Cornell Speech and Debate Society welcomes you back to the "Big Remote Tournament of Love." After hosting our first online tournament almost a year ago, it's time to celebrate our almost one year of online competition. While we have done an excellent job transitioning competition online, this tournament will focus on prioritizing community! During the day we will have competition hosted on Yaatly and in the evening host social activities AND finals on zoom. We encourage students to come for quals or fun! Since this is one of the last tournaments of the semester, we welcome individuals to come showcase events. This will be a great time to try out new blockings and cuttings or just come for your quals! The Cornell Speech Team is joyfully preparing to bring you a fun and uplifting experience. Won't you come can be our virtual neighbors? :) 
This tournament is a part of a swing co-hosted with SNAFU. If you have questions about tournament logistics shoot me a text or email at 6308656108 or bj272@cornell.edu. Please see below for tournament specifics.
Brandon Johnson
Assistant Director of Speech and Debate Programs
Speech Team Director
1.  Each school may enter an unlimited number of students per event.
2.  Each student may enter up to 3 events per pattern. However, STUDENTS ENTERED IN DEBATE MAY ONLY BE CROSS ENTERED IN ONE IE EVENT (NOT EXTEMP).
3.  Patterns will be as follows:
            PATTERN A: Extemp, Drama, ADS, CA, Prose, POI
            PATTERN B: Impromptu, Persuasive, Duo, Poetry, Informative
*4 Rounds of IPDA 
4.  Registration will be via Speechwire. All schools must submit their entry by Wed, February 24th @ 5pm EST.
Instruction for Payment:
Please do not send checks directly to ILR Speech & Debate Program.  You will receive an invoice via email from noreply@ssalesforce.com on behalf of ILR Customer Services (ilrcustomerservice@ilr.mail.cornell.edu) with your invoice to pay. 
**Once you complete the above**
Please mail all check payments to ILR Accounts Receivable, PO Box 6838, Ithaca, NY 14851-6838.
Payment should be made payable to "Cornell ILR-AR" and should reference the Invoice number listed in the attachment. Cornell-ILR accepts payment by check, money order or credit card. To obtain wire transfer payment instructions or make inquiries, please call the Customer Service Department at 1-866-470-1922.
1.  The following slot fees shall be assessed:
            School fee               $25 per school
            I.E. slot                     $5 each
            IPDA                       $20 per debater
2.  Fees for uncovered slots/debaters will be assessed as follows:
            Uncovered IE slot = $10 per slot
            Uncovered Debate = $ 30 per debater or team
3. Fees will initially be calculated on Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 5pm EST. Add/drop fees will be assessed as follows:
            Add/drops on Thursday, Feb. 25th: $10 per change plus entry fee
            Drops on Friday, Feb. 25th incur a $30 per drop plus entry fee
            NO ADDS ALLOWED ON Satursay, Feb 27st !!!
            Drops on Saturday, Feb. 27nd: $100 per drop plus original entry fee
3.  Each judge can cover 8 slots and 2 debaters/teams. Please make every attempt to cover your entry. As the saying goes, we’d MUCH rather have your judges than your money.  Schools are responsible for entering their judges as the right judge type when it comes to calculating fees.
4.  Judges who fail to pick up ballots will render their students ineligible for elimination rounds.
5.  Judges will be used in both debate and individual events unless otherwise noted.  Judges are obligated to judge one round past their student’s elimination.
Competition Rules
1.  AFA-NIET rules and descriptions will govern all AFA-NIET events. Phi Rho Pi rules will govern IPDA. Please make note of these rules, as they may differ from tournaments in your region.  There will be no C/X in the final round of Extemp.
2.  As per new AFA-NIET language, the use of the Internet and/or electronic files are permitted in Extemp. 
3.  We will offer one division of Individual IPDA debate. Please make note of the following rules:
            a. Debaters will be presented with five resolutions. Both debaters will alternatively strike two resolutions each, starting with the negative. The 30-minute preparation period begins at the first negative strike.  We will follow the time constraints set forth by the IPDA: 5-2-6-2-3-5-3.
            b. During prep time, students are allowed to access any prepared material and/or electronic materials.  This includes access to the Internet. In addition, students are allowed to prep with other students, but NOT COACHES.
            c. All preliminary rounds will be randomly preset.  Brackets will NOT be broken in elimination rounds.
            d.  Topic draw will take place in IPDA prep. Further info can be found at www.ipdadebate.info or just call me!
5.  NO disclosure in debate rounds.  Please turn in ballots before offering any oral critiques.
1.  Award "swag bags" will be sent to each finalist in individual events and teams.
2.  In debate, there will be two elimination rounds. Debaters will also receive swag bags...Don't worry they are cute!
3.  In individual events, sweepstakes points are awarded as follows:
            12 points – 1st place in finals
            10 points – 2nd place in finals
            8 points – 3rd place in finals
            6 points – 4th place in finals
            4 points – 5th place in finals
            2 points – 6th/7th place in finals
4.  In debate, sweepstakes points are awarded as follows:
            5 points for each prelim win
            2 points for reaching Semi's
            2 points for reaching Final
5.  In addition, the top speakers and schools will be recognized.  Students must be entered in four events to be eligible for individual sweeps. There will be sweepstakes for IE, Debate and Limited Team Entries.
Tournament Schedule 
8:00am    Registration 
8:30am    Extemp/IPDA Draw
9:00am    Round 1A
10:15am  Round 1B
Noon    Extemp/IPDA Draw
12:30pm  Round 2A
1:45pm    Round 2B
3:00pm   Extemp/IPDA Draw
3:30pm    Finals A
4:30pm  IPDA Draw
4:45pm    Finals B
6:30pm    Awards (ZOOM)
 Further tournament logistics will be sent along with confirmation of your entry.


Manager contact information

Brandon Jo'el
Email address: bj272@cornell.edu
Phone number: 6308656108

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Suite 615B
Ithaca, NY 14853

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