Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sept 28-30 @ Des Moines Valley

2013 Mid-America Cup
West Des Moines Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 [map + directions]
28-30 September 2013

Coaches in Charge
Chris Stinson
Adriane Brown
Also: Bobby, Luke, Clay, and Nate Meyer (judge)

Bus Information - loading at door 13
** Load bus at 3:45PM **
Depart Edina HS @ 4PM on Friday 9/27 -- we need the bus rolling at 4PM.
Return Monday - after everybody on the bus has been eliminated - could be late in afternoon or into the evening

We are sharing the bus with Wayzata, Eagan, and Jefferson and there will just a couple open seats on the bus, so be prompt about loading time.

Room Use
This note came from the tournament director and is important for both judges and debaters.
"Our building has been largely renovated since last year and there is an important note that I would like you to share with your teams and debaters: At Valley High School, we will be enforcing a rule that debaters may not enter their room until the judge is present. This is to address teacher concerns, particularly in science rooms. We will have adult volunteers walking the halls gently but firmly enforcing this rule, and if we find any students in a science room without a judge present, the consequence will be forfeiting the debate. "

Friday, September 27, 2013
All schools must attend registration. Strike and preference sheets will be filled out at registration.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Policy rounds will take place at Valley High School.
8:00 am                       Debate round 1
10:00 am                     Debate Round 2
11:30 pm                     Lunch
1:00 pm                       Debate Round 3
4:00 pm                       Debate Round 4

Sunday, September 29, 2013
8:00 am                       Debate round 5
11:00 am                     Debate round 6
12:30 pm                     Lunch
2:00 pm                       Double octofinals, all divisions
Awards and octofinals in each division will take place according to that division's schedule. These times will be announced by each division director.

Monday, September 30, 2013
All rounds take place at the West Des Moines Marriott
8:00 am                       Quarterfinals
11:00 pm                     Semifinals
2:00 pm                       Finals

Competing - all in Varsity
Patrick and Drew
Sukriti and Anand
Ashab and Allan
Adi and Anne
Bree and Samantha
Anja Beth and Shanelle

1 hired judge through tournament
Nate - both days
Clay - Saturday
Luke - Sunday

Courtyard Marriott/Des Moines West/Jordan Creek.
410 S 68th St
West Des Moines IA  50266
phone #515-223-9800