Monday, December 11, 2017

December 15-17 -- Blake

John Edie Holiday Classic – The Blake School
December 15-17
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 [directions]


FRIDAY: Students will miss the whole day of school. The bus leaves at 7 am from Door 5.  Please arrive 10 minute early. The bus will leave the Hyatt Regency approximately around 15 minutes after the last round of the night is over. The bus should return by 8 pm if they don’t hold round 5 for PF/LD on Friday. Otherwise, the bus will return by 9:30 PM. Get some sleep.

SATURDAY:  Bus leaves 7 AM on the dot.  Arrive 10 minutes early.  The first round of the morning is 8:00 AM.  The bus will return after awards are completed. There are additional elimination rounds in PF, LD, and Policy after awards.  Any students who clear to late elimination rounds will need to get picked up by parents at Edina HS.  The late elimination rounds go into the evening, so check Edina Debate Twitter for updates. 

SUNDAY: Most of the team will not be debating this day. EXTEMP AND THE PUBLIC FORUM ROUND ROBIN TEAM ARE COMPETING.  THERE WILL BE NO BUS THIS DAY.  EXTEMPERS WILL NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF AT THE HYATT REGENCY. Only debaters who advanced past the elimination rounds on Saturday in LD and Policy are debating this day, they will need to be dropped off by their parents at the Hyatt at 7:00 AM. 

Coach Contact
Tim Greenfield 612 470 2596
Coaches attending: Hayden Uihlein, Dana Saari, Tim Edstrom, Danny Frank-Siegel, Mark Allseits, Liz Stiras

Tournament Info

PF—these rounds are FLIGHTED.

Friday December 15th
Round #1 – 8:30 AM 
Round #2 – 10:30 AM 
Round #3 – 1:00 PM
Round #4 – 4:00 PM
Round #5 – 6:30 PM (Note: sometimes they push this back to Saturday)

Saturday December 16
Round #6 – 8:00 AM
Elimination Rounds are scheduled for 11:00 AM. 
Awards 5:00 PM
Elimination rounds continue at 6:30 PM.

Edina PF students must stay around for 2 elimination rounds to watch and help any team members who advance to elimination rounds.  If PF students want to leave after those 2 elimination rounds, they must be picked up by their parents and the students must have their parents text me when they arrive.  Otherwise, PF students must stay around until the bus leaves after awards.


LD—these rounds are flighted

Friday December 15
Round #1 – 8:30 AM 
Round #2 – 11:00 AM 
Round #3 – 2:00 PM
Round #4 – 5:00 PM

Saturday December 16
Round #5 – 8:00 AM
Round #6 – 11:00 AM
Triples (partial)—2:00 PM
Awards 5:00 PM
Doubles—6:30 PM

Sunday December 17
Octofinals – 8:00 AM (flighted)
Quarterfinals – 11:00 AM (not flighted)
Semifinals – 1:00 PM (nonflighted)
Finals – 3:00 PM

Edina LD students must stay around for triples to watch and help any team members who advance to elimination rounds.  If LD students want to leave after, they must be picked up by their parents and the students must have their parents text me when they arrive.  Otherwise, students must stay around until the bus leaves after awards.


CONGRESS
Friday December 15
Opening Meeting – 9:00-9:30 AM
Session 1—9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 2—1:00 – 3:15 PM
Session 3—3:30 – 5:45 PM

Saturday December 16
Session 4—8:00 – 10:15 AM
Finals—12:30-4:00 PM
Congress students are allowed to be picked up by their parents after finals are announced.


Policy Debate—these rounds are flighted

Friday December 15, 2017
Round #1 8:30 AM
Round #2 11:00 AM
Round #3 2:00 PM
Round #4 5:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Round #3 8:00 PM
Saturday December 16, 2017
Round#5 8:00 AM
Round #6 11:00 AM
Round #7 2:00 PM
Awards start at 5:00
Double Octofinals – 6:30 PM

Sunday December 17, 2017
8:00   Octofinals
11:00 Quarterfinals
2:00   Semifinals
5:00   Finals

Extemp Speaking
Round 1–Draw @ 8:30 AM Speak @ 9:00 AM
Round 2–Draw @ 10:30 AM Speak @ 11:00 AM
Round 3–Draw @ 12:30 PM   Speak @ 1:00 PM
Round 4–Draw @ 2:30 PM   Speak @ 3:00 PM
Awards 4:30

