November 01-03 2013
IPDA, Team IPDA, NPDA
2013 Naveen "Scott" Pejaver Memorial Debate Swing
Friday through Sunday, November 1-3, 2013
This year MTSU and Union University are partnering up for a Tennessee Swing. The Blue Raider and Bulldog Debate Teams look forward to offering a well-run, enjoyable tournament. IPDA President Bob Alexander will run the tab room and pizza will be served!
Union & MTSU are hosting a double tournament. The first half is Parli & Team IPDA run by MTSU with Individual IPDA for the second half run by Union. Since MTSU will host the 2013-2014 IPDA National Tournament, this would be a good opportunity to visit the campus and get a feel for the area. If you are a primarily individual events team or NPDA 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 Dr. Patrick Richey or Dr. Web Drake by phone or e-mail. We look forward to seeing you.
Patrick Richey, Director of Forensics
Web Drake, Director of Debate
Friday, November 01
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, November 02
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: Subway!!!!!
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, November 03
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, 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
Reveille Joes - 113 N Maple St
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. To win an overall sweep a squad must be entered in a team debate format (TIPDA or NPDA) and IPDA.
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 28th Changes will be accepted at no charge until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30th. 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.
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!
______ competitors slots @ $40 team = ______
(Please Make Checks Payable To: MTSU Foundation)
______ Competitors slots @ $20 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) **