The sixth 2017-18 Southern California league tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. The event will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano.
The pre-announced topics for the event include:
- The US Department of Justice should operate under the judicial branch, rather than the executive branch of government.
- Graffiti should have first amendment protection.
Additional impromptu topics will be selected from current events and enduring ethical controversies.
1. Please ensure that your school has sufficient certified judging for entered teams (one judge for the full tournament covers 2 teams or portion thereof). Individuals may not judge at a tournament at which they are certified. Prospective judges complete certification at a tournament and then judge at subsequent debate tournaments.
Schools may register only those teams for which they have certified judges. In other words, if your school would like to register 4 teams, you must register 2 certified judges. Those judges must be available to judge all 4 debates. If you would like your registered judges to have a free debate or two, you must register more of them. For example, if you register 4 teams and want to have 2 debates in which your volunteers do not judge (e.g., so that parents might view their own children in debates), you must register 4 judges for the competition.
2. Please register by Wednesday, 6:00 PM of the tournament week. There is no guarantee that the tournament can secure space for teams entered after that date/time.