March 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of PSCFA and Mt. San Jacinto College, I would like to invite you to the 2020 PSCFA Cool- Off Tournament, on April 25-26 at Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Valley Campus. MSJC is thrilled to host the final tournament of the season. Thank you Renee and Ron!

A unique aspect of the Cool-Off is that it is for novices and rookies only. This allows for students with little or no competition experience to compete with students of their level.

This is also a great opportunity for coaches to take a break and give junior and senior competitors a chance to be on the other side of the ballot and judge a few rounds. Those junior and senior students that do judge will not sacrifice any competitive eligibility for later seasons since this is a novice only event. Remember, all judges must be certified for PSCFA tournaments so please have them go to the PSCFA website, read the Forensics Related Educational Document (F.R.E.D.), and certify online .

The debate portion of the tournament will take place on Saturday. NFA-LD debate will be on Saturday scheduled at the same time as IPDA and Parliamentary debate. We will offer four preliminary rounds and one elimination round for the novice division. On Sunday, we will offer two preliminary rounds and finals for all 11 individual events, plus Cultural Artifact (no scholarships awarded).

In addition to the tournament, MSJC will be hosting the PSCFA Spring Meeting and coaches’ lunch at 1:00PM on Saturday. Items on the agenda include discussing the year in review, electing new officers, and selecting a site for the 2020 Fall Coaches Conference.

ENTRY DEADLINE is Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00pm through Changes may be made through Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00pm at no charge.

I look forward to seeing you at the Cool-Off! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Warm regards,

Claire Crossman
Tournament Director (310)-346-0023