Welcome to the home page for the 2023 LPDL #4 tournament hosted by Northern Illinois University on Feb 3, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to Lincoln Parliamentary/Public Debate League Tournament #4!

IN-PERSON at Northern Illinois University
Friday, February 3, 2023

LPDL Website: https://lincolnparliamentarydebateleague.org

IPDA Draw: Room TBD



Membership Fees (Yearly, required of all schools who attend at least one tournament):
$110 -- Founders Level Membership
$50 -- Regular Membership

Tournament Entry Fees:
$5 - Each participant in a workshop/scrimmage
$10 - Each covered team (IPDA or Parli) entered into a tournament (1 judge covers 2 teams)
$50 - Each uncovered team entered into a tournament (note: a full team fee is charged for Maverick parli teams, which a half-fee is charged for each member of a hybrid parli team)

Financial Hardship Waiver:
Programs facing significant budget restrictions may discuss a financial hardship membership and/or entry fee waiver with a member of the LPDL board.

Entry Limit (*New for LPDL #3-4*):

In an effort to encourage participation across both IPDA and Parli, promote diversity in opponents and avoid excessive BYE or intra-squad rounds, the LPDL board has determined that a 6-entry limit will be placed on entries in each debate format (max of 6 in IPDA, max of 6 in Parli). 


ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE (Subject to change based on entry sizes):

11:30AM - Registration
Noon - Round One (IPDA Speak @ 12:30)
1:15 - Round Two (IPDA Speak @ 1:45)
2:30 - Round Three (IPDA Speak @ 3:00)
3:45 - Round Four (IPDA Speak @ 4:15)
5:15 - Final Round (IPDA Speak @ 5:45)
ASAP - Awards


-Group prep is PROHIBITED in both Parliamentary Debate and IPDA. No coaches or teammates (other than parli partners) may be consulted during prep
-Students are encouraged to ask for judging paradigms in BOTH Parliamentary Debate and (especially given the wide range of paradigms in the event) IPDA. Judges are asked to provide paradigms when asked regardless of debate format.