The HPU Pan Pacific Championship is the largest college-level debating tournament in Hawaii. 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 (World's 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: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21544&id=1496864603&l=4686c42d4c
Watch rounds of World's Style debate here.
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the tournament, travel, or HPU, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Debate, Rose Helens-Hart. We look forward to seeing you in February at the Pan Pacific Championship.
Director of Debate
Undergraduate Program Chair
Department of Communication
Hawaii Pacific University
1188 Fort Street, Suite 333
Honolulu HI, 96813
$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. Local teams should inquire about Kama'aina rates. All fees are due no later than event registration on Friday, February 11 2011.
To register, please contact Rose Helens-Hart with team and adjudicator/observer numbers.
**Special Note: Please indicate whether or not your teams/coaches/judges/observers are interested in attending the workshop.
Friday, February 18th
Optional Parliamentary Training Session--HPU Downtown Campus
Evening 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
2:30pm Round 3
4:45pm Round 4
Sunday, February 20th
9:00am Round 5
11:15am Round 6
2:15pm Semifinal Debate
4:00 Grand Final Debate and Award Ceremony Social