Topic Areas:
Round #1 – U.S. Economics: Trump, Taxes, and Trade
Round #2 – China
Round #3 – U.S. Environment and Energy
Round #4 – The World in 2018 part 2 (all questions will be taken from the Economist Special Issue “The World in 2018”)

Public Forum Round Robin
Sunday December 17
7:30-8:15 Round Robin Breakfast and Opening Meeting
8:30-9:40 Round 1
9:40-10:50 Round 2
10:50-12:00 Round 3
12:00-1:00 Round Robin Luncheon
1:00-2:10 Round 4
2:10-3:20 Round 5
3:45-4:00 Announcements of Semi-Finalists
4:00-5:00 The Semi-Final Round
5:15-6:15 The Final Round

Edina PF students interested in competing at Sections and Quals in January are encouraged to attend the PF Round Robin to begin their preparation for those tournaments.

General Information
· Public Forum will use the January 2018 topic.  Lincoln Douglas will use the January-February 2018 topic.
· Speech time in policy will be 8-3-5 with 10 minutes prep time. Time limits in Lincoln-Douglas will be 6-3-7-3-4-6-3 with 5 minutes prep time. Public Forum will use the NSDA time rules with 4 minutes prep, and will observe a coin toss.
· All debates are open to any observers – they may watch and flow.
· The Public Forum Round Robin team will be staying the night at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday.



OTHER TOURNAMENT INFO:
  • There is a lot of downtime in between your rounds and the tournament’s location on Nicollet Mall means that students can go beyond the hotel for lunch.  But they must text or email Coach Tim when they are leaving, who they are leaving with, and when they return (612 470 2596).  No student may leave alone. No exceptions to this rule.  Any student caught leaving the hotel without record will be dropped immediately from the tournament and sent home.
  • Be mindful of the weather.  If you decide to walk around outside on Nicollet Mall, please wear a jacket and gloves. It’s not supposed to be bad weather like it was last year, but please be responsible.
     
  • Students must stay between 8th street and Grant St on Nicollet Mall.  
  • Students must exercise caution when bringing valuables with them and leaving valuables behind at the Hyatt. 
  • Debates in PF, LD, and Policy mostly take place in hotel rooms.  Please be respectful of these spaces. 
  • There will be a concession stand at the Hyatt if you want to stay at the hotel.  Restaurants within walking distance include Caribou, Chipotle, Panera, Qdoba, and Jimmy Johns.
  • Please check the Edina Debate Twitter for scheduling updates.


Roster


Name
Code
Division
Saumya Mangalick
Edina SM
Congress
Leah Schmitt
Edina LS
Congress
Yash Mangalick
Edina YM
Congress
Bowen Zheng
Edina BZ
Congress
Alexander Al-Najim
Edina AA
Congress
Zelda Kieser/Tiffany Qian
Edina KQ
Policy
Lucy Yang/Kerui Yang
Edina YY
Policy
Josh Ding/Claire Anderson McElligot
Edina DA
Policy
Maddy Fernands/Nihar Atri
Edina FA
Policy
Maria Holtmeier/Lily Bothwell
Edina HB
Policy
Elise Wallen-Friedman/Kyra Boorsma Bergerud
Edina WB
Policy
Yash Shah/Nick Landon
Edina SL
Policy
Katie Peter/Tessa Murphy
Edina PM
Policy
Mark Kivimaki
Edina MK
LD
Sandra Chen
Edina SC
LD
Kathleen Scoggin
Edina KS
LD
Rahil Modi
Edina RM
LD
Jonah Rosenthal
Edina JR
LD
Ananth Veluvali
Edina AV
LD
Stella Olken-Hunt
Edina SO
LD
Anand Mittal
Edina AM
LD
Prasoon Sinha
Edina PS
LD
Matthew Ruppert
Edina MR
LD
Arjun Maheshwari/Ryan Zhu
Edina MZ
PF
Evan Jiang/Isaac Wu
Edina JW
PF
Khalid Ishani/Matt Nissen
Edina IN
PF
Theo Teske/James Kuznecoff
Edina TK
PF
Tanner Jones/Lily Jones
Edina JJ
PF
Sam Bevers/Chloe Maynor
Edina BM
PF
Richard Zhu/David Ma
Edina ZM
PF
Zach Paradis/Michael Santoni
Edina PS
PF
Theo Teske

