The Tradition

2022 — Weston, FL/US

Dear Competitors, Coaches, and Judges,

The Cypress Debayte Team cordially invites you to attend the Tradition, held in person at Cypress Bay High School campus in Weston, FL on November 11th-12th, 2022. We are proud to offer the following formats of debate: Policy, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, Congress, and for this first time this year, World Schools Debate. We will be offering the following Individual Events in two patterns: US Extemp (A), International Extemp (A), Dramatic Interpretation (A), Original Oratory (A), After Dinner Speaking (A). Humorous Interpretation (B), Duo Interpretation (B), Informative Speaking (B), Programmed Oral Interpretation (B), Impromptu Speaking (B). Please note: we reserve the right to collapse or cancel undersubscribed events, but we will inform teams as soon as a decision is made and give the opportunity to switch events in that case. As in years past, we are privileged to offer bids to the Tournament of Champions in the following categories:

Gold PF - Quarters

Silver PF - Octos

LD: Finalist

Policy: Finalist

Congress: Top 16

IE (Extemp, OO, Info, HI, DI, Duo, POI) - If 24 or fewer entries, Top 3; if 25 to 72 entries, Top 7; if 73 to 125 entries, Top 14; if 125 or more Top 24.


We will be using the November/December topic for PF/LD and the NSDA topic for policy

WSD: There will be 2 prep-prepared rounds in prelims. All other rounds will be impromptu motions.

Prepared motions: This House would substantially decrease the use of pretrial detention

This House believes that the US should immediately institute amnesty for all undocumented persons in the United States.

Extemp and Impromptu topic areas are posted!

The schedule is also posted, please note we are FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Please join us for a wonderful weekend of competition! We look forward to seeing you back in person on our campus!


Sarah Botsch-McGuinn, Director of Speech

Atiksh Chandra, Debate Team President