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UW-Whitewater Edna Sorber Tournament

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Greetings!

 

The Forensics Team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is excited to announce the 2021 Edna Sorber Tournament. The tournament will be hosted virtually Saturday December 4, 2021 via zoom (synchronous). All the details can be found below. 

 

SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 4th, 2021. Edna Sorber Tournament hosted by UW-Whitewater. All times are central. 
8:00 Registration
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00 Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)
10:15 Extemp Draw 
10:30 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)
Lunch
12:30 Round 1B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
2:45 Extemp Draw 
ASAP Finals A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)
ASAP Finals B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
ASAP Awards​
 
VIRTUAL DETAILS
  • Synchronous tournament, hosted via Zoom
  • Times will be Central time zone
  • Duos may perform in the same room
 
REGISTRATION
Students may enter up to three events per flight. Students with multiple events in a flight will be responsible for making it to their rounds on time. Students may enter two duos (with different partners) but this will count as two events in a pattern. There are no limits on the number of entries a team can enter in any event, but teams entering large numbers in certain events may anticipate competing against teammates in preliminary rounds. 
 
NOVICES
Please denote your novices when registering. We will recognize the top novice in each category at awards. Novices are defined as anyone in their first year (2 semesters) of collegiate competition.
 
FEES/JUDGES
$8/entry. One quality judge covers six slots. There is a $10.00 fee for every uncovered entry. Fees are assessed on Thursday, December 2nd, at noon. 
Additional drop fees include $10/entry drop at registration and $50/dropped judge at registration.
 
PAYMENT
We will again be accepting Square payments this year. Please make checks payable to UW-W Forensics.
 
EXTEMP
As has become a tradition at Sorber, we will experiment with unconventional topic areas. 
 
Round 1: Tech and Tech Policy
Round 2: Space
Final: Sports policy issues, governance, and business
 
IMPROMPTU
The following prompts will be used for Impromptu. 
Round 1: Proverb, Round 2: Single word, Final: song lyric
 
HONORS
Each day, awards will be given to all event finalists, the top five individuals overall, and the top five schools accumulating the greatest number of combined points from all of their final rounds combined. Points will be earned as followed:
 
Final Round: 1st (12 pts), 2nd (10 pts), 3rd (8 pts.), 4th (6 pts), 5th (4 pts), 6th (2 pts), remaining finalists 1 pt. each.
Semifinal Round, if needed: 1 pt. for each non-advancing semifinalist. Semifinals will be held in events with greater than 50 entries (this amount may vary based on tournament director’s discretion).
Novices: Please denote your novices when registering. We will recognize the top novice in each event at awards. Novices are defined as anyone in their first year of collegiate competition.
 
INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES
Each day, all students are entered into individual sweepstakes regardless of the number of events entered or the categories entered. The top five individual speakers (based on total points earned in final rounds combined) will be honored at the awards ceremony. Tiebreakers: 1) Highest total points, 2) Highest number of 1st-place awards in finals, 2nd-place, etc., 3) Highest total of events advancing to finals.
 
TEAM SWEEPSTAKES TIE-BREAKERS
If teams are tied after calculating total team points, team tie-breakers will run as follows: 1) Highest total points, 2) Number of firsts in finals, 3) Number of finals

Manager contact information

Brian Schanen
Email address: SchanenBH13@uww.edu
Phone number: 262-689-2335

Mailing address

UW-Whitewater, c/o Brian Schanen
Heide Hall 424, 180 N Prairie St, Whitewater, WI 53190
Whitewater, WI 53190

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