Fall Championships

October 19, 2015
Dear Colleagues:
On behalf of PSCFA, we are pleased to invite you to the PSCFA Fall Championship Tournament to be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California on December 4-6, 2015!

There is something for everyone at Fall Champs! On Friday, students may compete in novice, junior, and senior divisions of NFA-LD and IPDA. On Saturday, we will offer rookie, novice, junior, and senior divisions of Parliamentary Debate and British parliamentary Debate. On Sunday, we will offer novice, junior, and senior divisions of 12 individual events.

We are excitedly preparing our campus for this event. We have secured extra access to our guest WiFi; however, we anticipate that the number of users will exceed our server’s capacity. We recommend that, when possible, schools bring their own HotSpot and refrain from non- tournament-related internet usage. Additionally, we will not be providing Team Prep rooms for debate. Please ensure that the judge is the first person to enter each room. Also, please do not move any technology in the rooms.

All entries are due by 6:00pm on Monday, November 30, 2015. YOU MUST USE THE WEB ENTRY SYSTEM. Visit http://www.forensicstournament.net to enter. Tournament Entry will be available beginning on Wednesday, November 18.

A Few Important Reminders:
1) “FRED” Certification: All judges must be certified before judging; uncertified judges will not fulfill your team’s judging commitment. Re-certification must be completed annually. Please have your judges go to http://www.pscfa.org and click on the “FRED” link to certify.
2) Optional donations for “Going Coastal” So Cal Phi Rho Pi, hosted by Irvine Valley College in Costa Mesa, CA, will be accepted at Fall Champs.
3) Impromptu prompts: Per the discussion at the 2015 Coaches Conference, other prompts besides quotations will be used. This could include interview questions, ethical dilemmas, sales pitches, or interpretation of tangible objects.

Attached, please find more detailed tournament information, a description of tournament rules, and procedures and entry forms. Please refer to the PSCFA Handbook for the newest information on Rules, available at http://www.pscfa.org.

If you have any questions please contact us at jvitullo@mtsac.edu or dcantrell3@mtsac.edu. We look forward to seeing you soon!

John Vitullo, Danny Cantrell, Roger Willis-Raymondo, & Roxan Arntson
Tournament Director Tournament Hosts