TCFL Debate State Qualifier

2022 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

The Tri-County Forensic League

State Qualification Debate Virtual Tournament

 February 26, 2022

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Parli Prep Link: 



Public Forum Topic (February) (7 Qualifiers):   Resolved: On balance, Turkey’s membership is beneficial to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

LD Topic (March/April) (5 Qualifiers):   Resolved: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.

Policy Topic (6 Qualifiers):  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Parliamentary Topic (7 Qualifiers):  Announced at the beginning of the round. 


Entries:  Only students who have completed a TCFL Open Tournament or Congress during the ‘21 -'22 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.

Tentative Schedule - (for specific procedure download State Qualifier Procedures.)


8:00am - 8:30am - Judges' Check-in & Registration
8:30am - 9:00am - Judges Orientation

9:00am - 11:00am - Round 1 (Parli prep 9-9:20)

11:30am - 1:30pm - Round 2 (Parli Prep 11:30-11:50)

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Round 3 (Parli Prep 2:00-2:20)

4:30pm - 6:30pm - Round 4 (Parli Prep 4:30-4:50)

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.

Upon entering, you agree to the following
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