Saturday, January 13, 2018

Edina State Debate Champions!

Congratulations to the Edina Debate Team!

EHS Seniors Richard Zhu and David Ma captured the Public Forum State Championship at the 2018 State Debate Tournament on Saturday, January 14th at the University of Minnesota.




Congratulations to the Edina teams who also earned honors at the State Debate tournament:

Anand Mittal was a quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Saumya Mangalick was 8th in Congressional Debate
Josh Ding and Claire Anderson-McElligott were quarterfinalists in Policy Debate
Matt Nissen and Khalid Ishani were quarerfinalists in Public Forum.

Hornet Pride!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

State Debate Tournament -- January 12 and 13

MSHSL State Debate Tournament
University of Minnesota
Blegen Hall, 269 19th Ave S, West Bank [directions]


Times
Bus picks up at 8:00 AM at Door 5 at Edina HS on Friday.  Anticipate returning to EHS at 7:30 PM. Debaters are excused all day from school.
Bus picks up at 6:45 AM at Door 5 at Edina HS on Saturday. Anticipate returning to EHS around 6:00 PM if there is a return bus.  Students can be picked up by parents once their division is eliminated from the tournament.

Coach Contact
Hayden Uihlein 734 680 6011

Coaches Attending
Mark Allseits, Tim Edstrom, and Amanda Soczynski

Tournament Info

Students attending as part of the prep squad should review the rules posted here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aafa823aafe3-edina

Even during break, the University of MN is a busy place and many people come and go from the various buildings.  DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF IMPORTANCE UNATTENDED.  In the past we’ve had coats, bags, and laptops stolen from various rooms.  Make sure your kids know that this is a public place and to take their belongings with them or leave things that aren’t needed at home.

Policy and Public Forum rooms will be in Blegen Hall.
LD rooms will be in Anderson Hall, Blegen Hall, and Carlson.
Congress rooms will be in Carlson.
Map located here: http://www.pts.umn.edu/sites/pts.umn.edu/files/wbank.pdf

Rules posted here—the same as Sections re: evidence and internet usage. https://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/publications/code/finepolicy/Debate.pdf

Rounds 1 and 2 - Entries will be randomly placed in a schedule for rounds 1 and 2 based on the following criteria: Entries shall uphold each side of the resolution; entries shall debate two different sections than their own. Entries will be broken into two (2) groups based on section results; a top bracket (those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place) and a bottom bracket (those finishing in 4th, 5th and 6th place) within their respective sections. Entries shall debate one (1) top bracket and one (1) bottom bracket from different sections. NOTE: In policy debate the top bracket will consist of 1st, 2nd and half of the 3rd place entries. The bottom bracket will consist of the other half of 3rd play entries, 4th and 5th place.
Rounds 3 through 6 – Will be paired high/low within win-loss records. Entries within each bracket will be ranked in order based on wins, drop high/low speaker points, total speaker points then by draw. If a group has an uneven number of entries, the entry with the lowest opponent wins shall be drawn up and ranked accordingly.
Round 4 and 6 – Entries will be scheduled with respect to side-constraints to ensure an equal number of affirmative and negative rounds occur.


Food
There will be limited food options on Friday (the Subway by Blegen). There will NOT be a concessions stand for the tournament.  Pack a lunch and plenty of snacks for Friday and Saturday.  There’s a Chipotle within walking distance on the West Bank, but it will be up to the coaches attending the tournament to figure out logistics for meals, so having cash on hand would be useful.



Competitors

Name
Code
Division
Richard Zhu/David Ma
Edina MZ
Public Forum
Khalid Ishani/Matthew Nissen
Edina IN
Public Forum
Anand Mittal
Edina AM
Lincoln Douglas
Sandra Chen
Edina SC
Lincoln Douglas
Claire Anderson McElligot/Josh Ding
Edina AD
Policy
Saumya Mangalick
Edina SM
Congressional

Prep Squad

Name
Day
Division
Jonah Rosenthal
Friday/Saturday
LD
Rahil Modi
Friday/Saturday
LD
Ananth Veluvali
Friday/Saturday
LD/PF
Kathleen Scoggin
Friday/Saturday
LD
Mark Kivimaki
Friday/Saturday
LD
Prasoon Sinha
Saturday
LD
Ellen Mi
Saturday
LD
Aditya Rewalliwar
Friday/Saturday
PF
Kendrew Chen
Friday/Saturday
PF
Lily Jones
Friday
PF
Tanner Jones
Friday
PF
James Kuznecoff
Friday/Saturday
PF
Samantha Bevers
Friday
PF
Isaac Wu
Saturday
PF
Oscar O’Brien
Saturday
PF
Zach Paradis
Saturday
PF
Theo Teske
Saturday
PF
Ryan Zhu
Saturday
PF

Schedule

Friday Schedule – January 12th


Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum
Registration 10:15 AM
Coaches and Participants’ Meeting: 11:00 AM 
Round 1: 11:30 AM
Round 2: 12:45PM
Meal Break
Round 3: 2:45 PM
Round 4: 4:30 PM

Policy Debate
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Judges Meeting at 9:30 AM
Coaches and Participants Meeting: 9:45 AM 
Round 1: 10:00 AM
Round 2: 12:00 PM
Meal Break
Round 3: 2:30 PM
Round 4: 5:00 PM

