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Tournament Bulletin Board

https://speechwire.live/newarkcfl 

Judge Lounge

Gym

Tab Room

405

Congress Bills

https://www.speechwire.com/files/12731-Newark%20CFL%206%20Congress%20Bills.pdf 

Extemp Prep

305

Judge’s lounge will be in the gym for food/lunch.

Coaches,

Here are the COVID protocols we will be following for Saturday's tournament. Please ensure your judges and students are aware of them in anticipation of a smooth and safe event.

1. Everyone (judges, students, coaches) must be masked 100% of the time with the only exception being during active eating or drinking.

 

2. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch and water bottle. We will have boxed lunches and some pre-wrapped snacks available for purchase; however, please remind your students and judges that Doordash is not fast nor reliable here in Basking Ridge.

3. Judges will be assigned specific lounge rooms in order to sit and eat. We have a shortage of available judges, so folks will be busy throughout the day. Boxed lunches will be available for judges free of charge. Coffee and bottled drinks will also be available for judges.

4. Judges and students are encouraged to socially distance as much as possible when in rooms and cafeteria. Three feet is the standard for classrooms; however, six feet is encouraged, particularly where space allows.

5. Sanitizer stations are spread throughout the building, judges and students are encouraged to use them often when washing hands isn't convenient.

6. To maintain a comfortable room temperature, judges/students should not open windows; however, each room has an additional HEPA air cleaner. In addition all of our classrooms have been fitted with MERV 13 rated filters as recommended by the CDC, and HVAC units are set to the highest outdoor air circulation settings.

Again, we are looking forward to a safe and smooth event provided everyone cooperates with the necessary precautions.

OI FLIP:

Round 1 OI - Poetry
Round 2 OI - Prose
Round 3 OI - Poetry

Round 4/Finals OI - Prose

A judge fine of $75 per round will be owed for judges who do not pick up their ballots or for judges not qualified to judge a round (for example a student judge not being indicated as such and judging Varsity rounds).

I am a judge, where do I go? To the Judge Meeting!

ALL judges must be present for our morning judge meeting beginning at 8:15AM.  Judges not present will be presumed absent and dropped from the tournament.

Do I need to check in? No! Just go to the judge lounge and read the below materials while you wait: Click Here for a Guide to Judging Virtually on Speechwire

What do I do between rounds? Please wait in the judge lounge until you are dismissed as we may need to push ballots to you in the event a judge does not show up to their round or there is some other issue.

In lieu of the judge training sessions Saturday morning, judges should visit https://njsdl.org/resources/judge-training/ to review information about judging at a forensic meet.  Members of tab staff will still run the judge meeting at 8:15AM to answer any questions you may have.

Coach Check-In / Registration

The head coach from each school must check-in with the Tab room (Room 405) between 7:30 and 8:15 on Saturday, March 5.

ISSUES? Please TEXT: 619-6NEWARK (6196639275)

Thank you to David Yastremski of Ridge High School for his development of this template and much of this document’s contents.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. PRELIMINARY STEPS TO CHECK YOUR TECH.
  2. INFORMATION FOR SPEECH STUDENTS
  3. INFORMATION FOR DEBATE STUDENTS
  4. INFORMATION FOR SPEECH JUDGES
  5. SPEECH EVENT DESCRIPTIONS, ROLES, & PROCEDURES
  6. INFORMATION FOR DEBATE JUDGES

SPEECH STUDENTS

Welcome to the Newark CFL 2021-2022 Season!

SPEECH/CONGRESS SCHEDULE

JUDGE MEETING: 8:30AM

Round 1 Ballots Released & Extemp Prep Begins: 8:30AM

Round 1 Start: 9:00AM

Round 2 Ballots Released & Extemp Prep Begins: 10:30AM

Standby Judges Report to Lounge at 10:50AM

Round 2 Start: 11:00AM

Round 3 Ballots Released &  Extemp Prep Begins: 12:30PM

Standby Judges Report to Lounge at 12:50

Round 3 Start: 1:00PM

Finals/Round 4 Ballots Released & Extemp Prep Begins: 2:30PM

Standby Judges Report to Lounge at 2:35

Finals Start: 2:45PM

Extemp Finals/Round 4 Begins: 3:05PM


DEBATE STUDENTS

Welcome to the Newark CFL 2021-2022 Season!

