Western Bay Forensics League
WHAT: Student Congress
WHEN: October 14, 2017
WHERE: Culver City High School
4401 Elenda Street
Culver City, CA 90230
HOW: Submit all entries on Joy of Tournaments.
*Please note the relationships between judges and students.
DEADLINE: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00 PM. Fees are set as of Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10pm.
There will be absolutely NO ADDS OR SUBSTITUTIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. Please be aware and courteous of the deadline and inform us of any drops as soon as you are aware of them. This will make things run more smoothly.
1:00 - 1:30 PM Registration for coaches and judges
1:30 PM Presiding Officer Instructions
1:45 AM Judging Instructions
2:00 - 3:30 Session 1
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:15 Session 2
6:30 PM Awards
Please be sure that judges are present for instructions at the designated times. Rounds will begin at the designated start time or earlier, so judges and students should arrive before the start time.
From the time the speaking commences the session should last 80 minutes.
Presiding Officers: Please make every effort to bring at least one presiding officer for every eight students you have entered in Congress. Without POs, students' speaking time will be affected since time from the session will need to be spent electing a PO.
Entry Fees: $8.00 per student entered. Please give your entry fees to Chris James, WBFL Treasurer, at registration.
Judging Requirement: Each school is required to have 1 judge per 10 entries. Coaches of large squads cannot judge as we cannot avoid conflicts. Failure to provide the required number of judges can result in your team being dropped from the tournament, in whole or in part, per tournament director’s discretion.
Judge Eligibility: Judges should be high school graduates or older. Judges should be able to read, write, and speak English with relative ease. Please provide legislation to the judges prior to the tournament if possible.