SCJFL Middle School 1st Quarter Debate Tournament

2021 — Online, CA/US

2021 SCJFL 1st Quarter Debate Only Tournament: 


***Click here to register for this tournament*** 



On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 is the date for the 2021 SCJFL 1st Quarter Debate Only Tournament, and we hope that your school or organization will be joining us. 


***Click here to register for this tournament***  


Location: Online



You may register competitors at:

We will close entries on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at noon, PST.  All fees will be frozen at that time.



Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Resolved: The member nations of the World Trade Organization ought to reduce intellectual property protections for medicines.


Policy Debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


Public Forum Debate: Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic states.


Big Questions: Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice.


Congress: Docket will be available on the registration page.




$10 per individual entry (each Public Forum/Policy team is is $20)

One judge covers 2 debate event slots or fraction thereof

One judge covers 10 Congress slots or fraction thereof

Judge fee: $75 per uncovered debate slot/$20 per uncovered Congress slot
All changes or drops after Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST will be charged a $10 nuisance fee for each change.  Judges changes after Wednesday, October 20th at 12:00 a.m. PST will be charged a $50 judge nuisance fee.  Judge drops after 12:01 a.m. on October 22nd, 2021 will be charged a $100 judge no-show fee.  

All fees should be paid through the website.  Click the TOURNAMENT FEES tab on the left side of the tournament home page.

Judges who do not accept their assigned ballot will be charged a $20 no-show fee for the first offense.  The second offense will be $40.  Each subsequent no-show from the judge will warrant a $50 charge.

The tournament reserves the right to deny schools who do not supply at least half of their required judges.  We will do our best to ensure that no schools are denied because of this reason.


Judging Requirements: 

One judge covers 5 two debate slots.  One judge covers 10 Congress entries.

Please remember that judge training is the responsibility of the school entering that judge. 


Schedule for Public Forum/LD/Big Questions:

9:00 – Round 1

10:30 – Round 2

12:00 – Round 3

2:00 –  Round 4

3:30 - Round 5

5:00  - Round 6

7:00 – Awards


Schedule for Policy/Congress:

9:00 – Round 1

11:00 – Round 2

1:00 – Round 3

3:00  - Final Round (if a semifinal round is needed, then finals will be at 5:00)

7:00 – Awards


Postings will be texted or e-mailed, depending on your preference.  Please note that postings are also now available in the squad room.  Please notify your coach which you prefer.


Rules: All rules can be found in the SCJFL by-laws at


Tournament Director: Robert Cannon - Wilshire Academy