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The Tri-County Forensic League

Individual Events State Qualifier

March 10-11, 2017

Where: Cleveland HS
8149 Van Alden Ave.

Reseda, CA  91335

(818) 885-2300


From the 118 Freeway               From the 405 Freeway                            From the101Freeway           

*118 to Tampa (South)             *405 to Roscoe (West)                            *101 to Tampa      

*Tampa to Roscoe (Left)          *Roscoe to VanAlden (Left)                 *Tampa to Roscoe (R)

*Roscoe to VanAlden (Right)                                                                     * Roscoe to VanAlden (R)   

There are two high schools on VanAlden, Cleveland HS is the second school.  There are two large parking lots in the front on the school.  Then follow the signs.


Mandatory School Fee of $20.00, plus $10.00 per event ($20.00 per Duo). Make checks payable to TCFL. League and CHSSA dues must be previously paid or entries will not be accepted.


Each school must provide 1 qualified judge for every 6 entries. This will be strictly enforced. School commitment must be met or students will not compete. Judges must be 2 year out of high school.

Judges must report by 4:45 PM on Friday and by 8:15 AM on Saturday, and should remain for the entire tournament, or be replaced by an equally qualified judge. Compensation for non-parent judges (up to 20) will be $15 per round with lunch included.  Paid judges must be on an official list in order to be compensated. [It helps if judges can bring a stopwatch, scratch paper, pencils and pens.]


Only students who have completed a TCFL Open Tournament or Congress during the ‘16 -'17 season may enter. Students may triple enter, but no more than 2 entries per panel. Extemp entries may not double enter within the same panel except for Impromptu.  Each school is limited to 7 Impromptu & 7 Foreign/Domestic Extemp entries.  Multiple winners must yield at the tournament.

Panel A: Int. Extemp, OI, DI, Expos, OA, and Duo

Panel B: Nat. Extemp, HI, TI, Imp, OO, and OPP

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, March 10, 2017

4:45pm - 5:30pm - Registration and Judges Orientation

5:30pm - 7:30pm - Pattern A

7:30pm - 9:30pm - Pattern B

Saturday, March 11, 2017

8:15am - 9:00am - Judges Orientation

9:00am - 11:00am - Pattern A

11:00am - 1:00pm - Pattern B

1:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm - Semis & Finals of Pattern A

3:30pm - 5:30pm - Semis & Finals of Pattern B

5:30 - 6:00 - Dinner

6:00pm - 7:30pm - All remaining Finals of Pattern A

7:30pm - 9:00pm - All remaining Finals of Pattern B

Awards to immediately follow ( If it can begin sooner, it will.)

NOTE: After 2 preliminary rounds, events will break to elimination rounds. Large events (3 Panels) will break to semis, smaller events will break directly to finals. There will be 7 finalists in each event; all finalists will receive awards. As food will be readily available, students must not leave campus. Students who miss rounds will be given "No Shows" and there will be no make-ups.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017. You may e-mail your entry by 10pm to   No faxes will be accepted. I need the names and events of each contestant.  No fee will be assessed for drops that take place before paneling. Please check website Tuesday night to see if the count is accurate.  Please notice the deadline!


4:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Monroe. All coaches must attend or make arrangements to get the paneling cards to us by 5pm. Coaches will be assigned tournament duties. Bring all names with you! Codes will be given and names will be placed on cumes at this time. Schools will NOT be entered without the coach present. Only one round will be set. Paneling cards will be used. Bring the titles and topics of your entries with you as this information will go on the paneling card. Be prepared to "seed" your entries.  THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A FIXED SCRIPT—MUST BE 100% CORRECT!

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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