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6 February 2011

USU Seeks Sponsored Judges 1-2-3 April 2011‏

The US Universities Debating Championship is seeking experienced people to add to our pool of adjudicators for 2011. The tournament will take place at the University of Vermont on 1-2-3 April 2011.

Full information can be found at

With 194 teams currently entered we will surely reach our current cap of 200 teams.

Adjudicators who are interested should apply by March 1 2011. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so applying early for subsidy would be advisable. After we finish with travel arrangements for our DCAs this week, we will be ready to make firm offers near the end of next week.

Adjudicators will judge all preliminary debates (6) and elimination rounds if they break. They will also be offered the chance to judge at the America’s Cup Debates to be held on 31 March 2011, but attendance is not mandatory. All adjudicators must complete the online training regimen and take the judge test that will be given online.

There are various levels of subsidy that will be offering based on experience and our budget. Subsidy will include some of the following:
-Waiver of registration fees. Includes 4 meals and socials.
-Local transportation via our shuttle network.
-Crash housing (somewhat limited).
-Hotel housing (very limited, double occupancy only).
-Partial travel subsidy (limited, send estimate).

Those applying to be should send their request to Alfred Snider,, and should include:
-Debate adjudication CV
-Estimate of subsidy needed (for those at a great distance)
-Please paste these in the email, do not attach documents.

We look forward to hosting you in Vermont.

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont

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