CFL State Quals Debate
CFL State Qualifier Tournament--Policy Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum
March 5-6, 2021
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
Parli Topic Areas: TBA
LD: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
PF: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.
9 Qualifiers for LD, 9 for PF
All judges can expect to be assigned to all 4 events. All Saturday judges need to be available for both potential elimination rounds.
Costs (per Article XI Section 3 of CFL Bylaws):
Entry Fees: $21 per student ($42 per team)
Drops after drop deadline: $22 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 (1 judge PER team, 1 judge per 2 LDers)
February 11, 2021: Registration opens
March 1, 2021: Registration closes (entries due)
March 3, 2021: Judges due, drops due, nuisance fines apply
During the tournament, use the slack chat box on the bottom right of the Classrooms.cloud page to ask questions and report missing students/judges.
-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.
Covid-era Entry Rules: Each school is allowed 5 entries in each of the debate events. One entry per event can have the 1 varsity win exception.
-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.
-Please note that in order to compete at the State Qualifier series, your school MUST be BOTH a California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) Member AND a Coast Forensic League (CFL) Member. Your entries will remain on the Waitlist until you are a member of both CHSSA and the CFL.
Schedule [Rounds are subject to be moved forward if time permits]:
Friday, March 5:
Schools not checked in by 4:45pm by their legal chaperone, in person, will be dropped from the tournament.
Judge Instructions: 4:45-5:00 (all judges should have skimmed all 4 events google slides ahead of the tournament)
Round 1 Ballots Released 4:45
Round 1: 5:00pm Round 1 must start (Parli starts 5:10)
Parli - Flight A Topic announce: 4:50
Round 2: 7:30pm Rounds must start! (parli starts 7:40)
Parli - Flight A Topic announce: 7:20
Saturday March 6:
Judge Instructions: 8:45-9:00
Round 3 Ballots Released 8:45
Round 3: 9:00 Round 3 nust start!
Parli - Flight A Topic announce: 8:50
Round 4: 11:30 Round 4 must start!
Parli - Flight A Topic announce: 11:10
Round 5: 2:00
Parli - Flight A Topic announce: 1:40
Elimination Round 1 (If necessary): 4:00
Elimination Round 2 (If necessary): 6:00
Awards Follow as Soon As Possible!!