Welcome to the home page for the 2024 Tabor-Venitsky Invitational tournament hosted by Cerritos College on Feb 16-18, 2024 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Tournament announcements document

Dear Colleagues:

The Cerritos College Falcon Forensics squad is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Tabor-Venitsky Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament for community colleges to be held in person February 16-18, 2024. 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, and Phi Rho Pi.

For 2024, we are pleased to offer reduced (50% off) entry fees for out-of-state schools. We hope to enhance the tournament experience by exposing your students to a diverse array of competitors, judges, and forensics styles.

We will offer four rounds of NPDA parliamentary debate breaking to a bronze/gold elimination round format on Friday, three rounds of IEs breaking to finals on Saturday, and four rounds of IPDA/LD debate breaking to a bronze/gold elimination round format on Sunday. Each day will feature its own awards ceremony. Students may double enter in IEs. We will offer two divisions in debate and individual events. The open division in both debate and individual events will be limited to community college students with remaining CCCFA and/or Phi Rho Pi eligibility ONLY. There will be no coaching or group prep allowed during prep time in debate.

Please submit your entries on forensicstournament.net. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00pm PST. Fees will be assessed on Wednesday, February 14 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.


Tournament Director
Nick Matthews
Cerritos College Director of Forensics


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