La Reina Spring Fling Middle School and High School Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

La Reina Schools Spring Fling

2021 Invitational High School and Middle School Speech and Debate Tournament 

Saturday-Sunday, May 1-2, 2021


 Dear Coach:

The La Reina Speech and Debate team invite you and your squad to participate in our Annual Invitational Spring Fling Speech and Debate Tournament to be held on Saturday-Sunday, May 1-2.  Students can double enter within the Events pattern but not in the Debate pattern.

We will have Open and Novice divisions in High School and Middle School categories. The March/April NSDA LD topic and the April NSDA topic for Public Forum.  Parliamentary debate will have open prep with one topic per round. If we double flight we'll announce two different topics.  One for Flight A and one for Flight B.

All Individual Events will be combined into one pattern to make the schedule more efficient and will be synchronous online. Double entries in Events are allowed. We will also offer divisions of Student Congress. Middle School students are welcome to compete in the high school divisions if they choose to.

 Melan Jaich, Director of Forensics

Matt Conrad, Tournament Director


Web Registration

Entries will only be accepted on-line at

It will take you a few minutes to set up your school's account, but once that is done the system is a breeze. Plus, the system will enter all your judges and competitors - so when you enter the next tournament that uses this system you will not have to type the judges and competitors names again. You will also be able to make changes to your entry up to noon  Tuesday night, April 27, 2021, with no additional fees.  If you are new to the online system, you will need to first "Set up a new account" for your school. After the account is set up, go to "Tournament Calendar" and it will let you click on "Entry." Often you need to select number of slots first and names second.



The system will accept entries and changes until  Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at midnight. Make drops and adds on the web page. As of noon Wednesday, April 28, 2021 fees will be set and changes will not be allowed on-line. If you have drops after that date, please email them to me at Changes or drops after Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at midnight will be charged a $10 nuisance fee. All space in debate and events will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; register early.


Online Judges

Schools need to provide at least 50% of their judging obligation. Each judge covers two teams (Parli or Policy); four Public Forum teams/ four Lincoln Douglas debaters/duo entries or six event entries in each pattern. Please call if you have questions about your judging requirements. Schools will pay a judging penalty fee per event slot, Congress entry, Lincoln Douglas/Duo Interp or debate team not covered by school provided judges.  Varsity debaters in their senior year are allowed to judge Novice division students. Varsity high school debaters may judge novice rounds.



School Fee $50

____ number of Event entries/Congress entered X $10= _____

____ number of Duo Teams entered X $20 =_____

____ number of Parli. teams/P. F. teams/ LD entries X $40 =_____

____ number of Policy Teams X $40 = _____


Penalties for Not Providing School Judges

____ Event entries/Congress entries uncovered X $20 = _____

____ Duo entries uncovered X $20 = _____

____ Parli. or PF teams/ L-D entries uncovered X $75  = _____

____ Policy Teams uncovered X $100 = _____


Total Fees = ____________  


Please make checks payable to

"LRCS Debate Society".


Debate Topics:

L/D Debate Topic:    March/April Topic

2020-2021 Policy Debate Topic  

Public Forum Topic:  April Topic

Parliamentary Debate: One new topic will be provided each round and flight.



Novice and Open Division in Debate and Events and Congress in High School and Middle School categories. Novice is normally defined as the first year of competition.

Debate Pattern: Policy, Parliamentary, Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas Debate plus Congress are in one pattern.

Events Pattern: Extemporaneous/Dramatic Interpretation /Expository/Original Prose Poetry / Oratorical Interpretation/ Impromptu /Persuasive /Humorous Interpretation/Thematic Interpretation and Duo Interpretation. 

 General Rules:

School registration in part or whole may be rejected due to space considerations - please register early! The tournament will consist of five preliminary debate rounds and the three preliminary rounds of events and Congress. Novice are those students in their first year of competition. All divisions will receive medals. We reserve the right to combine divisions if the entry warrants.  



Since we're a Spring tournament we will not being awarding any sweepstakes awards.


Events Rules:

Students may double enter in Events. Generally we use CHSSA rules but not in all cases. Exceptions include: Persuasive will include both advocacy and other "persuasive" speeches. Extemp is combined national and international. OO, Persuasive and OA are combined as "Oratory". Semifinals will be held in individual events with 50 or more entries or the discretion of the tournament director. Under subscribed events may waive finals.


Debate Rules:

We will accept hybrid teams in debate but you cannot double enter in the debate pattern. We do not accept single person “maverick” teams. Team debate must be two person. Brackets will be broken to avoid teams from the same school hitting each other. Debate will advance to octofinals if entry warrants. Check the schedule at registration to determine divisions going to octofinals.

Parliamentary Debate uses the CHSSA format with open prep.

Computers are allowed in all events except during the Parliamentary rounds. For parliamentary debate, computers may only be used during prep. 


Congress Rules:

Please designate the PO's with a 'po' for every FIVE entries.  Congress bills are listed below at the bottom of this page.


