Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019
2019 — Shrub Oak, NY/US
**We will use TWO buildings, eliminating the need to debate in the gym.
All PF, Congress, and Parli will be held in the Middle School
3417 Old Yorktown Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
All Policy and LD will be held in Lakeland High School.
1349 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588
**The events in the MS will start a bit later because the MS dismisses later
*Due to a change in security requirements, it is not possible for non-Lakeland people to enter the Lakeland High School the building before 2:02 PM or Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School before 4:00 PM.
Given this, please DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THESE TIMES.
Also, both parking lots will be fill before 2:02 pm.
If you arrive before this time, please wait at the ACME parking lot across the street and then enter the building at 2:10 PM.
You will then go STRAIGHT TO YOUR DEBATES (in both the MS and the HS). You can pay during round 2 at the information desk.
AGAIN, TO MAKE THIS WORK, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU MAKE ANY REGISTRATION CHANGES ON YOUR OWN IN TABROOM BEFORE YOU ARRIVE ON FRIDAY.
The schools are within a mile of each other
SPECIAL ON SITE REGISTRATION NOTICE
All programs can register at the HIGH SCHOOL between 12pm and 2pm.
Programs that do not register between these times can drop checks in the respective building tab room during the tournament.
THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION CHANGES ACCEPTED AT REGISTRATION BECAUSE THERE IS NO REGISTRATION. Coaches must make them online and/or email BEFORE
POLICY AND LD SCHEDULE – LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL
2:10 PM -- ARRIVE AT THE BUILDINGS
2:30 – pairings
3pm – Round 1 (all events)
5:30 pm – Round 2 (all events)
6:30-8:00 – Dinner (included)
8:00 pm – Round 3
Saturday, March 4
7:45 – R4 all events
11am – R5 – all events
1-2pm -- lunch
2pm – R6 –HS policy
1st elim in other events, elims in all other events will continue throughout the day.
Elims in all events except varsity policy will conclude on Saturday.
5pm – 1st elim policy (top 16 in varsity and (All 4-2 teams in novice policy)
6pm -- 2nd elim in novice policy
7:30 – 2nd elim policy varsity policy
8pm -- least elim in novice policy
Quad champions in novice policy
Remaining elims in varsity policy
*PUBLIC FORUM SCHEDULE – MIDDLE SCHOOL
4 – get in the building, no registration. Please note that you cannot enter the building before 4pm, because school dismiss at 3:40pm. Coaches and students will enter the building and GO STRAIGH TO THEIR DEBATES.
4:30 R1 All divisions
6:15 R2 All divisions
8:15 R3 HS divisions, no MS round
Pizza will be available in off flights
8am – R4 HS, R3 MS division
10:30 am – R5 HS, R4 MS
1 pm – R6 HS, R5 MS
3:30 – 1st elim V, N, JV (1st MS elim) [top 24 teams in MS, all 4-2s in HS] - all single flighted
4:45PM – 2nd elim V, N, JV (2ns elim MS) - double flighted varsity
7:00 – 3rd elim, V, N, JV (3rd elim MS) - single flighted
8:15 – 3rd elim V, N, JV (as needed in N, JV) (4th elim MS) - single flighted
9:30 – last elim – V, N, JV (as needed in N, JV) (Finals MS) - single flighted
*MS Parliamentary Schedule at the Middle School
4:30 Round 1 Prep
4:50 Round 1 (guaranteed)
6:30 Round 2 Prep
6:50 Round 2 (guaranteed)
Dinner available during Round 2 off-flights
7:45 Round 3 prep
8:05am Round 3 (guaranteed, power-paired)
11am Round 4 Prep
11:20 Round 4 (guaranteed, power-paired)
1:00pm Mixer/Partial Octo Prep
1:20pm Partial Octos (simultaneous)
3:00 Quarter-final Prep
4:00 Semi-finals Prep
5:00 Finals prep
5:20 Finals and awards
Lunch available during Octo/Mixer off-flights
*MS Congress Schedule at the Middle School
4:30 00pm Session1
6:30p 00m Session 2
9am -- Session 3
12pm – Elim esssion
Remaining elims in policy
March 1-2, 2019 Note: Depending on the number of Policy entries, we may need to have the policy finals on the 3rd (we did last year)
Registration is open on Tabroom
(semis TOC bid)
Varsity PF (finals TOC bid)
Middle School PF
Middle School Parli
Middle School Congress
Lakeland PF RR
We will have a Public Forum Round Robin on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The location of the RR is TBD, but it will be in the New York City. If you are interested, please apply here.
NOTE: Novice is for debaters in their first year of debate. This does not mean the first year of high school debate. If you would like to appeal a particular team (for example, if one of the debaters debated at one tournament last year), you can do so by emailing Stefan.Bauschard@gmail.com before the tournament.
JV is for students who have no more than one previous year of debate. Again, appeals process noted above.
All debate events are “switch side” – students will be expected to debate both sides of the resolution.
$70/team (PF, Policy)
$35/individual competitor (LD, Congress)
&80/team (Parli – higher fee because of 3 competitors per team)
$50 school fee
The fees include dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday for all registered participants.
$300 hired judge fee/4 debaters (one judge covers 2 policy teams, 3 PFrs or LDrs).
Judges in other events cannot be used to cover Policy debate entries.
We will accept registrations until Monday, February 25, 2019 (or until the tournament fills) - The tournament always fills, so enter early if you wish
- In order to discourage frivolous registrations, there is a $10/contestant drop fee for every non- substituted contestant drop after February 1. That fee increase to $25/contestant after February 15th. Sorry, but people over enter and waste entry space that others want.
- Judge hire fees are frozen on February 15th.
PF: February NFL Topic (all divisions)
L-D: January/February L-D (all divisions)
Policy: Education topic
We expect that all judges will pay attention in the debates they are judging and will work to provide a fair decision based on the criteria they outline in their judge philosophies.
We also expect judges to behave in a way that is appropriate in a middle school/high school environment. Any judges that exhibit behavior inconsistent with this expectation can and will be removed from the tournament by the tournament director at his discretion. The financial costs of missed rounds will be passed on to the school that entered the judge.
Unless there is a violation of the Conduct policy by the judge or the team(s) in the debate, the tab room views the judge’s decision regarding all arguments made in the debates as final. If the tabroom determines that a judge or the team(s) violates a Conduct policy expectation, the tabroom may alter the decision in a way that it feels is fairest for the debaters involved.
We will use a standard ordinal rankings judge placement system in varsity policy and varsity L-D (as numbers permit).
We will not use preferences in the other divisions.
We do not have PF strikes..
Judges who determine that a debater has “clipped cards” should assign the debater zero speaker points and a loss. This debater will be ineligible for any speaker awards. If the tab room also determines that card clipping occurred, the person will be removed from the tournament.
Forfeits and decision time
All policy ballots are due within 2 hours and 15 minutes (135 minutes) from the scheduled start time of the debate. If the debate you are judging starts late, you will have less time to decide.
Debaters are responsible for finding the room they are debating in. If a debater or team is more than 10 minutes late, his or her 2-person team will be forfeited.