CFL LDPF State Quals Westmont

2020 — Campbell, CA/US

CFL State Qualifier Tournament--Lincoln Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate


Westmont High School

4805 Westmont Ave, Campbell, CA 95008


March 6-7, 2020


Coronavirus Update from Dave Becker and the host of this Tournament - Westmont High School:

While we understand the concerns of each parent, student, and coach, our school district is on top of this and doing everything to keep students safe. Based on suggestions from Scott Odekirk who helped run Speech Tab last weekend, we will be taking extra precautions during the duration of this tournament.


There will be detailed instructions and reminders to all judges and debaters not to shake hands or touch others unless absolutely necessary.


We will have multiple bottles of hand sanitizer around the campus. All food that will be served to students or judges will be done with gloves and under intense supervision.


Notes will be posted on every classroom door, in the library and cafeteria, and by the judges' food.


Standard precautions will be followed and extra care will be provided.


The California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) has sent this poster to all of the Leagues about how to stay healthy. Please check it out! The Tournament Directors for the CHSSA State Tournament have indicated that the State Tournament will not be cancelled or postponed. CHSSA will monitor any changes from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the host school district, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other organizations. If tournament status changes, CHSSA will notify all Leagues on multiple platforms.


CHSSA and the CFL prioritize the safety, health, and welfare of our judges and our students. We will keep everyone updated and notified if the status of the State Qualifiers this weekend changes.


Students, to make sure that you have enough room to prep in between rounds, please head over to the rooms listed on the right hand side of this column titled: "Prep Rooms for Schools". We are trying to make sure that all students are not crammed in a single space.


Please email if you have any questions or concerns regarding the tournament.



PF - Resolved: The United States should increase its use of nuclear energy for commerical energy production.

LD - Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.


9 Qualifiers for LD, 9 for PF

Costs (per Article XI Section 3 of CFL Bylaws):

Entry Fees: $22 per student

Nuisance Fees:

Drops after drop deadline: $21 per dropped entry

Drops less than 24 hours before the tournament: $53 per entry

[after tournament has been paneled]

Judge Requirements (per the CFL Board Manual Article XXVI)

1 judge for every 2 students



Additional Notes:

-The school’s tabroom representative must have the medical consent forms for their students available at all times.

Per Article XXIII Section 5.E, schools that do not have these consent forms will be dropped from the tournament, no exceptions.

-Registration for this tournament will follow the following rules per Article XIV Section 4.A:

3.Eligible contestants shall have had at least one varsity win in a CFL competition during the current season. One entry per event from each school may enter without a varsity win in each qualifier. Debaters who were undefeated in a CFL preliminary tournament shall be awarded a wild card. Those debaters given wild-card entries do not count against the school limit. Debate teams shall receive their wild card as a team.4. In the weekend that includes the state qualifier for LD, each school may enter nine students plus wild-cards entries that may be divided between the two events at the coach's discretion. In the other weekend, each school may enter twelve students plus wild-card entries that may be divided between the two events at the coach’s discretion.



-This tournament uses electronic balloting

As such, every judge must have a linked Tabroom account and an electronic device prior to the start of the tournament.

It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that their judges have Tabroom accounts that are linked. \


Both LD and PF are double flighted---Both flights must be at their room when the round starts

Schedule [Rounds are subject to be moved forward if time permits]:

Friday, March 6, 2020:

Check-in: 4:30-5:00pm

Schools not checked in by 5:00pm by their legal chaperone, in person, will be dropped from the tournament.

Judge Instructions: 5:15-5:30

Round 1 Ballots Released 5:15

Round 1: 5:30pm Round 1 must start

Round 2: 7:30pm Rounds must start!


Saturday March 7, 2020:

Judge Instructions: 8:00-8:15am

Round 3 Ballots Released 8:15am

Round 3: 8:30am Round 3 must start

Round 4:  11:00 Ballots Released

11:15am Round 4 must start

----Lunch---Students and Judges must remain on campus-----

Round 5: 1:45pm Ballots Released

2:00 Round 5 Rounds must start

Elimination Round 1 (If necessary): 4:30

Elimination Round 2 (If necessary): 5:45


Awards Follow as Soon As Possible!!