Fremont Debate Academy Summer Camp Tournament

2021 — US

Welcome to the 2021 Fremont Debate Academy Summer Tournament! Here is some more information about rules, a link to the tournament hotline, and the schedule. 

Thanks all for a great tournament! Here(spreadsheet) are the team placement results and speaker awards for the prelim rounds that have been adjusted to more fairly represent two-person teams & bye rounds. You can find the semi-final & final bracket, and the results from the final rounds for each division in the results tab. Please ignore the 'prelim results' option on the results tab and use the spreadsheet instead.

Topics (All teams should prepare for both the Proposition and Opposition side of their topic):


The voting age should be lowered to 16.


The U.S. should abolish the electoral college.


Round 1: Convicted felons should be given the right to vote

Round 2: The USFG should forgive all student loan debt

Semifinals: The USFG should implement a universal basic income

Finals: Germany should suspend the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia

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. 

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

 Tournament Hotline:

Join this google meet link on tournament day if you’re having any issues with tabroom, zoom, or have questions.

 Live Announcement Document:

This document will be updated in real time during the day of the tournament with important announcements such as round or pairings delays or room changes.

Schedule (Subject to minor change): 


Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Central Standard Time (CST)

Eastern Standard Time (EST)


8:30 AM - 9 AM

10:30 AM - 11 AM

11:30 AM - 12 PM

Round 1 Pairings

9:10 AM 

11:10 AM 

12:10 PM 

Round 1

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Round 2 Pairings

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Round 2

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

1:35 PM - 2:35 PM


11:35 AM - 12:30 PM

1:35 PM - 2:30 PM

2:35 PM - 3:30 PM

Awards Ceremony

12:30 PM - 1 PM

2:30 PM - 3 PM

3:30 PM - 4 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM