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Tournament Schedule

2018-2019 CFA Schedule

19-20 October: CFA Fall Tournament, hosted by Shepherd University; Shepherdstown, WV

2-3 November:  CFA Holiday Tournament, hosted by Shippensburg University; Shippensburg, PA

30 November - 1 December:  Randolph-Macon College Invitational; Ashland, VA

25-26 January: CFA Winter Tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston; Charleston, SC

1-2 February: Wilkes University Harold Cox Invitational Forensics Tournament, Wilkes-Barre, PA

8-9 February: CFA Southern Excursion, hosted by Gaston Day School; Gastonia, NC

1-2 March: CFA at the Beach, Holiday Inn Oceanfront; Ocean City, MD

 

CFA FaLL TOurnament, Hosted by Shepherd University: October 19-20

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • CFA Membership Fee: $100

  • Per School Fee: $20

  • Per Person Fee: $5

  • Per Slot Fee: $5 for slots 1-30, $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels.” E-mail in advance for invoice or TIN if needed.

Entry Deadline

At least 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m.  So that the team directing this event has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry, with a copy to Carl Hyden (carl.hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 18, please report any changes to me at tsheckel@rmc.edu.  On Friday, October 19, please call in changes to (540) 207-2392.  Leave a detailed voicemail or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Nuisance charges will apply if schematics have been prepared and if changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (subject to Change)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • 2:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 3:00 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 4:00 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 5:00 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 5:30 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 6:30 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 7:30 p.m. Round IC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate II

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 9:15 a.m. Parly Debate III

  • 10:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 10:45 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 12:45 p.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate III

  • 2:00 p.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 3:00 p.m. Extemp Draw for Final Round & Duo Final

  • 3:30 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 4:45 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 5:45 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

  • 7:00 p.m. Awards

Shippensburg University: November 2-3

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • CFA Membership Fee: $100 (if not already paid)

  • Per School Fee: $35

  • Per Person Fee: $5

  • Per Slot Fee: $5 for slots 1-30, $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Shippensburg University will provide breakfast on Saturday morning.  

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels” or “Collegiate Forensic Association.” 

E-mail in advance for a copy of the TIN or an invoice (if needed).

Entry Deadline

At least 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, October 29 at 11:59 p.m.  So that the tournament director has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry, with a copy to Carl Hyden (Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, October 30 through Thursday, November 1, please report any changes to me at tsheckel@rmc.edu.  On Friday November 2, please call in changes to (540) 207-2392.  Leave a detailed voicemail or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Nuisance charges will apply if schematics have been prepared and if changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, November 2, 2018

  • 2:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 3:00 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 4:00 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 5:00 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 5:30 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 6:30 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 7:30 p.m. Round IC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate II

Saturday, November 3, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 9:15 a.m. Parly Debate III

  • 10:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 10:45 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 12:30 p.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate III

  • 1:45 p.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 2:45 p.m. Extemp Draw for Final Round & Duo Final

  • 3:15 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 4:30 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 5:30 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

  • 6:45 p.m. Awards

Randolph-Macon College Invitational: November 30 - December 1

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • Per School Fee: $20

  • Per Person Fee: $ 5

  • Per Slot Fee: $ 5 for slots 1-30; $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Randolph-Macon will provide water, coffee and snacks at intervals throughout the tournament.

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels” or “Collegiate Forensic Association.”  E-mail in advance for a copy of the TIN or an invoice (if needed).

Entry Deadline

At least 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m.  So that the tournament director has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry, with a copy to Carl Hyden (Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, November 27  through Thursday, November 29, please report any changes to me at tsheckel@rmc.edu.  On Friday, November 30, please call in changes to (540) 207-2392.  Leave a detailed voicemail or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Nuisance charges will apply if schematics have been prepared and if changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to change)

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • 1:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 2:00 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 3:15 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 4:15 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • Coaches Meeting

  • 4:45 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 6:00 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 7:15 p.m. Round IC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate II

Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 9:15 a.m. Parly Debate III

  • 10:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 10:45 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 12:45 p.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate III

  • 2:00 p.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 3:00 p.m. Extemp Draw for Final Round & Duo Final

  • 3:30 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 4:45 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 5:45 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

  • 7:00 p.m. Awards

 

CFA Winter Tournament - College of Charleston: January 25-26

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • CFA Membership Fee: $100 (if not already paid)

  • Per School Fee: $80 (covers self-parking at garage adjacent to hotel)

  • Per Person Fee: $8

  • Per Slot Fee: $ 5 for slots 1-30, $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Current plan has College of Charleston providing continental breakfast on Saturday morning. This may not be possible, and, if it isn’t, we may shift continental breakfast to hotel. So, the per person fee may go down or up.

