JW Patterson Invitational

2018 — Oklahoma City, OK/US
Subject: Novice Outround-Question-IMPORTANT
Sender Bryan Gaston
Recipients Schools registered for JW Patterson Invitational with entries in: Gregg Hartney Novice Policy Novice Policy Debate judges
Date 12 October 2018 9:03 AM

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This is going out to programs with novice policy entries.  We don't have room to host the novice prelims on the Heritage campus due to another event running on campus but we DO have room to move the novice out rounds to the Heritage Hall campus and run them with the varsity policy out rounds.  We would really like to do this.

This has a few advantages:

1. Coaching Resources--It would allow programs with teams in both divisions to have their coaches and debaters consolidated to one campus for out rounds.

2. Novice Judge Pool Improvement--It allows us to improve the novice judging pool by using some of the varsity judges/varsity hired judges in novice out rounds.

3. Awards--It allows the younger and older policy debaters to be at the same awards ceremony at Heritage Hall.

4. Short move--Heritage Hall and Casady are about 6 minutes away from each other so the move should be easy.  

Ideally, your novice debaters should eat at the food trucks on Casady's campus after round 5 then head over to make the awards at Heritage Hall by 2:15.  The only major issue is transportation between the two campuses. 

IF YOU HAVE MAJOR OBJECTIONS to the idea of moving novice back to Heritage Hall please email me and we can discuss the issue.  If I have a lot of people who don't like this idea we can walk it back, but if you are fine with this no reply is needed.  I'll adjust the tentative schedule in a few days if this idea works.

Thank you,

 

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Schools registered for JW Patterson Invitational with entries in: Gregg Hartney Novice Policy Novice Policy Debate judges