TCFL Novice Debate
2020 — NSDA Campus, CA/US
NOVICE DEBATE TOURNAMENT
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Novice Debater: A student who is debating for the first year in high school. If it is a team event, both students must be novices. If a student has competed in either Parli, Public Forum, Policy, or LD in previous years while in high school, they are no longer a novice in debate.
Fees: TCFL Dues if this is your first TCFL Tournament of the season. Make checks payable to Tri-County Forensic league.
8:00 - 8:30 Registration (coaches, judges, & students meet in Assembly room)
8:30 - 9:30 Judge Orientation
9:30 - 11:00 Rd I
11:00 - 12:30 Rd II
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 Rd III (Hi-Low Power Match)
Awards to follow immediately after last round!
"Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing."
Sept./Oct. LD topic: (Our Fall Open LD Debate will use same topic)
"Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory."
"Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019."
Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one qualified judge per every 2 Policy, Parli, & Pofo teams,* and one qualified judge per every 4 LD entries.* Don’t forget varsity students can judge. If your judging quota is not met, your entries may be dropped. Judges should have pens, flow pads, and stopwatches.
* or fraction thereof
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, by 11:55pm. Register at Tabroom.com. E-mail Jerome Robinson at email@example.com for any questions. Entries will only be accepted by coaches on contact sheet. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR SCHOOL LISTED ON THE ENTRIES PAGE, YOU'RE NOT ENTERED.