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Palm Beach Middle School Forensic League Tournament #5 (PBMSFL #5) Invitation

 

COACHES - PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE INVITATION CAREFULLY!

 

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

 

Location: Jupiter Middle School

15245 Military Trail

Jupiter, FL 33458

 

Time: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Deadlines:

Friday, February 10th, 5:00 PM is the deadline for entering students and meals.

 

Monday, February 13th, 5:00 PM is the deadline for entering judges.

 

**You are REQUIRED to buy meals for all judges and coaches; the meal is included in the entry fee for students.**

 

Tournament Guidelines:

  • This tournament is open to all students from PBMSFL member schools.
  • The following events will be offered: Congressional Debate (separate Novice and Varsity divisions), Declamation, Dramatic Performance, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Public Forum Debate.
  • There is an option to enter students as “observers.” Again, this is for STUDENTS-ONLY!
  • The top six students in each event/division will receive awards.

 

Fees:

  • The entry fee is $15 per student. This entry fee includes registration costs and dinner.
  • The entry fee is $7 for observers. This entry fee covers the cost of dinner.
  • Schools are REQUIRED to buy meals for all judges and coaches at $7 per person.
  • Students dropped after Friday, February 10th, 5:00 will incur a $10 drop fee, in addition to forfeiting the cost of entry ($25 total). 

 

Meals:

The cost of dinner is included in the $15 entry fee for students and the $7 entry fee for “observers.” Schools are REQUIRED to buy meals for all judges and coaches at $7 per person. The meal will include pizza (cheese or pepperoni), chips, and water.

 

**You must enter your meals on Speechwire under “Update your Meal Order” by Friday, February 10th, 5:00 PM.

 

Judge Information:

  • Schools are required to provide a specific number of TRAINED judges based on their entries (judge quotas are listed below).
  • Judges MUST provide a cell phone contact number on Speechwire.
  • Please use the JUDGE NOTES to annotate conflicts, event preferences, or other pertinent information (i.e., the judge has a different last name than their child(ren)).
  • Judges will go to the password-protected Speechwire website, to access their e-ballots. The ballot will also provide space to write a reason for decision (RFD) explaining their ranks, as well as space to leave individual feedback for the competitors. This feedback is important to competitors. Even though we’re in-person, the tournament will still use e-ballots on Speechwire. Judges MUST bring a laptop or tablet!
  • We have changed our high school judge policy to allow any sophomore, junior, or senior with 150 NSDA points to judge.
  • Schools will be fined $50 for each missing judge and will be required to drop students until your school complies with the judge quotas.

 

Judge Quotas:

Congress - 1 judge for every 5 entries, or fraction thereof

Lincoln Douglas - 1 judge for every 2 entries, or fraction thereof

Public Forum - 1 judge for every 2 entries, or fraction thereof

Speech - 1 judge for every 5 entries, or fraction thereof

 

Topics:

Lincoln Douglas Debate will use the January/February topic: "Resolved: Justice requires open borders for human migration"

 

Public Forum Debate will use the February topic: “Resolved: In the United States, right-to-work laws do more harm than good.”

 

Impromptu Topics:

1) Harry Potter Series Quotes

2) Black History Month

 

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas:

1) U.S. Politics

2) World Leaders

 

Congressional Debate legislation is posted under “Files for Download.”

 

Round 1 of Oral Interpretation will be PROSE. Round 2 of Oral Interpretation will be POETRY.

 

Manager contact information

Bo Lint / Shawna Christenson
Email address: bobby.lint@ahschool.com
Phone number: 561-797-1985

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