Welcome to the home page for the 2022 Golden Gate Season Opener (Tournament 1 of 2) tournament hosted by San Francisco Forensics Collective @ SFSU on Sep 30-1, 2022 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Parliamentary debate topics and announce times can be found in the GGO Parli Google document. You can also find it here for those you on the phonezz: https://bit.ly/GGO22Parli


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Access the Golden Gate Opener Tournament Invitation for details about this in-person event, including the schedule of events and SFSU's mandated COVID protocols.

We look forward to hosting your team connecting with our forensics community at the end of September. Reach out to your lead tournament director, Sage Russo (srusso@mail.sfsu.edu), with any questions or changes to your entry.

SF State has moved to a “masks recommended” policy. Active speakers will be allowed to unmask for their performance events. If you need accommodations or would like to request that participants remain masked, please let us know during registration and inform participants before the event starts. We hope everyone respects those requests and will uphold community needs whenever possible. Please contact us with any questions or to make an accommodation request.

Please come register in HUM 111

Extemp prep in HUM 122

Friday, September 30, 2022

1:00  PM – Registration in the Atrium

2:00 PM – Parli Round 1 Topic Announcement

3:45 PM – Parli  Round 2 Topic Announcement

5:00 PM – Parli Round 3 Topic Announcement

*Dinner provided in atrium*

7:00 PM – Parli Round 4 Topic Announcement


Saturday, October 1, 2022

(Parli debaters advancing to elimination rounds may only compete in pattern A IEs–not in pattern B IEs or IPDA. IPDA competitors may cross-enter in any IE events EXCEPT extemporaneous speaking.)

7:00 AM – Registration in the Atrium, continental breakfast in the atrium

8:00 AM - A1 (ADS, Extemp draw, Prose, Poetry, Informative) & IPDA 1 (8:30am topic strike)

9:30 AM – B1 (Duo, POI, Drama, Impromptu, Persuasive, CA), IPDA 2 (10am topic strike), & Parli Elim 1 Topic Announce

11:00 AM - A2 & IPDA 3 (11:30am topic strike)

12:15 PM  - LUNCH Break

1:15 PM - B2, IPDA 4 (1:45pm topic strike), & Parli Elim 2 Topic Announce

3:15 PM  – A Finals, IPDA Elim 1 (3:45pm topic strike)

3:45 PM - Parli Elim 3 Topic Announce

5:00 PM – B Finals, IPDA Elim 2 (5:30pm topic strike), & Parli Elim 4 Topic Announce


7:00 PM – Awards



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