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21st “Flying L” Speech & Debate Tournament
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
 
The Ft Lauderdale Debate Team cordially invites you to the 2017 "Flying L" .  Please read the invitation carefully and adhere to all deadlines. Space is limited so enter as soon as possible.  Last year the tournament had wait-lists that could not be cleared.  Please be as accurate as possible as soon as possible.
 
We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Events
 
Debate Events  There will 4 flighted rounds of PF & LD; 4 rounds of policy
a.     Policy Debate     (Open)       (Novice)  Will use the Florida Novice Packet
        **17-18 NSDA Topic**  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.
 
b.     Lincoln Douglas Debate  (Novice)      (Varsity)       
        **Sept-Oct Topic**
 
Varsity:  Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.
 
Novice: Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
 
c.     Public Forum (Novice and Varsity) 
        **Sept/Oct. Topic** Resolved:  Deployment of anti-missle systems is in South Korea's best interest.
 
 
d.     Legislative Debate (Novice and Varsity)
 
e.     Big Question Debate (Open)
 
Resolved: Humans are fundamentally different from other animals.
 
 
Speech Events  All events will be 5 random rounds
a.      Dramatic Performance  (Varsity)  (Novice)
b.      Program Oral Interpretation  (Varsity)   (Novice)
c.      Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking (Varsity)    (Novice)
d.      Informative Speaking (Varsity)     (Novice)
e.      Oral Interpretation (Varsity)   (Novice)
f.      Duo Interpretation (Novice)  (Varsity)
g.      Original Oratory (Novice)  (Varsity)
 
***Novice divisions are for students who have less than 25 NSDA points/or equivalent experience before the start of the 2017-18 season. ***
Any Middle School competitors are welcome in the Novice Division
 
Limits:  6 entries per event; all others will be wait-listed!  Any event that does not reach a 15-person (or 15-team) field by the registration deadline will be eliminated or combined.
 
Double Entries:  Doubling is permitted in any two speech events.  No doubling in a debate event.
 
Judge Requirements:
 
a.      1 judge per 2 TD/LD/PF/BQ
b.      1 judge per 5 IE  1 Congress judge if there are entries
c.      LIMITED number of judges for hire at $75.00.  Let me know early 
 
Congress Information:
 
       Legislation will be due September 12. Submit Bills/Resolution in NSDA format.  Send them to my email, james.wakefield@browardschools.com.  They will be posted as they are received on Speechwire    Please limit each division to two pieces of legislation.  Label as novice, varsity, or both.  The docket will be set at the tournament.  There will be three preliminary sessions and a Super Session.  Super Legislation will be posted 9/20. 
 
 
Lunch:
 
        Student meals are included.  Please specify choices with your registration when this opens. Schools not entering specific lunches will have lunch ordered and will be charged accordingly. All judges will receive a lunch buffet.  The cost is $7.00.  Fee adjustments will be made for judge meals not ordered to match a school's entry.  
 
Fees:
 
        $15.00 per person per event. Double entered IE contestants will be charged an additional $5.00.  $30.00 per team event. This includes lunch!   Entries close on Thursday September 14th at 6pm.   Under-registered events will be announced that same day. Wait-listed students will be notified of their status as soon as possible.  Drops will lose entry fee and judge meal fees beginning Sept 14. Day of tournament drops will be $25.00! 
 
Please make school checks payable to Ft Lauderdale HS Debate.  Please limit personal checks.
 
Times:
 
Upstairs Cafeteria Registration will begin at 7:00am and end promptly at 8:00am.   All judges should report to the registration area. Students may congregate in the Cafeteria Courtyard or Cafeteria itself.   Extemp will draw in Room 2167 in Building 21 (mini auditorium, 3rd Floor).  Postings will be in the cafeteria area Prose will be first in OI.   THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL OPENING ASSEMBLY.
 
Directions:
 
Interstate 95 to Sunrise Blvd.  Go East on Sunrise to NE 4th Ave (Flying L Drive).  Go North to 16thSt.  The school is on the right. Parking will be in the lots closest to the school.  
 
To Register:
 
Register your entries on Speechwire. 
 
Contact Info:
 
Phone: (754) 322-1119  classroom phone
Day of Tournament changes:  (954) 830-8727
 E-mail address:  james.wakefield@browardschools.com,
 

Manager contact information

James Wakefield
Email address: james.wakefield@browardschools.com
Phone number: 9548308727

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1600 NE 4th Ave
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33305

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