Welcome to the home page for the 2019 SCJFL 2nd Quarter Elementary Speech & Debate Tournament tournament hosted by Roosevelt Elementary on Dec 7, 2019 for Elementary School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

2019 SCJFL 2nd Quarter Elementary Speech & Debate Tournament

Greetings to all elementary school speech and debate clubs and schools! On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, Roosevelt Elementary School will be hosting the second elementary speech tournament of the 2019-2020 school year. We hope your school or organization will join us.


You may register competitors at: 


We will close entries on Tues. Dec. 3rd at noon, PST.  All fees will be set at that time.

REMINDER: All students who have received a trophy in any event (regardless of what novice event they are applying to enter), are no longer eligible for a novice division.  Additionally, any students who have participated in more than four tournaments are no longer eligible for the novice division.

Pattern A Events:

 Open SPAR and Novice SPAR (Format: 2 prep, 2-2-4-2-2)

 Congress (Bills are due 11/16/19 and will be posted 11/18/19 on registration site)

 Public Forum: (Resolved: The United States should make climate change a top priority. )

Pattern B Events:

Storytelling (5 mins.)

Poetry (5 mins. - manuscript required)

Informative (5 mins. – Audio-visual aids are optional) 

Impromptu (7 minute bank)

Declamation (5 mins.)

Original Oratory/Persuasive (5 mins. – Audio-visual aids are optional)

DUO (6 mins.)

In the event that there are not enough entries to Novice SPAR, the event will be collapsed into one division. 

As per the new by-laws, all judge training is the responsibility of the school submitting their judges. We can still offer a brief refresher course but all judges should be expected to already know what they’re in for.  Teams who supply grossly unprepared judges will be charged a nuisance fee of $50.


8:30 Registration Debate/ Debate Judge Training

Pattern A

9:00 Round 1 Debate

10:15 Round 2 Debate

11:30 Round 3 Debate

12:30 LUNCH/ Registration Speech 

1:00 Debate Finals

Pattern B

2:00 Speech Round 1

3:00 Speech Round 2

4:00 Speech Round 3 

5:30 Finals

6:45 Awards

Judging Requirements: 

Judging Requirements:

For Speech/SPAR/Congress, each participating school or organization must supply 1 judge per 5 entries.  For Public Forum, each participating school or organization must supply 1 judge per 2 entries.  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.). $8 per judge not covered.

There will be food & snacks sold on campus during the tournament.


$10 per individual entry (Duo and Public Forum is $20). Please make checks out to SGUSD.

For schools that have not already paid their league fees, payments must be made to and are due the day of the tournament. The fees are as follows: $200 for schools that only compete at the elementary level and $400 for schools that compete at the elementary and middle school level. Any additional tournament fees should be paid separately to SGUSD. Per the bylaws, all schools must send one representative to volunteer at one of the upcoming SCJFL tournaments. Schools

that do not pay their league fees or sign up to volunteer will have their entries dropped.

Upon arrival, coaches should proceed to the library to register your team. Please register your team and judges.

401 Walnut Grove Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776 

Parking will be available on campus. There is a parking lot in front of the school, and additional parking available on the grass area on campus. There will be signs directing cars to the additional parking. 

Postings will be on the in the courtyard of the school.

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

Tournament host: Georgia Singleton - Roosevelt Elementary

Tournament director: Robert Cannon - Wilshire Academy