2018 Bobcat Bonanza @ Central
Dates: 1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018

19th Annual Bobcat Bonanza,

Tournament of Champions - Speech Qualifier,

and NIETOC Qualifier

January 26-27, 2018

Central High School

4525 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85012



Dear Colleagues,


We are thrilled to invite you to the 19th annual Bobcat Bonanza Tournament on January 26-27, 2018.  At this tournament we will be offering Congress, Novice/Varsity Divisions of LD, Policy, and Public Forum and the full compliment of individual events, including POI.  We are pleased to announce that the UK Tournament of Champions and the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) have both designated us as a qualifying tournament.


Due to popular demand, we will continue our "Bobkitty" Middle School Congressional Debate division.  This will be held on Saturday, concurrent with the Individual Events competition.  This is the only event open to Middle school competitors.  All other events are for students in grades 9-12  only. 


Please note that all entries will be due prior to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018.  Please enter early in order to ensure your spots.  If we run into space limitations, we will open waitlists and accommodate as many entries as possible.  Any drops after January 23rd will be assessed the entry fee amount for said event(s).  Additions to the entry and modifications will also be accepted until that date.  Schools will be allowed to enter only six  students or teams in any event or division (see the information section for exceptions).  Please post your drops and/or changes online as soon as you are aware of them.  Entries and drops will only be accepted through www.joyoftournaments.com/az.  Do not  fax or call in entries/drops.


Per AIA regulations, we may not permit Arizona students to enter independently, or to act as their own coach.  All teams must have a coach recognized by the administration at the school present at all times. 


Students may enter Congressional Debate, one traditional debate event, and two individual events.  Fees will be charged as follows: $10 for each team event, and $5 for each individual event. We have removed our school base fee in recognition of the teams that have to travel from outside the valley.


Checks and purchase orders should be made out to:


Central High Speech and Debate

c/o Kevin Berlat

4525 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85012


On the following pages we have attached specific event rules, useful information, and of course, the entry form.  We hope to see you at the tournament.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a message for Kevin Berlat at 480-330-3430.  See you at the Bonanza!






Brian Gruman                          Kevin Berlat                           Diana Krauss                        Kimberly Berlat    

Director of Forensics               Speech and Debate Coach     Coach Emeritus                    Assistant Coach



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