Welcome to the home page for the 2021 Talk Hawk Invitational tournament hosted by Las Positas College on Feb 12-14, 2021 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Las Positas College cordially invites you to the

13th Annual Talk Hawk Invitational

February 12-14, 2021


Greetings to all!


This tournament will be 100% online and all competition will occur virtually through forensicstournament.net synchronously using 8x8 live video rooms. This section contains information to support your transition to online competition. Danny’s How virtual tournaments work on forensicstournament.net


In preparation for the various championship tournaments that are fast approaching, the 2021 Talk Hawk Invitational will feature a full weekend of Individual Events, NPDA Parliamentary Debate, BP Parliamentary Debate, LD and IPDA Debate. We will have 3 (THREE!) preliminary rounds of IE competition, festival finals (Bronze & Gold Rounds) for IPDA and traditional out-rounds for LD and Parli (both NPDA and BP) participants. When able to do so, we will offer Novice and Open Divisions for IE’s (and possibly Junior for debate) while following NCFA guidelines for novice eligibility. We reserve the right to collapse divisions due to limited entry. Any IE event that has less than 8 competitors entered may be collapsed.


IPDA debate will be taking place on Friday, February 12th. Additionally, we will not allow more than 2 uncovered entries in IPDA or LD per school. Please see specifics on page 6.


***NEW THIS YEAR***  BP Debate will be taking place on Friday, Feb. 12th and Saturday, Feb. 13th. Competitors will be able to cross enter in BP and Individual Events. BP competitors will not be able to participate in the IPDA, LD, or NPDA portions of the tournament.


As always, the 1st Place Open Winner in each event will win a CASH PRIZE. The amount for each event will be dependent upon total tournament and entry size. In some years winners have received $120!


You will find the usual events lined up for your pleasure with the same interesting twists that make the Talk Hawk Invitational unique.

       First and foremost, ALL INTERPRETATION EVENTS WILL BE BOOK OPTIONAL where judges are not to penalize students for performing without a script in hand.

       Contestants in Duo Interpretation will be permitted to adorn any thematic attire desirable

(Translation: costumes allowed!).

       For additional variations please read the entire invite carefully, paying special attention to the Event Descriptions for some minor twists and turns like those mentioned above.

       Please register all entries on forensicstournament.net


While these small changes are meant to create a fun and exciting atmosphere it will not deter from the competitive nature of Forensics competition. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament.




Jim Dobson jdobson@laspositascollege.edu (510) 384-9525

Tim Heisler theisler@laspositascollege.edu  (209) 765-7260

Natalie Kellner nkellner@laspositascollege.edu (925) 759-8449

Ryan Guy guyr@mjc.edu (951) 237-8711 Mike Middleton m.middleton@utah.edu Co-Hosts of the Talk Hawk Invitational