ESSD Middle School Invitational Online
2020 — Online, NY/US
ESSD Middle School Invitational National Speech & Debate Association, April Topic
RESOLVED: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab states of Persian Gulf.
On behalf of the Early Scholars Speech & Debate Society, welcome!
Online Venue Start time:
Registration and the online debate space will open at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on Saturday April 18th. Tournament staff will be available to answer questions and help troubleshoot technology.
Orientation for judges will begin at 8:30 AM. Please click the link to the Zoom web conference room hosted by Early Scholars: ESSD Invitational
- All competitors and judges must have access to reliable Wi-Fi, a device with a microphone and webcam, and a quiet place to debate.
- Please Test your device before the tournament using
- If you experience issues start with theZoom FAQ.
Check-in will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 18th.
Check-in will close at 8:50 am. You must be checked in with the tournament on Zoom by 8:50 AM to be included in the Round 1 pairings.
We will offer two divisions in Public Forum: Novice (1st yr debater) and Open (2+ yrs).
Entry fees & Judge Obligations
Judges- one volunteer judge for every 3 teams.
PF Novice --First year debaters
9:00 Round 1
11:00 Round 2
1:30 Round 3
10:00 Round 1
12:00 Round 2
2:00 Round 3
4:00pm: Award Ceremony Announcements: Live Broadcast via Youtube: Awards will be mailed
For questions and comments, contact Erin Jacques, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org