Sunday, November 30, 2014

Novice-JV State @ Eagan

Novice-JV State
Eagan High School
5-6 December 2014

Bus Times
Friday - depart EHS door 8 at 1:45, 2PM pickup at Southview; return between 9:30 and 10:30PM
Saturday - depart EHS door 7 at 7AM; return somewhere between 5 and 10PM, contingent on our performance.  

Junior Varsity Policy
   Meredith Song - Maggie Wells
   Ella Romanelli - Tanner Engh

Novice Policy
   Elizabeth Tuinor - Quinn Ramsay

Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas
   Anand Mittal
   Annie Amen
   Connie Chao
   Gloria Mi
   Murray Friedberg
   Uma Kumar-Montei

Novice Lincoln-Douglas *
* If I'm able to find a few more judges, I'll add some more people in novice LD - will know by the end of the day on Wednesday; it's very hard to find people who can judge on Friday.

   Aiden Swann
   Bharath Muniraj
   Isha Konety
   Joanna Kim
   Jonah Rosenthal
   Sandra Chen

Novice Public Forum
   Owen Phernetton - James Kuznecoff
   Rachel Nierengarten - Maggie Hogan
   Maeve Swackhamer - Addie Cheong
   Paul Seim - Walt Balttige

Junior Varsity Public Forum
   David Ma - Khalid Ishani
   Natalie Curtin - Lauren Smith
   Jenny Ma - Aarathi Garimella
   Richard Zu - Jack Hong

Policy Schedule
Registration 1:00 - 2:00 PM (All schools need to be registered by 2:00 PM to avoid school dismissal time)
Round #1 3:30 PM
Round #2 5:30 PM
Dinner 7:30 PM
Round #3 8:00 PM
Round#4 8:00 AM
Round #5 10:00 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Policy 1st Elimination Rd 1:00 PM
Awards will start at 3:00 PM in the EHS Student Commons
Policy Debate Elimination rounds continue after awards until the tournament is finished

LD Schedule 
All Rounds are in Dakota Hills Middle School
Registration                        2:00 - 3:00 PM
Enter DHMS                         3:45 PM
Round #1                              4:00 PM
Round #2                              5:15 PM
Dinner                                   6:15 PM
Round #3                              7:00 PM
Round #4                              8:30 PM

Round #5                                   8:00 AM
Round #6                                   9:30 AM
1st Elimination Round                11:15 AM
Lunch                                         12:30 PM
2nd Elimination Round               1:30 PM
Awards                                        3:00 PM in EHS Student Commons
All Remaining Elimination rounds will take place in Eagan High School immediately following awards

Public Forum Schedule
All Rounds in Eagan High School
Registration 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Round #1 3:30 PM
Round #2 4:30 PM
Dinner 5:30 PM
Round #3 6:00 PM
Round #4 7:30 PM

Round #5 8:30 AM
Round #6 10:00 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM
Public Forum 1st Elimination Rd 12:30 PM
Public Forum 2nd Elimination Rd 2:00 PM
Public Forum Awards 3:00 PM in EHS Student Commons
All Remaining Public Forum Elimination Rounds will follow Awards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rooms for Thursday Practice

We are at Valley View on Thursday, November 20th -- 

VV 246 4:30 to 9PM (Tim w/extemp + Megan PF)
VV 207 5:30 to 9PM (Elizabeth for speech)
VV 230 5:30 to 8 (Andy with LD)
VV 232 5:30 to 8 (Brett and Bobby with varsity policy)
VV 234 5:30 to 8 (Risha with JV)
VV 236 5:30 to 8 (Samantha and Clay with novice)

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Team Picture

We're better at debate than being in pictures. :)  But here we are anyhow.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Results November 7-8 Weekend

Ariana Song 1st Place
Ashab Alamgir  4th
Maya Charan 5th
Isha Aggarwal 6th

Novice Extemp Speaking
Kyle Nicholson 1st place

Varsity Extemp Speaking
Matias Figari 2nd place
Max Schleck 4th

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas
Connie Chao - 3rd place
Arvind Veluvali - 4th
Kyle Nicholson - 6th

JV Public Forum
Lauren Smith and Natalie Curtin - finalists
Natalie Curtin - top speaker

Novice Lincoln-Douglas
Bharath Muniraj 3rd place and 2nd speaker
Joanna Kim 3rd speaker

JV Lincoln-Douglas
Zack Zamoff 3rd place
Jonah Rosenthal 4th

Nov 22-24 @ Glenbrooks

The Glenbrooks
Glenbrook South High School
Glenview, IL
22-24 November 2014

Bus Times
Loading at 7AM at EHS on Friday the 21st - same place as Valley and Caucus.
Return home on Monday the 24th after everybody has been eliminated.  This could be 3PM on Monday, it could also be midnight.  You need to keep your parents updated so they know when to expect you home. 

Hotel Information
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, Illinois 60062 USA 

Tim Greenfield (speech)
Clay Carlson (novice)
Brett Lind (varsity)
Bobby Ciborowski (jv)

Varsity Policy
Drew and Shanelle
Sukriti and Anne

JV Policy
Meredith and Maggie
Claire and Megan

Novice Policy
Zelda and Quinn

Isha, Gloria, Max, Connie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nov 14 and 15 @ Highland Park

Highland Park High School  [map, directions]
14-15 November 2014

Bus Times
Friday 1:45pm depart EHS from door 8, pickup Southview kids at 2PM. Return approx 10PM.
Saturday 7AM depart EHS from door 7. Return approx 6PM.

Challenge Format
Tournament uses challenge format in Varsity.  The rules/procedures for this are the bottom of this page, so scroll down so you know how this will work. 

1:00 – 2:30 Registration opens.  Schools not registered by 3:00 will not be
scheduled round one.
3:00 pm Round One – All Divisions
5:00 pm Round Two Challenge – Varsity Divisions
5:30 pm Round Two – All Divisions
7:00 pm Dinner – All Divisions
7:15 pm Round Three Challenge – Varsity Divisions
7:30 pm Round Three – All Divisions

8:00 am Round Four Challenge – Varsity Divisions
8:30 am Round Four – All Divisions
10:30 am Round Five Challenge  – Varsity Divisions
11:00 am Round Five – All Divisions
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Quarterfinal Challenge – All Divisions; Round 6 Rookie Division
2:00 pm Quarterfinals – All Divisions
3:00  pm Semifinal Challenge – Lincoln-Douglas
3:15  pm Semifinals – Lincoln-Douglas
4:30  pm Awards
5:00 pm Final Round – Lincoln-Douglas; Semifinal Challenge – Policy; Final Round – Rookie
5:15 pm Semifinal Round – Policy
 Varsity Policy
   Megan Shannahan - Claire Carlson - Ella Romanelli
   Drew Sposeep - Shanelle Roman
   Anne Lepow - Sukriti Rawal

Novice Policy
   Chris Lethert - Max Aldrich
   Zelda Kieser - Quinn Ramsey
   Elizabeth Tuinor - Natalia Madrinan

Round Robin JV Policy
   Maggie Wells - Meredith Song

Judging obligations
  5 Policy Debate judges

The following judges have been recorded.
Bobby Ciborowski
    Available: Friday Saturday
    Pool: Policy Debate

Brett Lind
    Available: Friday Saturday
    Pool: Policy Debate

 Andy Charrier
    Available: Friday Saturday
    Pool: Policy Debate

Samantha Hunt
    Available: Friday Saturday
    Pool: Policy Debate

Stephanie Bramer
OFF Round 1 on Friday
    Available: Friday Saturday
    Pool: Policy Debate

Rules of Challenge Format
Both Varsity divisions will use the challenge format for tournament pairings.

Each team/debater will debate a randomly paired single preset. Sides in the presets will be assigned by TRPC.

After the round 1 preset, teams will be broken into a “winners” bracket and a “losers” bracket and ranked based on the results of round 1. Thus, if you win your preset you are placed in the winners bracket, and if you lose round 1 you are placed in the losers bracket. Teams will be ranked according to total points, with TRPC breaking ties randomly. Starting with the bottom team on the losers bracket, a team may challenge any team above them in their own bracket. (A team in the losers bracket may not challenge a team in the winners bracket unless they are pulled over due to an uneven number of teams in the winners bracket.) 

After a team challenges, the tab room will flip a coin. If the coin flips heads the higher seed gets to pick the side, and if the coin flips tails the lower seed gets to pick the side. The winner of the coin flip will have 10 seconds to pick a side. The tab room will then announce the room number and the judge. The teams should then immediately head to the assigned room and wait for their judge.

