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This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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This is a Middle/High School tournament in Bushnell, Florida.
You are cordially invited to the South Florida Civics & Debate Initiative Scrimmage, to be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at South Sumter High School, 706 N Main St, Bushnell, FL 33513.  This tournament will be live and in person.
There will be two rounds of competition in all events except Congressional Debate, where there will be one 2 hour session. The tournament will begin at 3:45PM Eastern time. We hope to finish awards by 7:00PM, 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, December 2, 2022 at 6:00pm.
Please plan to arrive at South Sumter High School, 706 N Main St, Bushnell, FL 33513, no later than 4:30PM the afternoon of the tournament to check in. If your students are competing in Extemp Debate arrive at 4:15.
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.
Lincoln Douglas Debate
Public Forum Debate
Extemporaneous Debate
Impromptu Speaking
Dramatic Performance
Duo Interpretation
Informative Speaking
Just Talk - middle school and novice only
Original Oratory
Observers are allowed, but must be registered.
NOTE: Students will debate BOTH sides of the resolution. 
Lincoln Douglas Debate: We are using the November/December 2022 NSDA topic - Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth. 
Public Forum Debate: We are using the November/December 2022 NSDA topic - Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.
Extemporaneous Debate Topic Areas: TBD
Impromptu Speaking Topic Areas: (1) Fall (2) Celebrities 
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 HERE
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
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 
Jay Singleton, FCDI Ambassador
Email address: Stephen.Singleton@sumter.k12.fl.us

Manager contact information

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

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Florida Debate Initiative
215 North Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801

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