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This is a College tournament in New Hampshire.

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December 7, 2022
Dear Friends, 
You are invited to the 30th annual Jack Lynch Debate and Speech Tournament!
We are delighted to host our tournament held in honor of Professor Lynch. 
Professor Lynch started the debate team at St. Anselm College in 1948. He was 
the head coach here for 46 years and over the decades was a tremendous 
influence on the lives of so many students and coaches throughout the country.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for a great day of 
speech and debate!
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 (EST). We will plan for an hour break for lunch in the 
middle of the day. Awards are scheduled for 5 pm. 
The tournament will be held virtually through the SpeechWire and Yaatly 
Tournament highlights:
• IPDA Debate - 3 prelim rounds and semifinals. There will be 
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 
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 February. 
David Trumble
Debate Coach
St. Anselm College 
Manchester, NH
Deadline. The deadline to register is Monday, February 6 at 9 pm.
Online registration. Please submit your registration at SpeechWire.com. Also, 
please register your school and your competitors at Yaatly.com.
Judges. Please provide enough judges to cover your entries. 
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 Paul Wesley Alday, Director of Forensics 
at Bowling Green State University and Scott Thomson, 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 
debate experience. 
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. 
Hired Judges.
We are looking to hire judges. We would like to have several standby 
judges available each round, so we can substitute a judge as needed
without any delay to the tournament. If you have alumni judges who would 
like to be hired judges, please let me know. We will pay $125 for a full day, 
or $25 for each round they are available to judge, whether they are 
assigned to judge or not. 
Entry Notes 
• Debaters may not enter IE.
• IE competitors may enter up to 4 events in each category
• Extemporaneous 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 
You may pay your entry fees either electronically or by mailing us a check, whichever is 
more convenient for you. SpeechWire will generate a fees statement. I will confirm your 
fees statement by email. Please wait for that email before paying your fees. If there are 
any changes to your fees based on late entries, we will update your invoice at the 
Electronic payment
Payments can be made through this link using any major credit or debit card or by echeck from a checking or savings account. The following processing fees apply:
• Credit Card - up to 2.85%
• Debit Card - up to 2.85%
• Checking or Savings Account - no fee
Card transactions for Saint Anselm College are processed by Nelnet Campus
Commerce, USA.
This portal will be open for up to three weeks after the tournament is finished.
Payment by check
Checks are welcome. Please make your check payable to St. Anselm College. If you 
pay by check, would you please note Jack Lynch Tournament in the memo line of the 
Please mail the check to:
St. Anselm College
Office of the Controller
Box 1733
100 St. Anselm Drive
Manchester NH 03102-1310
IPDA Debate
• Topic announcements and topic strikes will take place in the virtual room that the 
debate is taking place. If the judge is not present, the debaters may go ahead 
and strike without the judge. If the debaters do so before the judge appears, 
please post the topic and the starting time for the debate on the room chat.
• There will be five topics offered for each round. Topics may include 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. 
• Debaters are permitted to work with their coaches and fellow students during 
prep time in IPDA.
• Debaters may use their laptop/phone to flow and keep time during the round, but 
they must be set to airplane mode during the debate.
• Aff/Neg sides are set in prelims. For semifinals and finals, students will flip for 
sides in the prep room before striking resolutions.
• Judges, please submit your decision by e-ballot when you have made your 
decision. Written comments and suggestions for improvement are always 
appreciated by the debaters and their coaches. You can fill in the comments 
section and submit that part separately.
• Judges will not disclose decisions. Judges may offer brief oral comments after 
the round, but only after they have submitted their decision via e-ballot. If 
requested, judges may state their judging paradigm at the top of the round.
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
Schedule for Jack Lynch Invitational Tournament 
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time (Eastern StandardTime)
8:30 Check-in 
8:45 Opening Assembly
9:00 IPDA - Topic Draw Rd 1 
9:00 IE - Rd 1A
9:00 Extemp Draw begins for Round 1
9:30 IPDA - Rd. 1 
10:30 IPDA - Topic Draw Rd 2
10:30 IE - Rd 2A 
10:30 Extemp Draw begins for Round 2
11:00 IPDA - Rd. 2 
12:30 IPDA - Topic Draw Rd 3
12:30 IE - Rd 1B 
1:00 IPDA - Rd. 3
2:00 IPDA - Semi Finals -Topic
2:00 IE - Rd. 2B
2:30 IPDA - Semi Finals 
3:30 IPDA Finals - Topic 
3:30 IE Finals A & B
4:00 IPDA Finals
5:00 Awards 
Entry Fees for Jack Lynch Invitational Tournament
Saturday, February 11, 2023
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 either electronically or by check within three weeks after the tournament.
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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