CFL State Quals Debate

2023 — Milpitas HS, CA/US

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Pre-Tournament Questions:


Resolved: The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ought to be term-limited.

Resolved: The Republic of India should sign the Artemis Accords.

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

Parli Topic Area (used for two prelim rounds)
Pacific Geopolitics


Each prelim round will be judged by 2 judges. Elim rounds will have 3 judges.

All event judging pools are combined. Please consult the Judge Info Sheet for more information.

Judge obligation is 1 judge : 2 students (e.g. one judge per debate team , or one judge per 2 LDers) - Article XXVII.1


Article XIV.5
A. State Qualifying competition shall be offered in each of the following events, though these may happen at two separate tournaments: Lincoln Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Public Forum.
B. Eligible contestants shall have had at least one varsity win in a CFL competition during the current term (see II.1.B.4). One entry per event from each school may enter without a varsity win in each qualifier.
C. Each school may enter up to 5 entries each in LD, PF, Policy, and Parliamentary debate. Wild-card entries (see 2.K) do not count against the school's per-event entry limit. In PF/Parli/Policy the two partners receive their wild card as a team. Wild cards may only be used for the debate event in which they were won.

Article XIII.7
No late entries will be accepted.


Rounds will be flighted as needed, with the exception of policy debate.

Please note that parli topics are announced at the round start time; prep will end and rounds will begin 20 min later

Rounds are subject to be moved forward if time permits.

Friday, March 3

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Schools not checked in by 4:30 PM by their legal chaperone, in person, will be dropped from the tournament.

Round 1: 4:45 PM

Round 2: 6:15 PM

Saturday, March 4

Round 3: 8:45 AM

Round 4: 11:00 AM

Round 5: 1:30 PM

Elimination Round 1 (If necessary): 4:00 PM

Elimination Round 2 (If necessary): 6:00 PM