If a team is late and misses their challenge, they will be paired against the highest seeded team available in their bracket and the higher seeded team will automatically get to pick the sides for the debate.

For each subsequent preliminary round, teams will be separated into the winners bracket or the losers bracket based on the results of their previous round, and ranked according to wins, opp wins+points, adjusted points, total points, and opp wins. Teams at the bottom of each bracket can challenge any team above them in their bracket.

Teams may NOT challenge a team/debater from their own school during prelims. Teams may NOT be forced to debate a team/debater from their own school during prelims.

During prelims a team/debater may challenge a team/debater that they lost to previously during the tournament, however, two teams/debaters may not be forced to debate twice during the prelims unless the losing team makes the challenge.  Two teams may not debate each other more than two times during the preliminary rounds.

All divisions will use the challenge format rules for elimination rounds.  In elimination rounds teams are ranked ordered according to wins, opp wins+points, adjusted points, total points, and opp wins. Starting from the top of the bracket, the top team can challenge any team below them in the bracket. If the teams have met once previously in the tournament than the teams will be on the opposite sides. If the teams have met twice previously during the tournament they shall flip for sides.

In elimination rounds, a team MAY challenge a team from their own school, but the tab room and the tournament director reserve the right to mock you for doing so.

The tournament director and the tabroom reserve the right to mock or praise any team’s challenge during the course of the tournament. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

(S)now Practice Monday Nov 10th

No practice on Monday, November 10th due to anticipated snow storm. 

If the forecast holds true, we are looking at a lot of snow tomorrow, especially in the afternoon when our coaches are trying to drive to practice.  Between that complication and parents having similar transportation challenges, we are going to cancel practice for Monday, November 10th.  Go home, have a hot chocolate and study.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Results from Andover and Coon Rapids

Both Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum had good weekends with their new topics. 

The transition from 1st topic to 2nd topic is the hardest time of the season.  Now that we've seen how other teams are approaching this topic we can make adjustments of our own.

Novice Public Forum - Paul Seim & Walt Balttige finished in 6th place, but were the highest 3 win team and both finished with outstanding speaker points. Walt was 2nd speaker in the tournament!

Varsity Public Forum - Khalid Ishani and David Ma won 3rd place.  Ironically, their only loss was to a team from Eagan that finished in 4th place.  David was 12th speaker.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas 
Bharath Muniraj 3-2 record
Joseph Annareddy 3-2
Joanna Kim 3-2
Sujit Varadhan 3-2
Sandra Chen 4-1

JV Lincoln-Douglas 
Zach Zamoff 4-1 record AND 4th place

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas
Annie Amen 3-2
Annika Smith-Ortiz 3-2
Arvind Veluvali 3-2
Connie Chao 3-2
Max Schleck 3-2
Gloria Mi 3-2 and 2nd speaker
Kyle Nicholson 4-1

We won some more speaker awards in varsity but I don't have access to a full results sheet this weekend.

Nov 8 @ Champlin Park

The Champlin Park Debate Tournament
Champlin Park High School [directions, map]
8 November 2014

Coach in Charge
Megan Koester

Bus Time
7AM depart door 7
5PM return (estimate)

Novice LD
   Aiden Swann
   Anjali Aralikar
   Bharath Muniraj
   Joanna Kim
   Joseph Annareddy
   Kanu Madhok
   Rahil Modi
   Sujit Varadhan
   Yuanxi Kuang

JV Lincoln Douglas
   Jonah Rosenthal
   Sandra Chen
   Zach Zamoff

Varsity Lincoln Douglas
   Anand Mittal
   Romi Lee
   Uma Kumar-Montei

Novice Public Forum
   Addie Cheong - Megan Langsev

JV Public Forum
   Lauren Smith - Natalie Curtain

Varsity Public Forum
   Khalid Ishani - David Ma
   Jack Hong - Richard Zu

Schedule *
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 9:30am
Round 3: 10:45am (powered off of rounds 1 -2)
Lunch Break: 11:30-12:15
Round 4: 12:15pm-1:10pm (powered off of rounds 1-3)
Round 5: 1:30pm (powered off of rounds 1-4)
Final Round: 2:45pm

* tournament has a final round

Nov 7-8 @ Sioux Falls

Washington Warrior/Roosevelt Sweepstakes
Washington HS - Friday Speech
Roosevelt HS - Saturday Debate
7-8 November 2014

