NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RESULTS FROM THE FIRST LEAGUE SPEECH TOURNAMENT
October 10, 2020
The results from the first league speech tournament are in! You can find the full results and ballots on Tabroom. Check out the awards ceremony, and watch the videos for the top-3 in each event here. See you at the next one!
WBFL STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Application Due October 23rd
Starting in the 2020-2021 competitive season, the Western Bay Forensics League will welcome between 3 and 6 WBFL Student Secretaries. This leadership opportunity will include supporting the WBFL Executive Team in facilitating preparation for tournaments and maintaining the new league website and creating content for it. Apply at
RESULTS FROM THE FIRST LEAGUE DEBATE
September 26, 2020
The results from the league debate are in for Lincoln-Douglas, Policy (with separate Novice division), Public Forum, and Parliamentary Debate. Full results are now on Tabroom.com along with ballots. Watch the awards ceremony, which includes footage that wasn't shown the first time. And see you at the next one.
VIRTUAL WALK-THROUGH WITH A. MARQUETTE
September 25, 2020
Tonight (Friday Sept. 25) is the night before our first Virtual Tournament. The President of the WBFL, Mr. Marquette will walk through what you need to know for the virtual tournament. He will also answer any questions you have. Join us in the ZOOM ROOM at 5:00 pm. The walk-through will also be recorded if you miss it or would like to go through it again. It will be available in the Judge Resources video archive.
NEW RULES FOR EVENTS
September 25, 2020
VERY IMPORTANT! Because of COVID and virtual tournaments, CHSSA has modified the rules for this year. We are following the CHSSA REVISED RULES in league. Make sure you have reviewed and are aware of them. For example, internet research is allowed in parli during the round! Among other changes...
Welcome to the launch of the new WBFL official league site and to a new season of high school debate. We hope to keep this website up-to-date with important news and information as we continue to support speech and debate in our area. This year's calendar is now available.
THE WALL OF CHAMPIONS
The WBFL has produced some of the nation's top speakers and debaters. In order to better recognize our league winners, we are introducing The Wall of Champions. There are three Walls--one for debate, speech, and Congress.
There are two levels of recognition--CHAMPION and DISTINCTION. To be a champion (with your picture featured), one must be top 3, an undefeated winner, or state qualifier. The other finalists or top 6 competitors at a WBFL tournament will achieve distinction. Students who get elevated to the Wall in a given season will be removed from the Distinction List, but their qualifying results for either level will be listed with their name.
Because of COVID-19, we have gone virtual. Competition will be taking place in an online environment! Virtual presents a lot of opportunity but it also involves a lot of challenges. It is important to prepare, prepare, prepare. Detailed instructions for going virtual can be found here and should be shared with students, parents, and judges.
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE WBFL
League President - Aaron Marquette (Windward School)