TCFL Spring Open Debates

2023 — Newhall, CA/US


January 14, 2023

William Hart HS 24825 North Newhall Ave. Newhall, CA 91321

Fees: $20 per LD, $40 per team (Plus, TCFL Dues $150 if not paid already). Make checks payable to Tri-County Forensic league. You may also pay through Pay Pal( with an added 3% fee.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 Registration (coaches, judges, & Students with issues meet in Assembly room)

8:30 - 9:30 Judge Orientation

9:30 - 11:30 Rd I

11:30 - 1:30 Rd II

1:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 - 4:00 Rd III (Hi-Low Power Match)

Awards to follow immediately after last round!

Debate Topics:

Policy topic:

"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."
Jan./Feb. LD topic:
"Resolved: Justice requires open borders for human migration."
Jan. Public Forum Debate Topic:
"Resolved: The United States Federal Government should increase its diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve internal armed conflicts in West Asia."
Parli topics displayed 20 minutes before round.

Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one qualified judge per every 2 Policy, Parli, & Pofo teams,* and one qualified judge per every 4 LD entries.* If your judging quota is not met, your entries may be dropped. Judges should have pens, flow pads, and laptop.

* or fraction thereof

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, by 11:55pm. Register E-mail Jerome Robinson for any questions.Entries will only be accepted by coaches on contact sheet.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR SCHOOL LISTED ON THE ENTRIES PAGE, YOU'RE NOT ENTERED.

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