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18 August 2009

Pan Pacific Championship 2009

Aloha Colleagues,
Stuck on the waiting list for Worlds or just looking for a great tournament in a terrific location? Fall will be here any minute and so it is time to think about escaping 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 October 16-18, 2009. The tournament is open to U.S. and international colleges and universities providing an excellent opportunity for teams to prepare for the Northeast Asian Open, the Oxford IV, and the World Championship.

The Pan Pacific Championship (PPC) will feature 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 the 2008 PPC 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 October 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 Saturday, October 17.

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

Tentative Schedule:

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

Friday, October 16th
Optional Parliamentary Training Session
HPU Downtown Campus
Evening            Social TBA

Saturday, October 17th
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
Evening            Social TBA

Sunday, October 18th
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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