Welcome to the home page for the 2020 SCJFL 2nd Quarter Debate Only Tournament tournament hosted by ACLA (Online) on Dec 5, 2020 for Middle School students.
Status: Drops only (No new schools, changes, or adds)
******Please note that Big Questions has been moved to Pattern A********
Register competitors at: www.forensicstournament.net
We will close entries on Tuesday December 1st, 2020 at 5pm, PST.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2020 November/December Topic
Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.
Policy Debate: Resolved: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
Public Forum Debate – 2020 November/December
Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.
Big Questions: Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented.
Congress: Please check back for bills posted on this site. Legislation is available under Documents.
$10 per student entry (Public Forum & Policy are $20, Worlds is $30)
Please note that payment for this tournament must be made through the TOURNAMENT FEES tab on the left side of the registration page (see screenshot below). The tournament will not accept checks or payments through Venmo or Zelle.
Changes or drops after Tues. December 1st, 2020 at 5pm, PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee.
$20/$75 uncovered judge fee (see below).
Each participating school or organization is being asked to supply 1 judge per 2 entries for Debate and 1 judge for every 7 entries in Congress. Judging names and cell phone numbers 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. Nova judge 1; Nova judge 2; etc.). $20 uncovered judge fee for Congress. $75 uncovered judge fee for Debate.
Hired that do not conflict with any team/school should be noted so that they can be used as a clean judge for all competitors.
Teams will need to pay league fees, give proof of insurance, and signed up a tab staff volunteer for future tournaments or they will not be eligible for this tournament. Please contact league treasurer Stella Gu to bring your account current: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule (the schedule may change due to entries):
8:00am JUDGE TRAINING at 8x8.vc/SCJFLhelp
Pattern A - Public Forum / Lincoln Douglas
7:30-8:30 am Registration
8:30-10:00 am Debate Round 1
10:00-11:30am Debate Round 2
11:30-1:00 pm Debate Round 3
1:30-3:00pm Debate Round 4
3:30-5:00pm Debate Round 5
5:30-6:30pm Debate Round 6
7:00pm Awards - Online
Pattern B - Policy Debate, Worlds & Congress
9:00-10:30am Round 1
10:30am-12:00pm Round 2
12:30-2:00pm Round 3
2:30-4:00pm Finals (If Necessary)
7:00pm Awards - Online
Postings and Registration:
ONLINE. Congress Bills will be posted (by November 15th) under Documents on the top right of this home page
All rules can be found in the SCJFL by-laws at SCJFL.org.
Online Tournament Help and Judges Room:
During the tournament judges and coaches can sign into our online room for help/assistance at 8x8.vc/SCJFLhelp
Tournament host and director:
Willie Washington – Argumentation and Communication Leadership Academy (ACLA)
Sana Khan - Argumentation and Communication Leadership Academy (ACLA)