SCDL Falhambra Debate NOVICE 2024

2024 — Alhambra, CA/US


This tournament is open to member schools of the SCDL ONLY

When: Friday, November 1, 2024

Judge Training at 3:30pm

Time: 4:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Where: Alhambra HS

Are you a COACH with questions?

Please contact:

Ms. Novak, S.C.D.L. President.


1. Register all entries by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 25. (You may drop until, Monday, October 28)

2. Be members of the SCDL.

3. Have money (or waiver) AND FORM for chssa completed, turned in AND RECEIVED by October 25

4. Be able to provide one judge for every 2 Debate entries in EACH debate category and 6 Congress entries.

Entries for schools not meeting these criteria will not be honored.

Be sure to enter judges on

Make sure you have enough judges before you send in your entry.

Varsity students may judge in the novice division at this tournament.

By attending this event you are agreeing to the following:

In consideration formy participation in events sponsored or run by the Southern California Debate League (SCDL), I hereby expressly and irrevocably grant SCDL and its assigns, successors, licensees, affiliates, and designees (collectively the “Association”) the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right, license, and permission to use my name, image, likeness, voice, appearance, biographical information, statements, performance, and/or testimonials (collectively, the “Appearance”) in all forms and media including composite or modified representations for all purposes, including advertising, promotion, trade, or any commercial or non-commercial purpose throughout the world in perpetuity. The foregoing right and license extends to my Appearance in any video or audio recordings, photos, and any other media, how known or later developed, that are created in connection with any Association events and/or activities in which participate, whether in person or virtually. I waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my Appearance used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the Appearance or such publication.


If you, the coach of record, are not going to be attending the tournament, you must send either an employee representing your school and have them check in your team at the beginning of the tournament. The Coach or school representative must be contactable throughout the tournament in case of an issue or emergency.

If you, the coach of record, are sending a volunteer and/or parent to care for your team. You must have a letter from your school, signed by your principal indication the person you are sending is the official "chaperone" of your team for the day. The letter must be turned in to the tournament director prior to the beginning of the tournament. Failure to do so may result in your student not being allowed to compete.

Whomever you put in charge of your team should have the student emergency medical forms/permission slips/parent contact forms for your team. Protect your students, yourself and your "representative".


Novice Students are those in their first year of high school competition AND have NOT qualified for the State or National Championships in ANY event.

Each coach may select an MVP or top student participating at each novice tournament. That student would be recognized at the award ceremony, with a medal, by each individual coach. The medal will say SCDL MVP. It is the coach's discretion whether or not to give the award.