Sunday Extemp
Tanner Jones

Sunday Extemp
Lily Jones

Sunday Extemp
Sandra Chen

Sunday Extemp
Lucca Figari

Sunday Extemp
David Ma/Richard Zhu

Public Forum Round Robin



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

JV Novice State Wrap Up + December Practice Schedule


  • JV Novice State was a great capstone to a tremendous season for Edina Debate
    • 13 of 15 public forum teams cleared to elimination rounds, including 7 of 7 novice teams.  Edina TS finished in 1st place
    • 5 of 8 JV Lincoln Douglas debaters cleared to elimination rounds, with Ananth Veluvali finishing in 2nd place!
    • 3 of 4 Novice Policy teams cleared to elimination rounds while 4 of 5 JV Policy teams cleared to elimination rounds. 
    • Alexander Al-Najim and Yash Mangalick broke to JV Congress Super Session, finishing 5th and 7th respectively.  Abbi Shilts broke to Novice Congress Super Session, finishing 4th.
    • Countless Varsity members helped all weekend by judging, coaching, prepping, and ensuring success for EVERYONE. As a result of everyone's hard work and success, we finished 2nd in sweepstakes--an impressive result despite not fielding any novice Lincoln Douglas debaters.  
We'll be back for gold in 2018
  • December Practice Schedule
    • Winter Break Schedule will be posted in 2 weeks.
    • Note: Except for limited students who have already been notified and registered for Dowling and Blake, no novice practices for the rest of the season. 
    • Public Forum: 12/6 (6-8), 12/7 (6-8:30), 12/11 (6-8), 12/13 (6-8), 12/14 (4:15-8), 12/20 (6-8)
      • Students attending: Ri. Zhu, Ma, Teske, Kuznecoff, Paradis, Santoni, K. Ishani, Nissen, T. Jones, L. Jones, Rewalliwar, Jiang, Wu, Ry. Zhu, Maheshwari, Bevers, Maynor
    • Lincoln Douglas: 12/6 (5-8), 12/7 (4-8), 12/11 (4-8), 12/14 (4:15-8), 12/18 (4:15-7) **GUEST COACHES LEADING THIS PRACTICE SESSION, CONSIDER IT MANDATORY IF YOU WANT TO GO TO SECTIONS/QUALS**   
      • Students attending: Varsity Green + Ellen M, Matthew R, Ananth V, Stella O. Email Danny if you want to attend and you're not listed.
    • Policy: 12/7 (4:15-6 mandatory, 6-8 optional), 12/11 (4:15-6 mandatory, 6-8 optional), 12/12 (4:15-6 optional), 12/14 (4:15-6 mandatory, 6-8 optional), 12/18 (4:15-6 Varsity only), 12/21 (4:15-7, team party)
      • Students attending: All varsity plus E. Wallen-Friedman, Boorsma-Bergerud, K. Peter, T. Murphy
    • Congress: 12/8 (6-8), 12/11 (6-8), 12/13 (6-8), other practices as scheduled by Amanda. 
      • Students attending: S. Mangalick, Y. Mangalick, L. Schmitt, A. Al-Najim, B. Zheng
  • End of Season Review
    • Expect an email from your coach recapping your season and giving you insight on what you can do to improve in the off-season. 
  • State, Sections, and National Qualifiers
    • Team decision: Teams for Sections will be announced after the Blake tournament, while the national qualifier teams will be finalized the first week in January.  Note that we take these decisions very seriously as coaches.  
    • Prep Squad: Students interested in helping the team at Sections, State, and National Qualifiers should click here

Monday, November 27, 2017

JV Novice State Debate Tournament + MSHSL Congress Sections -- December 1 and 2

**The student helper sign-up is HERE**  Please sign up by Wednesday morning so I can get you excused from class on Friday.

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MDTA JV Novice State Championship + MSHSL Congress Sections
December 1 and 2
Eagan HS
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan MN, 55123 [directions]


FRIDAY: Students, student judges, and student coaches excused from school at 12:45. Bus will depart door 5 at 1:00 PM and pick up any students at Southview Middle School.  Then it will head to Eagan HS. 2 buses will leave Eagan at 8:30 PM, 1 bus will leave at 9:30 PM. The Edina Debate twitter will announce when buses are leaving.  Expect Friday night pick up to return 30 minutes after departing.

