Hockaday Women’s Round Robin Invitation

April 16-17, 2016

The Hockaday School

11600 Welch Road

Dallas, TX 75229

Dear Colleagues,

We invite entries to the Hockaday Women’s Round Robin held Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, on the Hockaday campus. The round robin is an opportunity to compete against and celebrate women in debate. It is our hope that you will make plans to attend.

All women who have received at least one bid to the TOC are automatically accepted into the round robin. Any women who would like to attend may submit an application regardless of whether she has received a TOC bid or not.

Historically, the round robin has been a site of excellent competition and comradery for those who have attended and it is our goal to continue that tradition. The tournament will feature a relaxed schedule with plenty of opportunities to engage in conversation and enjoy each other’s company. Awards are being provided by Vetro Glassblowing.

The entry deadline is March 11th, 2016.

We look forward to hosting you,

Dr. Charles Walts, Director of Debate and Forensics

Mr. Jordan Innerarity, Assistant Director of Debate and Forensics

The Hockaday Debate Team

Contact Information:

Dr. Walts, cwalts@hockaday.org, 214.360.6570

Mr. Innerarity, jinnerarity@hockaday.org, 214.360.6569

Entry Requirements:

Automatic Entry:

We will admit up to 24 participants. Any women who have received at least one bid to the TOC is automatically accepted into the round robin. We will accept entries on a first come, first serve basis and will close entries once we reach 24.

Contingency Bid:

A woman may apply for a contingency bid and we will accept those entries as needed to reach the 24 participant cap. In order to apply for a contingency bid, please fill out the form at the end of the invite.

Entry Deadline:

All entries are due no later than March 11th, 2016 via email to Dr. Walts. Once again, to ensure access to the event, entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Entry Fees and Judging:

There is no entry fee to attend the Women’s Round Robin.

We would very much like it if each entry is accompanied by a judge, but understand that this is not always possible. If you are unable to provide a judge, please contact Dr. Walts to ensure arrangements are made.

Lodging and Transportation:

In the past, we have hosted several debaters in the homes of Hockaday students. We will continue to offer this an option, but there are several excellent hotels close to campus. Please notify Dr. Walts if you would like to be hosted by one of the Hockaday debaters. (We will not provide housing for judges.)

If you need transportation from DFW airport or Love Field, we will arrange that for you.


Saturday, April 16

9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Announcements Science Building

10:00 AM Round One Clements

11:15 AM Round Two

12:30 PM Lunch and Tie-Die

2:00 PM Round Three

3:00 PM Refreshments

4:00PM Round Four

5:00 PM Round Table Discussion

6:30 PM Dinner

Sunday, April 17

9:00 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM Round Five

11:00 AM Semi-Finals

12:00 PM Lunch and Awards

1:30 PM Finals

Women’s Round Robin Application

  1. Name:

  2. Email:

  3. Phone:

  4. School:

  5. School Address:

  6. Coach’s Name:

  7. Coach’s Email:

  8. Coach’s Phone:

  9. Qualifying Tournament(s):

  10. If you are applying for a contingency bid, please attach a list of tournaments you attended and your performance at each tournament.