PCFL Showcase Septober at The Hill School

2017 — Pottstown, PA/US

Hello PCFL moderators and welcome back to a new year.


Our first PFCL tournament of the season is scheduled for October 7, 2017. Special thanks to Mr. Joshua Schmidt for hosting us at the Hill School. This is a PCFL tournament for PCFL member schools. We will offer both varsity and junior varsity levels of competition.  Registration fees are $1 per student. 
Registration is via Tabroom.com and is due by 5pm on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  No exceptions! Remember that nuisance fines are in force this season.
Location info
Tournament attendees should put 860 Beech Street, Pottstown PA into their GPS devices. That leads to the Gatehouse. Just a bit away on Beech street is the main parking lot for the Center For The Arts (CFTA). That parking lot is where buses should drop attendees off and cars and vans should park. Attendees then proceed directly into the CFTA for registration. Buses should contact Hill Security at (610) 327-3060, who will direct them where to park (probably along Beech St just across from Edgewood Cemetery, at the location marked on the map).
This will be our first ever Showcase September event where we will be running mock rounds of each event featuring a seasoned competitor.  If you know that you have any experienced students competing at this tournament please email me.  We will need a student in each speech event and 2 teams/individuals for all 3 debate events. 




Round 1 Policy/Congress Session 1


Round 1 LD/PFD/Speech


Round 2 LD/PFD/Speech


Round 2 Policy/Congress Session 2


Round 3 LD/PFD/Speech


Lunch/Awards/Ballot Packets



*As this is our first year running this type of tournament the schedule may be subject to change.  The tabroom staff will do everything in our power to push things up as the opportunity arises.  We thank you in advance for your flexibility. 


Lincoln-Douglas Topics


Just a quick reminder that varsity will use the national September-October topic, while JV will use the novice national topic.


Congressional debate in both junior varsity and varsity will begin with bill #1.  Please send these bills in to by Sept. 18th.  We currently have 2 bills total.


Each team is required to fulfill their judging quotas as follows:


·         One speech judge covers up to five speech/congress entries;

·         One Lincoln-Douglas judge covers up to two LD entries;

·         One policy judge covers up to two policy entries;

·         One public forum judge covers up to two PFD entries.




Drops and changes

Please report all changes or drops to Jeff Kahn on the day of the tournament before you arrive at (215-630-2678kahnjb@gmail.com).  



You may pre-order lunches or order on site. Either popcorn chicken, hot dog, or grilled cheese, each with chips and a fountain drink, for $6.


We look forward to seeing you at The Hill School.  Should you have any questions, please let me know.