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OCTOBER 27, 2018

Where: Oaks Christian HS
31749 La Tienda  Dr.
Westlake  Village,   CA  91301
(818) 575-9900

Directions to Oaks Christian HS

Coming from the 101 going west (out of LA), exit at Lindero Canyon Rd.  Turn right and go to the first light (Via Colinas)  Turn left and go to the first light (Via Rocas)  Turn left and go to the second drive way (the first behind Calvary church)  turn right and go until you enter the underground parking garage.  The High School building will be on your left.  Go up the stairs from the parking garage, turn right, walk downhill, then left and to the front of the building which is directly across from the Gymnasium.  Directions will be posted as to where to go. 

Coming from the 101 going east (out of Ventura),  exit at South Westlake Blvd.  Turn left and go over interstate.  At the first light turn right (E Thousand Oaks Blvd).  Go to the second light and turn right (S. Lakeview Canyon Rd) Go to the stop sign before another bridge crossing interstate.  Turn left (La Tienda Rd.)  turn left into the school and go up the hill.  A parking garage is at the top of the hill.  Walk down the hill to the front of the school, across from the gymnasium.  Directions will be posted as to where to go. 

Novice Debater:  A student who is debating for the first year in high school.  If it is a team event, both students must be novices.  If a student has competed in either Parli, Public Forum, Policy, or LD in previous years while in high school, they are no longer a novice in debate.

Fees: $30.00 per Policy, Parli,  & Public Forum team, $15.00 per LD.  Make checks payable to Tri-County Forensic league.

(If the TCFL $150 dues have not yet been paid, please pay now)

Tentative Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 Registration (coaches only)

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

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: (Our Open LD Debate will use same 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, & Pofo teams,* and one qualified judge per every 4 LD entries.* Don’t forget varsity students can judge. If your judging quota is not met, your entries may be dropped. Judges should bring pens, flow pads, and stopwatches.

* or fraction thereof

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 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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