CFL Novice Speech Gunn

2018 — CA/US

We are pleased to invite you:

to the CFL Novice IE Tournament

to be held on October 14th, 2018

at Gunn High School

Click Here to see labeled map for tournament.

We will be offering the following events: 


(HI, DI, Duo, POI, OI, OPP, Expos, Imp, OO, OA, FX, NX)   


     Students may enter in two events. If we are oversubscribed we will implement the league waitlist process.

Please provide 1 ADULT judge for every 4 entries, making sure to indicate gender and experience level in the notes section of the judge screen as we will be assigning judges via computer.   This will be a large tournament, so please enter your students by Wednesday, October 10th at 5pm and judges no later than Friday, October 12th at 10:00pm.




Judges' Instructions:

7:30 a.m.

Round 1 begins

8:00 a.m.

Round 2 begins

11:00 a.m.

Lunch service

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Round 3 begins

1:00 p.m.

Semi-Finals begin

3:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

(Extemp Draw times will be announced at registration)

Extemp Topic Areas:


Entry Procedure

Registration should be completed via Tabroom.

The registration deadline is 5:00pm on Wednesday October 18th, 2018.

Entry Limits
At this time we do not know the exact entry limits so please keep that in mind and please submit your entries early!

Please carefully review our bylaws for eligibility of students:

A. Students participating in CFL tournaments shall meet the academic requirements for co-curricular participation established by their schools and/or school districts. Students must be enrolled in the school they represent.

B. Speech,

1. All of the following requirements must be met in order for a student to be entered in the Novice division:

a. The student is in her/his first Academic Year of competition (including debate or congress)

b. The student did not attend camp for speech events

c. The student has not competed in more than 3 middle school tournaments

d. The student has not, while a middle school student, competed in a high school tournament.

2. Upon entering his/her second Academic Year of competition or upon completion of a camp for speech events, a student is automatically promoted to the Varsity division.

3. In Duo, if one person is a Novice and the other Varsity, they must compete in Varsity.



$10.00 per single entry and $20.00 per duo team

Please mail check to:

Coast Forensic League

1346 The Alameda Suite 7 No 294

San Jose CA 95126

Invoices are directly available online on the tabroom account used to register entries.

Drops after the drop deadline will be assessed a fee of $50 per entry. 

Additions after the drop deadline will be assessed a late fee of $60.



Please provide one ADULT judge for every four entries, or fraction thereof. This judge quota applies to all rounds, regardless of how many entries advance to semi-finals or finals. Thus, a school with five entries must provide two ADULT judges for all four rounds. Please note that we are NOT allowing student judges at this tournament.


AM Judges - 7:15am - 1:00pm
PM Judges - 12:00pm - 7:00pm


New for this year: for speech tournaments, we are moving to online ballots so ALL judges must have a Tabroom account and must bring some sort of electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.) to fill out their ballots.



Awards will be given to all finalists in all events.


Coaches / Tournament Staff

Please make sure that your school's legal representative/chaperon for the day understands that they must remain in tab room to help run the tournament.