Campolindo Parliamentary Tournament
2020 — Moraga, CA/US
Entry Fee: $70
Judge Hire Fees: $150
Make checks out to “Campolindo Debate” and turn them in during registration. Cash will not be accepted. Personal checks are accepted. We will offer fee breaks to teams who have financial constraints on a case by case basis. Please email email@example.com to request a fee waiver.
An adult chaperone must be present with each school during registration and throughout the duration of the tournament. There is a team cap of 5 per school per division with an overall tournament cap of 70 teams. We will move teams off the waitlist if space permits, on a first-come first-serve basis.
Each school will be required to provide 1 qualified judge for every two entries or less. A single open-qualified judge can cover both an open and a JV entry. Schools will be penalized $50 per round for every round that a school’s judge does not show up. Online ballots are required, so all judges must have a Tabroom account.
A qualified open division judge is at least a high school graduate/equivalent AND a coach, former open debater, and/or college debater. Experience in debate events outside of parliamentary debate is accepted, but judging experience in parliamentary debate specifically is preferred.
A qualified JV division judge may meet the open division judge requirements OR have had previous experience judging parliamentary debate. Parent judges with at least 1 year of judging experience are accepted. You may cover your open entries with a JV parent judge.
Any questions about what characterizes a qualified judge should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printed materials, laptops, phones, internet are all allowed during prep. Only handwritten notes prepared during the 20 minutes of prep time are allowed in round. Debaters may not use handwritten notes in round that were prepared prior to the round’s topic announcement. Use of pre-prepped materials or technology in round will result in team forfeit.
Debaters may only prep with their partners. There is no team prep or coach prep for varsity. Team prep is allowed for JV division.
Speech time for all rounds will follow NPDA times 7-8-8-8-4-5. There is no protected time or grace periods. You may finish your current sentence and sit down. No new arguments are allowed in Rebuttal speeches. Points of Information are allowed in the form of questions during constructive speeches. Points of Orders are allowed in Rebuttal speeches to only notify judges of new arguments being made. Time stops for Points of Orders. Phones are fine as timers.