2019 CFDI #1 @ Olympia High School
Dates: 9/18/2019

Welcome to the Central Florida Debate Initiative!

All member schools of the Central Florida Debate Initiative are cordially invited to participate in our after-school tournaments!  The next tournament will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Olympia High School.

Registration: We offer after school tournaments for high school novices and middle school students once a month. Registration for each tournament will be on this website. No e-mail registration will be accepted. New coaches will need to visit this website and set up a user name for their account prior to registering. If you need help setting up your JOT account, please e-mail support@joyoftournaments.com . Coaches should NOT give access to the website to their students. Registration must be completed by the coach on the JOT account.

There is a $3 entry fee per student. No meals will be served, but the host school will have a concession stand.

Registration is due Friday, Sept. 13 by 6PM. If you drop an entry between Sept 14-17, you  will incur a $2 penalty per student. Drops after noon on Sept. 18 will incur a $25 per student drop fee. Please plan ahead!

Fees are used to pay for the registration website and tabulation software, awards and office supplies to run the tournament.

At the tournament, coaches will complete final registration (payment of fees and distribution of schematics and judge assignments)between 3:30-3:45PM in the media center. Please do not be late! Final registration is NOT the place to make changes. Please alert the tournament directors (Beth or Tara) prior to final registration if you must make changes.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive at Olympia HS between 3:15-3:45PM. Students should report to the cafeteria. Judges should report to the media center. Posting and judge call will happen in those locations. Rounds will begin at 4PM. We will have two rounds of competition with a short break in-between followed by an awards ceremony. We hope to finish by 7PM.  

Adult Supervision: The adult coach designated by each school must be present for the entire tournament. In addition, all parent volunteers should be cleared through their specific county's volunteer application process.

Training Opportunities: Please contact Tara or Beth if you would like us to help train your students.


Tara Tedrow (Tara.Tedrow@lowndes-law.com) and Beth Eskin (elizabeth.eskin@ocps.net)

Day of Tournament Contact Phone: 407-929-6712



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