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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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Hello Broward Middle School Coaches!
We are thrilled to invite you to the New Renaissance Middle School’s "Cavalier Debate Invitational" on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. We look forward to providing everyone with a fantastic tournament!
Registration will be open until 5pm on Thursday, March 5th.
Lunch for the competitors will an option of a Turkey, Ham, or Veggie sub with a bottle of water and chips. There will be a separate meal provided for judges and coaches. MAKE SURE TO MAKE YOUR MEAL CHOICES IN SPEECHWIRE BY THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION ON THURSDAY, OR YOUR CHOICE WILL DEFAULT TO TURKEY.
Events: We will offer outstanding competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Congress, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Impromptu, Informative, Poetry, and Prose. Students may double enter in speech events.
Each event’s champion 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive a trophy and 4th through 6th place winners will receive medals.
Rounds: There will be 4 rounds of competition across Speech and Debate. Congress will have 3 sessions.
Judges: You will need you to make sure to provide 1 judge for every 5 IE entries (including Congress) and 1 judge for every 3 debate entriesor any fraction thereof.
Entry Fee/Food: There are No Entry Fees and lunch will be provided at no additional charge.
Concessions will also be available throughout the tournament, for a fee.
Safety & Security:
  • All competitors, judges, and coaches MUST visibly wear and display the identifying lanyards and/or badges provided. Check your email for distribution information. Anyone not wearing their lanyard and/or badge will be asked to leave the campus. High school student judges should be given lanyards from their coach.
  • No competitor may enter a room until the judge arrives, and if they're waiting for a judge longer than 15 minutes they should send a representative to the media center to let the tab room know.
  • No competitors may wander around the school. They must either be in rounds or in the cafeteria.
  • Current BCPS Security Policy reiterates the importance of consistent supervision of students by their coach/chaperone. ALL coaches MUST wait until all of their students have left campus via approved transportation before they can leave Coral Springs. Failure to adhere to this rule will preclude a team from future tournament participation.
For PF, the MARCH topic will be used - Resolved: The United States should increase its use of nuclear energy for commercial energy production.
For LD, the MARCH/APRIL topic will be used - Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. Note: we are NO LONGER using the Novice LD (civil disobedience) topic.
For Policy Debate, the 2019-20 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States. In addition,  all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. Instructions for accessing the packet were emailed directly to all coaches.
Extemp topic areas will be "US Politics", "Authoritarian Regimes", "the European Union" and "the War on Drugs".
Impromptu topic areas will be "US Presidents", "Political Cartoons", "Holidays", and "Spring".
Congress will use the March MAST Legislation. If a chamber finishes debating all 4 pieces of legislation, they will move on to the February MAST legislation. Congress legislation for the spring semester was emailed to all coaches. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. The spring legislation packet has designations for which bills will be debated in which months, with 4 bills per month.

Manager contact information

Brandee Harris
Email address: brandee.harris@browardschools.com
Phone number: 954-240-6858

Mailing address

New Renaissance Middle School
10701 Miramar Blvd
Miramar, FL 33025

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