DEBATE SCHEDULE

JUDGE MEETING: 8:15AM

Round 1 Start: 8:30AM

Ballots Released around 9:50AM.

Judges HIT START and proceed IMMEDIATELY to round

Round 2 Start: 10:00AM

Ballots Released around 11:20

Judges HIT START and proceed IMMEDIATELY to round

Round 3 Start: 11:30AM

Ballots Released 12:50

Judges HIT START and proceed IMMEDIATELY to round

Varsity Round 4/Quarterfinals: 1:00PM

Ballots Released 2:40

Judges HIT START and proceed IMMEDIATELY to round

JV Round 4/Varsity Semifinals: 2:45PM

Ballots Released 3:20

Judges HIT START and proceed IMMEDIATELY to round

JV & Varsity Finals: 3:30PM    


SPEECH JUDGES

 First -- THANK YOU FOR SERVING AT THIS EXCITING EVENT!

All judges are expected to be available for all preliminary and elimination rounds of the tournament.  Each round will be posted approximately 15 minutes prior to start time.  

Judges in the Speech pool are also used to judge Congress.  Each Congress round lasts one hour -- the same approximate length as one speech round.

SPEECH/CONGRESS SCHEDULE - ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

JUDGE MEETING: 8:30AM

Round 1 Extemp Prep Begins: 8:30AM

Round 1 Start: 9:00AM

Round 2 Extemp Prep Begins: 10:30AM

Round 2 Start: 11:00AM

Round 3 Extemp Prep Begins: 12:30PM

Round 3 Start: 1:00PM

Finals Extemp Prep Begins: 2:30PM

Finals Start: 2:45PM

Extemp Finals Begins: 3:00PM

Ballot Writing - You will complete your ballots on live.speechwire.com.  Please do not wait until the speaker/debate has finished to begin typing your ballot.  This can greatly delay the tournament.

AFTER THE ROUND, ENTER YOUR RANKS/DECISION and CONFIRM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!  You may continue to edit your feedback after you have submitted your ranks; however, you may not change your ranks after you SUBMIT and CONFIRM.

SPEECH EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

(AND SPECIAL NOTES SPECIFIC TO EVENT…)

PROTESTS:

In order to file a protest, a head coach must contact the Tab within 30 minutes following the end of the round in which the alleged infraction was witnessed.

Congress (Introduction to Student Congress Video) - This runs very much like the US Congress does.  A fellow adult will be in the room with you (referred to as the Parliamentarian or Parli) but you will serve as the scorer for the round.  You will use your ballot to formally evaluate every speech that is given by the competitors in the chamber.

The first speech on a bill, often called the authorship or sponsorship speech, includes an additional two (2) minute mandatory questioning period. The Presiding Officer will recognize legislators to ask questions of the speaker.

All speeches are a maximum of three (3) minutes in length. The Presiding Officer will recognize legislators to ask questions of the speaker.

Each time a student is recognized for the purpose of making a three (3) minute speech on an item of legislation, you should enter comments on the ballot for him or her. Make sure that you do not confer with any other judge about the quality of any speech or legislator before, during, or after the session has ended.

At the end of the round you will be asked to rank all the students in the room starting at 1 for the best competitor.  When ranking students, please also factor in the Presiding Officer (PO), the student essentially running the round.  As the PO does not present speeches, it may be difficult to rank them amongst the other speakers in the room.  Therefore try to think of these questions when factoring how the PO ranks amongst the other competitors:

When evaluating a Presiding Officer, ask yourself these questions:

1. Has the PO called on speakers in a manner that was fair and consistent?

2. Has the PO used parliamentary procedure correctly, and in a way that makes the chamber run smoothly?

3. Has the PO kept control of the chamber, but without becoming autocratic or tyrannical?

4. Has the PO conducted himself/herself with decorum and dignity?

Declamation (Example of Declamation Speech) - A selection used in Oratorical Declamation must have been originally delivered in the form of a speech by its author, a person other than the present speaker. The speaker must have an introduction which is at most one minute and names the work, author, and describes the circumstances under which the speech was originally presented. The original speaker's words must not be altered for the presentation with the exception that cutting is permitted. Selections may include professional speeches, public orations, eulogies, and sermons. This event will follow NCFL rules.


