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THE TRI-COUNTY FORENSIC LEAGUE

SPRING OPEN DEBATE TOURNAMENT

January 16, 2021

Virtual Tournament

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Fees: TCFL Dues if this is your first TCFL Tournament of the season.   Make checks payable to Tri-County Forensic league.

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 enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing."

Jan./Feb. LD topic: 
"Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons."
Jan. Public Forum Debate Topic: 
"Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents."

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 stopwatches.

* or fraction thereof

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, by 11:55pm. Register at Tabroom.com. E-mail Jerome Robinson at jrobinson9812@att.net 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.

Because of the differences that exist in human perception, a subjective quality is present in the scoring of Speech and Debate rounds. Even with rules and evaluation criteria for guidance,  judges will not evaluate the same performance in an identical manner. While we do everything possible to maintain consistency in scoring, winning results are not guaranteed.

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