Cal Invitational UC Berkeley

2021 — Berkeley, CA/US

2021 California Invitational 
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley 
February 13-15, 2021

Greetings,

This is the formal invitation to the 2021 Cal High School Speech and Debate Tournament, the 48th year we have hosted this event.

All events will be held online. We look forward to hosting you back on the UC, Berkeley campus in future years and we are grateful that you are willing to join us virtually for this years tournament. We have partnered with the best minds in online tabbing to make sure your tournament experience is the best possible.

Please direct all questions and comments to calinvitational2021@gmail.com

REGISTRATION

All entries will be automatically entered into the tournament, there is no waitlist.

Payment must be received no later than 2/6 or your entry will be dropped from the tournament

Please send an email to calinvitational2021@gmail.com to confirm payment details

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley
 
MAIL TO:
ASUC Student Union
Mac Magana
c/o ASUC Student Union Business & Finance
2465 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4500
 
 

SCHEDULE [ALL TIMES IN PST]

FRIDAY, 12th FEBRUARY

Online registration all day. You will need to confirm that there are no changes to your competitors and judges, or let us know if there are changes.

SATURDAY, 13th FEBRUARY

8:00 AM POLICY ROUND 1
11:00 AM POLICY ROUND 2
2:00 PM POLICY ROUND 3
5:00 PM POLICY ROUND 4

8:00 AM LD ROUND 1
11:00 AM LD ROUND 2
2:00 PM LD ROUND 3
5:00 PM LD ROUND 4

8:00 AM PF ROUND 1
11:00 AM PF ROUND 2
2:00 PM PF ROUND 3
5:00 PM PF ROUND 4

9:30 AM CONGRESS ROUND 1
1:30 PM CONGRESS ROUND 2
5:30 PM CONGRESS ROUND 3

8:00 AM IE ROUND 1 (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
10:30 AM IE ROUND 2 (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
1:00 PM IE ROUND 3 (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
3:30 PM IE ROUND 4 (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)

SUNDAY, 14th FEBRUARY

8:00 AM POLICY ROUND 5
11:00 AM POLICY ROUND 6
2:00 PM POLICY ELIM 1
5:00 PM POLICY ELIM 2

8:00 AM LD ROUND 5
11:00 AM LD ROUND 6
2:00 PM LD ELIM 1
5:00 PM LD ELIM 2

8:00 AM PF ROUND 5
11:00 AM PF ROUND 6
2:00 PM PF ELIM 1
5:00 PM PF ELIM 2

9:30 AM CONGRESS SEMIS
2:00 PM CONGRESS FINALS

8:00 AM IE OCTOS (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
10:30 AM IE QUARTERS (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
1:00 PM IE SEMIS (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)
3:30 PM IE FINALS (EXTEMP PREP 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ROUND START)

MONDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY

8:00 AM

DEBATE ELIMS CONTINUE

ELIMS WILL CONTINUE IN ALL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

4:30 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY 

JUDGES

All judges are committed through the double-octafinals or one round beyond the elimination of your teams, whichever is later. Even if your school doesn’t have any teams in elimination rounds, your judges are still committed through the double-octafinals. Elim judging commitments also apply in all divisions of an event so if you have a JV team in your Varsity judges are still committed and vice versa.

Decision times will be strictly enforced.  Policy rounds must be decided two hours after the announced start time, and LD/PF rounds must be decided fifty five minutes after the announced start time.

Judges will not be allowed to judge in multiple events.

If you have judges who can only come for certain days/rounds there is a way to indicate that on the tabroom website.  After you have entered the judge there will be a link for “availability.”  When you click on that link you will be able to turn off judges for particular round/days.  It’s very important that you enter that information into the website to avoid missed judging fees.

HYBRID ENTRIES

They are not allowed

DOUBLE ENTRY

Double entry will not be allowed between debate events or between debate and speech.

Double entry will be allowed between speech events except for extemp. Extemp entries cannot double enter with anything else

Events are Synchronous (except Duo)