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels.” E-mail in advance for invoice or TIN if needed.

Entry Deadline

More than 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, January 21, 11:59 p.m.  So that the team directing this event has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry, with a copy to Carl Hyden (Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24, please report any changes to me at tsheckel@rmc.edu.  On Friday, January 25, please call in changes to (540) 207-2392.  Leave a detailed voicemail or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Do not leave messages with the hotel.  Nuisance charges will apply if schematics have been prepared and if changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • 1:00 p.m. Tournament Check-In, Cookies & Sweet Tea @ Francis Marion Hotel Lobby

Pairing for L-D I and Parly I & II will be distributed at check-in. L-D 1 ballots will be distributed as well. After check-in, events shift to Maybank Hall on the College of Charleston campus.

  • 2:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 3:00 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 4:00 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 5:00 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 5:30 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 6:30 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 7:30 p.m. Round IC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate II

Saturday, January 26, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Maybank Hall lobby)

  • 8:00 a.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 9:15 a.m. Parly Debate III

  • 10:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 10:45 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 12:45 p.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate III

  • 2:00 p.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 3:00 p.m. Extemp Draw for Final Round & Duo Final

  • 3:30 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 4:45 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 5:45 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

  • 7:00 p.m. Awards

 

Wilkes University Invitational Forensics Tournament: February 1-2

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Dear Coaches, Teams, and Friends:

We are delighted to invite you to Wilkes-Barre, PA, for The Wilkes University Harold Cox Invitational Forensics Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd, 2019.  We are looking forward to offering an organized and timely event.

This tournament will feature eleven CFA sanctioned events, if registration allows, with two preliminary rounds of individual events followed by finals which will include the top six competitors in each category. The debate competition will include 3 rounds of both Parliamentary and Lincoln-Douglas Debate at non-competing times and a final round, if entries warrant it, based on number of schools, time restraints, competitor schedules, and distribution of entries.  The event field for LD Debate, extemporaneous speaking, and Bracket A events will be very tight, so please ask your students to limit their registration to what can be realistically accomplished within the time constraints. We want to do our best to offer these events but still keep the tournament on time.

The Wilkes University Harold Cox Invitational Forensics Tournament is in conjunction with CFA and each team’s points will count toward the Welch-Strine Trophy and each person’s scores will count toward CFA’s end-of-year individual awards.

For directions to our campus, please use the following address for MapQuest or GPS systems:

                                                                84 West South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA  18766

Parking will be available in all of our campus lots for free after 3 pm on Friday afternoon.  The most convenient lot is behind the Wilkes Student Center on South St., between South Franklin St. and River St.  If you need more specific directions or earlier access, please contact me and I can make arrangements.

Should you have any questions, please call me at 570-408-4210 or email me at Christine.mellon@wilkes.edu.  My team and I look forward to hosting you this February.

Sincerely,
Dr. Christine Mellon
Director of Forensics
Wilkes University

Fees

  • $8 per slot

  • $10 per uncovered IE judging slot (1 judge covers 7 slots)

  • $30 per uncovered judge for Parliamentary debate team & L-D debater (1 judge covers two debate slots)

  • $10 per change after entry deadline

  • $15 per slot change at registration

  • $50 per dropped IE judge

  • $100 per dropped debate judge

Please make checks payable to “Wilkes University.” All entries should be emailed to Christine Mellon by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 29.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • 2:00 p.m. Registration, Breiseth Hall Lobby

  • 3:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 4:15 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 5:30 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 6:45 p.m Parly Debate III (time and judges permitting)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast

  • 7:45 a.m. L-D Debate II

  • 8:15 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 8:45 a.m. Bracket IA: Extemp, Persuasion, Duo, Prose, CA, Declamation

  • 10:00 a.m. Bracket IB: Impromptu, After Dinner, SDI, Poetry, Informative

  • 11:15 a.m. L-D Debate III

  • 12:30 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 1:00 p.m. Bracket IIA: Extemp, Persuasion, Duo, Prose, CA, Declamation

  • 2:15 p.m. Bracket IIB: Impromptu, After Dinner, SDI, Poetry, Informative

  • 3:30 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 4:00 p.m. Group A Finals

  • 5:15 p.m. Group B Finals

  • 7:00 p.m. Awards, SLC 101

CFA Southern Excursion: Gaston Day School, February 8-9

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • CFA Membership Fee: $100 (if not already paid)

  • Per School Fee: $20

  • Per Person Fee: $ 0

  • Per Slot Fee: $ 5 for slots 1-30; $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Breakfast is provided at hotel.  Coffee will be available at school site.