Elizabeth Werness
Andy Charrier

Departs 7AM from back side of EHS (where we left for Park Hill)
Return 10PM (estimate) on Saturday

Spring Hill Suites Sioux Falls
4304 W. Empire Place
Sioux Falls, South Dakota  57106  USA 

Friday Speech
Isha OO
Ariana OO
Maya OO
Ashab OO
Saumya DI
Gloria DI
Connie EXS
Matias EXS
Kyle EXS
Drew HI

Saturday Debate 

Nov 7-8 @ Concordia

71st Annual W.E. Lillo Invitational Debate Tournament
Concordia College, Moorhead MN
7-8 November 2013

Bobby Ciborowski
Clay Carlson
Risha Bhattacharjee

Varsity CX Debate
   Meredith Song - Maggie Wells
   Claire Carlson - Megan Shannahan
   Others TBD

JV CX Debate
  No entries

Novice CX Debate
Quinn Ramsey - Zelda Kieser

Depart- 7:00AM pickup on the back side of EHS
Return- hard to estimate, might be 10PM on Saturday night.  It's about a 4 hour bus ride.

Holiday Inn - Fargo
803 13th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota   58103
* Hotel has a pool.  And the pool has a pirate ship.  What could be better?

Friday, November 1st
10:00 a.m.                   Phone Registration. Call 218-299-3731 to verify your entry.
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.          Registration: Centrum in the Knutson Center       
3:00 p.m.                     General announcements: Centrum
3:15 p.m.                     Pairings Released for Round 1, 2 and 3: Centrum
4:00 p.m.                     Dismissal from Centrum
4:15 p.m.                     Round 1 all debate divisions
6:00 p.m.                     Round 2 all debate divisions
7:30 p.m.                     Dinner Break
8:00 p.m.                     Round 3 all debate divisions

Saturday, November 2nd
6:45 a.m.                     Pairings released on-line
7:30 a.m.                     Pairings posted in Wall Lounge
8:00 a.m.                     Round 4 all divisions
10:00 a.m.                 Pairings for round 5 will be released as soon as power-matching is finished.
Please do not wander off.
10:30 a.m.                 Round 5 all divisions (flip for sides)
12:00 p.m.                   Lunch Break
12:30 p.m.                   First elimination round Policy Debate
3:00 p.m.                     Awards:  Centrum
as soon                        Remaining elimination rounds

Nov 7-8 @ The Minneapple

The Minneapple (Apple Valley HS)
Friday and Saturday prelim rounds at Valley Middle School [directions, map]
Saturday elimination rounds + awards at Falcon Ridge Middle School * [directions, map]
* tournament provides a shuttle from Valley Middle to Falcon Ridge
7-8 November 2014

Coach in Charge
Tim Greenfield 

Novice Public Forum
Walt BoettgePaul Seim
Mike MazarraRussell Freeman
Rachel NeirengartenMaggie Hogan
James KuznecoffOwen Phernetton

Special Opportunity
Apple Valley hosts a national-level tournament at which teams from all over America fly in to compete, including the very best varsity teams in the country.  There is also a novice division and some of these schools bring their novices on this trip too.  So it's a chance to debate people from schools outside Minnesota.  Furthermore, the tournament features elimination (playoff rounds) for the top 16 or 8 teams in novice.  If you keep winning you keep debating, and if you are eliminated you can then watch the best varsity debaters and see what top-level Public Forum debate looks like.

Friday - depart 2:45 door 8 of EHS; return 9:30ish
Saturday - depart 7AM door 7 of EHS; return about 6PM

3:30 Postings available in cafeterias in each building.
4:00 Round One
5:00 Round Two
5:45-6:45 Dinner
7:00 Round Three
8:15 Round Four

7:30   Postings in cafeterias
8:00   Round Five
9:30   Round Six
10:15 Shuttles take Novice Debaters to Falcon Ridge Middle School
11:00 Double Octafinals (may be flighted) Varsity,
12:00-12:45 Lunch in FRMS Cafeteria (Novice Octafinals if needed)
1:15 Varsity Octafinals, Novice Quarterfinals
2:30   Varsity Quarterfinals, Novice Semifinals
3:45   Awards Ceremony at Falcon Ridge Middle School
4:30   Varsity Semifinals, Novice Finals
5:30   Varsity Finals