Monday, October 20, 2014

Iowa Caucus
Cedar Rapids Washington HS
24-26 October 2014

Bobby Ciborowski
Brett Lind
Risha Bhattacharjee

Bus Times
Depart 4:15PM on Thursday 10/23  EHS - same spot as we used for Valley (door 13)
Return Sunday 10/26 after everybody bus is eliminated - estimate 6PM but that's a guess

** We are leaving on Thursday afternoon rather than Friday morning in hopes of being a little more rested and ready to roll on Friday at the tournament. 

Varsity CX Debate
Maggie Wells and Meredith Song
Megan Shannahan and Claire Carlson
Anne Lepow and Sukriti Rawal
Drew Sposeep and Shanelle Roman
Patrick LaChance and Elle Romanelli
Tanner Engh and Isaac Berte

Hotel Information
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE | Cedar Rapids | IA | United States 52401
T: 1-319-731-4444

Friday, 24 October
11-2.00 pm      Tournament Registration at Washington HS; Room 128
2.30pm             Policy and Public Forum round one (Washington HS)  
Please do not plan to go to Franklin Middle School prior to 3.30pm.
4.30pm             Policy and Public Forum Round two
dinner break
8.00pm            Policy and Public Forum Round three

Saturday, 25 October
7.30-8.30am   complimentary breakfast at both tournament sites
8.00am         round four Policy and Public Forum (WHS)
11.00 am     round five all events
lunch break
2pm              round six all events
4.30pm        double-octofinals if necessary in varsity events; quarterfinals in NCX
6.30pm        awards assembly (WHS auditorium)
7.30pm      octofinals LD and VCX/ PF quarterfinals/ NCX semifinals (all octofinals at WHS)
Remaining Saturday elimination rounds to follow immediately
Be aware that, when possible, we will begin rounds EARLY. With this in mind, please do not leave the tournament site.

Sunday, 26 October    
All events at the Collins Rd. Marriott Hotel
8.00am         Judge strikes for both divisions
8.30am         VCX Policy quarterfinals, NCX Policy finals and L/D semifinals
Remaining elimination rounds in Policy and L/D to follow immediately.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

5:30 Team Meetings

We've decided to add a Monday Meeting to our weekly practice schedule in hopes of creating more stability with our entries.  This year we are struggling with getting an accurate list of competitors for upcoming tournaments, especially in Public Forum, novice Policy debate, and novice LD.

This meeting is for all LD, public forum, and novice policy debaters. 

Our 5:30 meeting will be used to organize the team for tournaments and review some big-picture topics.

We'll meet in room 324 @ 5:30 on these days:

October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11th Results

Debate is fun.  Even more fun when you win.

Novice Policy at University of Minnesota
Zelda Kieser / Quinn Ramsey - 10th place
Zelda Kieser 8th speaker
Quinn Ramsey 4th speaker

Varsity Policy at University of Minnesota
Anne Lepow and Sukriti Rawal - quarterfinals
Maggie Wells and Meredith Song - semifinals

Impromptu at Blaine
Mabel Thomas - 3rd
Connie Chao - 8th
Kyle Nicholson - 9th
Max Schleck - 10th

Novice Public Forum at Blaine
Brendan Will - 8th speaker

Novice Lincoln-Douglas at Blaine
Jonah Rosenthal - 6th place
Julie Yuan - 8th placeAnjali Aralikar - 3-2 record
Bharath Muniraj - 3-2 record
Kanu Madhok - 3-2 record
Rahil Modi - 3-2 record
Saumya Mangalick- 3-2 record
Jonah Rosenthal -  7th speaker
Saumya Mangalick- 9th speaker (first tournament!)
Julie Yuan - 10th speaker

JV Lincoln-Douglas at Blaine
Murray Friedberg - 5th place
Uma Kumar-Montei - 7th place
Uma Kumar-Montei - 5th speaker

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas at Blaine
Max Schleck - Champion
Romi Lee - 2nd place
Connie Chao - 3rd place
Mabel Thomas - 4th place
Kyle Nicholson - 8th place
Romi Lee - Top Speaker
Max Schleck - 2nd speaker
Connie Chao - 4th speaker
Mabel Thomas - 5th speaker
Annie Amen - 6th speaker

Copies of results packets are posted on the MDTA website.

Oct 17-18 @ Park Hill

Crabtree Classic
Park Hill High School
17-18 October 2014

Bus Times
Depart Thursday 1PM -meet on the back side of the EHS building (side opposite of where we usually meet on Saturday mornings).  Be there a few minutes prior to 1PM so we can load-and-go.
Return after awards on Saturday night/Sunday morning - will be late

Fee and Expenses
Trip will be $250 payable to Edina Friends of Forensics.   This covers your bus and hotel (the booster club is subsidizing the expense to hold costs down) but you'll need money for food still.   Parents will receive an email from Barb LaChance regarding payment.

