Heideman Winter Communication Arts Festival

2019 — Tustin, CA/US

The Argumentation and Communication Leadership Academy and Robert C. Heideman Elementary School are proud to present our next tournament event, The Heideman Road Runner Fall Forensics Festival.

The theme of this tournament is “The Force Within”. The theme will be relevant to SPAR Debate, Writing Completions, and Original Narrative.  

This tournament will have events for elementary and middle school only.

Tournament date: Saturday, December 7th   

Address: 15571 Williams St, Tustin, CA 92780


7:15 to 7:45


7:30 to 7:55

Judges Training

8:00 to 9:10

Round 1 Pattern A

9:15 to 10:25

Round 2 Pattern A

10:30 to 11:40

Round 3 Pattern A

11:45 to 12:50

Round 4 Pattern A

12:50 to 2:00

Lunch, and Awards for Pattern A @ 1:35

1:55 to 2:10

Judges training Pattern B

2:15 to 3:25

Round 1 Pattern B

3:30 to 4:40

Round 2 Pattern B

4:45 to 5:55

Round 3 Pattern B


Awards for Pattern B



Pattern A – (Single Entry Only)

SPAR Debate (Elementary & Middle School) See guide

Lincoln Douglas Debate (Middle School Only)

“Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.”


Pattern B Interpret Grit (Double entry Only)


10 Min Max - MS 8 Min Max - ES


5 Min Max - both divisions


7 min total running clock - both divisions

Original Narrative

5 min Max - both divisions

Spanish Interp (Script performed in Spanish)

5 min Max - both divisions

Little Orators Poetry (Grades 1 to 3)

3 min Max




Pattern C

Writing Competition (Rules for this event are on tournament home page)