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The teams from George Mason University and James Madison University cordially invite you and your students to attend the 2023 “Virginia is for Lovers” Spring Swing, February 11-12, 2022. Both tournaments will take place in Harrisonburg, VA, on the campus of James Madison University. We will offer all 11 AFA-NST events at both halves of the swing and will provide lunch both days. The following information should make your trip to the swing easier to plan:


We’ll use the same schedule for both days.

8:00am - 8:30am          Registration in Harrison Hall main floor lobby

8:30am                         Extemp Draw

9:00am                         IA (Ext/POI/Duo/Per/Info/Pro)

10:15am                       IB (Imp/DI/ADS/CA/Poe)

11:30am                       Lunch provided by tournament

12:00pm                       Extemp Draw

12:30pm                       IIA

1:45pm                         IIB

3:00pm                         Extemp Draw

3:30pm                         Finals A

4:45pm                         Finals B

6:15pm                         Awards



We plan on keeping the tournament limited to just two buildings: Harrison Hall and Roop Hall. Please reach out to Nathan Selove (selovenr@jmu.edu) with any accessibility needs and we’ll be sure to handle those. If your team has dietary needs to take into account for the provided lunches, please reach out to Mallory Marsh (marshml@jmu.edu) no later than Tuesday at noon.



We encourage teams who have recently seen significant budget reductions (or those which are student-run programs) to reach out so that we might find a way to make competition for all students at this swing possible. 



1.     There is no limit on team entries in any event.

2.     Students may enter a maximum of three events per bracket; two duos count as two events.

3.     The deadline for team entry is Monday, February 6, at 8 pm Eastern. You can make edits after this deadline (including adds, drops, and changes), but we need a head count for the caterer early in the week. We ask that you please include as accurate a representation of your team size by this deadline as possible, even if events may change before the Wednesday add/drop deadline.

4.     Entry fees are $8 per event slot. Qualified judges cover six slots. Uncovered entries are an additional $15 per slot.

5.     Each entry dropped after Wednesday, February 8, at 5 pm ET will incur a $10 penalty. Each entry dropped on Saturday and/or Sunday will incur an additional $20 penalty. Dropped judges after Wednesday, February 8, at 5 pm ET will incur a $50 penalty. Dropped judges on Saturday and/or Sunday will incur an additional $100 penalty.

6.     To register for BOTH tournaments included in the swing, please go to www.speechwire.com, scroll down to “Virginia Is for Lovers Spring (JMU)” and “Virginia Is for Lovers Spring (GMU)” and submit your entry SEPARATELY FOR EACH HALF. You will receive a confirmation email detailing each half of your entry by 6 pm on Wednesday, February 8. Please be sure to check the entries you submitted and immediately correct any errors directly on Speechwire.



1.     Both tournaments will offer 2 rounds of preliminary competition and a final round.

2.     Any event with more than 50 entries competing in both preliminary rounds will feature a semifinal round.

3.     We will recognize the finalists in each event, the top five individual sweeps winners, and the top five schools at each tournament.

4.     The top overall speaker for both halves and the top overall team for both halves will be recognized on Sunday.

5.     We will use AFA-style rules and tabulation.


We hope you will join us for what will surely be a fun and competitive event! See you in February!

Nathan Selove                                                Peter Figueroa

Tournament Director                                       Tournament Director

James Madison University                                George Mason University

selovenr@jmu.edu                                          pfiguero@gmu.edu


Mallory Marsh                                                 Dawn Lowry

James Madison University                                George Mason University

marshml@jmu.edu                                         dlowry4@gmu.edu


Manager contact information

Nathan Selove
Email address: selovenr@jmu.edu
Phone number: 5402292943

Mailing address

Harrisonburg, VA

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