October 19-21 2012
IPDA, Team IPDA, NPDA
2012 Naveen "Scott" Pejaver Memorial Debate Tournament
Friday through Sunday, October 19-21, 2012
The Pejaver debates are back after many years of recess. The Blue Raider Debate Team and Speech & Theatre Department faculty look forward to offering a well-run, enjoyable tournament. IPDA President Bob Alexander will run the tab room and pizza will be served!
MTSU is hosting a double debate till you drop tournament. The first half is Parly & Team IPDA with Individual IPDA for the second half. To borrow from Dr. Web Drake at Union, "This would be an excellent tournament to give the IPDA format a trial run. If you are a primarily individual events team, IPDA offers your extemp. and impromptu competitors an excellent opportunity to hone their skills. If you are a primarily debate-oriented team, IPDA is a chance to work on audience analysis, persuasion, and critical thinking."
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. We look forward to seeing you.
Patrick Richey, Director of Forensics
Friday, October 19
2:30 Registration/Judges' Training
3:00 Team IPDA/Parly Draw Round 1
4:45 Team IPDA/Parly Draw Round 2
6:30 Team IPDA/Parly Draw Round 3
8:15 Team IPDA/Parly Draw Round 4 (open tab)
Saturday, October 20
7:00 Coaches Review
7:30 Breaks Posted
8:00 Quarterfinals Draw/ Judging Pool Reminders
9:45 Semi Finals Draw
11:30 Finals Draw
1:00 Lunch Break: Pizza Provided
1:30 IPDA Draw Round 1
3:15 IPDA Draw Round 2
5:00 IPDA Draw Round 3
6:45 IPDA Draw Round 4
8:30 IPDA Draw Round 5
Sunday, October 21
8:00 IPDA Draw Round 6 (open tab)
9:45 Coaches Review
10:15 Octo Finals Draw/ Judging Pool Reminders
3:00 Semi Finals Draw
5:00 Finals Draw
Holiday Inn Express: 165 Chaffin Place, Murfreesboro, TN
Ramada: 1855 South Church Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Days Inn: 182 Chaffin Place, Murfreesboro, TN
Econo Lodge: 110 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN
Campus Dinning: Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Popeyes, Burger Grill, Chinese, Pizza Hut
Off Campus: Logans, Toots, Chiles, Puleo's Grille, Applebees, Mellow Mushroom
Just Love Coffee: -129 MTCS Drive
Starbucks: -2935 South Rutherford Boulevard
-Library will be open for portions of the tournament
JoZoara's Coffee: -536 North Thompson Lane
TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
All of the rules guiding the International Public Debate Association & NPDA apply to the Pejaver Tournament. Times limits will be
Parliamentary Debate: 7-8-8-8-4-5
Team IPDA Debate: 4-2-5-2-5-2-4-2-3-4-4-3
Individual IPDA: 5-2-6-2-3-5-3.
There will be one division of Parly Debate & Team IPDA Debate (Varsity)
There will be three divisions of IPDA debate: Novice, Varsity, and Professional. Please check with the IPDA constitution for eligibility requirements. http://www.ipdadebate.info/constitution--bylaws.html
SWEEPSTAKES AND AWARDS
Sweepstakes will follow the season-long sweepstakes formula: All wins and byes (team/individual) will be awarded 1 point. Each person/team breaking to out-rounds will receive 1 point. Out-round victories will receive 2 points. Novice, Varsity and Professional will count toward the tournament sweepstakes. There is no limit on entries, but only the top four competitors in each division will count toward the sweepstakes.
There will be speaker awards for the top 5 competitors, awards for all elimination rounds in each division, and sweepstakes trophies for the top 3 programs.
There will be sweepstakes for Parly, Team IPDA, and IPDA as well as overall Sweeps.
There is will be a special Naveen "Scott" Pejaver Speaker Award for the top student (Professional is excluded) speaker of the tournament.
There will be a Bennett Strange Power Award for the team with the greatest prelim winning % in both halves of the tournament. All debaters count towards %.
ENTRY DEADLINES, FEES AND JUDGES
The entry deadline will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 15. Changes will be accepted at no charge until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 17. Any drops or changes after that date will be charged a processing fee of $10.00.
Fees for each individual entry are $20.00.
PLEASE BRING JUDGES: Uncovered competitors for team debates is $50 and $30 for individuals. MTSU will have some judges but not enough to cover the tournament.
MTSU will uphold the Monticello Pledge and will not participate in the tournament unless individuals are needed to make the next level of outrounds. If MTSU places debaters in the tournament, MTSU debaters will not count towards sweepstakes unless they are part of a mule team (competing school will get the points, MTSU will not).
Each judge covers 4 slots. All schools will be required to judge one round past their highest finisher. Competitors who do not advance may be used as judges in the out-rounds.
We plan on having wi-fi available in the draw rooms!
Team IPDA Division:
______ competitors slots @ $40 team = ______
(Please Make Checks Payable To: MTSU Foundation)
______ competitors slots @ $30 each = ______
(Please Make Checks Payable To: MTSU Foundation)
Fax: (615) 898-5826
Phone: (615) 898-2273
**If you compete in both halves of the tournament there is a bonus reduction: Team $30 & Individual $20 (per team/each) **