Dear Moderator,



Before I get to the invitation, I need to make you aware of an upcoming deadline.  Our first chance to send in NCFL membership cards is December 1st.  I need to submit 26 membership cards from our league or we will not be allowed to enter all of our students into the NCFL tournament May.


If you have not done so yet, please send in your NCFL membership cards.


1) Mail them to:
Charlie Sloat - Iona Prep - 255 Wilmot Rd - New Rochelle, NY 10804
2) Fax them to:
Charlie Sloat - (914) 632-9760
3) Bring them to FORDHAM PREP on the 4th.


A copy of the membership card is available



Most importantly, if YOUR team does not submit a membership card, YOUR school will not be allowed to compete at the Grand Tournament or at NCFL nationals.


This is not a minor bookkeeping issue



It is my pleasure to invite you to attend our fifth NYCFL contest of the 2017 - 2018 school year on Saturday, November 4th at Fordham Prep (East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458).

Click Here for Directions



Registration will be in the Library and the opening meeting will be in the auditorium



J.V. Extemp (frosh/soph only)

Vars. Extemp

Original Oratory

J.V. Oral Interpretation of Prose /Poetry

Vars. Oral Interpretation of Prose/Poetry

Duo Interpretation of Literature

Dramatic Performance

DECLAMATION – (May be limited based on room availability)




Please Note:

Oral Interp contestants must be prepared for BOTH Prose and Poetry at this contest

Duo must be Memorized

There IS Congress at this tournament, but you must have submitted at least one bill to me by the Oct 26 deadline.


REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:30 on Saturday morning at Fordham.


PRE-REGISTRATION: You must pre-register on TABROOM no later than Wednesday, November 1 at 9:00 PM


Please email me separately if you have Observer Judges.


JUDGING REQUIREMENTS: ONE qualified judge for every FIVE entries or fraction thereof.

A judge is qualified to judge at this tournament under NYCFL rules

If he or she is a college freshman or older;


is the coach of a program, OR has judged before, OR participated in forensics as a student.


Judges who are not qualified under these rules must attend one contest as an observer judge, and be registered with the Executive Committee as such. Observer judges do not count toward the quota of judges you must provide.


Observer judges must arrive at the tournament with a copy of the League’s judging handbook and should have read it before hand. Copies of the handbook are available at


FEES: $5.00 per speaker from a member school.

(each Duo team counts as TWO speakers for fee calculations).


AWARDS: Trophies awarded to 8 finalists in each event. Team trophies awarded to the top 7 schools based on each school’s top 2 Extemp and OO, top 2 OI and Duo, and top 2 entries in DP and DEC.


LUNCH: Fordham will provide lunch for all judges. Students should bring lunch with them.


DROPS/ADDS: E-Mail Preferred

All Drops Must Be Done on Tabroom

Drops after the registration deadline of 9 PM on WEDNESDAY do not alter your judging quota.

Registration fees for drops on the morning of the contest must still be paid.

There are NO ADDS after the pre-registration deadline has passed.


CONTACT INFORMATION: Please use the following Numbers Sparingly


1) Cell Phone – (914) 649-8246 – Use if you have trouble getting to the tournament or for last minute drops




Please see for Extemp Assignments



I look forward to seeing you on the 5th!  Please feel free to call if you have any questions.




Charles J. Sloat

President, NYCFL