2019 PBCFL #4 @ P.B. Central
Dates: 12/14/2019

Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League Tournament Invitation

DATE: Saturday, December 14

HOST SCHOOL:  Palm Beach Central High School, 8499 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33411

HOST COACH: Daryl Hall, 561-433-7953, daryl.hall@palmbeachschools.org

Tuesday, December 10, is the last day for registering students and entering meals. At this time, schools are responsible for the $7 meal fee.
 
Wednesday, December 11, at 3 p.m. is the last opportunity to drop students before the website shuts down. At this time, schools are responsible for the $8 entry fee, the $7 meal fee, and a $10 drop fee ($25 total per student).
 
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, Extemporaneous, Informative Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Program Oral Interpretation, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, World Schools Debate, and Policy Debate (pending enough entries).
  • Middle School students will be allowed to compete at this tournament.
  • A "novice" is considered any student who is in their first year of high school debate competition. 
  • Students may double-enter in two speech/interp events for an additional $8.
  • LD will be able to compete using the November-December topic (announced on October 1).
  • PFD will be able to compete using the November-December topic (announced on October 1).
  • WSD prepared motions will be announced by Thanksgiving Break.
  • 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.
  • If entry numbers for a specific event are deemed too small by league officers, the event will not be held. Coaches will be informed and advised to move competitors to a different event.

NEW COACHES should plan on judging the morning of December 14 (choose an event group!).

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. Schools may enter a maximum of two three-person World Schools Debate teams.
  • 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 3 p.m. drop deadline ... 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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