BCFL Spooktober Debate Tournament

2020 — NSDA Campus, BC/CA

This tournament is for BCFL debate students only. Please login to tabroom to go to the debate round. Results will be posted once all the rounds are over. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at sukhal2000@gmail.com.

Since the tournament is on Halloween, you will get extra speaker points if you wear a costume. If you don't have a costume, you can still get bonus points if you wear semi formal. 



Rising Star


Event Tiebreakers

Public Forum

1. Wins

2. Speaker points, except 1 best & worst

3. Speaker points, except 2 best & worst

4. Speaker points

5. Opp wins

6. Opp seed

Debate Speaker

1. Points, except 1 best & 1 worst

2. Points, except 2 best & 2 worst

3. Total speaker points

4. Opp wins

5. Judgevar2 from prelim rounds

6. Coinflip, except 1 best & 1 worst


1. Ranks

2. Reciprocal ranks

3. Speaker points

General Rules for the Public Forum

We will follow NSDA's most recent time for the PF debate. Below are times of each speech. Maximum speaker score you can get is 30 and minimum is 1. Low speak win is possible (you can still win with lower speaker point). Students are allowed to ask for judge's paradigm before the round begins. Do not cut speeches, and if something unexpected happened that you have to cut speeches, contact tab right away.

Time for PF

*Each team gets 3 minutes of prep time.

Team A Constructive Speech - 4 minutes

Team B Constructive Speech - 4 minutes

Crossfire - 3 minutes

Team A Rebuttal Speech - 4 minutes

Team B Rebuttal Speech - 4 minutes

Crossfire - 3 minutes

Team A Summary Speech - 3 minutes

Team B Summary Speech - 3 minutes

Grand Crossfire - 3 minutes

Team A Final Focus - 2 minutes

Team B Final Focus - 2 minutes

Extemporaneous Speech

Students are presented with a choice of three questions related to current events in the United States or anywhere in the world and, in 20 minutes, prepare a seven-minute speech answering the selected question. Students may consult articles and evidence they gather prior to the contest, and may access internet during preparation (since the event is online). Topics range from political matters to economic concerns to U.S. foreign policy. The speech should be from memory, but since it's difficult to check, students may look at their speech. The questions will be announced through zoom and the sections will be published after 10 minutes. Maximum speaker point they can receive is 20 and the minimum is 1. Tied speaker points are allowed, but tied ranks are forbidden. If they present over seven minutes, they cannot get first place (max 2nd place). Students can present less than 7 minutes.