Welcome to the home page for the 2022 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Tournament tournament hosted by SCJFL on Apr 30, 2022 for Middle School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

2022 SCJFL 4th Quarter Debate Only Tournament: 




On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 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: Online



You may register competitors at: 


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



Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Resolved: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.


Policy Debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


Public Forum Debate: Resolved: Japan should revise Article 9 of its Constitution to develop offensive military capabilities.


Big Questions: Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice.


Congress: Docket will be available on the registration page 2 weeks before the tournament.




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

One judge covers 2 debate event-entries or fraction thereof

One judge covers 10 Congress event-entries or fraction thereof

Judge fee: $75 per uncovered debate event-entry/$20 per uncovered Congress event-entry

Registration closes at noon 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 dropped round.  Students who drop without notifying the tournament will be charged a $30 no show fee. 

Judges 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 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 standby room for their ballot assignment; sometimes e-mails delay delivery for any number of reasons that are outside the control of the tournament staff.  By coming to the standby room, judges can be messaged their ballot directly so that they aren’t marked as having missed the round.


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: 

One judge covers two (2) debate event-entries.  One judge covers ten (10) Congress event-entries.

Please remember that judge training is the responsibility of the school entering that judge.   Judges who are grossly 


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 note that postings are also now available in the Squad Room.  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 04/26/22 12:01 pm
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)