Elizabeth Werness
Tim Greenfield
Andy Charrier

Comfort Inn-Kansas City/Airport
11110 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153

Student                      Event(s)
Isha Aggarwal           OO
Ashab Alamgir          OO
Annie Amen              LD
Connie Chao              FX, LD
Maya Charan             OO
Matias Figari             FX
Murray Friedberg      LD
Uma Kumar-Montei  LD
Romi Lee                   LD
Saumya Mangalick    DI
Kyle Nicholson          DX, LD
Max Schleck              FX, LD
Ariana Song               OO
Mabel Thomas           DI, LD
Arvind Veluvali         LD
Alex Wu                    HI

This tournament has both speech and debate.  Those of you not double-entered should bring a book to read or your homework because you will have downtime at different points in the schedule.

Friday - Oct. 17, 2014
3:30 PMRound 1 IE's
Round 1: DI, DUO, DX, FX, HI, OO, PO, PR, RS, SC, STY
5:00 PMRound 2 IE's
Round 2: DI, DUO, DX, FX, HI, OO, PO, PR, RS, SC, STY
6:30 PMRound 1 Debate
Round 1: CX
Round 1A: LD, PF
7:15 PMRound 1B
Round 1B: LD, PF
8:00 PMRound 2 Debate
Round 2: CX
Round 2A: LD, PF
8:45 PMRound 2B
Round 2B: LD, PF
Saturday - Oct. 18, 2014
8:00 AMSemifinals
Semifinal round: DI, DUO, DX, FX, HI, OO, PO, PR, RS, STY
9:30 AMRound 3-Debate
Round 3: CX
Round 3A: LD, PF
10:15 AMRound 3B
Round 3B: LD, PF
11:00 AMRound 4-Debate
Round 4: CX
Round 4A: LD, PF
11:45 AMRound 4B
Round 4B: LD, PF
1:00 PMFinals
Final round: DI, DUO, DX, FX, HI, OO, PO, PR, RS, SC, STY
2:30 PMQuarterfinals
Quarterfinal round: CX, LD, PF
5:00 PMSemifinals Debate
Semifinal round: CX, LD, PF
6:30 PMFinals-Debate
Final round: CX, LD, PF

Monday, October 6, 2014

No Practice Thursday, Oct 9th


No practice Thursday, October 9th. 

We'd booked rooms for practice on Thursday about 3 months ago, but the rooms are double-booked due to conferences at Valley View too.  We can't displace teachers from their classroom on conference nights, that's not a reasonable expectation.

So, we're going to work hard tonight, Monday, and that will be it for the week.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

11 October at Blaine

2014 Blaine Debate Tournament 
Blaine High School [directions]
11 October 2014

Bus Times
Depart 7AM from door 7 at EHS
Return 4PM (estimate)

Megan Koester
Tim Greenfield
Andy Charrier

LD & PF 
Round 1   8:30
Round 2   9:35
Round 3  10:45
Round 4  12:30
Round 5  2:00
Round 1-Following Round 2 of LD/PF
Round 2-Following Round 3 or LD/PF
Round 3-Following Round 4 of LD/PF

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas
   Annie Amen
   Connie Chao
   Gloria Mi
   Kyle Nicholson
   Mabel Thomas
   Max Schleck
   Romi Lee

Varsity Public Forum
   Aarathi Garimella - Jenny Ma
   Jack Hong - Richard Zu
   Khalid Ishani - David Ma
   Natalie Curtin - Adi Mittal

JV Lincoln-Douglas
   Murray Friedberg
   Uma Kumar-Montei

Novice Lincoln-Douglas
   Aiden Swann
   Jonah Rosenthal
   Joseph Annareddy
   Julie Yuan
   Kanu Madhok
   Rahil Modi
   Sujit Varadhan
   Zach Zamoff
   Bharath Muniraj
   Saumya Mangalick

Novice Public Forum
   Mike Mazzara - Brendan Will
   James Kuznecoff - Owen Phernetton
   Gauri Madhok - Emily Fan
   Rachel Nierengarten - Maggie Hogan
   Russell Freeman - Megan Langsev

   Aiden Swann
   Annie Amen
   Connie Chao
   Gloria Mi
   Jenny Ma
   Jonah Rosenthal
   Kyle Nicholson
   Mabel Thomas
   Max Schleck
   Natalie Curtin
   Romi Lee
   Uma Kumar-Montei
   Saumya Mangalick

Oct 10, 11 at U of MN

University of Minnesota/Rosemount Round Robin
Humphrey Center / Law School (West Bank)
10 and 11 October 2014

Bus Times
Friday depart 1:30PM from EHS door 8
Friday return 10:30PM (estimated) EHS door 7
Saturday depart 7AM from EHS door 7
Saturday return 7PM EHS door 7 *
* return time varies based upon our performance

** Southview debaters -- we are driving over to pick you up after we leave EHS, so we should be there by 1:45 and will pick you up at the normal entrance used when you ride the bus.   

