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Chesterton High School Debate Tournament

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Wanted to invite you to the Chesterton Debate Tournament on Dec 11, 2021 - this will be a one day tournament.  For those of you from Illinois, Chesterton is located at less than an hour outside of Chicago in Northwest Indiana.  The invite follows this message, please contact me if you have any questions - clowery@duneland.k12.in.us
Chesterton High School - 2125 South 11th Street; Chesterton Indiana 46304
27th Annual Debate Tournament 
Saturday Nov 7th, 2019
Events Offered:
- Lincoln Douglas – Varsity and Novice; JV if the numbers allow it
- Public Forum – Varsity and Novice for sure; JV if the numbers allow it
- Policy Debate – Varsity and Novice
- Congressional Debate – Varsity and Novice
- World School Debate – Open Division
-  No Entry Caps
- We are single flighting both LD and PF!  
o This means that we need 1 judge for every 2 entries in LD, PFD, Policy, and World School (or fraction thereof)
o Congressional Debate – 1 judge for every 5 congress entries (or fraction thereof)
- A varsity member who is at least a junior and has over 250 NFL points may judge novice.  Their coach is responsible for the quality of their ballots
- Full lunch will be available for students to buy; some breakfast and other items will be available throughout the day.  Judges meals will be provided in the lounge
- $0 per entry
We will have individual placings through 8th place + individual speaker awards for most divisions.  
- 5 Rounds for PFD and LD 
o 4 Rounds of Policy and World School
o 2 Rounds for Congressional Debate (including a scramble round)
Contact information
- Chris Lowery, Director of Speech and Debate at Chesterton – clowery@duneland.k12.in.us  (219) 309-5316
- Speechwire
- Final entries are due the Monday of the tournament week (including judges)
- Drops will be accepted without penalty – but it is preferred that they are done as early as possible
Schedule (all times are central):
- 8:15 to 8:30 – Final Registration on sight
- LD – NSDA Nov-Dec Topic 
- PFD – NSDA Nov-Dec Topic 
- Policy – NSDA Water Topic.  All restrictions are off for the novice/varsity divisions
- World School Debate – Prepared Motion:  This House supports Jury Nullification  *Tournament explaination of Jury Nullification is "Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of "not guilty" despite its belief that the defendent is guilty of the violation charged.  The jury in effect nullifies a law that it believes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant whose fate they are charged with deciding.  
- Congressional Debate – We will use the IHSFA December slate (which is currently to be determined).  We will once again have a "scramble piece legislation" for the afternoon.   In the scramble round students will receive documents about the issue that is reveal in the 'scramble round' and will prepare in the caucus before the legislation comes up for a vote.

Manager contact information

Chris Lowery
Email address: clowery@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number: 219 309 5316

Mailing address

2125 South 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

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