Coast Forensic League CFL Novice Debate

2023 — Westmont, CA/US


  1. Westmont Map here
  2. Parli Topic Doc
  3. Helpdesk email:
  4. Judge Info Sheet


Please see the CFL Bylaws regarding Novice Eligibility:

1) All of the following requirements must be met in order for a student to be entered in the Novice division:

- The student is in their first ten months of forensics competition (does not have to be consecutive)

- The student did not attend a competitive event-specific camp with adults as primary instructors

- The student has not competed in Varsity competition at any debate tournament

- The student has competed in no more than one Varsity speech tournament

- The student did not “advance” beyond prelim rounds of any Novice debate tournament (including 3-0 record in CFL Novice)


The topic area for parli is Environmental Issues

LD Resolution

Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.

PF Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.

Policy Resolution

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.

Novice Topic Areas for 2023-2024

  • Basic Income: Universal Basic Income
  • Basic Income: Basic Income for Persons at or near the Poverty Level
  • Federal Jobs Guarantee: Green New Deal
  • Social Security: Medicare for All


9:00 Round 1

11:00 Round 2

1:30 Round 3

3:30 Awards