  1.  It's possible the tournament will put JV and Novice on the East Bank.  We will know this on Wednesday sometime.
  2. No shortage of places to get food from, but you can't walk away from tournament area (say, walk over to Chipotle) without checking out with a coach and going in a group of at least two.
Bobby Ciborowski - round robin
Brett Lind - varsity both days
Stephanie Bramer - varsity both days
Andy Charrier - varsity Friday only
Chris Stinson - varsity Saturday only
Matt St. Germain - both days
Samantha Hunt - both days
Clay Carlson - both days
Risha Bhattacharjee - both days

Round Robin
Anja Beth Swoap and Shanelle Roman

Patrick LaChance and Drew Sposeep
Anne Lepow and Sukriti Rawal
Maggie Wells and Meredith Song
Ella Romanelli/Claire Carlson/Megan Shannahan

Tanner Engh and Isaac Berte

Chris Lethert /Max Aldrich
Zelda Kieser / Quinn Ramsey
Katherine Hulbert / Nathaniel Essma
Elizabeth Tuinor/ Natalia Madrinan

All Friday events will be on the West Bank.
Friday Registration: Wiley concourse, 2-3p.
Friday Meeting Room/Concessions: Wiley 125
Tabroom: Blegen 110
Judge's Lounge: Blegen 120
Awards: Blegen 110
Round Robin Rooms: Blegen 125, Blegen 130, Blegen 140

Saturday: Rookie/Novice on East Bank (Folwell), 
Registration: 7a, Folwell 3
Tabroom: Folwell 3
Judge's Lounge: Folwell 4
Awards: Nicholson 275
Concessions: Folwell 112

JV/Varsity on West Bank (Blegen)
Registration: Outside tab (Blegen 110)
Tabroom: Blegen 110
Judge's Lounge: Blegen 120
Concessions: Hanson 1-102
Awards: Hanson 1-102
Round Robin Rooms: Bleen 125, Blegen 130, Blegen 140.

Friday, October 10, 2014
2:00-3p            Registration, TBA
3:15p               Round the First
                        VCX Rnd 1, NCX-Fr & JVCX-Fr Rnd 1
5:15p               Round the Second
                        VCX Rnd 2, NCX-Fr & JVCX-Fr Rnd 2
6:45-7:15p       Dinner
7:30                 Round the Third
                        VCX Rnd 3, NCX-Fr & JFCX-Fr Rnd 2
9:30p               NCX & JVCX Friday Tourney Awards,
10:00p             Bus pick-up

Saturday, October 11, 2014
7-7:30a            Registration, TBA
8:00a               Round the Fourth
                        VCX Rnd 4, Rnd 1 for NCX-Sa, JVCX-Sa
10:00a             Round the Fifth
                        VCX Rnd 5, Rnd 2 for NCX-Sa, JVCX-Sa
11:30a-12:00p Lunch
12:00p             Round the Sixth
                        VCX Qtrs, Rnd 3 for NCX-Sa, JVCX-Sa
2:00p               Round the Seventh
                        VCX Sems, Rnd 4 NCX-Sa, JVCX-Sa
4:30p               Awards
5:00p               Round the Eighth
                        VCX, Finals

Anoka and Washington Tech Results

We sent our Policy debate teams to Washington Tech where Shanelle Roman and Ella Romanelli finished the day as tournament champions!   Meredith Song and Maggie Wells finished with a 3-1 record as well.  Full results packet is not yet available for Washington Tech.

Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum were in action at Anoka.

Novice Public Forum [results packet]
Rachel Nierengarten, Maggie Hogan, Maeve Swackhamer - 3rd place (4-1)
Walt Boettge and Paul Seim - 3-2 record
Lauren Smith and Emily Fan - 3-2 record
Lauren Smith - 5th speaker
Walt Boettge - 10th speaker

Varsity Public Forum [results packet]

The LD packets do not show overall placing so I can only show records this weekend. 

Novice Lincoln Douglas [results packet]
Isha Konety 3-1 record
Joseph Annareddy 3-1 record
Jonah Rosenthal 3-1 record
Julie Yuan 3-1 record
Kanu Madhok 3-1 record
Julie Yuan - 5th speaker
Aiden Swann - 8th speaker

JV Lincoln Douglas [results packet]
Gloria Mi 3-1 record
Uma Kumar-Montei 3-1 record
Annie Amen 3-1 record
Connie Chao 4th speaker
Annie Amen 5th speaker

Varsity Lincoln Douglas [results packet]
Arvind Veluvali 3-1 record
Kyle Nicholson 3-1 record
Max Schleck 3-1 record
Mabel Thomas 3-1 record
Romi Lee 3-1 record
Kyle Nicholson 9th speaker

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Topics Released

Public Forum 
Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.