Friday, February 1, 2013 (All day)
Point Loma Nazarene University

Tournament of Champions

Point Loma Nazarene University

On February 7, 2014, Point Loma Nazarene University will host the 17th Annual Point Loma Round Robin Tournament of Champions.  This one-day event matches 16 of the top NPDA schools against each other in a modified round robin format.

Philosophy & History:
This tournament was begun in 1998 for several reasons. We saw a need for a tournament that gathered the best of the nation's debaters together with the idea of providing a pleasant environment, three quality judges per round for excellent feedback and tips on improvement, and nicely catered meals to celebrate those that have risen to the top of our activity. The tournament would not only offer a nice opportunity for iron to sharpen iron metaphorically speaking, but it creates a nice learning atmosphere for others to watch and learn from those who have consistently reached a high level of success. The goal then was and the goal now is to serve the community in several areas. The top teams could improve by debating other top teams, creating a nice warm-up prior to Nationals. Beginning teams could improve by watching some of these stellar matches. And the entire community could benefit from a strong field of competition at the Sunset Cliffs Classic, which immediately follows the Round Robin and usually includes all the Round Robin Tournament of Champions teams in the Open Division of competition. We thank you all for your support in past years and look forward to your continued participation in upcoming years.

The sixteen schools will be divided into four pools of five teams, and will debate every team in their pool. Each team will advance to an Octa final round, seeded on win-loss records, ballets, speaker points from rounds 1-3. Octa final winners will advance to quarter finals and those winners will advance to semifinals. The winner of each of those semifinal debates will meet in the Final Round to be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Cunningham A & B Nicholson Student Center. This public debate is open to the community.

The following schools have been selected to participate in this year's upoming tournament, based upon a competitive bid process.

Point Loma Round Robin Tournament Of Champions Field

  1. Cal StateUniversity of Long Beach
  2. Concordia University, Irvine
  3. El Camino College
  4. Irvine Valley College
  5. Mercer University
  6. Northern Arizona University 
  7. Pepperdine University 
  8. Point Loma Nazarene University
  9. Southern Illinois University
  10. University of California Los Angeles
  11. University of Oregon
  12. University of Texas, Tyler
  13. University of the Pacific
  14. University of Utah
  15. Valdosta State University
  16. Whitman College 

Here is a tentative schedule of Events for the Round Robin.  Audiences are MORE than welcome at all of these events.  You are encouraged to attend!

8:00-8:30     Registration/Breakfast -- Cunningham in Nicholson Student Center
8:30-9:45     The First Round
9:45-11:00     The Second Round
11:00-12:15     The Third Round
12:30-1:30     LUNCH – Cunningham in Nicholson Student Center
1:30-2:45     Octa Finals
3:10-4:35     Quarter Finals
4:50-5:55     The Semifinal Round
6:00-7:15     DINNER -- Cunningham in Nicholson Student Center
7:30 PM     The FINAL Round -- Cunningham A & B Nicholson Student Center