Fremont Debate Academy June International Tournament

2022 — Online, US

Welcome! Here is some more information about rules, a form for equity complaints, and the schedule. 

This tournament will be using the Middle School Public Debate Format (MSPDP). If you need a refresher on MSPDP, check out this summary. We also encourage you to check out our Youtube channel!

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

3rd - 5th grade: Novice

The voting age should be lowered to 16.

6th to 8th: Novice

The voting age should be lowered to 16.

3rd to 5th: Advanced

Cashless businesses do more harm than good.

6th to 8th: Advanced

Cashless businesses do more harm than good.

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. 

Schedule (Subject to change, will be finalized ahead of the tournament):

Event

Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Central Standard Time (CST)

Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Check-in

8 AM – 8:30 AM

10 AM – 10:30 AM

11 AM – 11:30 AM

Live Stream / Opening Ceremony / Judge Calibration

8:40 AM – 9:15 AM

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

11:40 AM – 12:15 AM

Round 1 Pairings

9:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

Round 1

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Round 2 Pairings

10:40 AM

12:40 PM

1:40 PM

Round 2

10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

Break

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM

2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

Round 3

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Awards

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Semi-Finals Pairings

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Semi-Finals

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Finals Pairings

3:45 PM

5:45 PM

6:45 PM

Finals

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM