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Palm Beach Middle School Forensic League Tournament #4 (PBMSFL #4) Invitation




Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023


Location: American Heritage


6200 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484


Time: 3:55 PM - 7:30 PM




Wednesday, Dec 6th, 5:00 PM is the deadline for entering students.


Friday, Dec 8th, 5:00 PM is the deadline for entering judges and meals.


**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
  • Speech students may double enter. 



  • The entry fee is $15 per student. This entry fee includes registration costs and dinner. Students who are double entered will pay for each entry seperately.
  • 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 Wed, Dec. 6th, 5:00 will incur a $15 drop fee, in addition to forfeiting the cost of entry ($30 total). 



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, Dec. 8th, 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




Lincoln Douglas Debate will use the Nov/Dec Topic: "Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.


Public Forum Debate will use the Nov/Dec: "The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt."


Impromptu Topics:

1) National Dishes

2) Percy Jackson Quotes


Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas:

1) International Relations (South Asia)

2) US Supreme Court


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.


Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - 611

Manager contact information

Emily Kurz/Claire Holmes
Email address: claire.holmes@palmbeachschools.org
Phone number: 561-797-1985

Mailing address

None provided

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