The James Monroe High School 7th Annual
"I Have A Dream" Invitational
Debate: Friday, January 16, 2009Where: 9229 Haskel Avenue, North Hills
Events: LD (Jan/Feb NFL topic)
Public Forum (January topic)
3:00 - 3:45 Registration in Library
3.45 Judge Orientation in Library
4:00-5:30 Round One
6:00-7:30 Round Two
8:00-9:30 Round Three
9:45-10:00 Awards (inc. Top Speaker!)
*will start on time--latecomers forfeit
Food will be sold between rounds!
(Complimentary meal for judges and coaches)
Individual Events: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
Where: 9229 Haskel Avenue, North Hills, CA 91343
Patterns: A Events: Extemp, OA, Expos, DI, OI, Story
B Events: Impromptu, OO, OPP, HI, TI, Duo
(Sorry, no Spar)
8:30-9:00 IE Registration in Library
9-9:30 Judge Orientation in Library
9:30 Extemp Draw
10:00 Round 1A
11:15 Round 1B
12:30 Round 2A
1:30 Lunch (Food will be sold on campus)
2:00 Round 2B
3:15 Round 3A
4:30 Round 3B
6:30 Awards (Lots! Including Top IE Speaker!
Sweepstakes Trophies too!)
Directions to Monroe: From the 405 Freeway, exit at Nordhoff. The school is 2 blocks west of the
Freeway, at the intersection of Nordhoff and Haskell. Enter the parking lot off Haskell.
Fees: Due at registration (please!) Make checks payable to Monroe Speech Trust
School Fee: $20 plus:
$20.00 per PF or Parli team; $10.00 per LD,
$20.00 per Duo Interp; all other I.E.s $10.00
Topics: January Public Forum Debate Topic: Resolved: That, by 2040, the federal government
should mandate that all new passenger vehicles and light trucks sold in the United States
be powered by alternative fuels.
Jan/Feb LD Debate Topic: Resolved: The United States ought to submit to the
jurisdiction of an international court designed to prosecute crimes against humanity.
(This topic will also be argued at Berkeley and Stanford)
Judges: Each school is asked to bring one judge per every 2 PF or Parli teams*, one
qualified judge per every 4 LD entries*, and one judge per every 12 I.E.s*
*or fraction thereof. NOTE: PARENT JUDGES WILL BE FED DELICIOUSLY;
COLLEGE JUDGES WILL BE REWARDED A $10 BILL + ALL THEY CAN EAT!
Entry Limit: Quadruple entry allowed in IEs, but no more than 2 events per pattern. Extemp is the
exception--do NOT double enter in pattern ‘A’ if you are in Extemp. Top Speaker
Trophy will go to the Individual competitor with the greatest number of category wins.
Paneling: NONE! Just make sure you get your entry in by the deadline. Mr. Robinson of Granada
will panel debate using the computer program, with power matching in round 3.
We will also computer panel the IEs during the Friday night debate tournament and
Monroe team members will put together the ballot packs. The only duty coaches have is
to get your kids there on time, bring your judges and your fees, and help with tabbing.
Entry 10 PM Tuesday, January 13; Drop Deadline Wednesday January 14
Deadline: E-mail entries to <email@example.com>. I will confirm all entries via e-mail reply.
Questions? Feel free to call me at home (coaches only): (818) 363-7948 or cell (818) 635-6154