District I Pacific Champs

2020 — Long Beach, CA/US


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2020 Pacific Coast Championships/D1 Qualifier Tournament


Tournament Dates: February 21st-23rd, 2020






Welcome to CSU Long Beach!




On behalf of Beach Forensics and the Communication Studies Department, we are pleased to host the 2020 Pacific Coast Championships/D1 Qualifier tournament.  Below you will find information regarding the tournament divisions, schedule and entries.






NDT Qualifying Division


This division is open to anyone that meets the minimum qualifications set by the District 1 Regional Travel rule. Entry in this division requires that both members of a team have competed at 2 or more District I tournaments during the 2019-2020 season and meet the minimum number of rounds for participation as a team, as per the District I Constitution. There will be six preliminary debates and runoff rounds if necessary.




Pacific Championships Open Division:


The open division is eligible to all debaters who are not entered in the NDT Qualifying Division and do not satisfy the CEDA Novice eligibility requirements. So long as entries permit, there will be six preliminary debates and elimination rounds as determined by tournament schedule and CEDA rules.




Pacific Championships Novice Division


The novice division is eligible to debaters who satisfy the CEDA novice eligibility requirements. So long as entries permit, there will be six preliminary debates and elimination rounds as determined by tournament schedule and CEDA rules.




Programs outside the District One area are welcome to enter the Pacific Championships Open and Novice Divisions.






Please enter through tabroom.com. District bid allocation will be based on teams entered; subsequent entries may not count in the allocation process. If you submit teams for a first-round at-large bid, please enter them in the district tournament by the deadline date (first-round at-large bids are announced February 10th, 2020), and then drop them should they receive a first-round bid.  Teams may not enter the qualifying division after the declaration date. The deadline for entering the open and novice divisions is February 19th, 2020 by 5:00pm.






$60 per person. If you are hiring a judge it is $150 per uncovered team. (One judge covers 3 rounds for two teams.) We have only a limited number of hired judges, so we ask that if you are present at the tournament you judge rather than buy out your commitment. Make checks payable to "CSU Long Beach Forensics.” Personal checks are not accepted. Fees are due at the time of registration. Open Team Fees - $30 for each team entered in the qualifying division. This is to cover the cost of hiring and using highly preferred judges beyond their commitment in the qualifying division.  If you cannot provide judging, please let Michael Eisenstadt (Michael.eisenstadt@csulb.edu) and/or Deven Cooper (devenc325@gmail.com) know ASAP and we will work to try to identify rounds for hire. District rules require you to cover your commitment for teams entered in the qualifying division.






Expectations - All judges are required to vote for one and only one team. Judges will have 2 hours and 30 minutes from the start of the debate to cast their ballot. Should they fail to do so by this time the tab room will flip a coin to determine a winner. Points at the tournament can be given on a scale of 1-30 using decimal points and without ties in each debate. Points below a 26 will require explanation to the tabroom.




Commitments - You are committed to providing three rounds of judging for every team you enter in the tournament. Bringing additional judges, particularly those prepared to be included in the qualifying division pool, would be appreciated. Hired judges will be paid at $30 per round. Since it is difficult to arrange for qualified hired judging, please cover your commitment if at all possible. Your judges may be assigned to rounds in divisions you have not entered. Unless otherwise noted in your entry, all judges will be placed in the Qualifying division. Please do not place judges in “JV or Novice only” if they meet the qualifications for judging in the Qualifying division.




Judging beyond commitments - To facilitate mutually preferred judging, district protocol requires that all judges in the judge pool must be prepared to judge beyond their school’s commitment. Judges will be compensated at a rate of $30 per round for each additional round judged. The tab room will make every effort not to abuse this requirement.




Elimination rounds - Judges from schools entered in the Qualifying division may be assigned to any or all preliminary rounds and any and all run-off rounds, as necessary. Judges from schools entered in the Qualifying and/or Open and/or Novice Divisions must be available for elimination debates.




Philosophies - All judges are requested to provide a judging philosophy statement. Posting those philosophies to tabroom.com is the best way to ensure full access to all participants.




Tournament Conduct: All participants are required to follow tournament rules according to the tournament invitation as well as any rules of their sponsoring institutions.  We will follow all rules and norms of CEDA, AFA and the Council of Tournament Directors. Additionally, all students and guests must respect our campus policies, showing respect to other teams, coaches, or judges, and conducting themselves in a professional manner. Please try to help out the tournament staff by cleaning up after yourselves in rounds. 




Tentative Schedule




Friday February 21st, 2020


3:00 pm Pairings released for rounds 1& 2


Round 1: 4:00pm-6:30pm decision


Round 2: 7:00pm-9:30pm decision




Saturday February 22nd, 2020


8:00am Pairings released (breakfast)


Round 3 9:00am-11:30am decision


Round 4 12:00pm- 2:30pm decision


            Lunch: 2:30pm-3:15pm


Round 5 3:15pm - 5:45pm decision


            Snacks: 5:30-5:45pm


Round 6 6:30pm-9:30pm decision




Sunday February 23rd, 2020


8:00 am Pairings Released (breakfast)


9:00am Elim 1 / Runoff 1 (if necessary)




Elims as necessary




Smoke Free Campus: The CSU Long Beach campus is completely smoke free. Please inform your coaches, judges and visitors that smoking on any part of the CSU Long Beach campus (including e-cigarettes) is forbidden.




Parking: The attached map provides information regarding where to where to park. All lots use a virtual parking permit system, and parking can be purchased in the lot. Parking on Friday must be in a “G” lot before 5:30pm. Parking on Saturday and Sunday can be in a “G” lot or an “E” lot. We recommend parking in the “G” lots near Brotman Hall on Friday and in “E” lots 9, 10, or 11 on Saturday and Sunday. You will need a parking permit every day.




Hotels: The tournament hotel is the Courtyard Marriott near the Long Beach Airport (3841 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90808). The block expires January 25, 2020.






We are excited to welcome you to our campus,




Michael Eisenstadt


Director of Forensics




Deven Cooper


Director of Debate




Aaron Fullman


Director of Speech