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29th Annual Jack Lynch Debate and Speech Tournament

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This is a College tournament in New Hampshire.

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September 7, 2021
Dear Friends, 
You are invited to the 29th annual Jack Lynch Debate and Speech Tournament!  We hope you will join us on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
We will offer IPDA debate, and 11 Individual Events. 
We hope to offer you a good day of competition, with a friendly schedule. Rounds will start at 9 am, there is an hour for lunch in the middle of the day, and awards will be at 5 pm. You and your students will be home in time for dinner!  
The tournament will be held virtually through the SpeechWire and Yaatly platforms.  
Tournament highlights:
IPDA Debate - 3 prelim rounds and semifinals. Novice and Open Divisions in IPDA if entries permit.
IE - 2 prelim rounds in all 11 IE events. Final rounds in events with 12 or more speakers. If there is no final round in an event, we will have two judges in one of the prelim rounds. We will follow NFA guidelines.
If finances preclude your team from attending, please let me know. We can arrange a fee waiver.
We look forward to seeing you online in November. 
David Trumble (he/him)
Debate Coach
St. Anselm College
Manchester, NH
Deadline. The deadline to register is Monday, November 1st 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. 
Saturday morning check in. We ask everyone (coaches, judges, and competitors) to check-in on Yaatly at 8:30 am and do a connection check. This helps the tournament go smoothly. Thank you!  
Changes? If you have any changes to your entry or judges’ availability, please let us know before Saturday if possible. If not, please let us know first thing on Saturday morning and we will work to resolve them as quickly as we can. 
Tab Room. The tab room will be run by myself and Scott Thomson, Director of Forensics of Ithaca College. 
Debate: Certificates will be awarded to all debaters that advance to the elimination rounds in all divisions. In addition, we will provide awards to the top five speakers in all debate divisions.
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. 
Sweepstakes: We will offer Team Sweepstakes Certificates to the top five schools in IE, the top five schools in IPDA debate, and the top three community colleges overall.  
We will use the e-balloting system on SpeechWire.
IPDA. One full-time judge who is available for the full day 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 looking to hire judges. For the tournament to run smoothly, we would like to have several standby judges available each round. This way if a judge must leave unexpectedly or their internet is not working, we can substitute a judge in without any delay to the tournament. If you have alumni judges who would like to be hired judges, please let me know. We will want to get a W-9 from them so the College can pay them directly. We will offer to pay $125 for a full day ($50 for the morning and $75 for the afternoon).
Entry Notes 
Debaters may not enter IE.
IE competitors may enter up to 3 events in each category
Extemp competitors may not enter any other events in Group A.
IE Events
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. Coaching will be allowed during prep in IPDA.
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 6, 2021
Time (Eastern Standard Time)
              IPDA                                    IE                           Extemp
8:30    Check-in       
8:45 Opening Assembly      
9:00     IPDA Rd. 1 - Topic              IE- Rd. 1A               Extemp Draw begins for Round 1
9:30     IPDA Rd. 1
10:30   IPDA Rd. 2 - Topic              IE - Rd. 2A              Extemp Draw begins for Round 2
11:00   IPDA Rd. 2
12:30   IPDA Rd. 3 - Topic              IE-Rd. 1B
1:00     IPDA Rd. 3
2:00     IPDA Semi Finals - Topic    IE - Rd. 2B
2:30     IPDA Semi Finals
3:30     IPDA Finals - Topic            IE - Finals A & B     
4:00     IPDA Finals
5:00 Awards               
Jack Lynch Invitational Tournament
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Entry Fees
Contact Person     __________________________________   
Name of School     __________________________________
Phone Number      __________________________________ 
Email Address       __________________________________   
School Fee                                                                 $ __20__ 
IPDA Debaters         # ______x $20 per debater $ ______ 
Individual Events  # ______x $8 per event            $ ______ 
Observers:                # ______x $4 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 “Jack Lynch 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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