Point Loma Novice Debate Tournament

Saturday, December 9, 2000 (All day)
Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Novice Debate Tournament
Event date: Saturday, December 09, 2000, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

One last debate tournament to report on before the Fall is over. Point Loma hosted a one day Novice and Rookie Parliamentary Debate tournament on our campus Saturday. Forty teams from eight colleges and universities competed, including UCLA, CSU San Bernardino, Grossmont, Mt SAC, Orange Coast College, Cerritos College, Riverside City College and Pt Loma. Most of the Point Loma students competed in the Novice division, but in the Rookie Division Hope Gravestock from PLNU won 9th Place Speaker honors.
Pt Loma debaters captured 7 of the top 10 speaker awards in the Novice division, including:
10th Place: Josh Cangelosi
7th Place: Chelsea Hettrick
6th Place: Joelle Pendergrass
4th Place: Kaz Trypuc
3rd Place: Loriann Baker
2nd Place: Brad Lindenmayer
1st Place: Sarah Barnes (winning Top Speaker for the second week in a row!)
Eight Point Loma teams competed from the argumentation and debate class.
Many are on the debate team as well. All but one had winning records. Even that one team, consisting of two foreign national teammates uncomfortable with the language, culture and customs of America, won two, lost two and would have earned a spot in quarter finals had the tournament been long enough to go to quarters. The field was large enough to support quarters.
In the novice division there were no 4 and 0 teams. All 5 Pt Loma teams went 3 and 1. The top PLNU team of Loriann Baker and Kaz Trypuc went on to beat Riverside College in the final round on a 3 and 0 decision. A good time was had by all. We may have also gained two top quality transfer students from neighboring community colleges in the process.