Heart of Texas Invitational

2018 — Dallas, TX/US
Subject: 2018 HOT - MPJ for PD
Sender Tim Mahoney
Recipients Schools registered for Heart of Texas Invitational with entries in: PD
Date 5 October 2018 8:55 PM

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It should be open. They are DUE THURSDAY 5 PM EASTERN TIME.

 

Since this is the first year in a very long time, if ever, that we have had some of our top teams participating in the tournament I thought it only fair that I provide you with information on the hired judges that I have in my position as tournament director. While in my role as coach I probably won't have the time to put into the pref sheet that I normally would I'd still like to reduce this potential conflict as much as possible. There are times when the tabroom asks me to track down highly preffed individuals and try to hire them to judge an extra debate or two. That remains an option, but as of now the information below is the info I have on hired judges in my role as tournament director that I would want to know as a coach filling out a pref sheet that might not otherwise be available.

 

They should all have paradigms posted on tabroom and I won’t repeat background info that is listed there. If they are listed as in for all elim rounds that means I’m paying them no matter how much they judge and so if MPJ says they fit they are extremely likely to be on a card.

 

Brendon Bankey        available rd 6, doubles, octas, quarters – Director of Debate at University of Texas.

 

McClure Cronin          is judging beyond McQueen’s commitment will only be used if highly preffed. I suspect they will be available about as long as McQueen is still around although I haven’t confirmed that.

 

Mary Gregg                all rounds beyond commitment – Director of Debate School of Science and Engineering – likely to be on Sunday strike cards even if teams aren’t committed.

 

Mitch Hagney             committed for five prelims and all elims. Might judge a few SHD debates based on tournament needs.

 

Nikhil Jain                   unsure of his availability. He is on the pref sheet for 1 round and probably won’t judge more than 2 prelims. If he is around on Sunday he will definitely be put on strike cards if MPJ says it makes sense. Former St. Mark’s debater. Hasn’t judged a lot since high school graduated 4 years ago but did judge a few debates at Greenhill a few weeks back.

 

Will Jensen                 in for five prelims and available for all elims. Director of Debate, Trinity

 

Derek Liles                  all rounds beyond commitment – Director of Debate Law Magnet - likely to be on Sunday strike cards even if teams aren’t committed.

 

Mikaela Malsin           4 prelims and doubles – Director of Debate, Georgetown

 

Hunter McCullough    in for six prelims and all elims. Former UNT debater, St. Mark’s assistant coach

 

Cody Morrow             available for all prelim and elims. Former UNT debater. Judges a lot in the metroplex.

 

Nick Pereda                in for six prelims and all elims. Might judge a few SHD debates based on tournament needs.

 

Collin Roark                in for five prelims and all elims.

 

Mario Shields             debated in LD and Policy from 1997-2001 at Duncanville HS and the University of Central OK 2002-03. Judged in the DFW since the 2009-10 season on average 10+ tournaments a year. Mario is in both our LD and PD pools and will be available Sunday. Likely to be on cards if he fits.

 

Jacob Smith                is judging beyond McQueen’s commitment will only be used if highly preffed. I suspect they will be available about as long as McQueen is still around although I haven’t confirmed that.

 

John Turner                2 prelims all elims - Director of Debate, Dartmouth

                                               

Darius White              is judging beyond McQueen’s commitment will only be used if highly preffed. I suspect they will be available about as long as McQueen is still around although I haven’t confirmed that.

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Schools registered for Heart of Texas Invitational with entries in: PD