<div dir="ltr"><div><div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">Hi everyone,</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><br></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">Registration for the Voices Foundation Invitational is now open at <a href="http://www.pres.tabroom.com">www.pres.tabroom.com</a>.</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><br></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">Competition in the Voices RR (Oct 7+8), as well as in Varsity (Oct 8-10) and Novice competition (Oct 8+9), will be hosted in San Jose, CA at Presentation High School. We are a quarterfinals bid to the Tournament of Champions.</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><br></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><b>VOICES FOUNDATION</b></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">Since 2005, the Voices Foundation has raised funds for members of the debate community with financial need, in order to increase access to debate opportunities. Last year we generated more than $15,000 for the Voices Foundation through the tournament. We hope that you can join us for this tremendous event for the entire community.</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><br></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><b>THE TOURNAMENT</b></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">The tournament will be able to accommodate up to 100 Varsity, and 50 Novice competitors in Lincoln Douglas debate. Once we reach the cap in Varsity, we will start a waitlist that will prioritize new school admission and then smaller school entries. Novice entries will all be waitlisted pending available space. There will be an initial cap of 5 entries in Varsity and 4 in Novice. Those caps will be lifted mid-September.</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><br></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">Both divisions will feature six preliminary rounds of debate and will clear all winning records to the elimination rounds up to a full double-octafinal. Mutual preference judging in VLD will be available to all schools whose judges have entered their paradigms to the judgephilosophies wiki.</span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit"><br></span></div></div><div class="" style="font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(29,33,41);font-size:14px;line-height:18px;white-space:pre-wrap"><div class="" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit"><span style="font-family:inherit">If there's anything we can do to help get your team to Voices, please reach out.</span></div></div></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-- <br></font><div class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Shawn T. Matson</font><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Director of Speech & Debate</font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Presentation HS, San Jose, CA</font></div></div></div>
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