2017 WBFL Winter Open Debate #2
Dates: 2/25/2017
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Invitation to Winter Open Debate


WHAT:            Winter Open Debate

WHEN:           February 25, 2017

WHERE:        Narbonne High School

                      24300 South Western Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710

HOW:             Registration will be through Joy of Tournaments. If you are unable to register online before the deadline, email your registration to Victor Jih at victor@gotovictor.com and he will register your entries. No late entries will be accepted. Each team must also enter enough judges to cover their entries by the deadline or your entries may be dropped. 

FEES:            Policy, Public Forum and Parliamentary Debate - $16.00 per entry

Lincoln-Douglas Debate - $8.00 per entry

DEADLINE:  Friday, February 17, 10:00 PM (NO EXCEPTIONS)

RESTRICTIONS: Open ONLY to members of the Western Bay Forensics League



POLICY – Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People's Republic of China.

PUBLIC FORUM (March topic) – Resolved: The United States should not longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS (Mar/Apr topic) – Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.



Please note: We will have four rounds of LD, PF and Parli and three rounds of Policy at this debate tournament.

8:00 AM         Registration (Coaches and Judges)

8:30 AM         JUDGING INSTRUCTIONS – All judges must be checked in.

8:30 AM         PARLI PREP starts

9:00 AM         Round 1 (LD, PF & Policy) starts

10:30 AM       Round 2 (LD, PF, Parli)

11:00 AM       Round 2 (Policy)

12:00 PM        Lunch

 1:00 PM        Round 3 (LD, PF, Parli)

 2:30 PM        Round 3 (Policy)

 3:30 PM        Round 4 (LD, PF, Parli)

 5:00 PM         Awards


*NOTE: All times are approximate. Rounds will run as soon as possible after previous round is completed, so students and coaches should check postings often and be prepared to go to rounds earlier if schedule permits. Under no circumstance should students leave campus. Failure to show up for a round may result in forfeiting the round.



Each school is required to bring one judge for every 2 teams (or fraction thereof). Extra judges are appreciated and will help the tournament to run efficiently and on time. Judges may be college students, but must be at least one year out of high school if they have previously competed in WBFL. Please enter the names of your judges (and not a placeholder such as Judge 1) by the initial registration deadline.

Judges should report by 8:00 AM so that they are present for judging instructions. Please tell your judges to be ON TIME. Late judges cause the tournament to run late. Please also note the relationship of your judge to the team on JOT. Failure to fulfill your judging commitment may result in dropped entries at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.

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