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Virginia is for Lovers
Spring 2024 Swing

The teams from George Mason University and James Madison University cordially invite you and your students to attend the 2024 “Virginia is for Lovers” Spring Swing, February 10-11, 2024. Both tournaments will take place in Fairfax, VA, on the campus of George Mason University. 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 Horizon 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
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 a few buildings, with Horizon being tournament headquarters. Please reach out to Dawn Lowry (dlowry4@gmu.edu) with any accessibility needs and we’ll be sure to handle those. 
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, February 6, at 6 pm Eastern.
4.     Entry fees are $8 per event slot. Each qualified judges cover six slots. Uncovered entries are an additional $15 per slot.
5.     Each entry dropped after Wednesday, February 7, at 6 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 7, at 6 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 (GMU)” and “Virginia Is for Lovers Spring (JMU)” and submit your entry SEPARATELY FOR EACH HALF. You will receive a confirmation email detailing each half of your entry by 9 pm ET on Wednesday, February 7. 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, as size warrants.
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!
Mallory Marsh
JMU Tournament Director
James Madison University
Brennan Mock 
GMU Tournament Director 
George Mason University 
Dawn Lowry
GMU Director
George Mason University

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