Nueva Parli Invitational
2020 — San Mateo, CA/US
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We’re eager to welcome you to Nueva for our third (not second!) Parli Invitational. Please make certain that everyone in your party reads these details; some things have changed.
Our school should be open by 730 am, and registration will open shortly afterward. The school in question is the Nueva Upper School, the Bay Meadows Campus, 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo 94403. Do not go to the Nueva Middle-Lower School, located miles away in Hillsborough; that would be wrong. Park behind the school, and enter through the back entrance. Students should go to the Writing and Reading Center (WRC), aka the library, on the second floor. That will be the prep room. Coaches and/or official chaperones should come to Room 340 to verify their entries and pay. Checks are payable to The Nueva School; cash is OK too. Room 346, immediately opposite, is the judges' room. There will be coffee.
The Equity Officer is Julie Herman. She will be in or near the tab room.
Judges must have linked tabroom.com accounts; no exceptions.
The topic announcement for Open Round I is at 825 am. Open and Junior rounds will alternate throughout the day (Round II in Open will follow Round I in Junior, which will follow Round I in Open, etc.). We'll have four prelims in Junior and five prelims in Open; the fifth Open prelim will be simultaneous with not-so-hidden Open semis, and we will have a final round in Open. We hope it will look like this (all times are topic announce times, round must start 20 minutes after that):
Round I Open 825
Round I Junior 915
Round II Open. 1000
Round II Junior 1050
Round III Open 1140
Round III Junior 1230 LUNCH FOR OPEN DIVISION IN CAFÉ
Round IV Open 115 LUNCH FOR JUNIOR DIVISION IN CAFÉ
Round IV. Junior. 205
Round V. Open 310
JUNIOR DIVISION AWARDS IN THE WRC at 345
OPEN DIVISION AWARDS in the WRC at 430
FINAL ROUND IN OPEN. 445
We ran briskly last year. Junior debaters are expendable after their awards assembly. We hope to have the open division finalists (and those who love them) out of the building by 6 pm.
Internet prep and team prep are fine; no coach prep. The network is nueva guest and the password is skylinesurfing
We have a new wing, with rooms that may be unfamiliar to you; we’ll try to provide good guidance. Hint: all four-digit rooms are in the new wing. 1100s are on the first floor. 2100s are on the second floor.
Two very important items, unique to this year:
1) WE ARE SHARING THE BUILDING WITH ANOTHER ACTIVITY, AND WE HAVE TO STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY. After Round I begins, we will block access to all of the third floor, except for the third floor library rooms. Do not go to the third floor for any reason, unless it’s to the library rooms (Tab, judges’ room, two or three contest rooms). Please use the stairway that’s inside the library.
2) LUNCH for judges and students will be in our first floor cafe, and will begin about 1230 pm and not sooner. Open division eats during Junior division Round III (1230-115). Junior division eats during Open division Round IV (115-200). DO NOT GO TO THE CAFÉ until 1230; other folks are using it until then. There will be vegetarian and gluten free options. We don't do soda, but we have cups and you have bottles and we have lots of water. Please please keep food in the cafe.
Questions problems issues? Please let me know. Many thanks. We're eager to see you!
Email sent to: All Registered Schools Schools registered for Nueva Parli Invitational with entries in: Junior Parli Open Parli Junior Parli judges
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