2019 SCDL Fall Novice @ Gabrielino
Dates: 11/2/2019

  Southern California Debate League



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When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

    8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Gabrielino High School
            1327 S San Gabriel Blvd.
             San Gabriel, CA  91776


Are you a COACH with questions? Please contact
Mrs. McHugh, S.C.D.L. President.
e-mail: scdlpresident@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: You must have paid your CHSSA dues,  League dues and any outstanding fees from last school year prior to entering this tournament.

California individual events.

There are two divisions of competition: Novice and JV.




IF You, the coach of record, are NOT going to be attending the tournament, you must send either an employee representing your school and have them check in your team at the beginning of the tournament or

IF You, the coach of record, are sending a volunteer and/or parent to care for your team.  You MUST have a letter from your school, signed by your principal indicating the person you are sending is the official "chaperone" of your team for the day.  The letter must be turned in to the tournament director prior to the beginning of the tournament.   Failure to do so may result in your student not being allowed to compete 

WHOMEVER you put in charge of your team should have the student emergency medical forms / permission slips / parent contact forms for your team.  Protect your students, yourself and your "representative."

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Classification of Novice vs. JV vs. Varsity:

1. A student competing for the first time at any time during the SCDL tournament year (Sept-May) is Novice regardless of which semester they begin competing.

The next SCDL tournament year (Sept-May) in which the student competes will be considered that student’s JV year. After the 2nd year, the student is considered Varsity. Debate/Congress/Speech are all lumped together ·

Ex.: A student competes at Package Deal…the clock begins ticking on their “novice status."

Ex.: A student competes at Novice Champs only…the clock is about to run out on the student’s novice status.

Ex.: A student competes at Fall novice during their freshman year and then quits. The student returns as a senior…then the student is JV.

Ex.: A student competes during their freshman year at Fall Debate only, then quits the team. The student returns as a senior to compete at Fall Novice speech…the student should be placed in the JV category.

2. When there is no JV category, JV students must compete as a Varsity member. Students can move up in competition levels, but they cannot move down competition levels.

3. If a student QUALIFIES for the CHSSA State Championships or the NFL National Championships, the student automatically becomes Varsity in all events immediately.


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Trophies will be awarded to the top competitor in each event.
Top 10% (roughly) will receive Outstanding Ribbons.
Top 11-20% (roughly) will receive Excellence Ribbons.
 Ribbons will be placed in school packet with critique sheets.

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Each coach may select an MVP or top student participating at each novice tournament. The student will be recognized at the award ceremony, with a medal. The medal will say SCDL MVP. It is the coach’s discretion whether or not to give the award. Please see Kevin Tong for more information and name of awardee.


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Entries: Due to Joy of Tournaments website by 5:00pm, Friday,

October 18, 2019.


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Schools must have paid their

2019-2020 CHSSA Fees by

Friday, October 18, 2019.


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Schools must have paid all outstanding SCDL fees by Friday, October 18, 2019


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