March 22, 2019
On behalf of PSCFA and Cerritos College, I would like to invite you to the 2019 PSCFA Cool-Off Tournament, on April 27-28 at Cerritos College. Cerritos College is thrilled to host the final tournament of the season. Thank you April and Nick!
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 https://pscfa.org/fred/ .
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, Cerritos 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 2019 Fall Coaches Conference.
ENTRY DEADLINE is Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00pm through https://forensicstournament.net . 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, feel free to contact me.