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: Accepting Entries


14th Annual Talk Hawk Invitational

February 4-5, 2022

We have converted to an online format for 2022.  

Please see our invite for all the pertinent details!  


Friday - February 4, 2022


10:00 am         Registration

11:00 am         Prep

11:30 am         Round 1

12:15 pm        Prep

12:45 pm        Round 2

1:45 pm          Prep

2:15pm           Round 3

3:15 pm          Prep

3:45 pm          Round 4

4:45 pm          Prep for Bronze Round

5:15 pm          Bronze Round

6:00 pm          Prep for Gold Round

6:30 pm          Gold Round




Saturday, February 5, 2022


8:00-9:00                    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                          Awards                   



Judge Standby Roomhttps://8x8.vc/TalkHawkJudgesStandbyRoom

IPDA Prep (Fri) here:  https://8x8.vc/TalkHawkIPDAExtempPrep

EXTEMP Prep (Sat) here: https://8x8.vc/TalkHawkIPDAExtempPrep

Student Loungehttps://8x8.vc/TalkHawkStudentLounge

Help Roomhttps://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.