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THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP

NPTE-NPDA and IPDA

September 24 & 25, 2016

Held at University of Washington-Bothell

Version 1.2

 

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation led by Jim Hanson along with UW Bothell director Denise Vaughan are excited to be offering the Northwest Parli Warmup, the year-starting tournament held this year at the University of Washington at Bothell.

THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP. 1

LODGING FOR THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP. 3

WHEN YOU NEED TO BE AT THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP. 3

AIR TRAVEL TO THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP. 4

TOURNAMENT EXPECTATIONS. 4

DEBATE DIVISIONS, SPEAKING-PREP TIMES, MUTUALITY PREFS. 5

TOPIC AREAS. 7

ELIMINATION ROUNDS AND AWARDS. 8

DIRECTIONS-MAP. 8

SCHEDULE. 11

ENTRY AND FEES. 13

 

 

Warm Room 2016

Results from Previous Years. 2

 

The tournament features:

·        Six rounds of NPTE-NPDA and Four rounds of IPDA parliamentary debate plus elimination rounds.

·        NPTE-NPDA debaters who do not break can do IPDA debate.

·        Novice-Rookie divisions emphasizing education and learning. Contact Jim at jim@climbthemountain.us for more details.

·        Breakfast, Lunches, Snacks, Dinner, and great hospitality.

·        Relaxed atmosphere and fun getting to know new coaches and debaters.

·        NPTE-NPDA Parli: Current Event Topics, Mutuality Judge Assignment that emphasizes inclusion of judges while providing equity and some preference in judging placement, Warm room, Prep rooms, and 1 minute prep time/cross-examination before speeches during the rounds.

·        IPDA Parli: Variety of Topics, Quality educational experience, NPTE-NPDA debaters who don’t break can do IPDA debate, Competition requires only Sunday afternoon/early evening.

·        Public Show Debate on Friday, Sept. 23 evening.

Please join us for a great debate tournament this fall.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jim Hanson jim@climbthemountain.us  

Tournament Co-Host, Tab Management, Executive Director, Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation.

Denise Vaughan deniseva@uw.edu

Tournament Co-Host and Director of Forensics,
University of Washington at Bothell

 

LODGING FOR THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP

 

Country Inn and & Suites, Bothell WA

Block of Rooms at $99 per room. Reserve by Friday, Sept. 9.

Calling: Toll-free at 800-456-4000, specify Bothell WA and reference the block name, NW Parli Champs.

Online at www.countryinns.com/bothellwa, select arrival and departure dates, click on more search options, then type in the code NWPAR.

Address: 19333 North Creek Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98011

Phone: (425) 485-5557

www.countryinns.com/bothellwa

Located within 5 minutes of the tournament parking and building.

Most teams will check in Friday, Sept. 23 or Saturday, Sept. 24.

Most teams will check out on Sunday, Sept. 25.

 

WHEN YOU NEED TO BE AT THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP

 

WATCH PUBLIC SHOW DEBATE

Arrive by 6pm, Friday, September 23. More details forthcoming.

 

NPDA-NPTE DEBATE

Arrive 10:45am, Saturday, September 24; 5 Prelim Rounds; finish by 8:45pm.

Arrive 9:30am, Sunday, September 25; 1 Prelim, 3 Elims; Awards finish at 4:00pm; Finals finish by 6:00pm.

 

IPDA DEBATE

Arrive 11:15am, Sunday, September 25; 4 Prelim Rounds; 2 Elims, finish by 7:00pm.

 

AIR TRAVEL TO THE NORTHWEST PARLI WARMUP

 

Fly to Seattle-Tacoma airport. The airport is about 45 minutes from the University of Washington at Bothell (in heavy traffic, one hour and 15 minutes).

We suggest you order your tickets at www.expedia.com or www.travelocity.com

Sorry, the tournament is unable to provide ground transportation but there are bus, taxi, uber, shuttle, and rental car options.

 

TOURNAMENT EXPECTATIONS

 

Participants--students, judges, observers, and coaches--are expected as a condition of participating at our tournament to adhere to expectations for professional behavior and caring treatment of others befitting a college event. Participants are expected to assure a comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Participants shall refrain from illegal drugs and alcohol consumption including being affected by such vices throughout the tournament weekend at the tournament and being responsible and safe at hotels. If schools have more restrictive policies, of course, schools should follow those policies. We want and expect a professional tournament, safe and responsible, and one we can be proud to show to administrators.

