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This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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Dear Ohio Speech & Debate Coaches:

 

The Hawken School Speech & Debate team cordially invites you and your team to attend the Larry H. Banks Memorial Invitational on Saturday, November 11th! We have named this event in honor of our team’s founder, Larry H. Banks and hope to put on a wonderful tournament in his honor.

This is a varsity and BQS tournament in the Cleveland District.

 

Tournament Location:

 

Hawken School Gates Mills Campus (Hawken Upper School)

12465 County Line Rd.

Chesterland, OH 44026

*Please make sure to use this address – you don’t want to end up at Hawken’s Lyndhurst Campus!*

 

**Please refer to the parking maps for information on where to park, where to send your bus, etc. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD LEAD TO YOUR BUS GETTING STUCK AND NO ONE WANTS THAT J**

 

Tournament Events

 

Individual Events: We will offer a total of four (4) rounds of competition. You may enter up to four (4) competitors in each category. If you have additional entries beyond 4, please enter them – they will be added to our waitlist and we will accept entries as space allows. We have worked with our tech department to ensure that Wi-Fi will be available for extempers in the prep room. More details on this will be given on the day of the tournament. If you have students interested in double-entering, please email us with specific information (names and both events). We are concerned about space. For now, please register the student in only one event. We will try to accommodate double-entered students (except in extemp) if space allows. We will notify you in early November.

  

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: We will offer five (5) preliminary rounds of competition. We will be using the November/December NSDA Topic (Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.). You may enter up to four (4) competitors in LD. If you have additional entries beyond 4, please enter them – they will be added to our waitlist and we will accept entries as space allows.

 

Policy Debate: We will offer four (4) preliminary rounds of competition (time permitting). We will be using the 2017-2018 NSDA Topic (Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.). You may enter up to four (4) teams in 2P. If you have additional entries beyond 4, please enter them – they will be added to our waitlist and we will accept entries as space allows.

 

Public Forum Debate: We will offer five (5) preliminary rounds of competition. We will be using the November NSDA Topic (Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership.) You may enter up to four (4) teams in PF. If you have additional entries beyond 4, please enter them – they will be added to our waitlist and we will accept entries as space allows.

 

Student Congress: We will be utilizing the November docket assigned for November 11th from the OSDA for legislation. (It will also be available to all the schools on Speechwire.  Legislation will not be accepted the day of the tournament). We will have 3 preliminary sessions of Congress (approximately 1hr 30mins each). We will be scoring based on judge preference. We will also be using direct questioning. You may enter up to six (6) competitors in Congress. If you have additional entries beyond 6, please enter them – they will be added to our waitlist and we will accept entries as space allows.

  

Schedule

7:30-8:00 Registration/Check-in.  We would really like to start round 1 by 8:15.

 

Tentative Schedule – Updated October 10, 2017

 

PF/LD

IE

CON

CX

Round 1 – 8:30am

Round 1 – 8:45am (Prep – 8:15am)

Session 1 – 8:30am

Round 1 – 8:15am

Round 2 – 9:30am

Round 2 – 10:00am (Prep – 9:30am)

 

Round 2 – 10:00am

Round 3 – 11:00am

Round 3 – 11:30am (Prep – 11:00am)

Session 2 – 10:30am

Round 3 – 12:00pm

Round 4 – 12:45pm

Round 4 – 1:30pm

(Prep – 1:00pm)

 

Round 4 – 2:00pm

Round 5 – 2:15pm

 

Session 3 – 1:00pm

 

Awards: 4:00pm

 

Lunch Schedule (Start Times Approximated)

PF/LD

IE

CON

CX

11:50am

12:30pm

12:00pm

11:30am

 

 

Deadlines:

Deadline to add/drop entries: Wednesday, November 8th @ 5:00pm.

Deadline to add/edit judges: Thursday, November 9th @ 5:00 p.m.

*ENTRY FEES LOCK AT 5:00pm on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th – ANY DROPS AFTER THAT POINT WILL INCUR THE ENTRY FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ENTRY*

 

Registration Fees:

$3.00 per entry (PF & DUO count as 2 entries). All checks should be made payable to Hawken School (Fees may be paid at the time of registration). 

 

Judge Requirements:

IE:  One (1) judge for every five (5) IE entries (a Duo team counts as one entry)

PF/LD/CX: One (1) judge for every 2 debaters/teams.

Congress: One (1) scorer or parliamentarian for each school that has Congress entries.

 

HIRED JUDGING INFORMATION:

We will have some judges available for hire if you are unable to cover your judging commitment. ALL HIRED JUDGING REQUESTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE TOURNAMENT PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL – Please email us to confirm that we still have judges available!

Fees are assessed by each uncovered entry:

$10 per uncovered CON entry

$10 per uncovered IE entry

$25 per uncovered LD/PF/CX entry

 

Lunch & Snacks:

Our Hawken Dining Service will be providing lunch for students at a rate of $6. Adult meals for judges and coaches will be complimentary.

One coach/adult from each school should submit this Google Form no later than Friday, November 3rd at NOON to place their school’s lunch order for the tournament: https://goo.gl/forms/F4DFPJErnpY09aBq2

 

Snack items will be available for purchase at our Café in Stirn Hall. Please do not bring your own food or plan to leave campus for lunch or snacks – we are running a very ambitious schedule and you WILL MISS ROUNDS IF YOU LEAVE CAMPUS.

 

**We would ask that ALL snacks be consumed ONLY in areas marked by the tournament. We have VERY STRICT FOOD RULES in Stirn Hall and CANNOT allow food throughout the building. Food consumption should be limited to areas with a hard surface, the AC Lobby, and the White House Dining Area.**

 

Awards:

Our tournament trophies are being created in the Hawken Fab Lab by Hawken students! We can’t wait to show off these custom creations.

 

Trophies will be awarded to the top six placements in all events.

 

School sweepstakes will be presented based on the top competitor in each event for each school. There will be a team sweepstakes trophy for the top 3 teams.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Bob Shurtz at rhshurtz@gmail.com or Chase Williams at cwill@hawken.edu.  

 

We look forward to hosting you on Saturday, November 11th!

 

See you soon,

Bob Shurtz, Chase Williams, Becca Marks, and the Entire Hawken School Speech & Debate Team

Manager contact information

Bob Shurtz
Email address: rhshurtz@gmail.com
Phone number: 440-223-4466

Mailing address

12465 County Line Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026

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