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.
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
Alexa Lawson & Alyson Whitted
Thomas Kelly H.S.
Adrian Medina & Erin Hernandez
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
Anthony Adams & Edward Locke
Phoenix Military Academy
Jazmine Estrada & Yvonne Torres
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.