2024 — San Gabriel Gabrielino HS, CA/US

When: Saturday, November 16, 2024

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Where: At Gabrielino High School

Entries are due by Friday, November 8 at 5pm

This tournament is open to member schoolsof the Southern California Debate League

Schools MUST have their chssa dues PAID (or fee waiver received) and the chssa FORM received by the Area Chair by October 25, 2024 to be eligible to compete in this tournament

Are you a COACH with questions? Please contact

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

Events: All California individual events, SPAR, and Scripted Interp.

Divisions: There are two divisions of competition: Novice and JV. We may have to combine divisions / events due to low numbers

By attending this event you are agreeing to the following:

In consideration forparticipation 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.

SCHEDULE: Approx We may alter the schedule based on entries

Round 1--8:00-- all events, JV and Novice

Round 2--10:00-- all events, JV and Novice

Round 3--12:00-- all events, JV and Novice


The Coach or representative MUST be contact-able throughout the entire tournament in case any issues arise.

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 or

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 indicating 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/media release formfor your team. Protect your students, yourself and your "representative."


Classification of Novice vs. JV vs. Varsity:

1. A student competing for the first time at any time during the SCDL tournament year (Sept-May) is Novice regardless of which semester they begin competing.

The next SCDL tournament year (Sept-May) in which the student competes will be considered that student’s JV year. After the 2nd year, the student is considered Varsity. Debate/Congress/Speech are all lumped together.

Ex.: A student competes at Package Deal…the clock begins ticking on their “novice status."

Ex.: A student competes at Novice Champs only…the clock is about to run out on the student’s novice status.

Ex.: A student competes at Fall novice during their freshman year and then quits. The student returns as a senior…then the student is JV.

Ex.: A student competes during their freshman year at Fall Debate only, then quits the team. The student returns as a senior to compete at Fall Novice speech…the student should be placed in the JV category.

2. When there is no JV category, JV students must compete as a Varsity member. Students can move up in competition levels, but they cannot move down competition levels.

3. If a student QUALIFIES for the CHSSA State Championships or the NFL National Championships, the student automatically becomes Varsity in all events immediately.


Awards will be given to the top competitor in each event.

Top 10% (roughly) will receive Superior Ribbons

Top 11-20% (roughly) will receive Excellence Ribbons


Each coach may select an MVP or top student participating at each novice tournament. The student will be recognized at the award ceremony. It is the coach’s discretion whether or not to give the award. Please see Kevin Tong for more information and name of awardee.