Panther Fun JVNovice Invitational

2019 — San Jose, CA/US

2019 Panther Fun Tournament
November 8 & 9 at Presentation High School in San Jose, CA


We have designed this tournament to achieve three main goals:

1. An accessible, introductory experience for novices.

2. An educational experience for parent judges.

3. A service experience for varsity students.

 We will offer entry in all NSDA and CHSSA events at this tournament.  Although we reserve the right to collapse divisions which cannot sustain competition, we will always maintain the integrity of the novice competition by awarding novice trophies to the top novices in their respective events.  We will use the September/October PF + LD topics.

Students will be allowed to double enter in individual events as well as debate &  individual events.   

In debate, students will have 6  prelims.

In speech, students will have 3 prelims, breaking to a semifinal or final, depending on numbers.



Anyone in their first year of forensics high school competition with no middle school experience (if they competed in three tournaments or fewer in middle school then feel free to enter them in Novice) OR any middle school student in the their first or second year of competition, whether or not they are experienced.  Eighth graders and up with 2 or more years of experience should enter the JV division.  Even where novice and junior varsity competitors compete in the same room or section, novices will always be ranked only against other novices.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE AT LEAST 6th GRADE OR HIGHER.  PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER ELEMENTARY AGED STUDENTS!  


Presentation High School is located in south San Jose near the Willow Glen neighborhood. We ask that you park on campus at all times. We also ask that students remain on campus for the duration of competition.


Entries in speech events are $40/entry. Entries in all debate events are $60/entry and are inclusive of dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday for all students, judges, and coaches. We will also have a variety of concessions available for purchase throughout the day each day, including breakfast items.

All payments are due prior to the start of the tournament and all fees must be paid before Round 1.  Make checks payable to Presentation High School.  


The judges for this tournament will be entirely made up of varsity debaters, coaches, and experienced parent judges as to maximize the educational mission of the tournament. All judges are expected to write substantive, complete ballots for students and are expected to give detailed constructive criticism that students can take back to work on improvement. This is a tournament policy.

If you have a significantly experienced judge who would like to judge, please register them. Juniors or seniors in high school  will be allowed to judge.

There are no exceptions to these rules. Please do not ask, it will be a futile effort. We cannot, for liability reasons, accept independent entries who do not achieve the following criteria:

1. You must have an adult chaperone on campus at all times during the tournament.  That chaperone must be identified in Tabroom as the onsite contact for the duration of the tournament.   This chaperone is not allowed to leave campus and must be present for the ENTIRE duration of the tournament. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the squad's entry...not just one team or competitor.  


GET YOUR ENTRY IN ASAP....we are very limited on space.  We will only let entries with names into the tournament.  We are filling up very quickly.  Once we reach our cap we will only let folks as space clears up due to drops.  


Guest login:  PHS-Guest

Password:  welcome2pres

We will not give out any other WiFi network logins or passwords.  If your device is too old to support our Guest WiFi, you will have to use your own cellular data to get online.  The only access we can give out to the public is our guess access.  



Round 1 Politics

Round 2 Social Issues

Round 3 Economy

Round 4 Foreign Policy




NOTES ABOUT PF:  PF Debate will use the NSDA Pilot rules.  All rounds will be flip for sides and speaker order.  


Campus Map

 Presentation HS Campus Map



Click here to access the docket for 2019.