Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU

2020 — Orem, UT/US

2020 Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament Invite

 

Thank you for your interest in the Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament at Utah Valley University. We once again would like to thank Kevin Jones and the Marie Clegg Jones Foundation for sponsoring this year’s tournament which allows us to reduce the costs on this campus.

 

Thank you,

 

Jacob Neilson

Tournament Director, MCJ Tournament

 

Dates: January 24-25, 2020

Location: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

 

Events: Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, and Student Congress-Senate, Student Congress - House.

 

Due to the size of the tournament and the desire to accommodate as many schools as possible their will be no double entry.

 

Judges: 1 judge for every 8 IE/Congress entries

1 judge for every 4 LD/PF entries

1 judge for every 2 Policy entries

 

Very Important, must Read!!!!! Judges listed on Tabroom must be the judges attending as per University policy all adults who will be alone with minors will be cross-checked with the sex offenders registry. Those who do not pass this check will be escorted off campus by Campus Police. Thus we would like to have this done prior to judges arriving on campus.

 

Further Importance!!!! If your judges are not entered or no show, we will drop entries from your school without refund!!!

 

Fees:   $10 school fee

$4 per student

$25 for each round missed by judge

$25 drop fee after deadline

 

Food: Judges/Coaches- Snacks on Friday, Snacks and Lunch on Saturday.

Students - Meals from various on campus establishments and snacks will be available

for purchase



Entertainment: Pictures will be taken by a professional photographer throughout the tournament.

She will have prescribed times during lulls in the tournament when she will take free

team pictures.

 

The student center will be made available for students including free billiards, table tennis, gaming consoles, and bowling.



Schedules:  IE/Debate Congress

Friday 3:00-3:30 pm   Registration Registration

3:30-3:45 pm Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony

4:00-6:00 pm Round 1

4:30-5:00 pm Prelim Caucus

5:00-8:00 pm Session 1

6:00-8:00 pm Round 2 8:00-10:00 pm Round 3

 

Sat. 8:00-10:00 am Round 4

9:00-12:00 am Session 2

10:00-12:00 pm Round 5

12:30-2:30 pm Elim 1 

1:00-1:30 pm Finals Caucus

1:30-4:30 pm Finals Session

2:30-4:30 pm Elim 2

4:30-5:30 pm Elim 3

6:00 pm  Awards Awards

 

Elimination Rounds will be based on the following:

 

Student Congress: more than 25 entries breaks to a Final

Debate: 2-6 entries = No Elim, 7-11 entries = Final, 12-23 entries = Semi-Final, 24-47 entries = Quarter-Final, 48 or more entries = Octo-Final

IEs: 2-16 entries = No Elims, 17-40 entries = Finals, 41-64 entries = Semi-Finals, 65 or more entries = Quarter-Finals

 

Parking - Buses need to park in Lot L8. Students may be dropped off there or at the bus stop behind the library.

 

Awards will be given based on entry numbers in a given event. Team Sweepstakes will be based on Entry size Top 3 for Large Entry and Top 3 for Small Entry will receive awards.