Welcome to the home page for the 2020 SCJFL 2020 4th Quarter Debate Tournament tournament hosted by Nova 42 Academy on Apr 11, 2020 for Middle School students.

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The 2020 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Tournament

On Saturday, April 11th, 2020 Nova 42 Academy will be hosting the 2020 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Only Tournament, and we hope that your school or organization will be joining us online.


Register competitors at:  https://forensicstournament.net/SCJFL-D-T3/20
We will close entries on Tuesday April 7th, 2020 at noon, PST.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: (April topic) Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.

Policy Debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

Public Forum Debate: (April topic) Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.

Congress - Please check the registration site for the docket.  Legislation should be submitted no later than March 27th, 2020.

Big Questions: Resolved: Objective morality exists.

$10 per student entry (Public Forum & Policy are $20)
Please make checks payable to "Nova 42".
Changes or drops after Tues. Jan 28th, 2019 at noon, PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee.
$20/$75 uncovered judge fee (see below).

Judging Requirements:
Each participating school or organization is being asked to supply 1 judge per 2 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 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.

League Fees:
Teams that have not paid league fees, given proof of insurance, or signed up a tab staff volunteer will not be eligible for this tournament.  Please contact league treasurer Stella Gu to bring your account current: sguus68@gmail.com.

Schedule (the schedule may change due to entries):

Pattern A - Public Forum / Big Questions / Lincoln Douglas

7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:00 a.m. Debate Round 1
10:00-11:00 p.m. Debate Round 2 
11:30-12:30 p.m. Debate Round 3
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Debate Round 4
2:30-3:30 Debate Round 5 (Elimination-Prelim)
3:45-5:00 Debate Round 6 (Elimination-Prelim)
5:30 pm Awards - Location to be determined.

Pattern B - Policy Debate & Congress

7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:30 a.m. Round 1
10:30-12:00 p.m. Round 2
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Round 3
3:00-4:30 p.m. Final Round
5:30 pm Awards - Location to be determined.

Postings and Registration:



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

Tournament host and director:

Mike Kyle - Nova 42 Academy