SDIVSL State Quals B Individual Events

2023 — San Diego, CA/US


Separate registration pages are set up for Parli/PF Quals (Feb 24-25) and Lincoln-Douglas/Policy/Congress Quals (March 10-11)

This tournament is open only to SDIVSL member schools. All teams must be paid members of CHSSA (paid no later than Feb 17, 2023).

Tab Location:

Judges' Room:

Qualifying Spots / Entry Limitations:

Our league will qualify six (6) students/teams in NX, IMP, OA, OPP, POI, DUO; five (5) students in IX, OO, HI, DEC; and four (4) students in INFO, DI to the State Tournament.

Students who cannot attend the CHSSA State Tournament on April 21-23 at Carlsbad HS are not eligible to compete at this tournament. Additionally, students who are not available to compete in all scheduled rounds of this tournament are not eligible to compete.

A school may have up to ten (10) entries in any of the events at the Qualifiers tournament. Additional entries will count against the ten (10) floating entries that each school is allotted for the three weekends. Floating entries can be entered, and will be waitlisted until the tournament director can review and approve.

At this tournament, no student many enter more than two events in any one pattern. Students entered in either National or International Extemp may not enter another Pattern B event.

Be sure not to exceed any individual or school entry limits: No student may enter more than four (4) events total throughout the three tournaments.

Entry/Drop Deadlines: Entries for this tournament must be posted to no later than 5:00 pm. on Monday, February 27. Drops will be accepted with no fees assessed until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1. All fees will be final at that time. Please email any drops prior to the tournament to Selena Epley ( or call/text them at (619) 709-3608.

Fees: As per the SDIVSL Bylaws, all fees must be paid in full prior to competing in State Quals. Any past due fees, as well as IE fees, are due prior to the first round of this tournament. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE AMOUNTS DUE - if you have questions, contact Gregg Osborn, League Treasurer, at


Entry Deadline

Drop Deadline/Fees Final

Payment deadline

Parli/Public Forum (Quals A)

Tuesday, Feb 21, 5 pm

Wednesday, Feb 22, 5 pm

Friday, Feb 24, 4 pm

Individual Events (Quals B)

Monday, Feb 27, 5 pm

(no manuscripts this year)

Wednesday, Mar 1, 5 pm

Friday, Mar 3, 4 pm

LD/Policy. Congress (Quals C)

Monday, Mar 6, 5 pm

Wednesday, Mar 8, 5 pm

Friday, Mar 10, 4 pm

Judges: Please bring one judge for every 5 entries, based on the pattern in which you have the larger number of entries. While judges will be entered in one pattern to fill the quota, judges are expected to be available for both patterns.

IMPORTANT: We appreciate teams who arrange for their judges to remain for the entire tournament, regardless of the progress of their own students.

Tournament Details:

All competitors will compete in three preliminary rounds. Following the third round, a minimum of the top 14 competitors in each event will advance to semifinals, then the top 7 will advance to finals. (More may advance in the case of unbreakable ties, etc.)

Sign-Off Meeting: After the awards ceremony following LD/Policy/Congress Quals (Saturday, March 11), all coaches must meet to sign off any students who have qualified for the State Tournament. All coaches whose teams competed in State Quals need to attend this meeting, even if you don’t have a student that is qualified outright. Each year, students who haven’t qualified outright shift up into a qualifying position because of other students’ shifting out of the event, since a student may only enter one individual event and one debate event (except not Parli and extemp) at the State Tournament. If the coach is not at the meeting to confirm a student’s attendance at the State Tournament, the students may be bypassed and excluded from State qualification.

Note: If you sign a “No” on a student, that student MAY NOT later be added into that event if some problem arises with his or her participation in another event, such as Team Debate or Duo. If a student does not qualify outright in any event, you still may only sign yes in one event.

You must come to this meeting!