2017 Bobcat Invitational
Saturday, December 9th
Welcome everyone to the 2017 Bobcat Invitational!
We will be offering varsity and novice with a HOPE pattern as well as a "D" pattern along with congress. Depending on the number of entries we have, everything may end up mixed rather than separated into novice/varsity, but we WILL be giving awards under both as the tab room will be keeping track separately. (They're magicians!)
This year we will be incorporating rooms at our high school as well as our administration building. The administration building is just across the parking lot from the high school, so everything is within easy walking distance.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the high school foyer with extemp draw at 8:45 and HOPE/Congress kicking off at 9 a.m. That will mean extemp will begin at 9:15.
A coaches'/judge's lounge will be in the high school with breakfast items and plenty of coffee available. Lunch this year will feature chili and salad.
I am working with local restaurants on arranging some kind of meal delivery for students around noon. Keep an eye open for that information as it becomes available.
Students will also be able to purchase snack items from the concession stand as well as hot dogs, nachos and pizza by the slice. A listing of restaurants and fast food places will be in each school's packet upon arrival. Yes, we will take vouchers at the concession stand.
Entry fees will be $7 per individual student, $14 for duet teams and PF debate teams. We have to limit the number of entries per school to 16 due to room constraints, but please, put your students on the waiting list! I will move as many as I can into rounds as space allows. Final moves will be made by 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4th.
Drops will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 7th at 5 p.m. After this deadline, the entry fee will be forfeited.
**Congress** Please send a copy of each bill via email to email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4th. Bills will be downloaded here for referral/printing by coaches. Please bring 30 copies of your student's bills for dispersal at the tournament.
If you have judges you can bring with you, please, please do! If you have college students home for Christmas break, we can use them!
I would also like to ask the coaches to consider volunteering with congress. I am, admittedly, a bit rusty with it, so someone (or more than one someone) willing to volunteer for parliamentarian duties would be much appreciated.
As long as I keep my whip and chair handy and keep everything running on time, we should begin awards "six-ish" p.m. in the auditorium. Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each event with certificates awarded to 4th through 6th place. Sweeps will be awarded as well.
Hope to see you all December 9th!