2017 PBCFL #2 @ Spanish River
Dates: 10/21/2017

Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League Tournament Invitation

DATE: Saturday, October 21

HOST SCHOOL: Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, 33496

HOST COACH: Ryan Wells, (561) 510-5700 (cell), ryan.wells@palmbeachschools.org

Tuesday, October 17, is the last day for registering students and entering meals.

Wednesday, October 18, at 4 p.m. is the last opportunity to drop students before the website shuts down. Drop fees ($10 plus $7 registration fee) will go into effect at that time.

DO NOT REGISTER ANYONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TRAINED TO JUDGE PRIOR TO THIS TOURNAMENT AS PART OF YOUR JUDGE OBLIGATION.

TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES 

  • This is a varsity and novice tournament.
  • Any student, varsity or novice, will be allowed to compete in Declamation, Dramatic Performance, Duo Interpretation, Mixed Extemporaneous, Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Student Congress, and Policy Debate (pending enough entries).
  • LD will be able to compete using the November-December topic (announced on October 1).
  • PFD will be able to compete using the November topic (announced on October 1).
  • Novice students will be allowed to compete in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking and Novice Duo Interpretation.
  • A "novice" is considered any student who is in their first year of debate competition. 
  • This tournament is a "CLOSED CAMPUS". No student may leave campus at any time. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification from the tournament as well as disciplinary action upon returning to the student's school site.
  • All schools must register on the Joy of Tournaments website in order to legitimately participate in this competition.
  • Legislation will be posted as full-text on the PBCFL site (www.pbcfl.net), through a hyperlink from the JOT site.
Script information (DP, OI Poetry, OI Prose, Duo, OO, Dec, Novice Duo) MUST be entered for all interpers - ISBN/URL, Author(s), Title(s)

NEW COACHES should plan on judging the morning of October 21 (choose an event group!), and a new coach pow-wow after lunch. If you have never judged before, please register for judge training! We will be doing an NSDA point entry session as part of the workshop.

ENTRY PROCEDURES and REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • You may register 8 entries/teams in each event, with the exception of Student Congress where you may register 20 students, and all novice categories, where you may register 12 entries per event.
  • You may only enter 4 students per chamber. (The PBCFL reserves the right to collapse houses and modify this rule when necessary.)
  • Once registration closes, houses may be balanced and students may be shifted to another chamber. All efforts will be made to keep the same group of students together.
  • No changes will be made after the Wednesday 4 p.m. drop deadline to accommodate students left alone in a house ... please plan accordingly.
  • Double-check your registration. No student will be added to the tournament on the morning of the tournament.

OBSERVERS

  • Register ALL Observers - you are limited to 8 observers maximum.
  • There is no cost for observers; however, all observers will be dressed as a competitor and will wear a nametag that you will supply. The nametag must have the student name, the school name and the coach name displayed clearly.

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