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SNAFU 1 @ West Chester University

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Hi All:
I hope your forensics season is off to a grand start! Registration for SNAFU #1, October 14th, at West Chester University, West Chester, PA is now open. It will remain open until 5:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Mark Hickman
SNAFU Tournament Director
The Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensic Union cordially invite you and your students to attend the 2018-19 SNAFU Season.    SNAFU tournaments are part of swings either with an additional SNAFU tournament or with the host school; both tournaments will take place at the host school.  At all of our tournaments we will offer all 11 AFA events at both halves of the swing, as well as Parliamentary Debate on Sunday.  In addition, we will offer novice breakout round in an event if the entries are warranted at SNAFUs 1-4. The entry for all tournaments are due by Wednesday before the tournaments by 5:00pm (EST). What follows is information that should make your trip to the swing easier to plan:

2018-19 Season:

October 14                  SNAFU 1 @ West Chester University, West Chester, PA
October 28                  SNAFU 2 @ Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
November 17-18         SNAFU 3 & 4 Charity Balls @ Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY

January 20                   SNAFU 5 @ Northern VA Comm College, Alexandria, VA
January 27                   SNAFU 6 @ UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

February 24                 SNAFU 7 @ West Chester University, West Chester, PA


If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Mark Hickman by phone at 610-348-2895 or by email at mhickman@wcupa.edu

Membership fees:  $300.00 covers entry fees for all seven SNAFU tournaments; any uncovered slots will be $10 each.  SNAFU hopse to continue making an impact on the forensic community in the form of well run tournaments and scholarships at the end of the season.
Sweepstakes points:  we will follow the awarding of sweepstakes points laid out by the AFA-NIET.  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 - 8:30am    Registration
8:30am     Extemp Draw
9:00am     IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Informative/Pro)
10:15am    IB (Impromptu/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry)
12:00pm    Extemp Draw
12:30pm    IA
1:45pm     IIB
3:15pm     Extemp Draw
3:30pm     Finals A
4:45pm     Finals B
6:30pm     Awards
 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.
 3. The deadline for entry is the Wednesday before the tournament at 5pm eastern.
 4. Entry fees are $8 per event slot for nonmembers.
 5. Please provide a qualified judge for every eight event 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 at 6pm the Wednesday the week of the tournament. Please be sure to check the entry you submitted and immediately correct any errors directly at the Speechwire website.
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. Both halves will feature a cross-examination period in the extemporaneous speaking final.  
We hope you will join us for what will surely be a fun and competitive event! See you in November!
The SNAFU Board

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Mark Hickman
Email address: mhickman@wcupa.edu
Phone number: 610-348-2895

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