Fremont Debate Academy Summer Camp Invitational

2020 — Fremont, US

Check in form will be released at 9:00 sharp. Make sure to fill it out before 9:30 or you will be dropped

Welcome! Here is some more information about rules, a form for equity complaints, and the schedule. 


Novice Topic: The USFG should raise the federal minimum wage.
Intermediate Topic: The US should implement a sugary drinks tax

Advanced Topics:

Round 1:President Bolsonaro should be impeached

Round 2:Supreme Court Justices should Not have Lifetime Appointments


Tournament Etiquette Tidbits:

  • All debaters and the judge should mute themselves while not talking

  • Heckles will NOT be allowed at this tournament to guarantee that all arguments can be heard. The only exception is the Advanced division

  • POIs will be allowed. When the speaker wishes to POI, they will unmute themselves and ask the question.

  • All cameras must always be on. 

  • There won’t be prep time, but members can discuss with each other before the round officially begins. All teams can use any printed or written plans. 

  • To discuss with teammates during the round, use a group chat platform of your choice such as hangouts. 

  • No one is allowed to screenshot or record any debates - if we find you doing so, you will be disqualified (No exceptions!) 

  • Please leave your video call as soon as the round is over and feedback is given.

  • Spectators are only allowed if all students are fine with it. Please bring it up in the beginning of the round if you are not comfortable with a spectator present.
  • Remember that you are not allowed to search up information during the round. You can only use pre-prepped material (either on a doc or on paper). Anyone found violating this rule will be disqualified.
  • Arrive to every round on time. Remember that if you are late, everyone is at a disadvantage!
  • Test your microphone before every round


Equity Complaint Form: 


Help line: Click this link if you have any issues/questions: Competitor Helpline Link:




9:00 - 9:30 -------------- Check In - Form will be released at 9:00 AM via email, on here, and on google classroom

9:40 -------------------- Pairings 1st Round released

9:45 - 10:45 ------------ 1st Round

11:00 -------------Pairings 2nd Round released

11:05 -12:05 ---------Second Round

12:35 - 1:05  ------------Awards Ceremony, Finals Competitors Released (

1:05 - 1:45 --------------Lunch Break

1:45  --------------------All Finals Competitors report to the Finals Debate meeting

2:05 - 3:05  ------------Finals + Closing statements (Advanced final: