2019-2020 Calendar Draft
The exact tournament calendar can change depending on budget and student interest.
Regardless, students in Com St 22 should expect to attend (either as competitor or observer or judge) 3-4 tournament weekend days.
Sunday opportunities are highlighted for those students with Friday and Saturday religious observances.
PSCFA Spring Champs, Palomar College (110 miles South of SMC). Friday and Saturday, with overnight hotel (dependent on budget) for those who compete both days. Friday NPDA, 10:30am to 9:00pm. Saturday IPDA, 8am to 7:30pm. Or, we might only do the Sunday as an IE tournament event, with no overnight.
Mar 27 or 28 or 29
SMC Intramural IPDA Debate Tournament. Friday or Saturday or Sunday, at SMC, likely 1pm to 6pm.
Phi Rho Pi national speech and debate tournament for community colleges. Albuquerque, NM. Only those who compete on the team in the previous Fall are eligible, and likely only those who have shown great effort in their events, great attitude on the Team, and some success in local tournaments.
PSCFA Cool Off, Mt. San Jacinto College, (95 miles East of SMC). Saturday IPDA or NPDA. 9am to 6:30pm. Sunday IE. (8am to 6pm). Great first debate tournament for new debaters, and great opportunity for Team seniors to work the other side of the round as a judge.
Possible SMC debate tournament. Maybe only intramural. Maybe invitational to just a few other local teams. Maybe three different debate styles in one tournament, with each debater doing all three. Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
High School Tournaments
We also have the opportunity to judge local (usually within 30 miles) high school tournaments, which count for class credit. Here are those approximate dates and locations (date and location can change)
Jan 25 (Saturday) East LA College
Feb 1 (Saturday) Arcadia High School
Feb 22 (Saturday): San Marino High School (uncertain)
Mar 7 (Saturday): San Marino High School
Mar 13 (Friday): Arroyo High School (3-9pm)
Mar 14 (Saturday): Arroyo High School
Mar 21 (Saturday): Arroyo High School
LAMDL: local LAMDL debates can also be judged by SMC Team members for credit in the class. Here are some possible dates: Mar 6-7, Mar 27-28, Apr. 24-25, May 22-23.
PSCFA Warm Up, El Camino College. IPDA or NPDA. 9am to 5pm
Crossman Invitational, El Camino College. Saturday NPDA, 8am to 9pm. Sunday IPDA, 8:30am to 8pm. Students can attend either day or both days.
PSCFA Fall Champs, Mt. San Antonio College. (40 miles East of SMC) Friday and Saturday, with overnight hotel (dependent on budget) for those who compete both days. Friday NPDA, 10:30am to 9:00pm. Saturday IPDA, 8am to 7:30pm
High School Tournaments
We also have the opportunity to judge local (within 30 miles) high school tournaments, which count for class credit, and is also a Team fundraiser. Here are those approximate dates and locations (date and location can change)
Oct 19: Gabriellino High School
Nov 16: Pasadena City College
Dec 7: Pasadena City College