Welcome to the home page for the 2019 SCJFL 4th Quarter Speech and Debate Tournament tournament hosted by Orange Coast College on Apr 27, 2019 for Middle School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

The 2019 SCJFL 4th Quarter Speech and Debate Tournament


On Saturday April 27th, 2019 Orange Coast College will be hosting the 2019 SCJFL tournament. We hope your school or organization will join us.

Location: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92663


You may register competitors at Forensicstournament.net

We will close entries Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 at 5pm. PST.


Pattern A:

Big Questions (morning only): Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.

Pattern B:

Congress (may not double enter any other event in pattern B - please submit bills to robert@CannonballofDeath.com by April 3rd, 2019.

Duet Acting (5 min.)
Original Interp (7 min.)
Sight Reading (time determined by literature)

    R1: Fable/Short story

    R2: web play

    R3: Scene with two characters 

    FR: Shakespearian monologue

Informative (5 min./visual aids permitted)
Mediation (3 min.) 
Impromptu (7 min. bank)

    R1:  Concrete nouns

    R2:  Proverbs

    R3:  Abstract nouns

    FR:  Quotations

Judging Requirements:

Each participating school or organization is being asked to supply 1 judge per 2 entries for

debate. Congress requires a school to provide 1 judge for every 5 entries. Judging names should

be submitted at the time of registration. If you need to register judges but don’t know their names

yet, please use your school name with a number to indicate the judges you will be providing (i.e.

Wilshire judge 1; Wilshire judge 2; etc.). A charge of $50 per absent judge will be applied for

schools who do not provide enough judges to cover their entries (or fraction thereof).


$10 per student

Please make checks payable to “Orange Coast College Forensics”.

Changes or drops after Wednesday March 27th, 2019 at 6pm will be charged a $10 nuisance fee

per change.


Postings will be on the first floor of the Literature and languages building.

Judges and coaches should report to Literature and Language Room 117

Tab will be in Lit Lang 119 (subject to change.) 

Rules: All rules can be found in the SCJFL by-laws at SCJFL.org

Tournament host: Shauhin Davari, Orange Coast College. Sdavari@occ.cccd.edu

Tournament director: Robert Cannon, Wilshire Academy Robert@CannonballofDeath.com


There are loads of food options within a mile or two of campus and you can always eat at the taco trucks that are present at the swap meet. 

Parking. Please park in lot E. The Adams lot will have the swap meet going on and there will be no parking available. Lot E is the detonated on this map with a large red star. And the line will be the fastest way to walk to the Lit Lang Building where we will be hosting the majority of the tournament


Pattern A - Big Questions*

9:00-10:00 a.m. Big Questions Round I 
10:00-11:00 p.m. Big Questions Round II 
11:00-12:00 p.m. Big Questions Round III 
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch/Big Questions Final Round

Pattern B - Congress / Impromptu / Sightreading / Mediation/RFD / Original Interp / Duet Acting / Informative* 

1:00-2:30 p.m. Speech Round I
2:30-4:00 p.m. Speech Round II

4:00-5:30 p.m. Speech Round III

5:30-7:00 p.m. Speech Finals

7:30 pm Awards - Location to be determined. 

*Schedule may change depending on entries and requirements for a final round.