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21st annual “Hell Froze Over” Swing

Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University

January 18 and 19, 2020

 

Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to join us for the 21st annual Hell Froze Over Swing for colleges and universities, to be hosted by our two friendly forensics programs this year on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, January 18 and 19, 2020.

Our annual swing offers you a number of benefits, but in our minds the most important is the celebration of the continuing friendship not just between our two programs, but between ALL programs!

The swing will consist of two, one-day tournaments, reducing your travel time. Each tournament will offer all eleven AFA-NIET events and will follow AFA event descriptions.

We look forward to continuinng the evolution of the tournament, and we welcome Andrew Eilola to his first HFO swing as a director (though he attended many as a competitor and coach).

 

Please come join our teams in Austin, as we celebrate yet another chapter in the rich relationship that is collegiate forensics!

 

Randy Cox
Director of Individual Events
University of Texas at Austin

Phone: (512) 471-1957
Fax: (512) 232-1481

and

Andrew Eilola
Director of Forensics
Bradley University

 

REGISTRATION:

1. Each school may enter an unlimited number of students per event.

2. Each student may enter a maximum of three events per group. Two duos count as two events.

3. Groups are as follows:

  GROUP A: ADS, DUO, EXTEMP, PERSUASION, POETRY

  GROUP B: CA, DI, IMPROMPTU, INFORMATIVE, PROSE, POI

4. Semi-Finals will be held for events containing over 50 entries.

5. All entries should be submitted through speechwire.com. You may have your entry confirmed electronically using this registration mechanism. Entries should be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 14, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

 

FEES:

1. A fee of $10 will be charged for each entry slot.

2. As is usually the case in a two pattern tournament, judges will be used for most of the preliminary rounds on both days, and half of the elim rounds. As a result, each judge may cover up to eight slots entered. Judge coverage may be purchased for an additional $10 per slot.

3. Drop penalties are as follows:

·        no charge for drops up to 12:00 noon CST, Wednesday, January 15

·        $10 charge per dropped slot plus entry fee after 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 15 until Thursday, January 16

·        $25 charge per dropped slot plus entry fee and $75 charge per dropped judge plus judge fees thereafter.

 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:

Texas Forensic Union

University of Texas at Austin

2504A Whitis Ave. (A1105)

Austin, Texas  78712

 

AWARDS:

1. Individual event awards will be presented to all finalists in each event.

2. Team Sweepstakes awards will be presented to the top five schools at each half of the Swing. In addition, a Swing Sweepstakes award will be presented to the school accumulating the most sweepstakes points at both halves of the Swing.

3. Individual Sweepstakes awards will be presented to the top five speakers of each tournament. In addition, a Swing Individual Sweepstakes award will be presented to the student accumulating the most Individual Sweepstakes points at both halves of the Swing.

4. Team and Individual Sweepstakes are calculated as follows.

·        12 pts: 1st place in final

·        10 pts: 2nd place in final

·        8 pts: 3rd place in final

·        6 pts: 4th place in final

·        4 pts: 5th place in final

·        2 pts: 6th/7th place in final

·        1 pt: non-advancing semifinalist

 

21st annual “Hell Froze Over” Swing

(tentative schedule)

Parking can be difficult on the UT campus. Please pre-plan your parking needs. The AT&T conference center also is very close to the tournament building and is highly recommended. Here is a parking map link for your reference: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/maps/index.html

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

8-9:30 p.m. Early Registration (location to be sent to registered schools via email)

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 –University of Texas portion

7:00 a.m. Registration University Teaching Center

7:45 a.m. Extemp Draw (location TBA)

8:00 a.m. Round 1, Group A (ADS, DUO, EXT, PER, POE)

9:30 a.m. Extemp Draw

9:45 a.m. Round 2, Group A

11:15 a.m Round 1, Group B (CA, DI, IMP, INF, PRO, POI)

12:45 p.m. Round 2, Group B

2:00 p.m. Extemp Draw, semis

2:15 p.m. Semifinals, Group A

3:45 p.m. Semifinals, Group B

5:00 p.m. Extemp Draw, Finals

5:15 p.m. Finals, Group A

6:45 p.m. Finals, Group B

ASAP Awards TBA

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 – Bradley University portion

7:00 a.m. Registration for schools not previously registered

7:45 a.m. Extemp Draw

8:00 a.m. Round 1, Group A (ADS, DUO, EXT, PER, POE)

9:30 a.m. Extemp Draw

9:45 a.m. Round 2, Group A

11:15 a.m Round 1, Group B (CA, DI, IMP, INF, PRO, POI)

12:45 p.m. Round 2, Group B

2:00 p.m. Extemp Draw, semis

2:15 p.m. Semifinals, Group A

3:45 p.m. Semifinals, Group B

5:00 p.m. Extemp Draw, Finals

5:15 p.m. Finals, Group A

6:45 p.m. Finals, Group B

ASAP Awards TBA

Manager contact information

Randy Cox
Email address: mrcox@austin.utexas.edu
Phone number: 5124711957

Mailing address

2504A Whitis Ave (A1105)
Texas Forensics Union
Austin, TX 78712

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