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22nd “Flying L” Speech & Debate Tournament
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
The Ft Lauderdale Debate Team cordially invites you to the 2018 "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!
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 and adhere to agreed upon limitations
        **18-19 NSDA Topic** Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States. 
b.     Lincoln Douglas Debate  (Novice)      (Varsity)       
        **Sept-Oct Topic**
Varsity:  Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.
Novice: Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
c.     Public Forum (Novice and Varsity) 
        **Sept/Oct. Topic**   
Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.
d.     Legislative Debate (Novice and Varsity)
e.     Big Question Debate (Open)
Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.
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.      Duo Interpretation (Novice)  (Varsity)
f.      Original Oratory (Novice)  (Varsity)
***Novice divisions are for students who have less than 25 NSDA points/or equivalent experience before the start of the 2018-19 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 appropriate preliminary sessions and a Super Session in Varsity. Novice will have preliminary sessions, with awards going to the top three in each chamber.
        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.  
        $18.00 per person per event. Double entered IE contestants will be charged an additional $5.00.  $36.00 per team event. This includes lunch!   Entries close on Thursday September 13th 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.
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.   THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL OPENING ASSEMBLY.
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.  
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

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

Mailing address

1600 NE 4th Ave
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33305

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