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Dear Members of DANEIS,

We cordially invite you to the Sixteenth Annual Parliamentary Debate Tournament at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

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

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 October 20 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