Welcome to the home page for the 2021 SCJFL 2020 4th Quarter Debate Tournament tournament hosted by SCJFL on Apr 24, 2021 for Middle School students.

Status: Accepting Entries

2021 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Only Tournament: 




On Saturday, April 24th, 2021 is the date for the 2021 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Only Tournament, and we hope that your school or organization will be joining us. 


Location: Your living room!



You may register competitors at: 


We will close entries on Tuesday. April 20th, 2021 at noon, PST.  All fees will be frozen at that time.



Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.


Policy Debate: Resolved: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.


Public Forum Debate: Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.


Big Questions: Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented.


Congress: Docket will be available on the registration page.




$10 per individual entry (each Public Forum/Policy team is is $20)

One judge covers 2 debate event slots or fraction thereof

One judge covers 5 Congress slots or fraction thereof

Judge fee: $75 per uncovered debate slot/$20 per uncovered Congress slot
All changes or drops after Tuesday. April 20th, 2021 at 12:05 p.m. PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee for each change.  Judges changes after Wednesday, April 21st at 12:05 a.m. PST will be charged a $50 judge nuisance fee.  Judge drops after 12:01 a.m. on April 23rd, 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 event slots.

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. 


Schedule for Public Forum/LD/Big Questions:

9:00 – Round 1

10:30 – Round 2

12:00 – Round 3

2:00 –  Round 4

3:30 - Round 5

5:00  - Round 6

7:00 – Awards


Schedule for Policy/Congress:

9:00 – Round 1

11:00 – Round 2

1:00 – Round 3

3:00  - Final Round (if a semifinal round is needed, then finals will be at 5:00)

7:00 – 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