Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Griffin Invitational tournament hosted by Grossmont College on Nov 13-15, 2020 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to our 28th Annual

(but 1st On-line Synchronous)Tournament!

If you need assistance during the tournament


NPDA Topics will be announced in:


 Elim 2 Topic (5:21pm Start Time): Resolved: The United States would be better off with a Democratic President and Conservative Senate.



Standby Judges should wait in


For judges:

  • You will receive an email 10 minutes before the round. It will either provide you a link to your round room and eballot, or ask that you please stand by in case we need to push you a ballot. The judges stand by room can be visited at this link:  https://8x8.vc/2020GriffinInvitationalStandyByJudgeRoom  
  • If you do not receive an email 10 minutes before the round, please head to the judges stand by room.
  • If we do not need you for the round, you will get another email after letting you know you are good to go for the round.
  • Please make sure to check your spam folders for your ballots.

For competitors:

  • Please make sure competitors also check their spam folders for postings.
  • The postings will contain their room link, and will also be sent 10 minutes before the round.

For the IE portion of the tournament:

  • Competitors who are double entered will receive links to both of their rooms. To sign in, please have competitors type their name in the chat to mirror signing into a classroom, before heading to their other round.
  • Please inform competitors to make sure they enter rooms with muted microphones, as to not interrupt another speaker.


  • To prepare your competitors and judges for this new online format, please see the guides available on the online resources page: https://forensicstournament.net/online 
  • Because this is an online tournament, slow internet speeds can cause issues for speakers, judges, and tournament staff. Test your internet speed on https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ Anything less than 6 mbps upload/download will cause video/audio problems.
  • We strongly recommend each school has judges on standby who are familiar with internet tournaments in case there are internet issues for their originally registered judges.
  • The tournament will use synchronous video conferencing. Please see the Best Practices section of this invite for tips on how to effectively use the platform.
  • The awards ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube each day.





Dear Colleagues,

The Grossmont Community College Forensics Squad cordially invites you to join us online, for the 28th Annual Griffin Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament. This year, due to public health precautions we will host our tournament synchronously.

Friday Nov.13th One Day Individual Events Tournament

Saturday Nov.14th One Day IPDA Tournament.

Sunday Nov.15th One Day Parli Debate Tournament

The Griffin Tournament offers your students:

Friday, Nov. 13 th A One-Day Individual Events Tournament.

• 2 rounds and finals in Open and Novice Divisions (if entries warrant).

• Students are allowed to triple enter. (except double entry only for Duo and Extempers).

• A separate Individual Events Awards ceremony will be held, and sweepstakes for the top three colleges will be awarded, with certificates.

• Our "Picket Fence" Award: A special award for the student with a "picket fence" in individual events. A special gift card will be awarded to the winner.

Saturday, Nov. 14th: A One-Day IPDA Tournament.

• Novice, Junior and Varsity Divisions, if entries warrant.

• 4 rounds of IPDA, with two out rounds. We may need to limit entries, so get your entries in early.

• A separate IPDA awards ceremony will be held.

Sunday, Nov. 15th :A One-Day Parliamentary Debate Tournament.

• Novice, Junior and Open Divisions (if entries warrant).

• We will be using the 4 preliminary rounds and Bronze, Silver/Gold rounds model.

• (Open Division final round is negotiable)

• A separate Parliamentary Debate Awards ceremony will be held, and sweepstakes for the top three colleges in Parli Debate will be awarded Certificates.

Overall Sweepstakes and Awards:

• An Overall Sweepstakes Award (Certificate) for the top three colleges in both Individual Events and Debate will be awarded during the final ceremony on Sunday.

Gift Cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd 3 rd places in I.E.’s and for Gold & Silver places.

Certificates will be sent to finalists and Bronze award winners.

We look forward to “seeing” you online, at the 28th Griffin Invitational Tournament, at Grossmont College.


Roxanne Tuscany,                                                    Michael McHan

Director of Forensics at Grossmont College       Assistant Coach at Grossmont College

619 204-8792(cell)                                                 858-414-8513

roxanne.tuscany@gcccd.edu                                   Michael.McHan@gcccd.edu

  • Wed 11/11/20 9:00 pm Pacific
    Limit adds, changes, drops to existing schools only (no new schools can register)
  • Thu 11/12/20 6:00 pm Pacific
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)