Welcome to the home page for the 2019 SCJFL 1st Quarter Speech Only Tournament - The Wolpert-Gawron Invitational tournament hosted by Jefferson Middle School on Oct 25, 2019 for Middle School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

2019 SCJFL 1st Quarter Speech Only Tournament:

The Wolpert-Gawron Invitational


On Friday, October 25th, 2019 Jefferson Middle School will be hosting the 2019 SCJFL 1st Quarter Speech Only Tournament - The Wolpert-Gawron Invitational, and we hope that your school or organization will be joining us. 

Location: 1372 East Las Tunas Drive San Gabriel, CA 91776


You may register competitors at: 


We will close entries on Tues. Oct 22nd at noon, PST.


—Storytelling (5 min.)

—SPAR (open and novice divisions, but may collapse divisions if entries warrant)

—Informative (5 min., visual aids are permitted)

—Duo (10 min.)

—Prose (7 min.; uses a binder)

—Declamation (10 min.)

—Humorous Interp (10 min.)

—O.O./Persuasive (10 min.)

—Original Interp (7 min.)

—Impromptu (7 min. bank)

Round 1 - concrete nouns

Round 2 - abstract nouns 

Round 3 - historical figures

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)

Please make checks payable to “JMS Speech". 

Judge fee: $20 per uncovered slot (see more explanation below)

Changes or drops after Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 6pm will be charged a $10 nuisance fee for each change or drop.

League Fees: 

For schools that have not already paid their league fees, payments must be made to and are due the day of the tournament. The fees are as follows: $200 for schools that only compete at the elementary level; $300 for schools that only compete at the middle school level; and $400 for schools that compete at the elementary and middle school level. Fees are payable on or before the first competition of the year for that team.  Any additional tournament fees should be paid separately to the host school. Per the bylaws, all schools must send one representative to volunteer at one of the upcoming SCJFL tournaments. Schools that do not pay their league fees or sign up to volunteer will have their entries dropped.   Please make league fees payable to “SCJFL.”

Judging Requirements: 

Each participating school or organization is being asked to supply 1 judge per 5 entries. 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. Wilshire judge 1; Wilshire judge 2; etc.). $20 per uncovered slot.  

Please remember that judge training is the responsibility of the school entering that judge.  While we will briefly recap some of the events, the majority of the training should be done by the school entering that judge.  As per the league by-laws, teams who provide untrained judges can be charged penalty fees.


3:30 – All schools meet in the gym for announcements and postings

3:45 – Round 1

5:15 – Round 2

6:45 – Round 3

8:30 – Final Round

9:30 – Awards


Food & snacks will be sold on campus until 8:00 p.m.

Postings will be on the in the gymnasium.

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

Tournament host: Alison Hussar - Jefferson Middle School

Tournament director: Robert Cannon - Wilshire Academy