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The Tri-County Forensics League

Fall Novice IE Tournament

November 3, 2018

Where: North Hollywood HS
5231 Colfax Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 753-6200


The main entrance to the school is on Colfax, but the Magnolia parking lot is the easiest way to enter. 

From the 101, exit at Laurel Canyon, go north and turn right at Magnolia. There is a parking lot at Magnolia and Morella as well as ample street parking, but pay attention to signs. 

From the 170S, exit at Magnolia and turn left at the off-ramp. There is a parking lot at Magnolia and Morella as well as ample street parking, but pay attention to signs. 

School map:

Novice Competitor:  Students that are competing for the first year in any Individual Events while in high school.  If they have competed in any of the 13 events listed below in previous years while in high school, they are no longer a novice in IE's.


A Events: Extemp, OA, Expos, DI, OI, Storytelling, SPAR

B Events: Impromptu, OO, OPP, HI, POI, Duo

Except for students doing Extemp, students MAY double enter in either pattern, but their total IE entry is limited to 3 events. This means that a student doing Extemp may not double enter in Pattern A but may double enter in Pattern B. (Not a good idea for novices to do three events because they aren't familiar with the workings of a tournament; use caution if a student wants to triple enter.)


8:00am-8:30am Registration (coaches only)/Judges check-in

8:30am-9:00am Student Assembly/Judges Instructions

9:00am-10:30am Round 1A

10:30am-12:00pm Round 1B

12:00pm-1:30pm Round 2A

1:30pm-3:00pm Round 2B

3:00pm-4:30pm Round 3A

4:30pm-6:00pm Round 3B

7:00pm Awards!

Food will be sold between rounds! Please patronize our food sales - do not leave campus. If you miss your round, you will be dropped from the event.

Fees: IE’s are $10.00 per event and $20.00 for Duos. Please include your league dues, $150, if you have not already paid it.  Make checks payable to Tri-County Forensic League.

Judges: Each school is obligated to provide one qualified judge per every 10 IE’s, or fraction thereof. Varsity students may judge.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 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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