TCFL Debate State Quals
2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US
The Tri-County Forensic League
State Qualification Debate Virtual Tournament
February 27, 2021
Zoom Link will appear here at 8am on 2/27
Public Forum Topic (February) (6 Qualifiers): Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.
LD Topic (March/April) (6 Qualifiers): Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
Policy Topic (6 Qualifiers): 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.
Parliamentary Topic (7 Qualifiers): Announced 20 minutes before each round.
Entries: Only students who have completed a TCFL Open Tournament or Congress during the ‘20 -'21 season may enter as well as only schools that have paid their CHSSA Dues.
Fees: CHSSA dues must be previously paid and school must be cleared for membership or entries will not be accepted.
Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one experienced judge per every Team*, and one experienced judge per every 2 Lincoln Douglas entries* (*or fraction thereof). All required judges must be available to judge one round beyond their commitment.
Deadline: All entries must be entered in Tabroom.com no later than Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by 11:55pm. *Also, it’s imperative that you enter your entries in rank order. If you have any questions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Schedule - (for specific procedure download State Qualifier Procedures.)
9:00am - 11:00am - Round 1
11:30am - 1:30pm - Round 2
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Round 3
4:30pm - 6:30pm - Round 4
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Qualifying Round (Top teams either autoqual or debate one more round to compete for state qualifier)
Awards to immediately follow!This is a tentative schedule that depends on entries. Each category can be run separately which means Parli and PoFo could run every hour and a half and LD can be single flighted at any time.
Because of the differences that exist in human perception, a subjective quality is present in the scoring of Speech and Debate rounds. Even with rules and evaluation criteria for guidance, judges will not evaluate the same performance in an identical manner. While we do everything possible to maintain consistency in scoring, winning results are not guaranteed.