Welcome to the home page for the 2021 Trapper Rendezvous tournament hosted by Northwest College on Feb 19-20, 2021 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Dear Colleague:

 The Northwest College Forensics Program and the Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society extends to you a cordial invitation to attend the 51st ANNUAL TRAPPER RENDEZVOUS FORENSICS TOURNAMENT to be held virtually February 19-20, 2021. This is a different date than in the past, and we hope that this new date will allow more of you to attend.

This year the Trapper Rendezvous will be a virtual tournament. The tournament will be administered using forensicstournament.net, which is integrated with “8x8” video competition software. Coaches will need to include an email and phone number for each coach, student, and accompanying judge when they register so that students and judges can receive links to their rounds. Please bring your judges, we would rather have them than your money. Also, note that you must cover your entry for the entire tournament. Please examine information available at https://forensicstournament.net/online in order to familiarize yourself with the special requirements of virtual tournaments.

The 2020 Rendezvous will feature: 6 preliminary and 2-4 elimination rounds (depending on entries) in three divisions of parliamentary debate and one division of IPDA. PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to enter both IPDA and Parliamentary Debate. Should the need arise we reserve the right to collapse divisions in parliamentary debate. In addition, the Rendezvous will feature two preliminary rounds and two elimination rounds in one open division for all eleven individual events. Please note that all individual events will follow NST rules and format.

This year we also offer an open division of British Parliamentary Debate, with five preliminary rounds and an appropriate number of elimination rounds.

This invitation includes a copy of the regulations, a schedule of events, and contact information. The tournament entry should be received no later than 6:00pm Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Entries will be facilitated by the Forensicstournament.net website.

We look forward to hosting you and your squad.



Jeannie Hunt and Robert Becker

Forensics Coaches

Department of Communication

Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society

Northwest College