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FCDI Northeast #3 at Fletcher MS

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This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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This is a Middle/High School tournament in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

You are cordially invited to the Northeast Florida Civics & Debate Initiative Tournament #3, to be held Saturday, February 26 at Fletcher Middle School, 2000 Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

This tournament will be live and in person.

The NEFCDI Tournament #3 at Fletcher offers middle school, high school novice, and high school varsity competition. All schools are welcome to compete in this tournament.

There will be three rounds of competition in all events except Congressional Debate, where there will be two 90-minute sessions. The tournament will begin at 8:00am Eastern time. We hope to finish awards by 3:00pm, but please be flexible regarding the end time of the event.

The full schedule can be found in the Schedule tab on the Speechwire registration page for the tournament.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE Friday, February 18, 2022 at 6:00pm.

Please plan to arrive at Fletcher Middle School, 2000 Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, no later than 8:00am the morning of the tournament to check in.

EVENTS and DIVISIONS: We offer middle school, novice, and varsity divisions. If numbers allow, we will offer separate middle school and novice divisions. We reserve the right to combine divisions. If we combine divisions, we will offer a Middle School Champion Award in addition to the usual awards. "Varsity" is Year 2 of high school debate.

No Double Entry.  If a coach submits the same student for two events, that student will be automatically disqualified for both events.

EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • Congressional Debate
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Policy Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • World Schools Debate
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Sports Analysis
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Sports League Advocacy Match Up (SLAM)
  • Declamation
  • Dramatic Performance
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Informative Speaking
  • Just Talk middle school only
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Original Oratory
  • Program Oral Interpretation

We will not offer a varsity division of Just Talk - Middle School only.

Observers are allowed, but must be registered.

DEBATE TOPICS:

NOTE: Students will debate BOTH sides of the resolution. 

Lincoln Douglas Debate: We are using the January/February NSDA topic - Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.

Policy Debate: We are using the 2021-22 NSDA topic - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Public Forum Debate: We are using the February NSDA topic - Resolved: On balance, Turkey’s membership is beneficial to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

World Schools Debate: We are using the Following NSDA prepared motion - This House would restrict resource mining in developing countries.

Extemporaneous Debate:Topics will be released at the tournament. Topic area: America's Founding Principles

Extemporaneous Speaking: (1) US Education; (2) Europe; (3) US Foreign Policy

Extemporaneous Sports Analysis Topic Areas:  (1) College Basketball; (2) MLB; (3) Olympics.

Sports League Advocacy Match Up (SLAM): Resolved: Major League Baseball should add a universal designated hitter. 

CONGRESS LEGISLATION: Submit proposed legislation in either NSDA or NCFL format (either is fine) to ­­­­­­Apryl Taylor, taylorfcdi@gmail.com, no later than noon Tuesday, February 15.

Templates are under Files for Download.

JUDGES:  We will need your judges in order to run the tournament.

The judge ratio for this tournament is 1 judge for every two debate entries; 1 judge for every 5 speech/interp/congress entries.

Please bring parents, teachers, former students, etc.!

A judge training video and additional judging resources can be found in the files for download.

Adults and coaches may judge any division. Qualified varsity with at least 75 NSDA points on record may judge the middle school and novice divisions. Judges need to be trained. They may take the NSDA judge training course if they did not attend any judge training. It is the affirmative duty of the coach to ensure that all judges (except students) must be approved as volunteers through their district’s volunteer system.

CONCESSIONS: Concessions (pizza, snacks, drinks, etc.) will be available for purchase with cash only.

COACHES: Coaches must be available for the duration of the tournament.

FEES: FCDI member schools pay no fees. Non-FCDI schools pay $4.00/student.

Please make checks payable to and mail to:

The Florida Debate Initiative

c/o Tara Tedrow

215 N Eola Dr

Orlando, FL 32801

BEFORE TOURNAMENT CONTACT:

Paul Gaba, FCDI Tournament Coordinator

Email address: paul.gaba@palmbeachschools.org

DAY OF TOURNAMENT CONTACT:

Kellie Roberts, NEFCDI Ambassador

Phone number: 352-213-1576

 

Manager contact information

Beth Eskin
Email address: Elizabeth.Eskin@fldoe.org
Phone number: 4079296712

Mailing address

Florida Debate Initiative
Attn: Tara Tedrow 215 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801

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