The 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational

On October 19th, 2013, 16 of the top Varsity debate teams from all four Conferences of the CDL will converge on the national headquarters of one of the nation’s largest insurance corporations, Allstate Insurance, in Northbrook, for the 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational.

The event will culminate in a reception with Allstate executives (and a “crossing the bridge to a corporate career” theme), and then an awards ceremony, at which college scholarships totaling $4,500 will be given to the top three teams overall, and the top speaker in each conference.

The 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational Affirmative Case Previewing

Affirmatives are limited to running a case in the 1AC that is on the runnable caselist. Those cases were required to be previewed by Monday, October 14th. A full compilation of the affirmative case previews follows.

2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational Runnable Caselist

2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational Affirmative Case Previews

Round I Pairings

Sides, judges, and rooms will be posted Saturday morning, 10/19, 8:00am.

Chicago Ag GeJo vs. Kenwood

Thomas Kelly vs. Von Steuben

Lane Tech JoJp vs. Payton

Lindblom vs. U. of C. Woodlawn

Little Village AnNa vs. Harlan

Northside vs. Lane Tech DaNe

Phoenix vs. Chicago Ag LeMa

Schurz vs. Little Village DiRo

The 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational List of Competitors

Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences
Lexi Martinez & Maddie Poole
Geno McKenna & Josh Driver

Harlan H.S.
Alexa Lawson & Alyson Whitted

Thomas Kelly H.S.
Adrian Medina & Erin Hernandez

Kenwood Academy
Anthony Davis & Christian Hill

Lane Tech College Prep
Damariz Posadas & Neil Manansala

Lindblom College Prep
Donald Rapier & Kaylen Herring

Little Village H.S.
Diana Pantoja & Roxana Arroyo
Andrea Diaz & Naomi Sanchez

Northside College Prep
Maria Sanchez & Wes Jones

Walter Payton College Prep
Lenny Brahin & Luisa Cusick

PCS Joslin
Anthony Adams & Edward Locke

Phoenix Military Academy
Jazmine Estrada & Yvonne Torres

Schurz H.S.
Ben Goldberg & Pamela Diaz

Von Steuben Metro Science Center
Alejandra Delcid & Jazmine Mercado

University of Chicago Charter H.S. — Woodlawn
Daniel McGary & Gerard Gueringer

An Allstate Varsity Invitational Runnable Caselist will be constructed. The four affirmative cases are automatically on it. Each team (not each school, but each team) can preview one affirmative case, using the Allstate Varsity Invitational Case Preview Form. Previews should be sent to Cydney by the end of the day Monday, 10/14. 1ACs will be restricted to the Runnable Case List. There will be no negative argument limits or restrictions.

Further details on the 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational are available in this overview of the event.


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