Biloxi Catholic Forensic League
National Tournament Qualifiers
District Qualifiers...February 23-24, 2018
National Tournament site...Washington D.C.
Host school for District Qualifiers-N.R. Burger Middle School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, February 16, 2018,
AT 3PM. No entries will be accepted after this date. Drops may be made until Tuesday, February 20 without penalty.
Events offered at district and national tournament:
1. Policy Debate
2. Lincoln Douglas Debate
4. Dramatic Performance (must be either dramatic or humorous interp and from a published source which can be authenticated.
5. Original Oratory (Should have copy of oration at the tournament with cover sheet signed by student and coach to verify that speech was written by student).
7. Oral Interpretation of Literature (must have both prose and poetry). Must be from a published source which can be authenticated.
8. Extemporaneous Speaking
9. Duo Interpretation of Literature- Two students may present one or more characters per actor. Must be from a published source which can be authenticated. This event must be memorized.
10. Public Forum Debate
PLEASE CHECK www.ncfl.org FOR COMPLETE RULES FOR EACH EVENT. IT IS RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH COACH AND COMPETITOR TO READ AND FOLLOW THE RULES.
There will not be a script check at registration. The original script (or the html) should be at the tournament in case of a challenge to the material.
The general guidelines for acceptable interp. materials are posted below.
Published source has changed dramatically due to changes in CFL standards. Students may get material from the Internet as long as they can show proof of purchase of the product. It must fit into the category definition of piece selections. Pieces must be PUBLISHED. If a recording does not have a published script, it cannot be used. The selections can also be from the Internet without purchase as long as the piece is publicly obtainable for all. Declamations can be former oratories of students.
Below is the exact wording of the CFL website:
The intent of the NCFL is that all materials presented in interpretation events must be available to all members of the league. At the NCFL tournament, coaches should bring an original script with an ISBN, ISSN, or IFFN. If the script does not have an ISBN, ISSN, or IFFN, the coach or supervising adult must be able to show that the script was purchased or obtained commercially; ie. from a literary agent or publisher or bill of sale or is publicly available by internet URL and retrieval date. Lines which are attributed to one character in a published play or script may not be attributed to another character in the performance. The author's words as published in the literature may not be altered for the presentation with the exception that cutting is permitted. Material being performed at the NCFL tournament must match the student’s original script.
Food options for students and judges:
Students will be able to purchase food from the student lounge.
There will be a judges' lounge for coaches and judges.