August 22, 2017
Dear PSCFA Friends,
Welcome back to the Forensics season! It is time to kick off the competition year at the PSCFA Warm-Up at El Camino College on September 30th-October 1st. We have an exciting new schedule, as passed at last year’s Coaches Conference. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:
- The Warm-Up has changed to a Saturday/Sunday schedule.
- We now offer IPDA, which will be held with NPDA on Saturday.
- Fees will now be assessed and collected at the Warm-Up. Please see the attached fee sheet.
We will offer four (4) rounds of Open, Junior, and Novice (divisions might be collapsed due to lack of entries) NPDA and IPDA debate on Saturday. Sunday will offer the usual two (2) rounds of all PSCFA individual events, including cultural artifact, for Open, Junior, and Novice competitors.
Why should you, your squad, and your school participate at this year’s Warm-Up? First, it is an excellent opportunity to introduce all of your new students to competitive collegiate forensics in a relaxed atmosphere. Second, it is a great way to reunite with all of your forensics colleagues and meet coaches new to our region. Finally, it allows the chance to test the waters on new topics and approaches to our activity. Each school must cover its judging commitment (you may only enter uncovered slots if prior tournament approval is granted.)
All entries are due by 6:00PM on Tuesday, September 26th. Please enter the tournament using http://www.forensicstournament.net.
Please bring your coaches to judge or contact any judges you know & trust who are available for hire. In order for this to remain a functional tournament, we must have plenty of prepared judges. If you are bringing first-time judges, inform them that they must read and sign the PSCFA judge’s handbook and complete the F.R.E.D. certification (this may be done online at www.pscfa.org). Also, remind your judges of proper etiquette in rounds. Teach them how to do time signals for limited prep as this tends to be a common problem at the Warm-Up. Don’t forget, judges may also be returning students not competing at the Warm-Up. If you know of any judges available for hire, please send me their contact information.
You can find directions to El Camino College at their website (www.elcamino.edu). Campus maps can be found at: http://www.elcamino.edu/about/maps/ECC-Campus-Map.pdf. Attendees of the tournament can park in any of the student lots; however, you must purchase a parking ticket. There are several ticket machines throughout the student parking lots. The tournament headquarters and registration will be in the Music Building, which faces Redondo Beach Blvd.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:
Forensics Coach Cerritos College
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
PSCFA Warm-Up 2017
In addition to the new fees this year, all teams are still responsible for ANY drop, no-show, or nuisance fees. Uncovered judging fees are available only with the prior approval of the Tournament Director. PSCFA rules state that all schools must cover their debate commitment and 75% of their individual event entries unless the Tournament Director believes there is a sufficient pool of judges to allow a school to pay additional judging penalties.
All entries are due by 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26th.
You can register for the PSCFA Warm-Up Tournament using www.forensicstournament.net.
You may make changes to your entry before Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00PM. Drops are free if reported by the Wednesday deadline. Any and all changes made after Wednesday will be subject to nuisance fees. Any requests for changes made after the website closes should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you email your changes, I will email a response indicating that your entry was received and any accrued fees.
The tournament schedule is below.
PSCFA WARM-UP 2017 SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 Debate
9:00-9:30 Registration and Sign-In
9:15 Topic Announced for Rounds 1 and 2
10:00-11:00 Round 1 NPDA/NFA-LD
11:15-12:15 Round 2 NPDA/NFA-LD
12:45 Topic Announced for Rounds 3 and 4
1:30-2:30 Round 3 NPDA/NFA-LD
2:30-3:30 Round 4 NPDA/NFA-LD
|9:00am-9:45am||Student Sign in|
|10:00am||Round 1 Topic Draw (in room)|
|11:30am||Round 2 Topic Draw (in room)|
|1:00pm||Round 3 Topic Draw (in room)|
|2:30pm||Round 4 Topic Draw (in room)|
4:00pm OR ASAP Debate Awards
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017
9:00 EXTEMP DRAW
9:00 ROUND 1 PATTERN A
10:30 ROUND 1 PATTERN B
12:00 EXTEMP DRAW
12:00 ROUND 2 PATTERN A
1:30 ROUND 2 PATTERN B
Schedule is contingent on the number of entries. Awards will be moved up if possible.
SCHOOL:_______________ Director of Forensics _____________________________
Office Phone Number ____________________________
Home Phone Number _____________________________
Email Address ___________________________________
ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO PSCFA
# of Entries Total Fees
Mandatory School Fee
1-5 Students $25 __________ __________
6-10 Students $30 __________ __________
11+ Students $35 __________ __________
IPDA Debate: $10 per slot __________ __________
Parliamentary: $20 per team __________ __________
Pattern A IE Slots: $6 per slot __________ __________
Pattern B IE Slots: $6 per slot __________ __________
Duo Interp: $12 per team __________ __________
Debate: $75 per uncovered team (if allowed) __________ __________
IE’s: $12 per uncovered slot
Pattern A __________ __________
Pattern B __________ __________
Nuisance and Misc. Fees:
No-Show IE fee: $10 per slot __________ __________
No-Show Debate fee: $20 per slot __________ __________
Nuisance Fee IE: $5 per slot __________ __________
Nuisance Fee Debate: $10 per slot __________ __________
Judge Nuisance Fee: $25 per round __________ __________
Late Add Fee–$50 __________
TOTAL FEES __________