Welcome to the home page for the 2023 Joseph J Cardot Invitational tournament hosted by Abilene Christian University on Oct 20-22, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

On behalf of Abilene Christian University, the Department of Communication and Sociology, and the ACU Debate Team, welcome to the 4th Joseph J. Cardot Forensics Invitational, October 20-22, 2023 at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. The competition will feature 4 preliminary rounds of TIPDA, 2 preliminary rounds of IE’s and 6 preliminary rounds of IPDA – details included in the invitation.

This is an in-person tournament at our beautiful campus in Abilene, TX. We are looking forward to seeing many of our friends back on campus for this wonderful fall tournament. 


  • Sat 09/30/23 12:00 am Central
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)
  • Tue 10/17/23 11:59 pm Central
    Limit adds, changes, drops to existing schools only (no new schools can register)
  • Wed 10/18/23 11:59 pm Central
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)
  • Wed 10/18/23 11:59 pm Central
    Drops only (no new entries or changes allowed)