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Hoosier Invitational Results Archive

2011 HIT Results

Open/JV Division Results

Novice Division Results



Reasons to attend
* Good Food and Good Company
** An additional spring tournament for teams needing the experience-
***Claim to be the first policy teams to debate on the IU Debate campus for at least 16+ years. [Community-memory and tournament records have yet to surface to reveal when our last tournament was! Kentucky has a 1966 trophy in their case]

Hotel Information
The tournament hotel is the IMU Biddle Hotel which is located in the Indiana Memorial Union in the middle of campus. The block rate is $99 for double-doubles. Internet is free as well as parking.

Contact Info:
(800) 209-8145

$60 per person. The purpose of this tournament is to provide the best possible tournament at the lowest cost. We will provide each competitor and judge with two dinners, two breakfasts, and three lunches. Our tournament will result in a deficit of funds but a wealth of experience. If you enjoy our campus and how we run this show, please advertise it to the rest of the community.

Coffee, chai, water bottles, and soda will be served all day from Friday-Sunday.
*Friday: Dinner from Mother Bears Pizza. Their specialty pizzas have been awarded multiple national ribbons and prizes. http://www.motherbearspizza.com/
**Saturday: Breakfast from the “Bakehouse.” We have ordered an assortment of scones, coffee cakes, and muffins.
Lunch: Dats is a local favorite Cajun and Creole place. We have ordered a variety of their main dishes, including Vegan, and Vegetarian. The meal will include fresh bread and cookies.
Dinner: We ordered from the best Indian buffet in town.
***Sunday: Breakfast will include an assortment of bagels plus Saturday’s remaining baked goods.
Lunch: We are debating on whether to order burritos or hot sandwiches from local hotspots. The decision is pending on after I hear back from each team’s travel schedules.


Judging Requirements
**Each team will be required to provide 3 rounds of preliminary judging. All judges are committed for the first elimination debate and one round after their team has been eliminated.
**All coaches are expected to make themselves available for at least some judging and will be on the pref sheet.
**Prelim rounds must be decided within two hours and thirty minutes of the posted start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to determine the winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
**Judges must vote for one and only one team in each debate and must assign speaker points and ranks in prelim rounds.

Tournament Administration Details
The tournament will feature six preliminary rounds of two-person, switch-sides, cross-examination debate on the national topic in the standard 9-3-6 format. We will attempt to offer three divisions, Open, JV and Novice, depending on entry levels.

We will use a 30 point scale with tenth point increments.

We will use some level of mutual preference judging – depending on entry levels. Tabulation will be done by Brian DeLong.

All rounds (defined as the speeches and judge critiques) are open to the public and may be electronically recorded for private educational use by any tournament participants (registered coaches, debaters and helpers, and Iowa tournament staff) only. Public distribution of such recordings is expressly prohibited unless the consent of all people on the recording is obtained.

All participants debating at the Hoosier Invitational Tournament at Indiana University will follow tournament rules as well as any rules of their sponsoring institutions. We abide by all rules and norms of CEDA and the AFA, including but not limited to CEDA's sexual harassment policy.

Friday February 11
1-3 pm           Registration in the lobby of the IMU Hotel
3:30 pm         Pairings released for Rounds 1 & 2
4:30 pm         Round 1
7:30 pm         Round 2

Saturday February 12
8 am               Breakfast and Pairings
9 am               Round 3
Noon               Round 4
2 pm               Lunch
3 pm               Round 5
6 pm               Round 6

Sunday February 13
7 am               Breakfast and Elim Pairings
8 am               Start of first elimination debate


Indiana University

Brian DeLong SPEA #323 1315 E. Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
Phone: (812) 856-7585

Last updated: 01 September 2015
Comments: brdelong@indiana.edu