2019 WBFL Debate State Qualifier
Dates: 3/16/2019


Debate State Qualifier Invitation


WHAT:           Debate State Qualifying Tournament

WHEN:           March 16, 2019

WHERE:        Brentwood School, East Campus

                        100 South Barrington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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. Due to the nature of State Qualifiers, late entries will NOT be accepted under any circumstance. You must also have ALL judges entered by the deadline or your entries may be dropped.

FEES:            Policy, Public Forum and Parliamentary Debate - $26.00 per entry

                        Lincoln-Douglas Debate - $13.00 per entry

DEADLINE:  Friday, March 8, 2019, 10:00 PM (NO EXCEPTIONS)



Policy – RESOLVED: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Public Forum – (NSDA April Topic)

Lincoln-Douglas – Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.


Entries: A student may NOT enter Quals if he/she has not participated in at least one WBFL league debate tournament this school year.

Drop Deadline: Although registration closes on March 8, coaches may email drops to Victor on or before Tuesday, March 12, 2019. After Tuesday, fees are frozen.

Registration:  Upon arrival at the tournament, coaches should check in immediately in the tab room; judges should check in at the judge’s room. Failure of coaches and judges to check in on time may result in your team being dropped in its entirety at the discretion of the Tournament Director. PLEASE NOTE: Extemp check-in will start promptly as scheduled, so your team needs to be checked in before then. When you check in, please inform us of any drops as well as any judging changes. It is essential that coaches check in with the tab room during the day; coaches must also be available to judge the final round. For these reasons, coaches may NOT be one of the registered judges for their teams.


Each school is required to bring one judge for every 2 teams (or fraction thereof). Judges must be at least one year out of high school, and two years out if they are judging final rounds. Extra judges are appreciated and will help the tournament to run efficiently and on time. If you would prefer to hire judges, please email Sharon James by February 26 (Monday) so she can make arrangements.

Judges should report before 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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