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November 17, 2018

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.

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 reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States."

Sept/Oct LD topic:
"Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources." Sept./Oct. Public Forum Debate Topic:
"Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations. "

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 13, 2018, by 11:55PM. 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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