Central's Speech and Debate Tournament The Bobcat Bonanza was Held February 6-7

Posted by Community Relations on 2/11/2015

Central's Speech and Debate tournament, the Bobcat Bonanza was held February 6-7. The largest total speech competition and the largest Congressional Debate competition in the state, it is now a “bid” tournament for the speech events for the Tournament of Champions, a national event that takes place at the University of Kentucky in April. The Bobcat Bonanza is one of 37 tournaments around the country designated as “bid” tournaments for their speech events. The only other Arizona tournament to make the list was Mountain View High School.

“This is huge for us, as it will draw attention from the surrounding region, and has the potential to make the Bobcat a very popular destination not just for Arizona schools, but also for those seeking to qualify to the TOC,” Speech and Debate Coach Kevin Berlat said. “It speaks to the quality of our tournament, and how respected we are in the national community. “