Welcome to the home page for the 2021 Tabor-Venitsky & Southern California LD Championships tournament hosted by Cerritos College on Feb 12-14, 2021 for College students.

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December 7, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

The Cerritos College Falcon Forensics squad is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Tabor-Venitsky Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament to be held on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, 2021. Once again, this year we will be working in conjunction with an outstanding tab room staff to provide you with an exciting tournament. The Tabor-Venitsky traditionally provides a competitive preview of the PSCFA Spring Championships, CCCFA State Championship, as well as Phi Rho Pi. Of special note are the following changes and additions:

·        Our tournament will be virtual and synchronous.

·        We are reducing the number of IE prelims from 3 to 2 out of concern for student and judge wellness. We will go back to our 3 prelim schedule when we return in person.

·        We will not offer interviewing this year.

·        Tournament registration is back on forensicstournament.net

·      We have reduced most entry fees.

For the Tabor-Venitsky, we will offer four rounds of NPDA parliamentary debate breaking to a bronze/gold elimination round format on Friday and two rounds of Individual Events breaking to finals on Saturday. Each day will feature its own awards ceremony. Students may enter a maximum of two IE events per pattern. We will offer two divisions in parliamentary debate and individual events. The open division in both debate and individual events will be limited to students with remaining CCCFA and/or Phi Rho Pi eligibility ONLY. There will be no coaching or group prep allowed during preparation time in parliamentary debate.

Please submit your entries on forensicstournament.net. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:00pm PST. Fees will be assessed on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6:00pm. Any adds after that date will be at the tournament director’s discretion. However, please email with drops through Friday to assist in paneling.

We would also like to invite you to the Southern California LD Championships - a one day NFA-LD and IPDA swing tournament to be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 by Cerritos College. The Championships will offer four rounds of LD competition for your competitors in novice and open. We will follow NFA rules in the event and break to appropriate elimination rounds. IPDA will follow Phi Rho Pi rules. IPDA students will strike topics in their competition video rooms. The Championships has no restrictions on eligibility; all undergraduate students, include those who have exhausted their CCCFA and/or PRP eligibility, are invited to compete.


Nick Matthews
Tournament Director
Cerritos College