SATURDAY:  Bus leaves 7 AM on the dot.  Arrive 10 minutes early.  The first round of the morning is 8:00 AM.  2 buses will return after awards are completed around 5 PM.  Any students who clear to elimination rounds will need to get picked up by parents at Eagan HS.  The late elimination rounds go into the evening, so check Edina Debate Twitter for updates.   


If you are competing in or helping with the tournament AND attending Sadie’s Hawkins Dance, your parents need to email me permission to pick you up at Eagan HS by Thursday or you must ride the first bus home.

Coach Contact
Tim Greenfield 612 470 2596

Tournament Info

PF and LD—these rounds are FLIGHTED.

Friday December 1st 
Round #1 – 3:15 
Round #2 – 5:15 
Round #3 – 7:30

Every LD and PF debater should eat during the round #2 flight they are not debating during in order to keep us on schedule.
Tab will make every attempt to give judges either round #2 or #3 off so that they may eat during that time period. We will clear all 3-2 LD and PF debate entries – My guess is that if Triples is needed in any of the LD or PD divisions that this will be a partial triples. All debaters advancing to Triples but not beyond that round will be awarded a certificate. All elimination round participants beyond that will be awarded a plaque signifying their accomplishments.

Saturday December 2nd 
Round #4 – 8:00 AM
Round #5 – 10:30 AM
Triple Octas – 1:00 PM
Double Octas – 2:30 PM
Awards – 3:30 PM
Octas – 4:00 PM
Quarters – 5:15 PM
Semis – 6:30 PM
Finals  – 8:00 PM 

Public Forum students will compete using the November resolution:
Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership.

 Lincoln-Douglas students will compete using the November resolution (no separate novice division):
Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.
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JV NOVICE CONGRESS
Friday December 1, 2017
Registration 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Session 1 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Dinner Break 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Session 1 (continued) 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Saturday December 2, 2017
Session 2 8:00 AM
Lunch 11:00 PM
Super Congress Finals 12:00 PM
Awards 3:30 PM
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Policy Debate

Friday December 1, 2017
Registration 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Round #1 3:30 PM
Round #2 5:30 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Round #3 8:00 PM
Saturday December 2, 2017
Round#4 8:30 AM
Round #5 10:30 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Policy 1st Elimination Rd 1:30 PM
Awards will start at 3:30 PM in the EHS Student Commons
Policy Debate Elimination rounds continue after awards until the tournament is finished
General Information
· Schedules will be posted at least 10 minutes before the start time listed on the schematic.
· We will enforce the 10 minute forfeit rule, any debater who is more then 10 minutes late to their round will forfeit that round. This applies to elimination rounds as well. Please help us keep the tournament on time.
· Schedules will be posted outside of the Policy Tab Room, outside of the judge’s lounge in EHS, and in several designated places in the EHS Cafeteria.
· Ballots will be available outside of the Policy tab room in the EHS Library, including round 1.

Elimination Rounds

· We will clear to Octofinals in Novice Policy and Quarterfinals in JV Policy. ALL JUDGES are obligated through the first full elimination round, including student judges. After that, all non-student judges from schools who have a debater participate in an elimination round are obligated for the next round.
· We will utilize speed ballots for elimination rounds. Tournament ballot runners will come to your rooms and retrieve ballots so that the judges may disclose without interruption.

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MSHSL Congress Sections
Friday - December 1st 2017
Session 1 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Dinner Break - 5:30 to 6:15 PM
Session 2 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Saturday - December 2nd 2017
Session 3 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lunch Break 11:00 to 11:45 AM
Session 4 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Legislation
Bill #
Friday Legislation (In Pref Order)
4
Pathway to DREAMers
5
Religious Institutions
13
Magnitsky Act
12
Human Trafficking
3
Ban NDA and Forced Arbitration
14
Ban Hydraulic Fracking
8
Common Market Place
10
Lower Min Wage
17
Prohibit GMO's


Bill #
Saturday Legislation (In Pref Order)
15
Ranked Choice Voting
6
Opt-In Drug
2
Carbon Tax
11
Africa Education System
9
South Korea
7
Pharmaceutical Gag
1
Universal Background Checks
16
Draft

Rules: For the official rules and processes please see the MSHSL Website - https://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/publications/code/finepolicy/Debate.pdf



OTHER TOURNAMENT INFO:

-      There should be no food in the competition rooms, water and soda is allowed.
-      Students should not enter any rooms without the judge being present. If you are found in any room by a tournament official without a judge in the room you will forfeit your round.
-      Please treat all of our spaces with respect and do not play with, wreck, harm or destroy anything. First offense will result in a loss with zero points; second offense will result in disqualification from the tournament.

