The Tradition

2023 — Weston, US


FinalsA 10a-12p

FinalsB 1:30p-3:30p



Speech 2A 1-2:15p

Speech 2B 3-4:15p

Speech 3A 4:30-5:45p

Speech 3B 6:15-7:15p


Speech 4A 8a-9:15a

Speech 4B 9:45-10:45a

Speech 5A 11a-12:15p

Speech 5B 1p-2:15p

Finals 3-4:30pm

Dear Competitors, Coaches, and Judges,

The Cypress Debayte Team cordially invites you to attend the Tradition, held in person at Cypress Bay High School campus in Weston, FL on December 2nd-3rd, 2023. We are proud to offer the following formats of debate: Policy, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, Congress, and for this first time this year, World Schools Debate. We will be offering the following Individual Events in two patterns: US Extemp (A), International Extemp (A), Dramatic Interpretation (A), Original Oratory (A), After Dinner Speaking (A). Humorous Interpretation (B), Duo Interpretation (B), Informative Speaking (B), Programmed Oral Interpretation (B), Impromptu Speaking (B). Please note: we reserve the right to collapse or cancel undersubscribed events, but we will inform teams as soon as a decision is made and give the opportunity to switch events in that case .As in years past, we are privileged to offer bids to the Tournament of Champions in the following categories:

Gold PF - Quarters

Silver PF - Octos

LD: Finalist

Policy: Finalist

Congress: Top 16

IE (Extemp, OO, Info, HI, DI, Duo, POI) - If 24 or fewer entries, Top 3; if 25 to 72 entries, Top 7; if 73 to 125 entries, Top 14; if 125 or more Top 24.

*Note: We will be collapsing to one Mixed Extemp pool and to Varsity PF only*


We will be using the November/December topic for PF/LD and the NSDA topic for policy

WSD: There will be 2 prep-prepared rounds in prelims. All other rounds will be impromptu motions.

Prepared motions: This House would substantially decrease the use of pretrial detention

This House believes that the US should immediately institute amnesty for all undocumented persons in the United States.

Extemp and Impromptu topic areas will be posted in the coming weeks-*updated: topic areas now posted!*

Please email Congress Legislation to

The schedule will also be posted shortly, please note this year we are SATURDAY and SUNDAY and we have moved dates due to administration request.

We invite all UDL schools to enter as many entries as they would like free of charge. We still need to honor judge commitments.

Please join us for a wonderful weekend of competition! We look forward to seeing you back in person on our campus!


Sarah Botsch-McGuinn, Director of Speech and Debate

Juan Rodriguez Fuentes and Kieran McManus, Tournament Directors