TCFL Novice Debate

2020 — NSDA Campus, CA/US


OCTOBER 24, 2020

Virtual Tournament

 Video for competitors using NSDA Campus for the first time

Video for judges who are using either NSDA campus or Tabroom for the first time

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.

Tentative Schedule (Click on the Registration or Judge Orientation Below to go to the Zoom for those meetings)

Awards will take place here


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!

Debate Topics:

Policy topic:
"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."
Sept./Oct. Public Forum Debate Topic: (Our Fall Open PoFo Debate will use same topic)
"Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019."
Parli topics displayed 20 minutes before round.

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 E-mail Jerome Robinson at 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.

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