2020 SCDL State Quals #2 @ San Marino
Dates: 3/7/2020 - 3/8/2020

Southern California Debate League


PF, Parli, Congress




Parli & Congress



Location: San Marino HS



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.

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."



When: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8  

State Qualifying Events: Parli, PF, Congress (Congress is Saturday only)


Non-qualifying (NQ) Events:  Non-Qualifying Congress/ Non-Qualifying Parli -

                  these NQ events WILL NOT qualify students to state

                  these NQ events are for practice only

                  these NQ events will only take place on Saturday (no Sunday rounds)


Deadline: Entries are due to the Joy of Tournaments website by no later than 5pm on Friday, February 21.  Entries can be changed on the site until 4pm on Tuesday, March 3



Debate Topics:  Exact wording @   www.speechanddebate.org

Public Forum: March 2020 NSDA Topic  


Parli: will be posted 20 minutes before each round

Non Qual Parli will be posted on Tuesday before the tournament





Saturday and Sunday: We will be hiring judges from local colleges. However, each school may need to provide a few judges, regardless of varsity entry (not including the coach). 


Non Qualifying Entry:  Schools need one varsity judge on Saturday for every two non qualifying entries.



$10 per CONGRESS entry ($2 for non-qual cong)

$20 per PARLI/PUBLIC FORUM ($4 for non-qual parli)

$20 School Fee


these will be billed after this tournament  


these will be billed after this tournament  


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for competition schools must have:

                                    1. Paid outstanding fees         

                                    2. Paid their $50 league dues (first year programs exempt)

                                    3. Paid their CHSSA dues

                                    4. Competed at Spring Varsity, or in the Varsity division at Spring                                                 Debate– Schools will get four entries at state quals for each eligible

                                     (varsity entry) at Spring Varsity/Spring Debate.



Are you a COACH with questions? 

Please contact
Ms. McHugh, S.C.D.L. President

e-mail: scdlpresident@gmail.com



                                                            A FEW REMINDERS

     1.      No food is to be taken into the rooms at any time.

2.     Students are not to enter the rooms without a judge.  Students failing to follow this rule may be disqualified.

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