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Jack Lynch Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament

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This is a College tournament in New Hampshire.

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October 8, 2020
Dear Friends, 
We invite you to attend the 28th Jack Lynch Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament on Saturday, November 7, 2019 hosted by St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. 
We will offer Lincoln Douglas Debate, IPDA debate, and 11 Individual Events, all within a one-day tournament. 
The tournament will be held virtually through the SpeechWire and Yaatly platforms.  
Tournament highlights:
IPDA Debate - 4 prelim rounds and either quarterfinals or semifinals depending upon the number of competitors.
NFA LD Debate (Open, JV and Novice Divisions) – 4 prelim rounds and either quarterfinals or semifinals depending upon the number of competitors.
IE will offer 2 prelim rounds in all 11 IE events, and final rounds in events with 12 or more speakers. If there is no final round, we will have two judges in one of the prelim rounds. We will follow NFA guidelines.
IPDA debate is open to all schools. 
The LD Debate Division is one of the Fall semester tournaments of the Northern Tier Debate Conference (NTDC). The LD tournament is only open to members of the NTDC. We will follow the procedures as described in the NTDC Policy Statement regarding the year-long sweepstakes point system and the requirements for Novice debaters to use the evidence set provided.
If your budget has been cut and that would preclude you from attending, please get in touch with me. We can reduce or waive your fees.
We look forward to seeing you online in November. 
David Trumble
Director of Debate
St. Anselm College
Manchester, NH
Deadline.  The deadline to register is Monday, November 2nd at 9 pm.
Online registration. Please submit your registration at SpeechWire.com. Also, please register your school and your competitors at Yaatly.com.
Judges. Teams must provide their own judges this year. 
Saturday morning.  We ask everyone (coaches, judges, and competitors) to check-in on Yaatly at 8:00 am to make sure that you have a good connection. If you have any questions, please let us know as soon as possible on Saturday morning and we will work to resolve them as quickly as we can. We plan to have a general assembly at 8:30 am and then start rounds at 9:00 am.
Tab Room   
The LD and IE tab room will be run by John Boyer, Director of Debate at Lafayette College. The IPDA tab room will be run by Scott Thomson, Director of Forensics at Ithaca College, and myself.    
Awards (All awards will be certificates this year)
Debate: Certificates will be awarded to all debaters (LD and IPDA) that advance to the elimination rounds in all divisions. In addition, we will provide awards to the top five speakers in all debate divisions (LD and IPDA).  
IE: Certificates will be awarded to the top three speakers in each Individual Event.  Also, we will provide certificates to the top three students in Triathlon. To be eligible for Triathlon, a student must enter at least three IE events. Their top three events will be counted. All IE events are eligible (limited prep, interpretation, platform speaking).
Sweepstakes: We will offer Team Sweepstakes Certificates to the top five schools in IE, the top five schools in LD Debate, the top five schools in IPDA debate and the top two community colleges overall.  
Jack Lynch Debater Award: This award was started in 2011 in honor of Professor John “Jack” Lynch.  Prof. Lynch started the debate team at St. Anselm College in 1948 and coached for 46 years. The award will go to a debater who best exemplifies the values of education and integrity. Each debater and judge may cast one vote for a debater (not from their own school) for someone who works hard, knows their material, respects the activity and personifies the idea that how you play the game is more important than winning or losing. Please email your vote for this award to me (dtrumble@anselm.edu) before the Final Round. 
LD. One full-time judge who is available for all the preliminary rounds and one elimination round will cover two LD debaters. 
IPDA. One full-time judge who is available for all the preliminary rounds and one elimination round will cover two IPDA debaters. IDPA encourages a broad range of judges, including coaches, alumni, students, educators, and members of the community. Student judges are permitted in IPDA. We ask that student judges have experience either debating or judging.  
