The Falcon Invitational

2019 — Pembroke Pines, FL/US


Saturday November 23, 2019

Charles W. Flanagan High School

12800 Taft Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33028


Registration opens on October 23rd and will remain open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 19th.  Cost per competitor in all events is $20.00 and that will include a pasta lunch. 

Please notify Angela Thomas via email at by Tuesday, November 19th if you have a competitor with special dietary needs so that we can order food specifically for that competitor. 

Breakfast and snacks will be available for purchase.

Drops after November 19th @ 6:00 pm will incur the original registration cost of $20.00

Drops after Thursday, November 20th at 5:00 pm will incur the original registration cost plus a $10.00 drop fee.

Drops on Saturday for any reason will incur the original $20.00 registration cost plus a $25.00 inconvenience fee.


1 judge for every 2 Policy/PF/LD entries or fraction thereof

1 judge for every 5 IE/Congress entries or fraction thereof

For every uncovered judge you will be charged $50. Any rounds missed by judges from your school, will result in an additional $50 fee per round. It is not our goal to make a profit from missed rounds; however, having present/competent judges is vital to running a successful tournament.


Varsity and Novice Public Forum Debate

Varsity and Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate

Varsity and Novice Policy Debate

Varsity and Novice Congressional Debate

Middle School Declamation

Duo Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation


Informative Speaking

Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking

Original Oratory

Program Oral Interpretation



Public Forum will use the November Topic: Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Lincoln Douglas will use the November/December Resolution: Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.

Policy will use the 2019-2020 Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.


Extemporaneous Speaking:

1 - International: Great Power Conflicts

2 - Domestic: US 2020 Election

3 - International: Europe

4 - Domestic: Healthcare

5 - International: Africa

Impromptu Speaking

1 - Concrete Nouns

2 - Presidential Quotations

3 - Current Events: US Domestic Issues

4 - Abstract Nouns


5 - Humorous Quotations



Congressional Debate Legislation for Preliminary Rounds is posted on the left.

Final round legislation will be posted soon. 


We look forward to seeing all of you at the Falcon Invitational.

Please feel free to email your questions to Angela Thomas at


Angela Thomas

Email address:

Cell Phone number: 954-579-7546

Mailing Address

Charles Flanagan High School

12800 Taft Street

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028