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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