The Washington Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Honorary and the Communication Studies Department at the University of Puget Sound invite you and your students to participate in our 74th Annual UPS High School Forensics Tournament. The tournament is January 5th and 6th, 2007.
Please Note that this year will continue the changes last year in which we will accept up to 8 policy or LD entries from any one school. Also, we will allow open competitors to double-enter in individual events.
In addition to offering Lincoln Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, and Individual Events, this year we will again offer Student Congress. We will also continue to host the New Judge Workshops. These sessions are designed as an orientation for new coaches, parents, forensics alumni, and other friends of the activity who would like additional preparation before entering the judging pool. We invite you to encourage anyone who is interested to participate.
As in years past, Lincoln-Douglas and Policy debate will run concurrently on Friday. We will continue to offer elimination rounds from quarters on in all divisions. As with last year, the Saturday awards will occur before debate finals. Last year we started awards earlier than scheduled on Friday and hopefully we can make that happen again this year! The Saturday awards will enable schools to head home earlier and ensure that team debate finals starts before 9pm. Please note this is based on last year’s numbers and if rooms cannot handle entries we will revert to a schedule similar to a couple years past. We believe this schedule allows for a more relaxed tournament.
As with previous years, we will attempt to minimize impact on Wheelock Student Center (WSC) and keep the tournament on time with:
Note: If you are paying with a purchase order, at fee collection you will be provided with a receipt and appropriate paperwork. Coaches or guardians are responsible for turning that paperwork into accountants for processing of payment.
We hope you will join us in January for a friendly and competitive tournament experience that celebrates the University of Puget Sound's commitment to excellence in forensics education.