Dramatic Performance (
Example of Dramatic Performance) – The time limit for all events is 10 minutes with a 30 second “grace period.” The presentation must be from a single published play, single published script, or single fictional or non-fictional work (not poetry). The same selection used in the first round of competition must be used throughout the entirety of the tournament. The presentation may not use physical objects or costuming. The selection must be presented from memory and not refer to any notes or scripts. This event will follow NCFL rules.

Duo Interpretation -- This event will follow NCFL rules.
A presentation by two participants of a single selection of literature. Each performer may present one or more characters. Each character should be sufficiently developed and should interact meaningfully with the other characters. The sections must be memorized. Movement should be limited and suggested rather than exaggerated.

The selection must be memorized with a maximum length of ten minutes with a 30 second grace period allowed.  Due to local rules and regulations, students may be competing together in the same space but masked. Judges’ comments and ranks should not incorporate whether competitors are or are not wearing facial coverings.

Oral Interpretation - Students present selections in two categories – prose and poetry. The time limit for all interpretation events is 10 minutes with a 30 second “grace period.” The student must hold a manuscript and appear to be reading. The students alternate between rounds of prose and rounds of poetry. This event will follow NCFL rules. 

Extemporaneous Speaking (Intro to Extemp) - Each topic will be in the form of a question. Contestants may make notes during the preparation time, but the use of notes, cards, briefs or other aids is prohibited during the speech. The time limit is 7 minutes with a 30 second “grace period.” This event will follow NCFL rules.

PLEASE NOTE that speakers will receive their topics and spend 30 minutes prepping in another room; they will arrive one at a time to speak for you.  So, don’t be alarmed if you show up to your room and are the only person there.  If no one shows up within 10-15 minutes of the start time, please contact the Tab Room.     

Original Oratory (Demo Original Oratory Speech) - The contest comprises only memorized orations actually composed by the contestants and not used by them during a previous season. No visual aids are permitted. The time limit is 10 minutes with a 30 second “grace period.” Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotations from any other speech or writing and such quotations must be identified in a printed copy of the oration supplied upon request of the tournament director. Extensive paraphrasing from other sources is prohibited. This event will follow NCFL rules.

Time Violations in Speech Events

Each speech event has a 30 second “grace period.” If the judge in the round finds that the student has gone beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st, but need not be ranked last based on time. The ranking is up to the individual judge’s discretion. No minimum time is mandated.


NEWARK CFL - JUDGING DEBATE

Thank you for judging debate at today’s tournament.  In order to facilitate an efficient tournament and provide our students with the greatest variety of judges, all debate judges will be entered into both divisions of both the Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum pools.  Judges should be prepared to adjudicate either event during the day.  High School student judges are not permitted to judge varsity rounds and should ensure the tab room has been informed of this prior to the tournament.

Both events are side-constrained in the CFL.  There is NO COIN FLIP for sides (unless necessary in an elimination round and indicated as such on the judge’s ballot). 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

Varsity: 3 Preliminary Rounds,  3 Elimination Rounds (QF, SF, F).  Top 2 seeds ‘bye’ to the SF round.

Junior Varsity: 4 Preliminary Rounds, 1 Elimination Round (Finals)

Before you penalize any student for what you believe to be an infraction of the rules, please contact TAB by texting 619-6NEWARK.  We will arrange a call or have you enter the Tab room where we can talk over the concerns with you.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate (1 vs. 1)

Public Forum Debate (2 vs. 2)

Resolved: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.

Resolved: In the United States, the benefits of increasing organic agriculture outweigh the harms.

Order and time limits of the debate: Judges serve as the official timekeeper even if students keep their own time.  

First Affirmative Constructive: 6 minutes

Aff Cross-Examination by Neg: 3 minutes

First Negative Constructive: 7 minutes

Neg Cross-Examination by Aff: 3 minutes

First Affirmative Rebuttal: 4 minutes

First Negative Rebuttal: 6 minutes

Second Affirmative Rebuttal: 3 minutes

Prep Time: 4 minutes per debater.  Prep time may be used/run at each debater’s discretion.

