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Tournament Schedule and Debate Format

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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 6, 2015.

Each school may register up to four four-person teams, 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. We will send out an email when the tournament is filled.

The cost will be $75 per four-person team and $10 per observer. 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 (http://daneis.org/wordpress/?page_id=31).

There will be three rounds of debate. Resolutions will be straight; no redefinition will be necessary. Debaters will then have ten minutes to construct cases. The format will follow the rules available on the DANEIS website (http://daneis.org/wordpress/?page_id=31). We will provide awards for the best three individual debaters in each category, the best three two-person teams in each category, and the best three schools.

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. A briefing for judges and debaters will begin promptly at 11:15 and Round 1 will start at 12:00. Dinner will be available after the third round.

Please RSVP no later than November 13 via email to dconti@hotchkiss.org with the number of teams you would like to enter. Early RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Please email the names of the debaters as soon as you can.

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

David Conti
Coach, Hotchkiss Speech & Debate