FredFest Ugly Tie Invitational at Frederick
“FredFest – Ugly Tie Invitational” is an homage to the coaches Back in the Day (my days of competing), who seemed to try and outdo one another in terms of wearing the most outrageous neckties during tournaments. For this meet, registered competitors and coaches will each receive a suitably hideous tie, the wearing of which is encouraged, but totally optional, and coaches are especially encouraged to show off their own unique flair. **Additional ties will be available at the concession stand.
The Ugly Tie Invitational will feature FESTIVAL events and event line-up, including Student Congress and with the addition of FredFlash Debate. (See event rules on event page) Both Festival and Tournament schools are welcome to participate. See the CHSAA site to view rules/ballots. For this meet we will be using an alternating “wave” format of events (A event, B event, A event…)
Schools MUST supply judges, one for every six event entries, and one for every TWO debate entries. Our local judging pool is tiny, so every judge supplied will be crucial.
At this time students MAY double enter within waves, but is only recommended for Events, Congress, and Impromptu. No doubling within Wave A draw events (CST, Extemp, Value) or within B Wave debate events. I'm pushing a tight schedule, so students registered in an A Wave draw -and- a B Wave debate need to be aware that their prep times may be limited.
This will be our first "big" meet, and the entry caps are lower to begin with, while I'm gauging the amount of rooms we need. Based on entries at the beginning of December, I may raise/lower event caps. Register ASAP to ensure your students get a spot!
As you can see, I'll be running FredFest on Tabroom. I've done a bunch of testing and tweaking, and I really hope that I've figured out the Tabroom hang ups.
Please read the full invitation here on Tabroom for more details. We're looking forward to hosting you at the Ugly Tie!