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SFCFL 2: J.P.Taravella High School | November 11, 2017 | www.sfcfl.org

The Speech and Debate team from J.P. Taravella High School invites you to the 2nd SFCFL tournament on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Remember, you must be a paid member of SFCFL to attend this tournament; however, you may bring your membership information and fees the day of the tournament.  Additionally, any student who wishes to compete at the Grand Final Tournament in March must attend one complete SFCFL tournament. For official rules, please visit www.sfcfl.org 

EVENTS: Novice & Varsity Public Forum, Novice & Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate, Varsity & Novice Congress, Novice & Varsity Team Debate (Policy), Big Questions Debate, Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Performance, Declamation, Informative Speaking


STUDENT ENTRY FEE:   $15.00 per student –includes lunch - payable to SFCFL.

JUDGE REQUIREMENTS:      1 judge for every 5 IE (including Congress), and 1 judge for every 2 debaters or fraction thereof, but you cannot mix TD, PFD, or LD judges. Please make certain you have the correct number of debate judge. Schools with more than 35 IE competitors will need only 7 IE judges.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:    Enter online at   www.speechwire.com. Entries will be accepted through Wednesday November 8, 2017.  Changes and drops may be made until Friday, November 10 at 8:00 a.m., but you will be charged the entry fee for any student originally entered.  The web site will be closed Tuesday night. Drops after Tuesday night and before Friday at 8:00 a.m. will be charged the entry fee.  After 8:00 a.m. on Friday, drops will incur $10.00 in addition to the entry fee. Please e-mail me any changes/drops, judge names after Wednesday evening.  Drops on the day of tournament or “discovered” during the actual tournament will result in the entry fee forfeiture plus a $20.00 penalty. 

LUNCH:  J.P. Taravella High School will provide lunches which are included in the entry fee.  For SFCFL 2, you must selection a sandwich option for each entry. J.P. Taravella High School will offer a selection to the all students entered in the tournament. Please make selections under "Meals." 

Additionally, you must order for all judges, adults and/or coachesPlease remember to order lunch for your judges/coaches separately; cost for lunch for judges/coaches is $7.00. Judge and coach lunches will be automatically added if you choose to ignore this item. 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:  Registration begins promptly at 7:15 a.m. and will close at 7:45 a.m.  Please be prompt. We will offer 5 rounds of competition in all events (4 rounds in Novice/Varsity Team Debate; 4 rounds of Big Questions Debate) and 3 sessions of Congressional Debate.

SCHOOL ADDRESS: J.P. Taravella High School |10600 Riverside Drive Coral Springs, FL 33071



2017 November/December Topic: Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.


2017 November Topic: Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership.


2017-2018 Resolved: Humans are fundamentally different from other animals.


2017-2018 Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

NOVICE POLICY SHOULD USE THE NOVICE POLICY PACKET for COMPETITION: Novice policy debate uses a packet to encourage predictable, educational debates. The packet can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/SFCFL-Policy-NovicePacket The novice packet includes: Desegregation Aff/Neg; Title 1 Aff/Neg; Federalism Disad; Fiscal Discipline Disad; Horsetrading Disad; Topicality File

STUDENT CONGRESS LEGISLATION:  e-mail by Monday October 30, 2017 to dariocamara@gmail.com. Legislation will be posted on www.sfcfl.org under the link "Topics & Legislation.”

EXTEMP TOPIC AREAS: Environmental Issue, Education, Central Asia, Africa, Cyber Security & Finance.  We will offer open access to the internet.

If you have problems or concerns, please contact me via e-mail: dariocamara@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you at our 2nd SFCFL tournament of the 2017-2018 season.

Dario Camara | SFCFL Director                              

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