SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational
2016 — Santa Clara, CA/US
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF ENTRIES IN THE TOURNAMENT AND ON THE WAITLIST, WE HAVE CLOSED REGISTRATION EARLY. WE APOLOGIZE, BUT WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE ENTRIES AT THIS TIME. WE WILL REOPEN THE WAITLIST IF MORE SPACE OPENS UP.
Parli Topics will be posted on the following webpage
Please see link to the right for the tournament invite. Congress bills will be posted closer to the date of the tournament.
Santa Clara University
Dempsey-Cronin Memorial Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament
Santa Clara, California
Friday – Sunday, November 18-20, 2016
Santa Clara University Philalethic Debating Society invites you and your squad to participate in the Rev. James J. Dempsey SJ- Marty Cronin Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament to be held on the weekend before Thanksgiving, Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, 2016.
The tournament is named in honor of the late Rev. James J. Dempsey, S.J. and Coach Marty Cronin. Fr. Dempsey was a long time college coach at Santa Clara University and co-founder of the collegiate Northern California Forensic Association, the regional league that exits today. Mr. Marty Cronin was an outstanding teacher and coach at both Santa Clara University and Douglas County High School in Nevada where he was also a league officer and mentor to many debaters and secondary coaches. He was a past officer in the Nevada state high school forensic association and active in state politics. Both Fr. Dempsey and Marty Cronin personified what is great about forensics and debate education.
We are pleased to announce that we are again a NIETOC designated bid tournament for those interested in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.
Again this year we're asking schools this year to call in to confirm registration the Thursday night before the tourney to expedite early rounds on Friday and Saturday. All debate formats will start Friday, November 18 this year. Events start Saturday, November 19. Sunday elimination rounds are staggered between debate and events.
If you have any questions regarding the tournament or registration, please email Melan Jaich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NB: Our Philalethic Spring Invitational will be Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2017.
The system will accept entries and changes until NOON Friday, November 11, 2016. Make drops and adds on the web page after that up until the tournament begins. All space in debate and events will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; register early. Changes or drops after Monday, November 14, 2016 at NOON will be charged a $10 nuisance fee. All schools must phone in Thursday, November 17, 2016, to confirm their registration to 408.554.4693 between 4pm and 8pm. Schools not phoning may have their registration canceled or reduced at the tournament director's discretion.
All TBA Entries will be waitlisted until names are entered. The deadline to enter names for TBA entries will be November 4, 2016. Any TBA entries without names after this date will remain on the waitlist and not be entered into the tournament.
Tournament Caps and Waitlist
Due to the size of the tournament, we will be placing caps on the debate events. Each school will be allotted 4 entries per division per event for LD, Parli, and PF. The cap for policy debate will be 5 entries per division per event. All entries over the caps will be waitlisted.
Entries may also be waitlisted if the tournament reaches capacity. Schools will be moved off the waitlist as space opens up. Schools that have not already taken up their allotted slots in each event will be moved first, and schools with completed judge entries will also be given preference. Remaining waitlisted entries will be moved on a first-come, first-serve basis.