Congress:
Session 1: 12:00 PM
Session 2: 3:00 PM

Saturday Schedule – January 6th

Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum

Round 5: 8:00 AM
Round 6: 9:15 AM
MDTA Announcements: 10:30 AM
Announce Quarterfinalists: 11:15 AM
Quarterfinals: 11:30 AM
Lunch: 12:45 PM
Announce Semifinalists: 2:00 PM
Semifinals: 2:30 PM
Announce Finalists: 4:00 PM
Finals: 4:30 PM
Awards: 5:30 PM

Policy Debate

Round 5: 8:00 AM
MDTA Announcements: 10:30 AM
Announce Quarterfinalists: 11:15 AM
Quarterfinals: 11:30 AM
Lunch: 1:00 PM
Announce semifinalists: 2:00 PM
Semifinals: 2:30 PM
Announce Finalists: 4:30 PM
Finals: 5:00 PM
Awards: 7:00 PM


Congress:
Session 3: 8:30 AM

Super Session: 1:30 PM

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sections Debate Tournament -- January 5 and 6

MSHSL Section 6 Debate Tournament
Roseville HS
1240 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113 [directions]


Times
Bus picks up at 3:00 at Door 5 at Edina HS on Friday.  Anticipate returning to EHS at 9:30 PM.
Bus picks up at 7:00 AM at Door 5 at Edina HS on Saturday. Anticipate returning to EHS around 4:30 PM.

Coach Contact
Hayden Uihlein 734 680 6011

Tournament Info
Round 1 and 2 are preset randomly.  Schools cannot meet for a second time in the preset rounds.
Round 3 to 6 are powered hi/low within brackets.   All pullups are done via Worst Opponent Seed (see Rule III State Debate Tournament - B State Tournament Debate Pairing - #1 Rounds 3 to 6)
Round 7 (if needed) in LD or PF only.  If there is a clear break of entries for state tournament qualification a seventh rounds is not needed.  However, if there is a tie based on win-loss record between the 6th and 7th seed then the following process is used.

10 to 12 entries (LD/PF)
· Seed #6 vs #7
· Seed #5 vs #8
· Seed #4 vs #9
· Seed #3 vs #10
· Seed #2 vs #11
· Seed #1 vs #12

If there are 11 or 10 entries, the #1 and #2 seed can be given a bye as needed.  In the event of 13+ entries, then those seeds not listed above will be matched against each other.  Entries can meet a second time in the seventh round with sides flipped from a previous meeting.  Same school may not meet in round 7.  In the event the same schools are scheduled to meet the higher seed should not be moved.  For example, if the #3 and #10 seed were from the same school, the #10 and #9 seed would swap places.  Seed is based on the MSHSL State Qualifier seed process (see rule II Section Debate Tournaments – 3 State Qualifiers).  Sides are set by tab.

The other 3 section tournaments run at the same time, so our other debaters will be watching and scouting rounds.

If you are interested in signing up to scout rounds, please click here. We’ll hold a training session on January 4th to distribute information.  You must try to attend to the info session if you plan on scouting.

Policy Debate

Based on the six entries, we would use this method as described in the rule process:

A round robin format will be used with a maximum of six rounds in CX.  In LD and PF, a modified round robin can be used for the first six preliminary rounds.  In the event of a tie after six rounds in LD/PF, a seventh round will be run using the above format.  All entries would be given an equal number of affirmative and negative rounds.  All efforts would be made to avoid the same school debating another same school on the same side (i.e. SchoolA1 vs SchoolB1 and SchoolA2 vs SchoolB2 – ideally sides would be flipped in one of these rounds) but side equalization has a higher priority than school side priority.


Food
There will be no concessions available. There will NOT be a concessions for the tournament.  Schools MUST pre-order food or bring their own.  We’ll discuss this as coaches and will let the students know what to expect. 


Competitors

Name
Code
Division
Richard Zhu/David Ma
Edina MZ
Public Forum
Khalid Ishani/Matthew Nissen
Edina IN
Public Forum
Anand Mittal
Edina AM
Lincoln Douglas
Sandra Chen
Edina SC
Lincoln Douglas
Zelda Kieser/Kerui Yang
Edina KY
Policy
Claire Anderson McElligot/Josh Ding
Edina AD
Policy

Prep Squad as of December 27, 2017

Name
Day
Division
Jonah Rosenthal
Friday
LD
Rahil Modi
Friday
LD
Nathan Annareddy
Friday/Saturday
LD
Kathleen Scoggin
Friday
LD
Matthew Ruppert
Saturday
LD
Aditya Rewalliwar
Friday/Saturday
PF
Kendrew Chen
Friday/Saturday
PF
Lily Jones
Friday/Saturday
PF
Evan Jiang
Friday/Saturday
PF
Isaac Wu
Friday
PF
Oscar O’Brien
Saturday
PF
Zach Paradis
Saturday
PF


Schedule

Friday Schedule – January 5th

Schools CANNOT arrive prior to 3:30 PM.  Please ensure busing schedules are right to ensure they do not arrive too early.  Roseville has school in session until that time.

Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum

Round 1: 4:30 PM
Round 2: 5:30 PM
Round 3: 7:00 PM

Policy Debate

Round 1: 4:15 PM
Round 2: 6:15 PM

Saturday Schedule – January 6th

Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum

Round 4: 8:30 AM
Round 5: 9:45 AM
Round 6: 11:00 AM
Round 7: 1:00 PM (IF NECESSARY)

Policy Debate

Round 3: 8:00 AM
Round 4: 10:00 AM
Round 5: 12:30 PM (IF NECESSARY)
Round 6: 2:30 PM (IF NECESSARY)

NOTE: The policy schedule may be fewer rounds depending on the final pairing process.