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THE TRI-COUNTY FORENSIC LEAGUE

SPRING OPEN DEBATE TOURNAMENT

January 26, 2019

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

Directions

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. 

Fees: $30.00 per Policy, Parli, & Public Forum Teams, and $15.00 per LD.  Entries may be limited depending on space.  Make checks 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."

Jan/Feb LD topic:
"Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes." January Public Forum Debate Topic:
"Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth."

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, January 22, 2019. Register at Tabroom.com. E-mail Jerome Robinson at jrobinson9812@att.net 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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