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The Tri-County Forensic League

Congress State Qualifier

March 4, 2017

Where: Sherman Oaks CES
Address: 10605 Erwin Street
Tarzana, CA 91335
(818) 758-5600


From the 101 freeway, exit the Reseda exit and go north.  Take Reseda to Erwin St.  (approx. a half mile) and turn left.  School will be on the right side.   Parking is available either on the street, or in the parking lot around the corner on Yolanda St.


Only students who have completed a TCFL Open Tournament or Congress during the ‘16 -'17 season may enter.


$15 per entry including Presiding Officer.  Each school is limited to 10 speaker entries.  At this tournament the PO does not compete as a speaker but as someone who will compete at State as the PO representing TCFL (In case we have too many PO candidates, each school is guaranteed one PO entry. All PO's entered in the tournament will be charged $15) Make checks payable to TCFL. League and CHSSA dues must be previously paid or entries will not be accepted.


Each school is obligated to provide one experienced judge per every 6 competitors or fraction thereof. Non-parent judges may be compensated $20 per rounds.

Tentative Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration (Coaches need to identify drops)

8:30 - 9:00 - Judges Orientation and General Assembly

9:15 -10:45 - Session I

11:45 - 1:15 - Session 2

1:15 - 2:00 lunch break

2:00 - 3:30 - Semi-Finals (if needed)

4:15 - 5:45 - Finals

6:30 - Awards


Entry Deadline: Enter on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, by 12pm. Email me the names of students who need to be protected at


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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