Welcome to the home page for the 2022 Talk Hawk Invitational tournament hosted by Las Positas College on Feb 4-5, 2022 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed


14th Annual Talk Hawk Invitational
February 4-5, 2022

Talk Hawk Awards Ceremony Link:

Topic: Talk Hawk Award Ceremony 




Talk Hawk Invitational Raffle


Hi everyone! We’re so excited to have you all join us at the 2022 Tawk Hawk Invitational! We want to thank you all so much for coming and hope you’re having a great time. We are going to be giving out "amazing prizes" to competitors in our raffle. Below you will find the links to the announcement videos of our winners. Congrats to our fortunate few!!


Talk Hawk Invitational Day 1:

Raffle winner # 1

Raffle winner # 2



Talk Hawk Invitational Day 2:

Raffle Winner #3

Raffle Winner #4


How to redeem your prizeCheck in the description of the YouTube video to find the email brennan317@gmail.com or just use this email address and contact Brennan directly. Either the winner or a member from their team may email to claim your mystery prize!!! Your prize will be sent with the rest of your team’s winnings from the tournament.



Saturday, February 5, 2022


8:00-8:45                    Registration

9:00                             Round 1 of Pattern A          

10:15                           Extemp Draw                       

10:45                           Round 1 of Pattern B                       

Lunch Break             

12:45                           Extemp Draw                       

1:15                             Round 2 of Pattern B                       

2:30                             Round 2 of Pattern A          

3:45                             Extemp Draw Finals            

4:00                             Finals of Pattern B               

5:15                             Finals of Pattern A               

ASAP                          I E Awards         


Tournament TidBits

All judges not receiving a ballot for a round, PLEASE HANG OUT IN THE JUDGE STANDBY ROOM until released.    We will do our best not to use you, but we may have to dip into the well to ensure we stay on schedule.  We thank you in advance.  thankyouThankYouTHANKYOU!
Judge Standby Roomhttps://8x8.vc/TalkHawkHelp
EXTEMP Prep (Sat) here: https://8x8.vc/TalkHawkIPDAExtempPrep
Student Lounge: https://8x8.vc/TalkHawkStudentLounge
Help Room: https://8x8.vc/TalkHawkHelp

You can also Text for help:

·         Host: Natalie Kellner (925) 759-8449

·         Registration & Fees: Tim Heisler (209) 765-7260

·         Debate: Ryan Guy (951) 237-8711

·         IE: Jim Dobson (510) 384-9525



Sample Ballot: Try out a sample ballot ahead of time.

Team Room: You can create your own room. Begin with https://8x8.vc/  Add your team name bestschoolever: Add a 10 digit random number https://8x8.vc/bestschoolever3650976386  This room will be live for you to use all season.


Important Notes: (Please share with students, judges, and coaches)

Empty Room: If you or one of your students is sitting ALONE AND ONTIME in an empty 8x8 room, something is wrong. Jump into the Help Room.

Judges Please Accept Your Ballot Immediately After Being Notified: Once you receive the email or text with your ballot, please accept the ballot. That way the tab room knows you will be there to judge the round.  

Observers:  In order to avoid "8x8 bombing" we cannot post the competition room URLs publicly.  Once emails (for the postings/rounds) go out, competitors and coaches can share their room-link with teammates, friends, and family.  Guests are welcome to observe. Observers should turn their mic off.

Connection issues

1. Use a different browser (Chrome works best). Make sure you are in ONLY One room at a time.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Make sure your mic, camera, and speaker settings are operational.

4. If you are using a tablet or phone us the 8x8meet APP instead of a browser.

5. Test your internet. You need a minimum of 6mbps. https://www.speedtest.net

6. Seek help in the help room.