Welcome to the home page for the 2021 SCJFL 1st Quarter Elementary Speech & Debate Tournament tournament hosted by SCJFL on Nov 6, 2021 for Elementary School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

2021 SCJFL 1st Quarter Elementary Tournament



On Saturday, November 6th, 2021 the SCJFL will be hosting the 1st Quarter Elementary Tournament, and we hope that your school or organization will be joining us. 


Location: online



You may register competitors at: 


We will close entries on Tuesday. November 2nd at noon, PST.


Pattern A: Debate Events



—Public Forum (resolved: The United States should require all its citizens to be vaccinated for COVID-19.)


Pattern B: Individual Events:

—Storytelling (5 min.)

—Informative (5 min., visual aids are permitted)
—Duo (5 min.)
—Poetry (5 min.; uses a binder)
—Declamation (5 min.)

—Persuasive (5 min.)
—Impromptu (7 min. bank) (open & novice divisions, but may collapse divisions)

Round 1 - concrete nouns 

Round 2 - abstract nouns 

Round 3 - Adjectives 

Final Round - quotations 



Students may enter up to two events.  For a complete list of rules, please visit the SCJFL.org website and click on RULES & BY-LAWS.





$10 per individual entry (Duo is $20)

One judge covers 5 IE slots (includes SPAR).  

One judge covers 10 Congress slots.  

One judge covers 2 Public Forum Debate slots.

Uncovered judge fee for IE/Congress events: $20 per uncovered entry

Uncovered judge fee for debate events: $75 per uncovered entry
Changes or drops after Tuesday. November 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee for each change or drop.  Judges changes after November 4th 12:05 a.m. PST will be charged a $50 judge nuisance fee.  Judge drops after this date will be charged a $100 judge no-show fee.  

All fees should be paid through the ForensicsTournament.net website.  Click the TOURNAMENT FEES tab on the left side of the tournament home page.



Judging Requirements: 

One judge covers 5 IE slots; 10 Congress slots; or 2 debate slots.

Please remember that judge training is the responsibility of the school entering that judge. 





9:00 – Round 1 - Pattern A

10:30 – Round 2 - Pattern A

11:30 – Round 3 - Pattern A

1:00 –  Finals - Pattern A



2:00 - Round 1 - Pattern B

3:30 - Round 2 - Pattern B

4:30 - Round 3 - Pattern B

6:00 - Finals - Pattern B


7:30 – Awards


Postings will be texted or e-mailed, depending on your preference.  Please notify your coach which you prefer.


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


Tournament director: Robert Cannon - Wilshire Academy

  • Tue 11/02/21 12:05 pm Pacific
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)