Every Director/Head Coach at every school participating is expected to have their participants read and agree to the following expectations:

For Judges & Coaches: nw-parli-ie-warmup-judge-coach-expectations.pptx

For Students & Observers: nw-parli-ie-warmup-student-observer-expectations.pptx

Comments-edits-suggestions for these PowerPoints? Please email Jim at jim@climbthemountain.us   We want to make these as helpful and inclusive as possible.

DEBATE DIVISIONS, SPEAKING-PREP TIMES, MUTUALITY PREFS

 

NPTE-NPDA PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

1. DIVISIONS:

·       NOVICE-ROOKIE (no or very limited high school or college debate tournament experience)

·       JUNIOR (no more than 4 semesters of college debate; has not been in elimination rounds of college junior or open division debate more than 5 times)

·       SENIOR (open to anyone)

·       Unusual situation with divisions, contact Jim Hanson at jim@climbthemountain.us

·       If needed, we will collapse divisions with as much attempt to protect Novice-rookies and Junior division teams.

2. TIME LIMITS:

Topic Centrally Announced

20 minutes Prep

7 min. PMC

2 min. prep/cx

8 min. LOC

2 min. prep/cx

8 min. MG

1 min. prep/cx

8 min. MO

4 min. LOR

1 min. prep/cx

5 min. PMR

 

POIs still occur as is normal in parliamentary debates. Prep-CX does not replace points of information.

 

CX works as is normal with the speaker who just spoke taking questions. “Tag-team” CX is fine too but the person speaking next should not be expected to participate.

3. 6 ROUNDS PLUS APPROPRIATE ELIMS

4. MUTUALITY PREFERENCING: Teams will preference judges 1, 2, 3 etc. with a small number of strikes. Judges will be placed into rounds based primarily on mutuality with a small lean toward preferencing. Teams with 3 losses will not receive a judge in the 61st -85th percentile unless it is absolutely necessary. In tests done with NPTE preferencing, this approach to judge placement maintained good preferencing, extremely high mutuality (meaning teams got judges they rated nearly equally), and was significantly more inclusive in use of judging obligations.

 

IPDA PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

1. DIVISIONS:

·       NOVICE-ROOKIE (no or very limited high school or college debate tournament experience)

·       JUNIOR (no more than 4 semesters of college debate; has not been in elimination rounds of college junior or open division debate more than 5 times)

·       SENIOR (open to anyone)

·       Unusual situation with divisions, contact Jim Hanson at jim@climbthemountain.us 

·       If needed, we will collapse divisions with as much attempt to protect Novice-rookies and Junior division teams.

2. TIME LIMITS:

Topic Centrally Announced

30 minutes Prep

Regular: 5-2-6-2-3-5-3

3. 4 ROUNDS PLUS ELIMS

 

 

TOPIC AREAS

 

1. PREPARATION BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT: The tournament will choose resolutions based on important, widely publicized in August/September 2016, political news events, domestic and international.

2. RESOLUTIONS Teams will debate resolutions that the tournament will announce online at The NW Warm Room Page and in a central location 20 minutes before rounds begin.

 


ELIMINATION ROUNDS AND AWARDS

 

DEBATE BREAKS:

The break to elimination rounds will be based on, in order, the following: Win-loss record; Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Speaker points; and Win-loss record of opposing teams.

We will advance up to half the field so long as we have sufficient judges to do so.

We will break brackets in the elimination rounds using the drop down one slot method used by Gary Larson and Rich Edwards.

DEBATE SPEAKER RANKINGS: Adjusted speaker points (drop high-lows); Total Speaker points; Double-adjusted speaker points (drop two highs; two lows); Z score.

DEBATE AWARDS: All elimination participants.

DEBATE SPEAKER AWARDS: Top half in each division.

 

DIRECTIONS-MAP

Take I-405 to Bothell.

Closer look . . .

Head to the parking lots circled below. Use credit card to pay. $6 per day.

Then, go to UW 1 (Building 1, Founder’s Hall) and follow signs.

SCHEDULE

 

PUBLIC SHOW DEBATE, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23

  6:00         UW Bothell will be having a public debate on Fri. Sept. 23. Join in. more details forthcoming.

NPTE-NPDA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

  10:45       Park in and head to UW1 (Building 1, Founder’s Hall).

