Homewood-Flossmoor High School

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					Homewood-Flossmoor High School
999 Kedzie Avenue
Flossmoor, IL 60422


                   41st Annual Viking Classic Invitational
             Friday, November 9-Saturday, November 10, 2007
September 10, 2007

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the Homewood-Flossmoor Debate Team, we would like to invite you to
attend the 41st annual Homewood-Flossmoor Viking Classic debate tournament. The
tournament will run on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2007. Our
tournament will include Policy Debate competition at the Open and Novice levels, as
well as Lincoln-Douglas Debate competition at the Open and Novice levels. We will
also be offering an Open Public Forum division.

All divisions will have five preliminary rounds, and will break to quarterfinals. We are
anticipating having a great turnout, and are very excited for all of you to attend. Please
register as soon as possible – the deadline for registration is Friday, November 2.

Registration can occur by email only – to jbrown@hfhighschool.org.
We hope to see all of you in November!

Sincerely,


Josh Brown
Head Debate Coach
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
                                   Tournament Details
Dates:          Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Place:          Homewood-Flossmoor High School
                999 Kedzie Avenue
                Flossmoor, IL 60422

Topics:         Policy – 2007-2008 NFL topic

                Lincoln-Douglas – November-December NFL topic

                Public Forum – November NFL topic

Format:         5 rounds – All Breaking to Quarterfinals unless we reach 45 teams in any division

Fees:           $45 for each Policy or Public Forum team; $30 for each L-D debater.

Judging:        Every team will need to provide one full judge for every one or two teams they enter.
                Full hired judges will be available at the rate of $200/full judge. Deadline for hired
                judges will be Friday, November 2, the same as the registration deadline. We will be
                unable to cover judge hiring requests after that date.

Meals:          Meals and snacks will be available at the tournament for a nominal charge.

Lodging:        Please see attached hotel information.

Registration:   Deadline is Friday, November 2, 2007. Our e-mail address is jbrown@hfhighschool.org.
                You can reach the tab room the day of the tournament at 708-335-5582


Tournament Schedule:

Friday, November 9th:                      Registration                       3:30 PM
                                           Schematics Available               4:15
                                           Round 1                            4:30
                                           Round 2                            6:15
                                           Dinner                             8:00
                                           Round 3                            9:00

Saturday, November 10th:                   Schematics Available               8:30 AM
                                           Round 4                            9:00
                                           Round 5                            11:00
                                           Lunch                              1:00 PM
                                           Quarter Finals                     2:00
                                           Awards in E-1                      4:30
                                           Semi Finals                        5:30
                                           Finals                             7:30
Directions and Homewood-Flossmoor Area Hotel Information

From the northern suburbs, Homewood-Flossmoor can be reached most easily via I-294. Take I-
294 southbound to the 159th Street Westbound exit. After exiting, proceed ½ mile west to Kedzie
avenue, and turn left (south.) Drive 3.5 miles south on Kedzie, past 183rd Street (Jewel is on the
southeast corner.) The school is ½ mile south of the intersection of 183rd, on Kedzie. Drive through
another stoplight (Viking Drive,) turning left into the main driveway.

From the city of Chicago, take I-94 south to I-57 south, exiting at 159th Street eastbound. Proceed ½
mile east, and turn right (south) onto Kedzie Avnue. Drive 3.5 miles south on Kedzie, past 183rd
street (Jewel is on the southeast corner.) The school is ½ mile south of the intersection of 183rd, on
Kedzie. Drive through another stoplight (Viking Drive), turning left into the main driveway.

By train, take the Metra Electric/IC line (which stops at several locations downtown along Michigan
Avenue, as well as in Hyde Park). Exit at the Flossmoor stop and walk ½ mile west along Flossmoor
Road to the high school.

For any other directions, feel free to contact Josh Brown at jbrown@hfhighschool.org or
at 708-335-5582.

The School within four miles of each of the hotels listed below.

Ramada Inn                                17400 Halsted Street
708-957-1600                              Homewood, IL

Hampton Inn                               5200 Lincoln Highway
708-481-3900                              Matteson, IL

Holiday Inn                               500 Holiday Plaza Drive
708-747-3500                              Matteson, IL

Baymont Inn                               5210 Southwick Drive
708-503-0999                              Matteson, IL

(The Matteson hotels are closer to the high school than the Homewood location, despite
being located in a different town)