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DebateBroward Middle School Championship

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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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Welcome to the Inaugural ONLINE DebateBroward Middle School Championship!
 
This tournament will be held over two days on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 and Thursday, May 21st, 2020! 
 
Registration will close on THURSDAY, May 14th at 5pm. Changes (drops or name changes) can be made until 10am on Wednesday, the 20th (the day of the tournament). Any hidden drops will result in your school being fined $25 per drop. Any changes after 10am on Wednesday, please text Megan West: 940.206.3806, or Justin Weaver: 954.790.8160 the school name, student who is dropping, and her/his event. You will only be permitted 5 entries per event, with any extras going on a wait list pending extra judges/space, so be sure to select the BEST representatives of your team! If space/extra judges allow, students will be released from the wait list on a first-come,first-served basis, so be sure to register early!
 
Rounds 1 and 2 will occur on Wednesday from approximately 1-4pm and Round 3, Finals, and Awards will be on Thursday from roughly 1pm-6pm. Congress will have 1 preliminary round on Wednesday and a Final round on Thursday.
 
  • Registration will occur on Speechwire and the competitions will take place on Zoom. You will be required to put-in an e-mail address for each competitor and judge that MUST MATCH their Zoom account for your registration to be complete. 
  • For a variety of reasons, students AND judges need to have working web cams. If this presents an obstacle please let us know ASAP so we can help problem-solve.
  • One of our webinars next week will be a training for judges/coaches on how to utilize the Speechwire/Zoom platform that we've developed. We highly encourage you to attend this and then even practice with your students to make sure that they are as prepared as possible. We will also be sharing some documents with instructions and "best practices" for virtual competition.
  • Students WILL be expected to wear professional attire. 
 
For PF, the NATIONALS topic will be used - Resolved: On balance, charter schools are beneficial to the quality of education in the United States.
 
For LD, the NATIONALS topic will be used - Resolved: The intergenerational accumulation of wealth is antithetical to democracy. Please note that 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, at Middle School Champs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. The Novice Policy Packet can be accessed at http://www.debatecoaches.org/2018-2019-novice-packet
 
Extemp topic areas will be "COVID-19", "US Economy", "Environment" and "Election 2020".
 
Impromptu topic areas will be "Spring", "Debate", "Proverbs" and "Quarantine".
 
Congress legislation has been emailed to all coaches and posted here under "Files for Dowload".
 
More information may be sent out as the tournament approaches. Please let your mentor know if you have any questions about the process.

Manager contact information

Justin Weaver
Email address: justin.weaver@browardschools.com
Phone number: 954-790-8160

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Broward County, FL

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