Student Judging
Senior varsity debaters (this means students who are in 12th grade) will be allowed to serve as a school’s novice division judges but only on the condition that the primary judge for each school is their head coach. When entering judges, please indicate in the notes section if they are senior students so the tournament can schedule them in the correct divisions. No more than 1/2 of your team's judges in any given novice format may be current seniors in high school. This requirement helps us to be able to schedule elimination round judges.  All judges are required to stay through the first full elimination round of competition after their competitors are eliminated. 

Here is the list of student judges, they are obligated for rounds 1 and 2 on Friday, and 4 + 5 + elimination rounds on Saturday.

-      Richard Zhu (PF)
-      James Kuznecoff (PF)
-      Tanner Jones (PF)
-      Anand Mittal (LD)
-      Khalid Ishani (PF)
-      Zelda Kieser (Policy)

Attire 
Debate outfits mandatory. Neat, professional, and conservative.

Food
There will be food available for purchase both days. But it's always best to pack a lunch + snacks.  Bring a water bottle.  STUDENT OBSERVERS AND COACHESARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE JUDGES LOUNGE.  IF YOU ARE CAUGHT BY COACH TIM, YOU WILL BE SENT HOME.




Name
Code
Division
Saumya Mangalick
Edina SM
MSHSL Congress
Leah Schmitt
Edina LS
MSHSL Congress
Abbi Shilts
Edina AS
JV/Novice Congress
Alexander Al-Najim
Edina AA
JV/Novice Congress
Bowen Zheng
Edina BZ
JV/Novice Congress
Victor Nikolov
Edina VN
JV/Novice Congress
Yash Mangalick
Edina YM
JV/Novice Congress
Alec Chen
Edina AC
JV/Novice Congress
Richard Anderson
Edina RA
JV/Novice Congress
Atman Jahagirdar
Edina AJ
JV LD
Anushka Thorat
Edina AT
JV LD
Ethan Quick
Edina EQ
JV LD
Ben Bruzek
Edina BB
JV LD
Ananth Veluvali
Edina AV
JV LD
Kamaljot Singh
Edina KS
JV LD
Ellen Mi
Edina EM
JV LD
Matthew Ruppert
Edina MR
JV LD
Matt Kumar-Montei
Edina MK
JV LD
Parii Bafna/Phoebe Taiwo
Edina BT
Novice PF
Wyatt Chochrek/Jerod Holt
Edina CH
Novice PF
Ziyan Ishani/Kenric Chen
Edina IC
Novice PF
Nikhil Mehta/Leonardo Atalla
Edina MA
Novice PF
Aditya Mehta/Jack McDonald
Edina AM
Novice PF
Romel Ashley/Megan Huang
Edina AH
Novice PF
Evan Tessmer Tuck/Ike Smalley
Edina TS
Novice PF
Leo Hickey/Max Opitz
Edina HO
Novice PF
Michael Dalsin/Nicholas Fu
Edina DF
JV PF
Luke Rubin/Tommy Hardie
Edina RH
JV PF
Arjun Maheshwari/Ryan Zhu
Edina MZ
JV PF
Michael Santoni/Zach Paradis
Edina SP
JV PF
Evan Jiang/Isaac Wu
Edina JW
JV PF
Camilla Atalla/Julia Pan
Edina AP
JV PF
Aditya Rewalliwar/Lily Jones
Edina RJ
JV PF
Laryn Scribner/Amy Wang
Edina SW
JV PF
Tiffany Qian/Yash Shah
Edina QS
JV Policy
Nick Landon/Zach Shumway
Edina LS
JV Policy
Claire Anderson McElligot/Josh Ding
Edina AD
JV Policy
Maddy Fernands/Nihar Atri
Edina FA
JV Policy
Mihika Sathe/Shreya Konkimalla
Edina SK
JV Policy
Kyra Boorsma Bergerud/Elise Wallen-Friedman
Edina BW
Novice Policy
Tessa Murphy/Anna Wang
Edina MW
Novice Policy
Katie Peter/Maggie McMahon
Edina PM
Novice Policy
Mason Lackner/Thomas Ouyang
Edina LO
Novice Policy