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SNAFU 3 Charity Ball @ Dutchess Community College

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This is a College tournament in New York.

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This is an invitation to the SNAFU 3 Charity Ball @ Dutchess Community College, sent via SpeechWire Tournament Services - www.SpeechWire.com The Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensic Union cordially invites you and your students to attend this and all of the 2018-19 SNAFU Season Tournaments. SNAFU tournaments are part of swings either with the host school or as an all SNAFU swing; both tournaments will take place at the host school. At all tournaments we will offer all 11 AFA events at both halves of the swing, as well as IPDA Debate on Sunday. We are now offering for a trial period of IPDA Debate for the 2018-2019 tournament season! In addition, we will offer a novice breakout round in an event if the entries are warranted at SNAFUs 1-4. The entry for all tournaments will be due by Wednesday before the tournaments by 5:00pm eastern time. The Charity Ball tournaments are an opportunity to give back to our communities outside of forensic competition. Each team will pick a charity to play for and donations will be made for sweepstakes awards. What follows is information that should make your trip to the swings 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 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 This and ALL SNAFU tournaments will use SpeechWire Tournament Services to run online registration. In order to confirm that you are attending and submit your entries online, you need to log in to your SpeechWire head coach account. To do so, please do the following: 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 SNAFU 3 @ Dutchess Community College to submit your entries. If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance. -------------- Please read the following message from the tournament manager: Membership fees: $300.00 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. 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 SCHEDULE 8:00am - 8:30am Registration 8:30am Extemp/ IPDA Draw 9:00am IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Informative/Pro) and Debate Round 1 10:15am IB (Impromptu/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry) and IPDA Draw 10:45am Debate Round 2 12:00pm Extemp/ IPDA Draw 12:30pm IA and Debate Round 3 1:45pm IIB and IPDA Draw 2:15pm Debate Round 4 3:15pm Extemp Draw 3:30pm Finals A 4:45pm Finals B and IPDA Draw 5:15pm Debate Final Round 6:30pm Awards ENTRY INFORMATION: 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 A FLIGHT BRACKET AND MAY NOT ENTER EXTEMP OR B FLIGHT EVENTS. 3. The deadline for entry is the Wednesday before the tournament at 5pm eastern time. 4. Entry fees are $8 per event slot for nonmember schools. 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 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. COMPETITION AND AWARDS 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. All SNAFU tournaments 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 and beyond! Sincerely, The SNAFU Board ----------

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Alyssa Reid
Email address: reidab@jmu.edu
Phone number: 7147279140

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