Welcome to the home page for the 2022 SCJFL 4th Quarter Elementary Speech and Debate Tournament tournament hosted by SCJFL on Apr 23, 2022 for Elementary School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

2022 SCJFL 4th Quarter Elementary Speech & Debate Tournament 



On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 is the date for the 2022 SCJFL 4th 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 at noon on the Tuesday before the tournament.  All fees will be frozen at that time.


Pattern A: Debate Events



—Public Forum (resolved: The United States should privatize the US Postal Service.)


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)


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 (each Public Forum/Duo team is is $20)

One judge covers 2 debate event-entries or fraction thereof

One judge covers 5 Individual Event 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 IE/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: 

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.





8:00 – Round 1 - Pattern A

9:30 – Round 2 - Pattern A

11:00 – Round 3 - Pattern A

12:30 –  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 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