OCSL Fall at Northwood

2016 — Irvine, CA/US

Welcome to the Orange County Speech League's 2016 Fall Tournament, to be hosted by Northwood High School in Irvine, on Saturday, November 12th.


Northwood High School

4515 Portola Pkwy

Irvine, CA 92620

Debate will be first, beginning at 8:00, with Speech & Congress to follow at 10:00. 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 cannot enter both IX & USX, and participating in Congress or as a Presiding Officer may not compete in another IE. Congress students can still also enter 1 debate event. 

Debate Topics

We will be utilizing the Nov/Dec LD topic, and the Nov PF topic. Please see the link on the right for more information. 


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.

Flighting of Debate Events

Parli & Public Forum will be flighted in a similar manner to the CHSSA State tournament - Flight 1 in most rooms will be PF, with Flight 2 being Parli, allowing Parli to prep during the first flight of PF. If PF entries outnumber Parli entries, a small number of rooms mayt be double-flighted with PF in both 1st & 2nd flight. 

Lincoln-Douglas will be double-flighted.

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.

 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.