Welcome to the home page for the 2021 SCJFL 2nd Quarter Elementary Speech and Debate Tournament tournament hosted by SCJFL on Dec 4, 2021 for Elementary School students.

Status: System shutdown (No new schools, changes, adds, or drops )

2021 SCJFL 2nd Quarter Elementary Tournament



On Saturday, December 4th, 2021 is the date for the 2021 SCJFL 2nd 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 30th, 2021 at noon, PST.  All fees will be frozen at that time.


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
All changes or drops after Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee for each change.  Students who drop from the tournament after December 3rd at 12:01 a.m. will be charged a $15 sho show fee if the coach notifies the tournament before the dropped round.  Students who drop without notifying the tournament will be charged a $25 no show fee.

Judges changes after Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00 a.m. PST will be charged a $50 judge nuisance fee.  Judge drops after 12:01 a.m. on December 3rd, 2021 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.

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.

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: 

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 11/30/21 12:05 pm Pacific
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)