                 Registration, see Denise.

                 For the environment’s sake, we ask that you bring your own water bottle for refills.

11:00am – 12:30pm            Parli Rd 1

12:30pm –   1:00pm            Lunch provided by the tournament (likely deli sandwiches, chips, fruits)

  1:00pm –   2:30pm           Parli Rd 2

  2:45pm -    4:15pm           Parli Rd 3

  4:15pm -    4:45pm           Snack Break and Meet your Speech and Debate Community Members

  4:45pm -    6:15pm           Parli Rd 4

  6:15pm -    7:00pm           Dinner provided by the tournament (likely tba)

  7:00pm -    8:45pm           Parli Rd 5

NPTE-NPDA SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  9:30         Continental Breakfast provided by the tournament

  9:45am - 11:30am               Parli Rd 6

11:30am – Noon      Lunch provided by the tournament (likely Pizza and salad)

  Noon -   1:45pm                    Parli Elim 1 (all judges required to judge)

  1:45pm -   2:00pm            Snack Break and Fun Games

  2:00pm -   3:45pm            Parli Elim 2 (all judges required to judge)

  3:45pm -    4:00pm           Awards

  4:15pm -   6:00pm            Parli Elim 3

If needed, we will have additional elimination rounds

 

IPDA SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  11:15       Park in and head to UW 1 (Building 1, Founder’s Hall).

                 Registration, see Denise.

                 For the environment’s sake, we ask that you bring your own water bottle for refills.

11:30am – Noon                Lunch provided by the tournament (likely Pizza and salad)

  Noon -   1:00pm              IPDA Rd 1 (all judges required to judge)

  1:00pm -   2:00pm            IPDA Rd 2

  2:00pm -   2:15pm            Snack Break and Fun Games

  2:15pm -   3:15pm            IPDA Rd 3

  3:15pm -   4:15pm            IPDA Rd 4

  4:30pm -    4:45pm           Awards

  4:45pm -    5:45pm           IPDA Elim 1

  6:00pm -   7:00pm            IPDA Elim 2

If needed, we will have additional elimination rounds

 

 

ENTRY AND FEES

 

Enter your teams and judges at

http://www.forensicstournament.net/nw-parli-nw-warmup/17/home/

Entry Deadline is 5pm, Tuesday, Sept. 20

FEES

School Fee: $30

 

NPTE-NPDA

Each NPTE-NPDA Debate Team is $100 (includes Sat lunch, snacks, dinner; Sun breakfast, lunch and snacks)

Each NPTE-NPDA debate judge covers 2 teams.

Each uncovered NPTE-NPDA team is $150.

 

IPDA

Each IPDA Debater is $50 (includes Sun lunch and snacks)

Each IPDA debate judge covers 2 debaters.

Each uncovered IPDA debater is $50.

 

NOTE

You may not hire for more than 4 uncovered NPTE-NPDA teams, and no more than 4 uncovered IPDA debaters.

Only 1 of your judges may be “JV/Novice” only judges. In NPTE-NPDA debate, JV/Novice judges are those with 2 or less years of coaching and/or debating.

If you have more than 4 judges and more than 8 teams, judges beyond 4 MUST be able to judge your own teams (otherwise, we have trouble placing those judges).

 

Write checks to Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation.

 

DO YOU HAVE A JUDGE WE CAN HIRE? Please e-mail Jim at jim@climbthemountain.us

We will pay $168 for judging Saturday all day and Sunday until 4:15pm and provide free food!

We will pay $72 for judging Sunday Noon to 7pm in IPDA debate.

Got a judge willing to judge extra rounds? We pay $21 for each extra NPDA-NPTE round and $12 for each extra IPDA round.

 

 

 

 

Team Links

UW Bothell Speech and Debate Society

 

 

External Links

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation

NPTE Debate

NPDA Debate

IPDA Debate

 

 

 

Jim Hanson’s Other Web Sites

Jim Hanson Whitman    Jim Hanson NDT Rankings

Jim Hanson NPTE     Jim Hanson LinkedIn     Jim Hanson Facebook

 

Jim Hanson West Coast Publishing    Jim Hanson Forensic Friend

Jim Hanson PlusTab       Jim Hanson NW Forensics     Jim Hanson Profile

Jim Hanson Debate Rhetoric Forensics Whitman