NCFA Spring Fling

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2012 NCFA Spring Fling Tournament
One Day, Novice Only
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 @ Ohlone, Fremont, CA

On behalf of the California State University, Chico and the Ohlone College Forensics teams, you are cordially invited to attend the 2012 Spring Fling Tournament, taking place Saturday, April 28th on the Ohlone Campus. This is a novice only tournament and coaches should use discretion in selecting students who are beginners in a given event. The tournament offers platform and limited preparation events in Pattern A (Informative, Persuasive, After Dinner, Impromptu) and debate and interpretation events in Pattern B (Prose, Drama, Poetry, Program, Duo, Parli). Students may compete in no more than 2 events per pattern. Policy debate is also offered, however students in policy debate cannot double-enter. You can register your students to compete in these events at All entries and drops must be submitted by Wednesday, April 25th . For additions, changes, and drops after April 25th, e-mail
While results are tabulated and prior to the start of the award ceremony, NCFA will sponsor an honorary showcase in which four selected open competitors from the region present award-winning speeches to the novice competitors. If you would like to nominate a student to be considered for the showcase, send an e-mail to that includes: 1) the Student’s name, 2) the school represented, 3) a list of awards earned in the 2011/2012 season, and 4) an explanation of how that student exemplifies the finest qualities of intercollegiate forensics.


• Registration & Ballot Table: Table in front of Building 5
• Postings & Student Hangout: Cafeteria, Building 5
• Judges Orientation: 3201 at 8:30 a.m.


IE and NFA-LD entries are $6.00
Policy Debate Teams are $15.00
Each uncovered IE is $5.00
Each uncovered debate team is 15.00
Each drop after April 23 is 3.00

JUDGING: Coaches and former competitors will contribute to a quality judging pool, ensuring students who are being exposed to the activity for the first time, have a positive experience. Experienced, open competitors are also invited to judge. Student judges not only contribute to the growth of others as supportive listeners and critics, but may also benefit from experiencing forensics from the other side of the table. ALL STUDENT JUDGES MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION AT 8:30 A.M. IN ROOM 3201.

• From Interstate 680 North (from San Jose, Milpitas) – Take the Mission Blvd. (238) exit in Fremont and turn right onto Mission Boulevard. Drive about 1 1/2 miles. Ohlone College is located on the left at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont.
• From Interstate 680 South (from Dublin, Pleasanton) – Take the Mission Blvd. (238) exit which is after the Vargas Road exit. Turn left onto Mission Boulevard. Drive about 1 1/2 miles. Ohlone College is located on the left at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont.

PARKING: Participants should park in lots C or D; daily permits will be sent via e-mail to participants.
FOOD: The cafeteria should be open the day of the tournament. If this is not the case a sheet with local eateries will be available at registration. Off campus food arrangements involve a 10-15 minute walk. If we are able to get the cafeteria open we ask that you do not have food delivered there. In the past that has upset our dinning services folks.
LODGING: Extended Stay – 46312 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536, (510) 979-1222 (5-minute drive)
Hyatt – 3101 West Warren Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538, (510) 623-6000 (10-minute drive)
Marriot – 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538, (510) 413-3700 (10-minute drive)

 NCFA Spring Fling Schedule

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Individual Events & Parliamentary Debate Schedule

8:30 am Required Student Judging Orientation

8:00-8:30 am Registration – Lobby of Cafeteria

9:00 am Round 1: Pattern A (Impromptu, Extemp, Persuasion, Informative, ADS)

10:00 am Round 1: Pattern B (Prose, Poetry, Duo, Drama, POI, Parli)

10:30 am Round 1: Pattern C (Parli) topic announce

11:45 am Round 2: Pattern A

12:45 pm Round 2: Pattern B

1:15 pm Round 2: Pattern C (Parli) topic announce

2:15 pm Pattern A Finals

3:15 pm Pattern B Finals & Parliamentary Debate Round 3 (All Teams)

4:30 pm Honorary Showcase – Room: 3201

5:00 pm Awards – Room: 3201


Policy Debate Schedule

8:30am Required Student Judging Orientation

8:00-8:45am Registration – Lobby of Cafeteria

9:00am Round 1

10:15am Round 2

11:15-12 Lunch

12pm Round 3

1:30pm Awards – Location TBA