Month: October 2016

Hotchkiss – December 4, 2016

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Dear Members of DANEIS,

We cordially invite you to the Fifteenth Annual Parliamentary Debate Tournament at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Each school may register up to four four-person teams, with no more than two in either division (advanced and novice). Space will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, due to limited classroom space.

The cost will be $75 per four-person team. We ask that schools bring a judge for each four-person team entered. Unfortunately, we cannot provide judges. In accordance with DANEIS league rules, student judges will not be permitted to judge advanced debates. Parents of students debating in the advanced division should judge in novice. We also ask that any students judging in the novice division be experienced debaters who have competed in DANEIS tournaments at the advanced level. Please be sure to brief your judges thoroughly prior to the tournament. Materials are available on the DANEIS website.

There will be three rounds of debate. Resolutions will be straight. We will be folllowing the standard DANEIS rules used this year and will use the standard score sheets. These rules can be found on the DANEIS website.

Registration will be open from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. in the entrance to the Main Building and brunch will be available in the dining hall at that time. Briefings for judges and debaters will begin promptly at 11:15 and Round 1 will commence at 12:00. Dinner, drinks, fruits and snacks will be available after the third round.

Please RSVP no later than November 18 via email to with the number of teams you would like to enter. Early RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

Directions can be found on our website. We look forward to seeing you here in Lakeville!

David Conti and Paula Russo
Coaches, Hotchkiss Speech & Debate

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Phillips Exeter – November 8, 2016

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Dear Debaters,

Phillips Exeter Academy’s Daniel Webster Debate Society cordially invites you to its Parliamentary Extemporaneous debate tournament on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The debates will be over straight resolutions and will incorporate the usage of Points of Information (POIs). (Points of Order, Points of Personal Privilege, and heckling will not be permitted.)

The tournament will consist of three rounds of debate. Information on rules and scoring can be found in the rules section of our league website at We ask that your debaters and judges be thoroughly familiar with the rules prior to the tournament. As with all DANEIS tournaments, debaters may not consult reference materials of any kind (electronic or otherwise) during the debate rounds. Teams that violate these rules will be disqualified from the tournament.

The tournament will have both novice and advanced divisions. Schools may bring up to two four-person teams in each division. However, there is a maximum capacity of 50 teams at our tournament. Therefore, once the cap of 50 teams is reached, an email notification will be sent out to indicate that registration has been closed.

The registration fee is $70 for each four-person team and $20 for each observer. Please send a check made out to PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY or bring one on the day of the debate. Each four-person team must supply a judge. In accordance with DANEIS league rules, student judges will not be permitted to judge advanced debates, and students judging in the novice division must be experienced debaters who have competed in DANEIS tournaments at the advanced level. Parents of students debating in the advanced division may judge ONLY in the NOVICE division. All schools are expected to brief their judges thoroughly on the rules, format, and the scoring techniques for Parliamentary Extemporaneous debate.

Please plan to arrive no later than 10:30 AM on the morning of the tournament. Breakfast will be available for debaters, judges, coaches, and observers until 10:00 to 11:00 AM. There will be lunch available after the conclusion of the three rounds. We expect to finish the day by 5:00 PM.

Please RSVP by email to by Thursday, October 27, indicating how many advanced and/or novice teams you plan to bring and the names of the debaters. Regarding any questions, problems, or changes before the tournament, please email Regarding any questions, problems, or changes the morning of the debate, please call (603) 247-3875 or (617) 504-3489. This will help us to expedite the registration process.

Directions: From I-95: Take Exit 2 (Route 101) in New Hampshire just before the I-95/Hampton toll plaza. Proceed through Rte. 101 toll plaza. Travel on Route 101 west to Exeter. Take Exit 9 (Route 27). Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Rte. 27. After approximately 2 miles, you will see the campus on your right. Stay on the main street and turn left on Water Street; then take the first right into the parking lot (marked with a PEA sign). (Please note, on the online campus map, this is labeled “Data Center Parking.”)

The Daniel Webster Debate Society hopes you will be able to join us. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Arjun Rajan ‘17 (, Captain of Tournaments
Ms. Betty Luther-Hillman (, Club Advisor
Mr. Filip Sain (, Club Advisor
Dr. Hannah Lim (, Club Advisor

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St. Paul’s – November 13, 2016


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Fellow Debaters:

The St. Paul’s School Debate Team cordially invites you to attend our Seventh Annual Invitational Debate Tournament in Honor of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

The tournament is open to both advanced and novice teams, and you are welcome to enter no more than two four-person teams in each division. You must also provide one judge for each four-person team. In accordance with the DANEIS rules, only those who have participated in no more than six previous interscholastic tournaments, or those who have not debated in the last fifteen calendar months, may compete as novices. We do ask that coaches use their discretion.

The tournament will be Oregon-style Prepared, and will consist of three rounds. Pairs will debate on the same side of the resolution for all three rounds. The resolution is:

BIRT: the U.S. should significantly increase its freedom of navigation operations by Air Force and Navy in the South China Sea.

Again, each team shall consist of four students, accompanied by a judge. While experienced advanced debaters are acceptable as judges in the novice division, advanced teams must have an adult judge. We regret that we are unable to provide judges. ALL student and adult judges should be thoroughly prepared in order to ensure a fair and constructive tournament.

Registration fees are $70 per four-person team (including judge), with a $10 charge per observer to offset meal costs. Please let us know by October 25 how many advanced teams, novice teams and observers you plan to bring, by emailing Andrew Gray, Once we hear from you and closer to the tournament date, we will send you a request for the names of participating students to enter into our scoring system.

If there are any changes in the number of teams, names of participants, or positions they are debating (affirmative or negative), please contact me as soon as possible prior to the tournament. If the changes are last minute, on the morning of the debate, it is imperative that you call my cell phone (617-800-7903) before you leave your school, so that the schedule of debates, and/or the appropriate information in our scoring database, can be adjusted in time for a smooth start.

Please refer to our directions below to St. Paul’s as GPS systems can often send drivers in the wrong direction! Silk Farm Road is CLOSED to traffic.

We hope that you can join us, and look forward to greeting you on November 13.

Alejandro Maldonado, Anvesh Jain, and Max Baron, Debate Captains
Andrew Gray and Dave Camden, Coaches


Sunday, November 13, 2016

BIRT: the U.S. should significantly increase its freedom of navigation operations by Air Force and Navy in the South China Sea.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 –11:00 Registration, Coit Common Room
10:00-11:00 Brunch, Coit Upper Dining Hall
11:00-11:30 Joint Debaters’ and Judges’ Meeting, Coit Upper Dining Hall
Timers’/Runners’ Meeting in Coit Common Room
11:45 – 1:00 Round One
1:00 – 2:15 Round Two
2:15 – 3:30 Round Three.
Note: After Round Three snacks will be available back at Coit Upper Dining Hall.
4:15 – 4:30 Awards Ceremony, Coit Upper Dining Hall

Oregon Style Prepared:

1st Affirmative constructive 7 minutes
2nd Negative cross-examination 3 minutes
1st Negative constructive 7 minutes
1st Affirmative cross-examination 3 minutes
2nd Affirmative constructive 7 minutes
1st Negative cross-examination 3 minutes
2nd Negative constructive 7 minutes
2nd Affirmative cross-examination 3 minutes
1st Negative rebuttal 4 minutes
1st Affirmative rebuttal 4 minutes
2nd Negative rebuttal 4 minutes
2nd Affirmative rebuttal 4 minutes


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