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              SFCFL 3: Miami Beach Senior High School | December 9, 2017 | www.sfcfl.org

The Speech and Debate team from Miami Beach Senior High School invites you to the 3rd SFCFL tournament on Saturday, December 9, 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, Program 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 Tuesday December 5, 2017.  Changes and drops may be made until Friday, December 8, 2017 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:  Miami Beach Senior High School will provide lunches which are included in the entry fee.  Miami Beach Senior High School will offer a selection to the all students entered in the tournament. Please make selections for all student. 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 (3 rounds in Novice/Varsity Team Debate) and 3 sessions of Congressional Debate.

SCHOOL ADDRESS: Miami Beach Senior High School | 2231 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139



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


2017 December Topic: Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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 Tuesday November 21, 2017 to dariocamara@gmail.com. Legislation will be posted on www.sfcfl.org under the link "Topics & Legislation.”

EXTEMP TOPIC AREAS: Holiday Retail, Middle East, Australia, Trumps 2018 New Year Resolutions, The Caribbean

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

Looking forward to seeing you at our 3rd SFCFL tournament of the 2017-2018 season.

Dario Camara | SFCFL Director                 

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