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SNAFU #1 @ Seton Hall University

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Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensics Union
The Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensic Union (SNAFU) cordially invites you and your students to join/attend our 2022 - 2023 SNAFU Season Tournaments. For the 2022 -23, we are planning an abbreviated IN-PERSON season! SNAFU tournaments are part of swings either with the host school or as an all SNAFU swing; both tournaments will be in-person.  At all tournaments we will offer all 11 AFA events at both halves of the swing, as well as IPDA Debate.  In addition, we will offer a novice breakout round in an event at the tournament director’s discretion. The entry for all tournaments will be due by Wednesday before the tournaments by 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time. What follows is information that should make your trip to the swings easier to plan:
2022 -2023 Season:
November 13 : SNAFU 1 co-hosted by Seton Hall University
January 29: SNAFU 2 co-hosted by University of North Carolina – Charlotte
February 19: Charity Ball SNAFU co-hosted by Cornell University
February 26: SNAFU 3 co-hosted by Dutchess Community College
If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Trent Webb by email at 516.463.5253 or Trent.Webb@hofstra.edu
Read through this email to find out how to accept or reject the invitation, submit your entries online, and learn more about the tournament from the manager.
IMPORTANT! - How to submit entries for your team
All SNAFU tournaments will use Speechwire for registration!
1. In your preferred web browser, go to http://www.SpeechWire.com and click on the 'Your account' tab at the very top of the screen.
2. Log in with your email address and account password. If you have forgotten your password, click the 'Forgot password?' button. If there is a new head coach this year, please email accounts@speechwire.com to get the email address on the head coach account changed.
3. Click the 'Tournament registration' icon and then click on the SNAFU tournament for which you’d like to submit your entries.
If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.
IMPORTANT! – How to use Speechwire for e-ballots
Please make sure each of your judges have an active Speechwire account!
1. Go to live.speechwire.com
2. Log in with your email and password
3. See your e-ballots on that page once they are released
4. Click an e-ballot and click start when the round has begun
Please read the following message from the tournament manager:
Membership fees:  For the 2022-23 season, $150.00 covers entry into all SNAFU tournaments; swing partner fees are separate; any uncovered slot judging fees are in addition to entry fees as outlined later in this invitation. Please direct ALL fee/financial questions to our treasurer at Sam.Hopkins@shu.edu 
Sweepstakes points:  we will follow the awarding of sweepstakes points laid out by the AFA-NST.  6 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 points for 3rd place, 3 points for 4th place, 2 points for 5th place, 1 point for 6th place and any remaining place after that. 
8:00am         Registration
8:30am      Extemp Draw/IPDA Draw
9:00am      IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Informative/Pro) and Debate 1
10:00am        IPDA Draw
10:15am    IB (Impromptu/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry) and Debate 2
12:00pm    Extemp Draw/IPDA Draw
12:30pm    IIA and Debate 3
1:30pm          IPDA Draw
1:45pm      IIB and Debate 4
3:15pm      Extemp Draw/IPDA Draw
3:30pm      Finals A (IPDA Semifinals at 3:45pm)
4:30pm          IPDA Draw
4:45pm      Finals B (IPDA Finals at 5:00pm)
6:30pm      Awards
PLEASE NOTE that swing partners MAY have different rules from the SNAFU half of the swing.  Please see the separate invitation from the host school for details on their tournament.  For SNAFU tournaments:
1. Teams are limited to 6 entries per event.
2. Students may enter a maximum of 3 events per bracket; 2 duos count as 2 events. DEBATERS MAY ENTER ONE INDIVIDUAL EVENT IN EACH BRACKET AND MAY NOT ENTER EXTEMP.
3. The deadline for entry is the Wednesday before the tournament at 3pm eastern time.
4. Entry fees are $8 per event slot for nonmember schools.
5. Please provide a qualified judge for every eight IE slots and every 2 IPDA slots.
6. Hired judges are available at $10 per uncovered slot.
7. Drop fees are original entry fee plus $10 penalty after entry deadline plus $20 if on Saturday or Sunday.
8. Dropped judges after the entry deadline will each be assessed a $100 fee in addition to standard judge fees.
9. To register for the SNAFU portion, please go to www.speechwire.com and request a password to submit your entry. You should receive by email your password information and can then enter your students and judges at the Speechwire website. You will receive a confirmation email detailing your entry in the evening after the entry deadline. Please be sure to check the entry you submitted and immediately correct any errors directly at the Speechwire website.
Novice/Varsity IPDA: Novices are defined as students in the first two semesters of debate in any format, including high school.
1. The SNAFU tournament will offer 2 rounds of preliminary competition and a final round.
2. Any event with more than 50 entries competing in both preliminary rounds will feature a semifinal round.
3. We will offer an award for the top six entries in each individual event (two awards for duos).
4. The top three individual sweeps winners will each receive an award (students must be entered in four events to be eligible).
5. The top three schools will each receive an award.
6. We will use AFA-style rules and tabulation.
7. For IPDA, we will offer 4 preliminary rounds with the appropriate number of outrounds.
We hope you will join us for what will surely be a fun and competitive event! See you in October and beyond!
The SNAFU Board
Trent Webb, Hofstra University (President/Tournament Director)
Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins, Seton Hall University (Treasurer)
Margeaux Lippman, Dutchess Community College
Randy Perez, University of Alabama/Queens College
Tyler Watkins, George Mason University

Manager contact information

Trent Webb
Email address: Trent.Webb@hofstra.edu
Phone number: 5164635253

Mailing address

To mail entry fees
Contact: Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins
South Orange, NJ

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