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       SFCFL 3: Miami Beach Senior High School December 14, 2019

The Speech and Debate team from Miami Beach Senior High School invites you to the 3rd SFCFL tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2019  Remember, you must be a paid member of SFCFL to attend this 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 

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


STUDENT ENTRY FEE:   $20.00 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.comEntries will be accepted through Tuesday December 10, 2019.  Changes and drops may be made until Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.., but you will be charged the entry fee for any student originally entered.  The web site will be closed Wednesday. Drops after Wednesday 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. 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.  For SFCFL 3, you do not have to order lunch for students. Miami Beach will offer a selection to the all students entered in the tournament and therefore you will receive a lunch ticket for the selection. You must indicate any vegetarian or vegan/gluten free orders.

However, 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 $8.00. 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 Team Debate) and 3 sessions of Congressional Debate.

SCHOOL ADDRESSMiami Beach Senior High School 2231 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139



2019 November/December Topic: Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.


2019 November/December Topic: Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.


2019-2020:  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

NOVICE POLICY SHOULD USE THE NOVICE POLICY PACKET for COMPETITION: We will use the NDCA Novice Packet in its entirety except for the following guidelines: Counterplans/Ks will be allowed after October 31st. Addition of T arguments will be uploaded to a DB link. Second semester CFLs in Novice debate will follow good disclosure practices using the wiki to disclose affirmative and read and past 2NRs.

STUDENT CONGRESS LEGISLATION:  e-mail by Tuesday November 26, 2019 to dariocamara@gmail.com. Legislation will be posted on www.sfcfl.org under the link "Topics & Legislation.”

EXTEMP TOPIC AREASMiddle East, US Foreign Policy, Russia, Africa, American Retail

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 2019-2020 season.


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Dario Camara
Email address: dariocamara@gmail.com
Phone number: 9548560541

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1200 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, FL 33325

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