Presentation PF Invitational

2015 — CA/US


You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd annual Presentation High School Public Forum Invitational, November 14th-15th, 2015. We will provide competition in Varisty and Novice Public Forum debate. The tournament will use the NSDA November topic for all divisions.



The tournament will be able to accommodate up to 80 entries in each division. Once we reach the cap in either event we will start a waitlist that will prioritize new school admission and then smaller school entries. There will be an initial cap of 6 entries per division. Those caps may be lifted mid-October.


Only degree granting institutions may enter. Private after school programs are not permitted. All Middle School entries will be waitlisted pending director approval.

All tournament related communication MUST occur through the adult coach or the school.

 All entries must be submitted through No exceptions.


The Varsity division will feature six single-flighted preliminary rounds of debate and will clear all winning records to the elimination rounds up to octafinals. Varsity teams reaching the final round will receive bids to the Tournament of Champions. Entry fees include lunch both Saturday and Sunday.


The Novice division will feature six single-flighted preliminary rounds of debate. All entries with winning records will receive awards. Entry fees include lunch on Sunday.



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



Fees for the tournament are $80 for Varsity and $60 for Novice. There is no mandatory school fee. Drop fees will be applied for drops made after November 1st. Varsity entry fees include lunch both Saturday and Sunday. Novice entry fees include lunch on Sunday. Novices may attend the tournament on Saturday for a $10 fee to help cover the cost of their food.



One judge for every two entries. Each uncovered entry will incur a $150 judge fee. Uncovered debater fees will be applied on November 1st as well. Please indicate your need for a hired judge via Tabroom as early as possible for the sake of the tournament.



We have secured lodging at the Courtyard Marriott San Jose/Campbell for a rate of $99/night for a king bed with sleeper sofa or two-queen-bed room. Call the hotel at (408) 626-9590 or Marriott Reservations at 1-888-236-2427 and mention you’re with the “ Presentation Invitational" group or reserve online for your discounted rate!


The hotel is a ten-minute drive from the school and fifteen minutes from San Jose International Airport. It also is walking distance to the Valley Transit Authority, should you be looking to utilize public transportation. We kindly ask that you use this hotel. This property offers complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and has restaurants on site. It is also walking distance to the Pruneyard and the neighboring shops.



Registration will be carried out by phone call-in.  On Friday, November 13th Between 3:00pm and 9:00pm, you can call 408-780-4463 and leave a message indicated any drops, adds, or changes you have.

Competitors, Judges, and Coaches should arrive on campus no later than 7:30am on either day of competition.  Judge Instructions will be given in the Library promptly at 7:30, and we suggest that coaches arrive to do registration by 7:00am on Saturday, which will occur in the Library Conference Room.  At this time registration money is also due.  If you as a coach do not drop off a check by the start of round 3 on Saturday we will be forced to drop your entries from competition.


Saturday, November 14

8:00am - Round 1

9:00am - Round 2

10:30am - Round 3

11:30am - Lunch

12:30pm - Round 4

2:00pm - Round 5

3:30pm - Round 6

5:00pm - Awards

First Elimination Round Immediately after Awards, All Judges are Obligated.


Sunday, November 15

8:00am - Elim #2

11:00am - Elim #3

12:00pm - Lunch

12:30am - Elim #4 (if needed)

2:00pm - Elim #5 (if needed)



Sunday, November 15th

8:00am - Round 1

9:00am - Round 2

10:30am - Round 3

11:30am - Lunch

12:30pm - Round 4

2:00pm - Round 5

3:30pm - Round 6     

Awards 5:00pm