Toys for Tots ReminderPosted: Tue - Nov 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm
As a reminder we will once again conduct a “Toys for Tots” drive in coordination with the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Please encourage your students to bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at less than $20. We are doing the Toy Drive in conjunction with the 5th Battalion 14th Marines in Seal Beach, CA.
Tuesday Evening UpdatePosted: Wed - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:31 am
1. Cynthia has been able to secure enough rooms for ALL current entries to compete at the tournament - thanks Cynthia for your hard work! So as of this point all entries recorded on ForensicsTournament.net will be able to compete this weekend.
2. We will not be able to accept any adds. The rooms situation is very tight and so I will have to keep to the Monday 6pm entry deadline. Thanks to everyone for getting their entries in early.
3. Drops will continue to be accepted through Wednesday without charge on the website. Wednesday evening the site will be shutdown to any changes. At that point entry fees will be calculated although please send me an email with any drops before the tournament starts. PSCFA does charge for drops after Wednesday until the drop deadline:
---4. There will be a drop fee of $5 for any drop after the Wednesday deadline until 30 minutes before the first round of competition (If not reported, it will remain as a no show)
---5. Changes from a school from one person to another in the same pattern will not be construed as an add for these purposes. Changes from one event to another in the same pattern will not be construed as an add (however, the drop fee will apply)
4. As a reminder we will once again conduct a “Toys for Tots” drive in coordination with the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Please encourage your students to bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at less than $20. We are doing the Toy Drive in conjunction with the 5th Battalion 14th Marines in Seal Beach, CA.
5. For those of you who have attended the annual Cerritos College Tabor-Venitsky tournament please note that tournament headquarters is now in the PST building not in our usual location. Please refer to the campus map for information on the new location and best place for parking. For Friday and Saturday debate prep rooms will be assigned and posted on ForensicsTournament.net by Thursday evening. We trust that any school utilizing their prep room will keep the room spotless.
6. Thank you to everyone who sent in hired judge information - I believe we currently have enough so I am unable to arrange for any additional hired judges.
Should you have any questions please let me know. Over 600 students are entered in over 1000 slots this weekend from 37 colleges and universities! Cynthia and I look forward to running a great Fall Champs.
Debate EligibilityPosted: Sat - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm
I received a question to clarify debate eligibility rules with NFA-LD and Parli-LD. Since the handbook defines five categories of events:
PSCFA recognizes 5 non-similar event groupings: (1) Debate, (2) Readers Theater, (3) Limited Preparation events (Extemp and Impromptu), (4) Platform Preparation events (Persuasion, Expository, Speech to Entertain, Communication Analysis), (5) Oral Interpretation events.
It makes the most sense to me that all the "debate" events should be grouped together. I don't see how NFA-LD or Parli-LD could be grouped with any category other than 1.
Rookie JudgingPosted: Sat - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Just to clarify that students may judge Rookie Parli on Friday and still compete at the tournament on Saturday or Sunday. Page 2 of the PSCFA Rules and Procedures states:
5. No one will be allowed to judge and compete at the same tournament (except
judging Rookie division)