2023 Fremont Debate Academy June International Tournament

2023 — 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!

Please use this link for a template to create your cases.

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

3rd - 5th grade: Novice - School Uniforms should be Mandatory in Public Schools

6th to 8th: Novice - School Uniforms should be Mandatory in Public Schools

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