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November 18, 2017

Where: Canyon HS
19300 W. Nadal St.                                                                                                                                          Canyon Country, 91351                                                                                                                                            (661)252-6110                                                                                                                         


Directions from Interstate-5 North:

From the San Fernando Valley take the 405 North to the 5 north to the 14 North.

Exit at Via Princessa and turn left at the bottom of the exit.

Take Via Princessa until it dead ends at Whites Canyon and turn right.

Take Whites Canyon to Nadal Street and turn left.

The student parking lot is on the left hand side.

Important Notice:

We would like to keep the tournament on the West side of campus.  There is a boutique on the side of the main student parking lot. With that said, I need for debaters, coaches, and judges to park in the front of the school and along the dirt on Nadal St. Judges room, tabroom, and food for judges will be in the library.  Only coaches will be permitted to use the bathroom in the library.  Judges will need to use the bathroom downstairs in the J building. There will be food trucks on campus which are for the boutique fundraiser and not for debaters.  We will be selling food out of the D building.  Please, realize the D building is our fundraising and the food trucks are not. There will be signs in front of the school and students with maps to assist in making sure that we stay on the side of the school that is away from the boutique.  Map

Fees: $30.00 per Policy, Parli, & Public Forum Teams, and $15.00 per LD. 
Please include your league dues, $100, if you have not already paid it. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO TCFL!

Tentative Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 9:30 Judge Orientation

9:30 - 11:30 Rd I

11:30 - 1:30 Rd II

1:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 - 4:00 Rd III  (High - Low)

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

Awards to follow immediately after last round!

Debate Topics:

Policy topic:
"Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States."

Sept/Oct LD topic:
"Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory. "
November Public Forum Debate Topic:
"Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest."

Parli topics displayed 20 minutes before round.

Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one qualified judge per every 2 Policy, Parli, and PoFo teams,* and one qualified judge per every 4 LD entries.*
* or fraction thereof

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, by 10PM. Register at E-mail Jerome Robinson at for any questions. Entries will only be accepted by coaches on contact sheet.  PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR SCHOOL LISTED ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE, YOU'RE NOT ENTERED.

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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