LEAGUE INFORMATION / FAQ

WHAT IS THE COMPETITION CALENDAR FOR 2020-2021?

This calendar lists the dates for this year's league tournaments.  The tournaments will be virtual until further notice.  All of the tournament registration sites can be found on tabroom.com (search for wbfl).

Remember: to be eligible for the state qualifier tournament in speech, debate, or Congress, you must have competed in a league tournament in a league speech, debate, or Congress competition.

WHERE DO I REGISTER FOR TOURNAMENTS?

The teacher/coach/advisor for each school is responsible for registering for the various league competitions.  All of the tournament registration can be found at tabroom.com.  To find the tournaments for the league, use the dropdown search menus on the right side of the website and select "Western Bay Forensics League WBFL" under.

WHAT DOES A VIRTUAL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT LOOK LIKE?

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) has released a platform for high school forensics competition called CAMPUS.  We are using this platform this year for WBFL sponsored tournaments.  Every student and every judge needs to have a tabroom.com account associated with a WBFL member school.  During the tournament, students will learn about their pairings and access their competition rooms through tabroom.com, which will take them to their virtual rooms on CAMPUS.  In addition, virtual team rooms, judging rooms, and coach rooms will also be available during the tournament.  The tournament will end with a virtual awards.  Students and coaches will be provided a link for the awards ceremony.  Spectators will be able to observe the awards ceremony via livestream when available.  

More detail can be found here.

I AGREED TO JUDGE.  HELP.  WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

First, thank you so much for agreeing to judge.  Our tournaments would not be possible without parents and volunteers agreeing to judge.  If you have never judged before, do not be concerned!  It will be a fun day and the students will impress you.  And your candid, constructive feedback will be extremely beneficial to the students.


We have created a page of judging resources that will help you prepare for the competition day.  Feel free to go through them before the event or even while you're waiting during the event.  In addition, the day of the tournament we will hold virtual judge orientation to answer any last-minute questions and to provide important announcements.  

 

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