OCSL Novice at Fairmont Prep

2016 — Anaheim, CA/US

Welcome to the Orange County Speech League's 2016 Novice Tournament, to be hosted by Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim, on Saturday, September 17th.


Fairmont Preparatory Academy

2200 W. Sequoia Ave

Anaheim, CA 92801


A. Varsity students judging at the Novice Tournament WILL satisfy their participation requirement to be eligible to compete in the State Qualifying Tournaments in the Spring. A reminder though - only 11th & 12th graders are able to judge, as long as they possess sufficient experience. No Sophomores judging.
B. Novice eligibility has been tweaked. We will have 2 classifications of events - Debate (Policy, LD, PF, Parli, & Congress) & Speech (All speech events).  A student is considered a novice in a category only if they have not competed in any events in that classification in the past at the HS level. Additionally, in order to be novice-eligible in either category, a student must be in no more than their 2nd year of competition at the HS level.  
Examples: A junior who began their first year of competition last year as a sophomore and only did IEs during that year would be eligible as a novice in debate, but not IEs.  However, a junior who has debated since freshman year but has never done IEs would NOT be considered a novice in either because they are in their third year of competition overall. 
Principal's Designation Letter
Before any school is permitted to compete in any OCSL tournament, they must have a signed copy of the Principal's Designation Letter on file with the League.  This document confirms who is offically designated to represent each school as the official sponsor with the League, and who is authorized to represnent the school as an official chaperone at League tournaments.  Please have your principal fill out and sign the letter, which can be downloaded from the front page of each OCSL tournament website, and return it to the league no later than registration of first League tournament your school participates in this year.
Speech & Congress will be first, beginning at 8:00, with Debate to follow at 9:15. Rounds will alternate.

 Please see the tab on the right side of this page for a more detailed schedule.

Double Entry

Students CAN double enter.  A student may enter one debate event (CX, LD, PF, Parli) and up to 2 IEs. However, studetns participating in congress may only compete in 1 IE (Congress), not 2. Congress students can still also enter 1 debate event. 


We strongly encourage that schools bring their varisty students to judge at the Novice Tournament. Please see the above section on Eligiblity for age restrictions. 

If a school brings adult judges, please enter judges under THEIR name, not as the name of their child. 

One judge can NOT fill both a debate and an IE obligation.  Attempting to double enter a judge will result in an uncovered judge obligation fee.

Judges will be in the active pool for all 3 rounds of their event type, and for 1 round of the other pattern.  For example, debate judges will be in the pool for all 3 debate rounds, and 1 IE round. Judges will be on standby for the other two rounds of their other pattern type. 

Entry Limits

All events will be initially capped at 10 entries per school in order to provide all schools with an opportunity to enter. Entries beyond 10 will be waitlisted and granted entry based upon available space.

League Dues Invoice

Leage Dues are $30.00 per school per year.  These are expected to be paid at or before a school's first OCSL tournament of the year.  An invoice specificallly for league dues is located on the front page of each OCSL tournament webiste.  These dues only need to be paid once per year, not for each tourmament.