Order and time limits of the debate: Judges serve as the official timekeeper even if students keep their own time.  

First Pro Constructive: 4 minutes

First Con Constructive: 4 minutes

Crossfire: 3 minutes (Note: the Con asks the first question; thereafter, either debater can ask questions).

Second Pro: 4 minutes

Second Con: 4 minutes

Crossfire: 3 minutes (Note: the Pro asks the first question; thereafter, either debater can ask questions).

First Pro Summary: 3 minutes

First Con Summary: 3 minutes

Grand Crossfire: 3 minutes (Note: one member of the Pro team asks the first question; thereafter, any debater may ask questions).

Second Pro Final Focus: 2 minutes

Second Con Final Focus: 2 minutes

Prep Time: 3 minutes per team.  Prep time may be used/run at each team’s discretion.

Speaker Points (½ points are allowed. Ties are allowed.  Low Point Wins are NOT allowed in

CFL rules)

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….Offensive…………...…..Needs Improvement………..Fair………...Average……..Good…......Very Good…….…  .Excellent……   .....AMAZING!!....

CFL BY-LAWS

In Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Student Congress, connectivity to any persons other than the competitors or judges in the round is not allowed. Competitors violating this rule will be disqualified from competition.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Public Forum Debate

1) In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, the resolution is a proposition of value, not policy. Debaters are to develop argumentation on the resolution in its entirety, based on conflicting underlying principles and values to support their positions. To that end, they are not responsible for practical applications. No plan or counterplan shall be offered by either debater.  

2) In making the decision, the judges should ask the following questions:

  1. Which debater was more persuasive?
  2. Did the debater support his or her position appropriately, using logical argumentation throughout and evidence when necessary?
  3. Which debater communicated more effectively? Speed, word choice, and delivery all count.

3) Since this is a debate, clash is necessary. It may be direct clash or clash by opposing principles. Thus, the debate does not have to match point for point.

4) Good judges make decisions only on what was debated by the contestants. If the judges consider an argument to be flawed, but the opponent does not refute it, the original argument must stand. If, however, there is a clash, then the judges decide which argument is more persuasive.

5) Judges may not discuss the progress of the debate either with each other or with the debaters.

6) The judges should distance themselves from the content of the debate. Personal values of the judges should not influence the decision.

7) Any rulings concerning this event are to be made by the Tab Room personnel.

1) Public Forum Debate is a team event that advocates or rejects a position posed by the resolution. Each team shall be comprised of two debaters, each representing the same member school. The focus of the debate is a clash of ideas in a persuasive manner that can be understood by a “lay” judge. Good debaters should display logic and analysis. They should use evidence when needed. They should win their case and refute that of their opponents. They should communicate effectively, using the fundamentals of good speaking. There are no burdens on either side.

2) In making the decision, the judges should ask the following questions:

  1. Which team is more persuasive?
  2. Did the debaters back up their assertions with logical thinking and evidence when needed?
  3. Were the debaters fair in their interpretation of the resolution and one another’s statements?
  4. Were the arguments intelligent? Did the debaters try to use many weak arguments instead of a few solid ones?
  5. Did the debaters speak in such a way that their ideas were understandable?
  6. Were the debaters courteous and professional?

3) Judges may not discuss the debate either with each other or with the debaters.

4) The judges should distance themselves from the content of the debate. Personal values should not influence the decision.

5) Any rulings concerning this event are to be made by the Tab Room personnel.

Great judges…….  1. Actively listen and take notes (flow arguments) during the round.

2. Avoid texting or checking their news feeds while students are speaking.

3. Do not intervene in the debate with their own personal viewpoints.  

4. Not only comment on delivery but on the substance of the arguments/evidence.

5. Provide specific commentary and a detailed ‘reason for decision.’  

6. Include supportive suggestions how each debater can improve.

7. Do not hold up the tournament with oral critiques.  There are no disclosures or low-point-wins at the Newark CFL.

8.  Write their ballots clearly and completely, but quickly to keep the tournament running on-time.