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Heart of Texas (HOT) Swing Tournament - Friday/Saturday

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This is a College tournament in Texas.

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Welcome to the Heart of Texas HOT) Swing  Sept. 27-29.  We will be offering IPDA, NPDA and 11 AFA events.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Welker has invited your team to the Heart of Texas (HOT) Swing Tournament - Sunday!

If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Julie Welker by email at jwelker@hputx.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 tournament is using 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 Heart of Texas (HOT) Swing Tournament - Sunday to submit your entries.
If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.
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Please read the following message from the tournament manager:

August 2019

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Howard Payne University and Kansas Wesleyan University Forensic Squads, you are cordially invited to attend the first Heart of Texas (HOT) Swing Forensic Tournament to be held on September 27, 28, & 29, 2019 on the campus of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.  

This year’s special features: (2 Debate tournaments-2 IE tournaments)

•       Part I
o       On Friday, Sept. 27, we will host 5 rounds and appropriate elimination rounds of Parliamentary Debate, and 5 rounds and appropriate elimination rounds of IPDA Debate.   
o       On Saturday, Sept. 28, we will be hosting an IE tournament including all of the 11 regular A.F.A. IE events with 2 preliminary rounds and a final round.   

•       Part II
o       On Sunday, Sept. 29, there will be another IE tournament with 2 preliminary rounds and finals featuring the 11 A.F.A. events.

•       School Team Awards
o       We will be giving the usual team sweepstakes awards but also have team awards for community colleges.  
o       We also will recognize the top novice in each individual event.

If you have any questions, please email me, (jwelker@hputx.edu) or (gharm@kwu.edu)  Julie can also be reached by phone at 325-649-8508 or via cell phone 325-998-3124.   HPU’s address is 1000 Fisk, Brownwood, Texas; 76801.  Make all checks payable to Student Speaker Bureau: Howard Payne University.
 
Please join us for our first Heart of Texas Swing Tournament on the beautiful HPU campus, located in central Texas.  We are committed to quality competition in forensics, and we welcome you to our campus to further that endeavor.  We are excited at the prospect and look forward to seeing you.  Entry details to follow.

Sincerely,



Dr. Julie Welker                                 Gary Harmon     
Chair, Department of Communication      Director of Forensics           
Howard Payne University                 Kansas Wesleyan University       

Friday  Sept. 27                                                Sunday, Sept. 29
1:00  Parli/IPDA  Round 1                               8:00 Extemp Draw
2:30  Parli/IPDA  Round 2                               8:30  Round 1 B
4:00  Parli/IPDA  Round 3                               9:45  Round 1 A
5:30  Parli/IPDA Round 4                                11:00  Round 2 A
7:00  Parli/IPDA Round 5                                12:15  Extemp draw
Coach Check and Posting ASAP                            12:30/12:45  Round 2 B
8:30 Parli/IPDA  Elim 1                                 1:45 Finals A
                                                        3:00  Extemp Draw
Saturday Sept 28                                        3:15/3:30 Finals B
7:30  Parli/IPDA  elim 2                                        Awards ASAP
 7:45 Registration for IE only schools
8:30  Extemp Draw
 9:00  Round  1  B
10:15  Round  1  A
11:30  Lunch/ Parli/IPDA  Elim 3
12:30  Extemp Draw
1:00  Round 2  B
2:15   Round 2 A
4:00  Finals B
5:15  Finals A
Awards ASAP
Additional elim rounds if needed for Debate

PATTERN A  Impromptu Informative Prose Dramatic ADS

PATTERN B  Poetry  CA  Duo  Extemp  Persuasion  POI

 
DISCOUNT HOTEL RATES FOR GUESTS OF HPU
Valid through December 31, 2019
All reservations must be made by phone, unless otherwise noted below

Holiday Inn Express     
128 Early Blvd. 
Early, TX 76802
(325) 641-1014
$110 (King – Standard room) 
The $110 rate is just for HPU when HPU is paying for the rooms and these reservations have to be made thru Biren via emailed or text. At that time a tax exempt form can be emailed to Biren.
A separate rate for HPU guests paying on their own which can be booked online or via the hotel that is always a percentage discount off, of the best available rate at the hotel.
Biren Patel 
Mobile: (972) 670-4432
Phone: (214) 441-0434 
Fax: (972) 457-1645 
http://www.patriothosp.com                                                      

Comfort Inn                                             
204 Early Boulevard                                     
Early, TX 76802                                 
(325) 641-3400                                  
$99 (King – Standard room)                              
$99 (Double Queen – Standard room)              
Mention you are with Howard Payne. For tax-exempt direct billing let them know when making the reservation. Email tax-exempt form to gm.tx872@choicehotels.com.                                                          


La Quinta Inn & Suites
103 Market Place Blvd
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 641-1731
Mention code HPUNIV or use promo code “GEN10” when booking online at www.lq.com
Rates vary depending on how early you book.
If only a few rooms are available the computer will not allow a discount.

        


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IMPORTANT! - How to submit entries for your team
This tournament is using 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 Heart of Texas (HOT) Swing Tournament - Sunday to submit your entries.
If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.
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Manager contact information

Connie McKee
Email address: cmckee@wtamu.edu
Phone number: 8064338569

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