2020 — Norwalk, CA/US
The Cerritos College Falcon Forensics squad is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Tabor-Venitsky Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament to be held on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, 2020. Once again, this year we will be working in conjunction with an outstanding tab room staff to provide you with an exciting tournament. The Tabor-Venitsky traditionally provides a competitive preview of the PSCFA Spring Championships, CCCFA State Championship, as well as Phi Rho Pi. Of special note are the following changes and additions:
First, tournament registration will now be through tabroom.com. We anticipate using electronic balloting in some or all events -- please ensure your judges have a tabroom.com account and link their accounts to your school.
Second, in novice LD, competitors are limited to evidence from the PSCFA novice LD evidence packet (note: this rule will not apply if novice is collapsed into open)
Third, we will again offer interviewing as a non-sweepstakes Pi Kappa Delta event
For the Tabor-Venitsky, we will offer four rounds of NPDA parliamentary debate breaking to a bronze/gold elimination round format on Friday and three rounds of Individual Events breaking to finals on Saturday. Each day will feature its own awards ceremony. Students may enter a maximum of two IE events per pattern. We will offer two divisions in parliamentary debate and individual events. The open division in both debate and individual events will be limited to students with remaining CCCFA and/or Phi Rho Pi eligibility ONLY. There will be no coaching or group prep allowed during preparation time in parliamentary debate.
Please submit your entries on tabroom.com. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm PST. Fees will be assessed on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:00pm. Any adds after that date will be at the tournament director’s discretion. However, please email with drops through Friday to assist in paneling.
We would also like to invite you to the Southern California LD Championships - a one day NFA-LD and IPDA swing tournament to be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Cerritos College. The Championships will offer four rounds of LD competition for your competitors in novice and open. We will follow NFA rules in the event and break to appropriate elimination rounds. IPDA will follow Phi Rho Pi rules. IPDA students will strike topics in a centralized topic room before going to their competition rooms. The Championships has no restrictions on eligibility; all undergraduate students, include those who have exhausted their CCCFA and/or PRP eligibility, are invited to compete.