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels” or “Collegiate Forensic Association.”  E-mail in advance for a copy of the TIN or an invoice (if needed).

Entry Deadline

More than 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, February 4, 11:59 p.m.  So that the team directing this event has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry, with a copy to Carl Hyden (Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday, February 7, please report any changes to me at tsheckel@rmc.edu.  On Friday, February 8, please call in changes to (540) 207-2392.  Leave a detailed voicemail or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Do not leave messages at the hotel or the school.  Nuisance charges will apply if schematics have been prepared and if changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, February 8, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m. L-D Debate I

  • 5:00 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 6:00 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 7:00 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 7:30 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 8:30 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • 7:45 a.m. Round IC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate II

  • 8:45 a.m. Parly Debate III

  • 9:45 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 10:15 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 11:15 a.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 1:00 p.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, Poetry, SDI, L-D Debate III

  • 2:00 p.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 3:00 p.m. Extemp Draw for Final Round & Duo Final

  • 3:30 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 4:45 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 5:45 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

  • 7:00 p.m. Awards

CFA at the Beach, Ocean City, MD: March 1-2

For the full invitation, with the schedule, brackets, and events, click here.

Fees

  • CFA Membership Fee: $100 (if not already paid)

  • Per School Fee: $70

  • Per Person Fee: $25 (for pizza Friday and Saturday luncheon)

  • Per Slot Fee: $ 5 for slots 1-30; $10 for slots 31+

  • Hired Judging Fee: $10/uncovered slot; $35/uncovered L-D debater or parly team

Please make checks payable to “Theodore F. Sheckels” or “Collegiate Forensic Association.”  E-mail in advance for e-mail of TIN or invoice (if needed).

Entry Deadline

At least 48 hours is needed to set up the tournament’s numerous events and to double-check all schedules carefully, so the entry deadline is Monday, February 25, 11:59 p.m.  So that the tournament director has a written record of your entry to refer to, please mail or e-mail (tsheckel@rmc.edu) your entry with a copy to Carl Hyden (Carl.Hyden@morgan.edu).  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

On Tuesday, February 26 through Thursday, February 28, please e-mail any changes to me.  On March 1, call at 540-207-2392 with any changes.  Leave and voice or text message if I cannot answer the call.  Do not leave messages at the Holiday Inn since we are not likely to get those messages until the tournament is underway.  Nuisance fees will apply if changes are received after schematics have been prepared and if the changes cannot be easily accommodated.

Use CFA Master Registration Form to send in your entries.

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, March 1, 2017

  • 12:00 noon L-D Debate I

  • 1:15 p.m. Parly Debate I

  • 2:15 p.m. Parly Debate II

  • 3:15 p.m. Extemp Draw

  • 3:45 p.m. Round IA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 5:00 p.m. Round IB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 6:15 p.m. Pizza Break (Do not take pizza to lobby or restaurant)

  • 6:45 p.m. Round IC: Persuasion, SDI, Poetry, L-D Debate II

  • 8:00 p.m. Round IIB: Impromptu, Duo, Informative, CA

  • 9:00 p.m. Parly Debate III

Saturday, March 2, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m. Extemp Draw

  • 8:30 a.m. Round IIA: Extemp, Prose, ADS, Declamation

  • 9:45 a.m. Round IIC: Persuasion, SDI, Poetry, L-D Debate III

  • 11:00 a.m. Parly Debate IV

  • 12:00 p.m. Extemp Draw for Finals & Duo Final

  • 12:30 p.m. Extemp Final & Group I Finals

  • 1:30 p.m. Group II Finals

  • 2:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon

  • 4:00 p.m. Parly Debate Finals

(If all goes smoothly, we estimate awards ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m.)

Directions

The Holiday Inn is on the Coastal Highway at 66th St.  You may reach it by travelling down the Coastal Highway from Delaware, or by travelling east on US 50 from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  If you are taking the latter route, enter Ocean City on MD Rte. 90, not US 50. Rte. 90 crosses the inlet just below 60th St., whereas US 50 crosses below 1st, giving you a long ride north through the heart of OC.