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Virginia is for Lovers
Fall 2023 Swing
The teams from George Mason University and James Madison University cordially invite you and your students to attend the 2023 “Virginia is for Lovers” Fall Swing, October 7-8, 2023. Both tournaments will take place in Harrisonburg, VA, on the campus of James Madison University. However, if the need arises, the swing may embrace a hybrid model for one or both days of competition. We will offer all 11 AFA-NST events at both halves of the swing. 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 Break
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 Mallory Marsh (marshml@jmu.edu) with any accessibility needs. If your team has any airborne allergies that need to be taken into account prior to introducing food or other items to the tournament spaces, please reach out to Mallory no later than the entry deadline.
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 Tuesday, October 3, at 5 pm Eastern. 
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, October 4, at 5 pm Eastern will incur a $10 penalty. Each entry dropped on Saturday and/or Sunday will incur an additional $20 penalty. Dropped judges after Wednesday, October 4, at 5 pm Eastern 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, and submit your entry SEPARATELY FOR EACH HALF of the fall swing. You will receive a confirmation email detailing each tournament entry later in the week of the swing. 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 October!
Mallory Marsh               
Tournament Director
James Madison University
Dawn Lowry
Tournament Director
George Mason University

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Mallory Marsh
Email address: marshml@jmu.edu
Phone number: 5402292943

Mailing address

54 Bluestone Dr.
MSC 2106
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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