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The Tri-County Forensic League

State Qualification Debate Tournament

 March 1, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Where: Taft High School
5461 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills,  CA  91364
(818) 227-3600


From the 405 South take the 101 West to Winnetka Ave. Take Winnetka south ( left) one block to Ventura Blvd. Cross Ventura. The school will be on your immediate right. Turn into the parking lot ( the first driveway) and park.

Public Forum Topic (February) (6 Qualifiers):   
Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

LD Topic (March/April) (6 Qualifiers):   Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.

Policy Topic (5 Qualifiers):  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Parliamentary Topic (7 Qualifiers):  Announced 20 minutes before each round.

EntriesOnly students who have completed a TCFL Open Tournament or Congress during the ‘18-'19 season may enter as well as only schools that have paid their CHSSA Dues.

Fees: $30 per Policy, PoFo and Parli Teams, $15 per Lincoln-Douglas. Each school is limited to 7 entries in LD and 4 entries in all team events. Make check payable to TCFL. League and CHSSA dues must be previously paid or entries will not be accepted.

Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one experienced judge per every 2 Teams*, and one experienced judge per every 3 Lincoln Douglas entries* (*or fraction thereof).  All required judges must be available to judge one round beyond their commitment.

Deadline:  All entries must be entered in no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by 11:55pm. *Also, it’s imperative that you email me your entries in rank order. If you have any questions, please send email to

Schedule - This will be a Double Elimination tournament (for specific procedure download State Qualifier Procedures.

Friday - March 1, 2019
4:00pm - 4:30pm -
Judges' Check-in & Registration

4:30pm - 5:00pm - Judges Orientation

5:00pm-7:30pm - Round I

7:30pm - 9:30pm - Round 2

Saturday - March 2, 2019
8:00am - 8:30am - Judges' Check-in & Registration
8:30am - 9:00am - Judges Orientation

9:00am - 11:30am - Round 3

11:30am - 2:00pm - Round 4

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Round 5

3:30pm - 5:00pm - Round 6

5:00pm - 6:30pm - Round 7

Awards to immediately follow!

This is a tentative schedule that depends on entries.  Each category can be run separately which means Parli and PoFo could run every hour and a half and LD can be single flighted at any time.  Also, there is a chance some categories could go beyond 7 rounds. 

** Note: Food will be sold between rounds. Do not leave the campus.

Because of the differences that exist in human perception, a subjective quality is present in the scoring of Speech and Debate rounds. Even with rules and evaluation criteria for guidance,  judges will not evaluate the same performance in an identical manner. While we do everything possible to maintain consistency in scoring, winning results are not guaranteed.


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