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UW-Whitewater Edna Sorber Tournament

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Forensics team is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Edna Sorber Invitational Tournament on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. Our tournament is the second half of the Great Wisconsin Swing, to be preceded by Saturday’s Badger Memorial Invitational at nearby UW-Madison. This longtime tournament honors the past efforts of Dr. Edna Sorber, the former forensics director at Whitewater who brought the 1967 Pi Kappa Delta National Convention to the Whitewater campus.

Enclosed in this invitation are additional details including registration deadlines, tournament schedule, etc. We understand your team budget is not unlimited therefore we appreciate your consideration for attending this event.We look forward to seeing you in November on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!


Jim Disrude, Director of Forensics, DisrudeJL10@uww.edu

Colton Larsen, Team President


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Please register online using the registration link above. 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. UW-Whitewater will not enter its own students into the Edna Sorber Tournament.
Great Wisconsin Swing
The Saturday portion of the swing will be hosted by our good friends at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information, contact benjaminjedd@gmail.com. Registration and information for the UW-Madison portion is also available on Speechwire at: http://www.speechwire.com/p-calendar.php
$8/entry. One quality judge covers six slots. There is a $10.00 fee for every uncovered entry. Fees are assessed on Wednesday, November 12th, at 5pm. Drops after that point will be assessed a $5/entry drop fee. Additional drop fees include $10/entry drop at registration and $50/dropped judge at registration. Please make checks payable to ‘UW-Whitewater Forensics”.
Hyland Hall, 809 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190.
Teams can park with no penalty at non-metered spots in Lot 7, behind the Visitor's Center (small building with a blue slanted roof), directly across from the main entrance of Hyland Hall.
Wireless Internet access has been requested. Students may use the Internet during extemp preparation, however, access is not guaranteed so please plan accordingly.
The following prompts will be used for Impromptu. Round 1: Traditional quotations. Round 2: Single words. Final: Object
Preliminary rounds: 1) cumulative rank, 2) cumulative scores, 3) head-to-head. Final rounds: 1) cumulative rank, 2) judges preference.
Individual Sweepstakes
All students are entered into individual sweepstakes regardless of the number of events entered or the categories entered. The top three individual speakers will be honored at the awards ceremony.
Awards will be given to the event finalists, the top three individuals overall, and the top three schools accumulating the greatest number of combined points from all of their final rounds of competition, tabulated as followed:1st place (12 pts); 2nd place (10 pts); 3rd place (8 pts); 4th place (6 pts); 5th place (4 pts); 6th place (2 pts); Finalists, if necessay (1 pt)        
8:00am Registration, Hyland Hall Lobby
8:30am Extemp draw. Hyland 2101 "Anchor Bank Lecture Hall"
9:00am Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
10:15am Extemp draw. Hyland 2101 "Anchor Bank Lecture Hall"
10:45am Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
12:30pm Round 2B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45pm Round 2B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
ASAP Extemp Draw. Hyland 2101 "Anchor Bank Lecture Hall"
ASAP Awards, Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall (near the lobby)
Pre-Order Food Option
Boxed lunches can be preordered for $7.00 each. Lunch orders are collected here on SpeechWire during the registration process. Please do not email your orders like we've done in the past, rather, please submit you order on this site. Lunch orders are due by the same time registration closes: Tuesday, November 10th,  5pm. I’m sorry, but we cannot make additions or subtractions after this date/time. A boxed lunch includes a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and soda. Please pick either Turkey, Roast Beef, or Veggie. No orders can be accepted after the deadline and there will not be extra lunches available for purchase at the tournament.
On-Campus Food Options
There is one small restaurant open at the nearby University Center. However, the weekend staffing is very slim so we expect a lot of delays if dozens of students go there at once. The on-campus restaurant is the lower level of the Univeristy Center (next to Hyland Hall) and serves burgers, pizza, etc.
Off-Campus Food Options
There are no other restaurants within a brief walking distance, however, several fast food options are within a short driving distance of about one mile (McDonalds, Qdoba, Pizza Hut, Rocky's, Culvers, Taco Bell, and Subway). A map of nearby restaurants will be included in your welcome material upon arrival. Jimmy Johns will also deliver to campus.
Hotel Options
There are two hotels in Whitewater. Hotel managers have encouraged teams to call and inquire about discounts for larger reservations. Discounts are available based on availability. The two Whitewater hotels are:
Super 8: 917 E. Milwaukee St., 262-472-0400
Baymont Inn: 1355 W. Main St., 262-472-9400
There are several additional options nearby in Janesville and Fort Atkinson.


Manager contact information

Jim Disrude
Email address: DisrudeJL10@uww.edu
Phone number: 262-472-1607

Mailing address

UW-Whitewater, c/o Jim Disrude
Heide Hall 402, 800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

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