Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020

2020 — Shrub Oak, NY/US

All PF and MS Parli will be held in Lakeland Copper Beach 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

Hotels

Given that people have been self-sufficient with reservations, we have not made a hotel block.

We suggest . the Peekskill Holiday Inn (fills up quickly) and any hotel in Fishkill, NY.

Hotel transport

We can provide limited (there are a limited # of seats available) from each of the schools to the hotels on Friday night and from the hotels Saturday morning.  Use this form to register. It is $25/seat round trip. Registration must be completed by February 15th and fees are locked-in at that time.

Schedules

Please note that there is no registration in the buildings on arrival. Any changes MUST be made on your phone or computer before you leave school to come to Lakeland or on the way.  We will not take any additional students you bring if you fail to register them before you arrive.  If you fail to drop any students before you arrive at Lakeland, there is a $75/student drop fee.  When you arrive at Lakeland your students will go straight to their debates.

Public Forum is held at Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School.

*ALL PF IS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Friday -- PF Novice/V/JV

4:15  R1 Novice

5:15 R1 V/JV

6:15 R2 Novice

7:15 R2 V/JV

8:15 R3 Novice
9:15 R3 V/JV

Pizza will be available in off flights starting at 5:30

Dinner: 5:30-7:30

Friday -- PF MS

4:15 -- R1 Double Flighted
6:15-- R2 Double Flighted

Pizza will be available in off flights (5:30-7:30)

Saturday -- Friday -- PF Novice/V/JV

8:00 R4 Varsity/JV
9:00 R4 Novice
10:00 R5 Varsity/JV
11:00 R5 Novice
12:00 R6 Varsity/JV
1:00 R6 Novice

2:00 Elim #1 (double flighted)double octos
5:30 Elim #2 (single)octos
6:30 Elim #3 (single)quarters

7:30 Elim #4 (single)semis
8:30 Elim #5 (single)finals

Lunch available 11-1 Saturday during off flights

Saturday -- PF MS

8:00am -- R3 Double Flighted
10:30am -- R4 Double Flighted

1pm am -- R5 Double Flighted

3:30 -- Elim #1
6pm -- Elim #2

7pm -- Elim #3
8pm -- Elim #4
9pm -- Elim #5 (as needed)

Pizza will be available in off flights (5:30-7:30)

MS PARLI
 

FRIDAY
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

SATURDAY

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
3:20        Quarter-finals
4:00        Semi-finals Prep
4:20        Semi-finals
5:00        Finals prep
5:20        Finals and awards

Lunch available during Octo/Mixer off-flights

POLICY & LD

Please note that there is no registration in the buildings on arrival. Any changes MUST be made on your phone or computer before you leave school to come to Lakeland or on the way.  We will not take any additional students you bring if you fail to register them before you arrive.  If you fail to drop any students before you arrive at Lakeland, there is a $75/student drop fee.  When you arrive at Lakeland your students will go straight to their debates.

All Policy is in the 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

Sunday 8am

Remaining elims in varsity policy

Under no circumstances will we hold up the tournament for a school that arrives late, no matter how many entries they have.

Events offered

 

Varsity Policy
 (semis TOC bid)
Novice Policy 
MS Policy
Novice PF

JV PF
Varsity PF
 (finals TOC bid)
Varsity LD

Novice LD

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.

 

Entry fees

 

$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. 
Deadlines

 

We will accept registrations until Monday, February 25, 2019 (or until the tournament fills) - The tournament always fills, so enter early if you wish

to attend
- 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.

 

Topics


 

PF: February NFL Topic (all divisions) 
L-D: January/February L-D (all divisions) 
Policy: Arms Sales 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.

 

Judge Assignment

 

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..

 

Card Clipping

Dates & Deadlines

Times in EST
Tournament 2/27 to 3/1
Reg Opens 11/1 5:00P
Reg Close 2/25 5:00P
Fees Frozen 2/25 5:00P
Judging Due 2/25 5:00P
Drop online 2/1 5:00P
Penalty fines 2/1 5:00P