SCHEDULE   La Reina Spring Fling 2021 Online Tournament – All times Pacific Daylight Time

Saturday, May 1, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m.  Registration Online check in for Coaches

8:30 a.m. Extemp Prep Round I

8:30-9:30 a.m. Round I All Events

11:30-12:30 a.m.  Late check in for Debate Only

10:00-10:30 a.m. Extemp Prep Round I

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Events Round II

12:00-12:30 a.m. Extemp Prep Round III

12:30-1:30 p.m. Round III Events

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Debate Round I Congress Rd. I Bills 1-2

4:00 p.m. Events Breaks Posted Online

3:30 p.m.-5:30p.m. Debate Round II Congress Rd. 2 Bills 3-4

5:30 p.m.-7:30p.m. Debate Round III Congress Rd 3 Bills 5-6

10:00 p.m.   Congress Breaks Posted Online


Sunday, May 2, 2021

8:00 a.m. Semifinals/Finals Extemp Prep

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Semifinals/Finals All Events

9:30 -11:30p.m. Debate Round IV  / Congress Semifinals/Final Bills 7-8

12:00 -2:00p.m. Debate Round V / Congress Finals (if needed) Bills 9-10 / Events Finals

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Debate Elim 1

4:30-6:30 p.m. Debate Elim 2

6:30-8:30 p.m. Debate Elim 3

8:30-10:30 p.m. Debate Elim 4


 Congress Bills 

Bill #1: A Resolution to Make the District of Columbia a State


1 WHEREAS, the District of Columbia is not fully represented in Congress,

2 and

3 WHEREAS, citizens of the District pay Federal taxes and fees as other Americans,

4 and

5 WHEREAS, Taxation without representation is un-American,

6 BE IT RESOLVED that the District of Columbia be made a State of the United States of America with all equal 7 rights and responsibilities.



Bill #2: A Bill to Allow Non-Violent Felons the Right to Vote in Federal Elections



2 SECTION 1. Non-violent felons shall be given the right to vote in federal elections.

3 SECTION 2. Non-violent felons shall be defined as individuals whose offenses did not involve

4 the use or threat of any force and did not result in physical injury to another party.

5 SECTION 3. This bill shall be enforced by the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

6 A. This bill will apply to felons while in prison, on parole, or post-incarceration

7 SECTION 4. This bill shall be implemented by November 8, 2022, with two-hundred-million

8 dollars allocated to its implementation.

9 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.


Introduced for Congressional Debate by the Jack Howe Memorial Legislation Committee


Bill #3: A Bill to End Birthright Citizenship


  1. Whereas, foreign citizens come to the United States pretending to be tourists in order to give birth in this country.

  2. And Whereas, birthright tourism undermines the law and intent of American citizenship,

  3. BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: America end unlimited birthright citizenship, and

  4. Section 2: Citizenship may only come from at least one parent already being an American citizen and/or naturalized through the normal legal procedures.


Bill #4: A Bill to Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent


  1. Whereas, the origin of Daylight Savings Time was to save energy and fuel, and

  2. Whereas, the advantages of Standard Time with more daylight hours doesn't make sense in a modern world of cars and mass transit.

  3. BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGESS that Daylight Savings Time be made permanent nationwide.


Bill #5: A Bill to End Gasoline Powered Autos


 Whereas, climate change is a threat to all humanity, and

  1. Whereas, gasoline engines are a significant source of pollution, and

  2. Whereas, all electric vehicles are increasingly dependable and functional,

  3. Be it enacted by this House that no gas-powered vehicles be sold after January 1, 2030.


Bill #6: Bill to Expand the Justices of the US Supreme Court


  1. Whereas, the population and demographics of the U.S. is significantly different from the beginning of the Supreme Court, and

  2. Whereas, adding members would make "court packing" by a political party harder to do, 

Be it enacted by this House that the US Supreme Court should be expanded by 5 more Justices nominated by the President and confirmed by the US Senate.



Bill #7: Bill to Eliminate the Electoral College


  1. Whereas, the Electoral College was invented during a time of poor communication among the States, and

  2. Whereas, the Electoral College is inherently undemocratic, and

  3. Whereas, the United States purports to be a democratic system of government,

  4. Let it be enacted by this House that the Electoral College in the US be eliminated and replaced by the preponderance of the popular vote nationwide.


Bill #8: Bill to Eliminate Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders


  1. Whereas, the system of justice should be based on recognition of juvenile rights and differences, and

  2. Whereas, there are still US States that subject minors to the possibility of life sentences, and

  3. Whereas, these sentences preclude any chance of rehabilitation, 

  4. Be it enacted by this House that all juveniles be exempt from the possibility of life in prison.



Bill #9: Bill to Eliminate the Filibuster Rule in the Senate


  1. Whereas, Congress inability to pass legislation has been increasingly partisan, and

  2. Whereas, the United States of America needs timely and comprehensive legislation relating to infrastructure, immigration, criminal justice and taxation,

  3. BE IT ENACTED that the current filibuster rule in the US Senate be eliminated.


Bill #10: Bill to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

  1. Whereas, student loan debt has reached record setting proportions, and

  2. Whereas, a college education is more valuable than ever for a successful career, and

  3. Whereas, student loan debt is not subject to bankruptcy protections,

  4. BE IT ENACTED that student loan debt of over ten years be forgiven in full and repaid by the Federal government to any private providers of such loans.