Pan Pacific Championship Feb 18-20

Having a hard time thawing out from the winter and looking for a fantastic Spring tournament? Escape to Hawaii for some sun, sand, surf and of course—debate! Hawaii Pacific University invites you to participate in the Pan Pacific Championship Debate Tournament, on February 18-20, 2011. The tournament is open to U.S. and international colleges and universities.

The Pan Pacific Championship (PPC) will feature at least six preliminary debates and elimination rounds determined by the number of participants. All rounds will be debated in the British Parliamentary (Worlds Style) format. A workshop will be held on Friday for individuals new to this format. The event features the lush setting of Oahu, the welcoming atmosphere of Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), and challenging competition from around the world. Highlights from last year's tournament included fantastic debate, hula performances, Waikiki nightlife and a final round held at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Registration for the tournament is now open! View photos from past PPCs at:

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the tournament, travel, or HPU, please do not hesitate to contact me and visit We look forward to seeing you in February at the Pan Pacific Championship.


Rose Helens-Hart
Director of Debate
Undergraduate Program Chair
Department of Communication
Hawaii Pacific University
1188 Fort Street, Suite 333
Honolulu HI, 96813

Registration Fees:$125 per debate team and $30 per judge, coach and/or observer for the extended amenities package (includes select meals, beverages and cultural receptions throughout the tournament, etc.)The N-1 rule is enforced. The hired judging fee is $250 per team. All checks are payable to Hawaii Pacific University. All fees are due no later than event registration on Friday, February 11.

To register, please contact Rose Helens-Hart with team and adjudicator/observer numbers.

Tentatice Schedule:
**Special Note: Please indicate whether or not your teams/coaches/judges/observers are interested in attending the workshop.

Friday, February 18thOptional Parliamentary Training Session--HPU Downtown CampusEvening Social or Luau (You won’t want to leave to Hawaii without experiencing a traditional Hawaiian meal and entertainment from the Pacific Islands. Seat reservation and payment must be taken in advance. More details will be provided to interested teams.)

Saturday, February 19th
8:15am Financial Registration
9:00am Adjudicator Meeting
9:30am Round 1
11:30am Round 2
1:00pm Lunch
2:30pm Round 3
4:45pm Round 4

Sunday, February 20th
8:15am Check-in
9:00am Round 5
11:15am Round 6
1:00pm Lunch
2:15pm Semifinal Debate
4:00 Grand Final Debate and Award Ceremony Social
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