Cesar Chavez Memorial Tournament 2016

2016 — CA/US

January 2016

***Please note the date has been changed! We will be hosting our second tournament on Saturday, February 27, 2016.***

Welcome to the Cesar Chavez Memorial Speech Tournament at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City, CA. We are hosting our second middle school tournament as an opportunity for students to continue to grow in their public speaking abilities. Please join us on Saturday, February 27, 2016. 

We will offer Public Forum, Lincoln Douglass, Congressional Debate, and ten speech events. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in attending. We have tenatively added Thematic Interpretation. If we have enough entries for a panel, we will add it.

All entries will be done through Tabroom. As this is a one day tournament, we will be operating on a shortened schedule. We will offer three rounds of speech, and debate. We will have a snack bar for food purchases


Pattern A:

Lincoln Douglass (January-February Topic)

Public Forum (February Topic)

Congressional Debate (submit bills by February 3rd to vkuhlmann@nhusd.k12.ca.us)


Pattern B:

(Students may double enter in speech events but may not double enter in Congressional debate and speech events.)

Dramatic Interpretation


Original Oratory

Duo Interpretation

Impromptu Speaking


Humorous Interpretation



Thematic Interpretation



7:30-8:00- Registration

8:00-10:00- Pattern A

9:30-10:00- Extemp Draw

10:00-11:00 Pattern B

11:00-1:00- Pattern A

12:30-1:00- Extemp Draw

1:00-2:00- Pattern B

2:00-4:00- Pattern A

4:00-5:00- Pattern B

5:30- Awards


One judge covers 5 IEs

 One judge covers 2 PF/LD                          


School Fee: $100

Single IE/Debate Entries- $25

Duo/Pufo- $45

Uncovered Entry- $25 each



Cesar Chavez Middle School

2801 Hop Ranch Road

Union City, CA 94587



Victoria Kuhlmann


510.487.1700 x60075