Welcome to the home page for the 2023 SCJFL Quarter 4 Middle School Speech Only Competition - In-person tournament hosted by Jefferson Middle School on Apr 14, 2023 for Middle School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Campus map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hR70HZOy5bqtoeSmLsAijARs_h0bkob6/view


2022-2023 SCJFL Middle School Speech Only Tournaments


Greetings!  For the 2022-2023 season, the SCJFL is happy to announce 3 in-person tournaments and 3 online tournaments.  This document shall serve as the invitation for all six of those tournaments.  All times are Pacific.


In-person dates:

October 21, 2022 at Jefferson Middle School [Tournament events A + Original Interp]

December 2, 2022 at Walter Reed Middle School [Tournament events B + Sightreading]

April 14, 2023 at Jefferson Middle School [Tournament events B + POI]


Online dates:

November 11, 2022 [Tournament events A + Original Interp]

February 3, 2023 [Tournament events B + Congress]

March 10, 2023 [Tournament events A + POI]


Jefferson Middle School address:

1372 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776


Walter Reed Middle School address:

4525 Irvine Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602




You may register competitors at: ForensicsTournament.net

We will close entries at noon on the Tuesday before the tournament.  All fees will be frozen at that time.




4:00 – Round 1

5:30 – Round 2

6:30 – Round 3

8:00 – Final Round

9:30 – Awards




All tournaments will have the following events:

—Storytelling (5 min.)

—Informative (10 min., visual aids are permitted)
—Duo (10 min.)

—Impromptu (7 min. bank)


Tournament marked as A (above) will have the following events:

—Prose (7 min.; uses a binder)
—Humorous Interp (10 min.)
—Persuasive (10 min.)



Tournament marked as B (above) will have the following events:

—Poetry (7 min.; uses a binder)
—Dramatic Interp (10 min.)
—Speech to Entertain (5 min.)


R1: Historical Americans

R2: Russia and Eastern Europe

R3:  Economy

Finals: Domestic News


Additional Events:

—Congress [Offered Feb. 3]

—Sightreading [Offered Dec. 2]

—POI [Offered Mar. 10, & Apr. 14]

—Original Interp [Offered Oct. 21, & Nov. 11]



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.


Entry Fees: 

$15 per individual event entry (Includes SPAR)

$30 per Duo and Congress entry

$40 per Public Forum entry

$50 per Worlds entry


Judge Fees: 

$30 per uncovered IE/Congress/SPAR event-entry

$100 per uncovered debate event-entry

One judge covers 2 debate event-entries or fraction thereof

One judge covers 5 Individual Event (including SPAR) event-entries or fraction thereof

One judge covers 10 Congress event-entries or fraction thereof


Judges who do not accept their assigned ballot will be charged a $20 no-show fee for the first offense.  The second offense will be $40.  Each subsequent no-show from the judge will warrant a $50 charge.  Judges can avoid this fee by coming to the judge table/standby room for their ballot assignment and notifying tournament staff; sometimes e-mails delay delivery for any number of reasons that are outside the control of the tournament staff.  By notifying the tournament staff, judges can be messaged their ballot directly so that they aren’t marked as having missed the round.



Registration closes at 6:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the tournament.  All changes or drops after that time will be charged a $20 nuisance fee for each change.  Students who drop from the tournament will be charged a $20 no show fee for each student if the coach notifies the tournament before the first dropped round.  Students who drop without notifying the tournament will be charged a $30 no show fee. 

Judge changes after the close of registration will be charged a $50 judge nuisance fee.  Judge drops after 12:01 a.m. on the Friday before the tournament will be charged a $100 judge no-show fee in addition to any fees generated from having uncovered event-entries.

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


Judges who do not write sufficient feedback to the competitors will be fined $20 per round.  Unsatisfactory ballots will be determined by the tabulation staff.


The tournament reserves the right to deny schools who do not supply at least half of their required judges.  We will do our best to ensure that no schools are denied because of this reason.



Judging Requirements: 

All judges must submit their ballots electronically.  Thus, each judge should bring a laptop or tablet to complete the ballot.

Please remember that judge training is the responsibility of the school entering that judge.  Teams whose judges who turn in blank or insufficient ballots are subject to fines.  Ballot insufficiency shall be determined by the tournament director and/ombudsman.



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


Tournament director: Robert Cannon - Wilshire Academy

  • Wed 03/15/23 6:00 pm
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)
  • Tue 04/11/23 6:00 pm
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)

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