Ezy Learning Abode Services Charity Fundraiser Invitational

2021 — Online, CA/US


This tournament is run by Ezy Learning, an educational enrichment program started by dedicated high school students which offer a variety of course from STEM to Speech and Debate. These courses are designed to focus on what is specifically taught in school. We encourage you to sign up for our free classes, and for more information please visit www.ezy-learning.org. This year we are partnering with Abode Services, a nonprofit organization in Fremont CA, whose mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness. 100% of the money collected from this tournament will be donated to Abode services. In fact, the team and competitor fees themselves are paid directly to Abode Services; so by being a part of this tournament you are helping many of our fellow Americans in need. Please also feel free to donate to Abode Services more than the given Tournament Fees. The goal of this tournament is to raise at least $500 and the more competitors donate the better impact we will have. Thank you so much for attending this tournament!
 - Ezy Learning Team



**All Times in PST**

Pairings are released at least 15 minutes before the rounds start.

Competitors need to be in rooms 5 minutes before the rounds start.

This schedule is tentative and may change the day of the tournament to accommodate rounds that end later than expected.




Check-In for all events → 2:15 pm

Check-In Closes → 4:00 pm

Debate round 1 → 5:00 pm

IE Asynch Judging Round 1 → 5:00 pm

Dinner → 6:30 - 7:15 

Debate round 2 → 7:30 pm



Debate round 3 → 9:00 am

IE Asynch Judging Round 2 → 9:00 am

Debate round 4 → 11:00 am

IE Asynch Judging Round 3 → 11:00 am

Lunch → 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Debate round 5 → 2:00 pm

IE Asynch Judging Finals → 2:00 pm

Debate 6 → 4:00 pm

Debate Quarters → 5:30 pm

Debate Semis → 7:00 pm

Debate Finals → 8:30 pm


Events & Fees

         Individual Events: FULLY Asynchronous

         Original Interpretation $10 per competitor

         Original Oratory $10 per competitor

         Humorous Interpretation $10 per competitor

         Dramatic Interpretation $10 per competitor 



         Public Forum $50 per team

         Policy $50 per team

         Lincoln Douglas $25 per competitor 


Debate Topics

Public Forum Topic

Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.


Lincoln Douglas Topic

NSDA Nationals Topic


Policy Debate Topic

Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.



         For IE events, all competitors that make it to finals will get an award. In debate events, all competitors/teams that make it to semis will receive an award. The top 5 individual speakers will also get an award in debate events. Sweepstakes will be awarded to only one team in each Debate Event. All awards will be emailed to the school, and a youtube video will be recorded with all of the award winners and emailed to coaches on the Sunday after the tournament.



IE: one judge per 5 entries

Debate: One judge per 2 entries

Judge hiring fees are 275 dollars. A school can hire no more than 1 judge. If you hire a judge, for example, in OO, then you can't hire any judges for any other events regardless of it being speech or debate.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us at toezylearning@gmail.com 

We hope to see you with us virtually for our Ezy Learning Abode Services Charity Fundraiser Invitational. Thank you for your time and consideration!