IE.  Each full-time IE judge covers 6 slots. 
Full-time and Part-Time judges. If you have judges who are available for part of the day, please let us know their exact schedule for the day. If you are combining part-time judges, please try to make sure that their combined schedules will cover the whole day. Thank you!
Hired Judges. 
We are sorry, but we will not have judges available for hire this year. 
We are looking to hire judges. For the tournament to run smoothly, we would like to have several standby judges each round. If you have alumni judges who would like to be hired judges, please let me know. We will pay $150 for a full day and prorated for a part day.
2020-2021 NFA LD Topic 
Resolved: The United States federal government should implement immigration reform that removes substantial statutory restrictions on legal immigration into the United States.
Entry Notes 
Debaters may enter only one form of debate – LD or IPDA.
Debaters (LD and IPDA) may not enter IE.
IE competitors may enter up to 3 events in each group -- Group A and Group B.
Extemp competitors may not enter any other events in Group A.
Schedule Notes
Group A:  ADS, Prose, CA, Duo, and Poetry 
Group B:  POI, Impromptu, Informative, Persuasion, and DI    
Topic announcements and topic strikes will take place with the judge in the virtual room that the debate is taking place. 
There will be five topics offered for each round. Over the course of the tournament, there will be a variety of topics including domestic, economic, social, and international issues. Topics may include policy topics, quasi-policy topics, value topics, fact topics and metaphors.
The Negative will strike one topic first. The debaters will take turns striking topics until one topic remains to be debated.
The debate will start 30 minutes after the first strike by the Negative. 
Prep time. There seems to be a wide variation between tournaments on whether debaters can get coaching from their coaches and/or teammates. We ask that debaters do not get topic-specific assistance from their coaches or teammates.
During the round, debaters will be allowed paper and/or electronic research material, which may be quoted or paraphrased from notes during the round, but not read directly, as extemporaneous delivery is required.
Time limits:
Affirmative Constructive 5 minutes
Cross Examination 2 minutes 
Negative Constructive 6 minutes
Cross Examination 2 minutes
First Affirmative Rebuttal 3 minutes
First Negative Rebuttal 5 minutes
Second Affirmative Rebuttal 3 minutes
 Jack Lynch Invitational Tournament                
 Saturday, November 7, 2020
(EST) IPDA LD (Open, JV and Novice) IE Extemp
8:00    Check-in for all
8:30 Opening Assembly for all
9:00 Rd. 1 IPDA, Rd. 1 LD, Rd. 1A Speech, Extemp Draw
9:30 Rd. 1 Extemp
10:30   Rd. 2 IPDA, Rd. 2 LD, Rd. 1A Speech, Extemp Draw
11:00 Rd. 2 Extemp
12:30   Rd. 3 IPDA, Rd. 3 LD, Rd. 1B Speech,
2:00 Rd. 4 IPDA, Rd. 4 LD, Rd. 2B Speech, 
3:30    Quarterfinals IPDA, Quarterfinals LD, Finals A Speech
5:00 Semifinals IPDA, Semifinals LD, Finals B Speech 
6:30    Finals IPDA, Finals LD
7:45 Awards
     Jack Lynch Invitational Tournament
                                             Saturday, November 7, 2020
     Entry Fees
Contact Person     __________________________________   
Name of School     __________________________________
Phone Number      __________________________________ 
Email Address       __________________________________       
School Fee                                                      $ __20__ 
        IPDA Debaters # ______x $20 per debater $ ______ 
        LD Debaters      # ______x $20 per debater $ ______ 
        Individual Events  #  ______x  $8 per event             $ ______ 
Observers:   # _______x $5 per person $ ______
Drops at Check-in:      # ______x $10 each $ ______
Total Due                                                       $ ______ 
Please pay by check within three weeks of the tournament. 
Please make check payable to St. Anselm College
Please mail the check to:
St. Anselm College
Office of the Controller
Box 1733
100 St. Anselm Drive
Manchester NH 03102-1310
Please put “Debate Tournament” in the memo section of the check. Thank you!

Manager contact information

David Trumble
Email address: dtrumble@anselm.edu
Phone number: 603-848-0511

Mailing address

St. Anselm College - Office of the Controller - Box 1733
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

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