2018 Bayou City Swing
Dates: 10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018

 Dear Colleagues:

Lone Star College-North Harris and San Jacinto College North Forensics invite you to the Bayou City Swing, October 19-21, 2018. The swing is open to all intercollegiate competitors. Both halves of the swing will be held on the San Jacinto College North campus. Registration will take place in the Fine Arts Building.  The tournament will offer NPDA, IPDA, NFA-LD in addition to all 11 AFA-NIET individual events.  Dinner will be provided on Friday evening.  

On Friday, 6 rounds of NPDA debate will be offered with quarters (or semis) on Friday as well.  Semis (or finals) will be held on Saturday. There will be only one division offered.  We will follow all NPDA rules and procedures.  WiFi internet access should be available in the building’s common areas.  Additionally, 4 rounds of IPDA and NFA-LD will be offered on Saturday.  Competitors in IPDA or NFA-LD will not be able to cross enter for the first portion of the swing.  We will follow all Phi Rho Pi IPDA and NFA-LD rules and procedures.  The tournament is unable to supply prep rooms for IPDA.

Saturday and Sunday will each be a self-contained IE tournament, with all 11 AFA-NIET Individual Events.  There will be only one division offered.  We will follow all AFA rules.  No prepared event may have been used in competition prior to this academic year.

ENTRIES: Entries will be registered through Joy of Tournaments.  The website is www.joyoftournaments.com.  Fees will be calculated at 12:00pm on Tuesday October 16th.  Adds or drops after 5:00pm on Wednesday October 17th are subject to regular fees as assessed on the 16th plus a $7.00 per change nuisance fee. There is no limit on the number of students a school may enter per event. Students may enter no more than three events per pattern. Students entered in multiple events are responsible for notifying their judges, and judges will not wait past the scheduled times for students who are cross-entered.

JUDGES: One judge can cover four (4) individual events slots per pattern for a total of 8 slots across the two patterns. Each debate judge covers two (2) debate teams.  A very limited number of hired judges will be available for uncovered slots/teams.

FEES: Debate entry fees for the tournament are $50 per Parliamentary Debate team and $40 for IPDA and $40 for NFA-LD.  NPDA judging fees are $75.00 per uncovered team.  One judge covers two debate entries.  IPDA judging fees are $60.00.  One judge covers 4 IPDA debaters.  NFA-LD judging fees are $60.00.  One judge covers 2 NFA-LD debaters.  IE entry fees for the tournament are $12.00 per slot per half. Each judge, as previously mentioned, covers four (4) individual event slots per pattern. Hired judges are an additional $15.00 per uncovered slot. Schools which drop judges after Wednesday October 18th at 5:00 PM will incur a $100.00 nuisance fee plus all fees for uncovered slots/teams.  Cash is the vastly preferred for payment of fees.  If you must pay by check, please make checks for both halves of the tournament payable to Wade Hescht.  

LODGING: We will be using the La Quinta Inn located very conveniently to the campus at 5520 East Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77015 as our tournament hotel.  They have guaranteed us a very reasonable rate of $89.99 per night plus tax.  Please call 281-452-4402 to make reservations or for further information.  Make sure to mention the BAYOU CITY SWING ROOM BLOCK. They will hold the block until October 11th.  Please bring your tax exemption form if you do not wish to pay state tax.  

We look forward to seeing you here in Houston in October!

Respectfully,


Wade Hescht
Director of Forensics
Lone Star College – North Harris

Floyd McConnell 
Director of Forensics

San Jacinto College North Campus


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