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21 Mar 2011

California Cup 2011

UPDATE: California Cup will be held at the Santa Clara University campus. As a result, the schedule has been slightly altered.

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the second annual California Cup will take place April 9-10.
The Cup will bring together sixteen elite teams from throughout the region, providing them with top-notch competition and judging. The tournament will include 7 preliminary rounds, each adjudicated by two experienced critics, and will break the top four teams. The final round will be decided by four critics and a floor vote serving as a tiebreaker.
Cup awards will be given to the top four teams, the top three speakers, and, to recognize the effort judges put into their decisions, a trophy will be presented to the most preferred critic.

Ryan Lawrence
Lynbrook Head Coach
Executive Tournament Director

Artem Raskin
POI Administrator
Associate Tournament Director

Tournament information

Judging philosophy instructions

List of teams

Invitation on ForensicsTournament.net

83 Comments to California Cup 2011

  • Artem says:

    you’re welcome :)

  • Keith says:

    in the at large application it says ti give total speaker points dropping high/low. im rather new at this, what does that mean?

  • Artem says:

    Most invites drop the highest and lowest speaker points in figuring out the total (to correct for judge variation). If you don’t have that, just submit whatever speaks info you have.

  • Keith says:

    Thank you!

  • Artem says:

    Bentley BJ and Claremont DA both received at-large bids.

  • Jason Fauss says:

    Hooray Logan and Amaraj

  • Aditya says:

    Ahhh darn, CalCup conflicts with UCLA’s open house/bruin day weekend …

  • Sorry to be dense, but do we need to send in an application for the Windsor team of Fauss & Jeffrey or just send a check or do we need to register online? Thx!

  • Artem says:

    You need to fill out this form: http://www.pointofinformation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/California-Cup-application.htm and email it to mail@pointofinformation.org

    The $95 entry fee should be sent to 1280 Johnson Ave, San Jose CA, 95129 attn: Lynbrook Speech and Debate along with the $110 judge fee (unless you intend to provide a judge)

  • Keith says:

    Approximately when will we find out if we qualify for CalCup?

  • Artem says:

    over the next 5 days

  • Artem says:

    MVLA SS, Simi Valley CD, Valencia SG have been accepted to the California Cup

    Leland, Windsor, Granite Bay, and Mira Loma will be applying from what I know

  • Thanks for the reminder…Windsor app has just been sent.

  • Artem says:

    Windsor FJ accepted their bid to the California Cup

  • Artem says:

    Independent NJ received an at-large bid

  • Artem says:

    Mira Loma MM accepted their bid

  • Artem says:

    Granite Bay NW and Independent AJ accepted their bids to California Cup

  • Keith says:

    just to double check, this at Lynbrook HS?

  • Benjamin Morris says:

    Yes, it is at Lynbrook.

  • Artem says:

    Leland KW accepted their bid

  • Artem says:

    Claremont MW received an at-large

  • atm says:

    hey when do we find out who else is going?

  • Artem says:

    pretty sure it’ll be Carlsbad and Cleveland

  • Artem says:

    Some updates:

    The last two teams are Cleveland RL (Revello/Lee) and Carlsbad/LCC GK (Gardner/Karson).
    Dougherty Valley TZ will be first alternate.

    The judges will be:
    Artem Raskin
    Marissa Cleveland
    BOD 2
    Jon Thorpe
    Bryan St. Amant
    Justin Lin
    Erica Furer
    Caitlin Emmons
    Rebecca Itow
    David Chamberlain
    Iain Lampert
    Charlie Tierney
    Joe Evans
    Sean Mumper
    + 4 more hires

    And there will most likely be a change of venue to SCU. I will send out an email blast when it’s confirmed.

  • Jason Fauss says:

    No Ben, Shiran, or Natasha?!

  • Artem says:

    Mr. Lindsey didn’t let James Logan attend because sending only one team to a tournament is bad for school spirit.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why no Lynbrook at Cal Cup?

  • Artem says:

    Johnson dropped and will be replaced by Kumar
    Revello/Lee dropped and will be replaced by Tu/Zhu

    And the judging pool is
    Thomas Belesin (Sun only)
    Stephan Brooks
    Marisa Cleveland
    Caitlin Emmons
    Joe Evans
    Erica Furer (Sat only)
    Randy Hammond
    Julie Herman
    Rebecca Itow
    Iain Lampert
    Justin Lin
    Nick Matthews
    Sarah McGuinn
    Sean Mumper
    Artem Raskin
    Charlie Tierney
    Jon Thorpe
    Bryan St. Amant
    Hired judge #11
    Claremont judge #2

  • joe marcucilli says:

    Valencia SG team notified me today that they need to drop.

    Want to give your next-in-line alternate team enough notice to (hopefully) have time to make arrangements so they can go to the tournament!

    HOWEVER, I can’t send email to you directly from my school email account because we’re closed for Spring Break April 11th.

    I recall my application needed to come directly from my school email … hope that’s not the policy for dropping.

    Advice?

    I check my home email often, in case that helps. Have some other details to take care of (drop fee, etc.) and if we can’t do that through home email, I’ll get that taken care for you as soon as school is back in session.

    Thanks for your help!

  • joe marcucilli says:

    Clarification to that message I just posted. Just realized I didn’t identify myself in that message … I’m coach of the Valencia SG team.

    (In case you wondered.)

  • Artem says:

    The combined entry fee, judge fee, and drop fee comes out to $280, you can mail the check to Lynbrook HS, attn: Ryan Lawrence.
    You don’t need the official school email to drop.

  • Daley says:

    There should be seeding from the very beginning.

  • Artem says:

    Final seeding, with SCU2 and squals points added, has been released – http://www.pointofinformation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/List-of-teams.htm
    Note that Valencia has been replaced by Leland NW.

    Seeding will be used to determine pods. You’ll debate everyone in your pod, so once you know the pod, seeding doesn’t really matter.

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