Campolindo Parli Party

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Campolindo Parliamentary Party


November 6th, 2021

Hosted at Campolindo High School

[Most likely online]

300 Moraga Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

The Campolindo Debate Club invites you to participate in the third annual Campolindo Parliamentary Tournament on November 6th, 2020 at Campolindo High School. This is a single-day tournament and we will have qualified parliamentary debate judges and riveting resolutions.

Due to COVID, we must sort out provisions to make this tournament in person. Thus, this tournament will be prospectively online for now. 


G e n e r a l  Info: 

 - The tournament plans to offer 5 preliminary rounds for both open and junior varsity division. The tournament reserves the right to adapt the schedule/tournament logistics as necessary.


 - All open division rounds will be adjudicated by individuals holding a background in high school and/or college parliamentary debate. Specific qualifications can be found below. 


 - Following the conclusion of each round will be a constructive oral RFD of no more than 15 minutes in length, as well as disclosure of the victor. We aim to provide a unique educational experience for all participants. 


 - The tournament will break to a semi-finals elimination round in both divisions. We will break brackets based on school affiliation. 


- The tournament reserves the right to adapt the amount or structure of elimination rounds if required by tournament logistics. The tournament also reserves the right to collapse the open and junior varsity divisions if required by tournament logistics. 


 - Casual attire is encouraged for students, although formal attire is equally welcome.

Registration Requirements  

Entry Fee: $50

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 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.


Judging Requirements

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. Varsity debaters and 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

Debate Rules 

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. 

The forfeit time is 5 minutes after prep is over. We expect you in your respective classrooms at most 25 minutes from original topic announce. 



We will strive to move up topic announce start times if possible.


7:45 am: Check in/Registration

8:30 am: Round 1 Topic Announce

10:00 am: Round 2 Topic Announce

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm: Round 3 Topic Announce

2:30 pm - Round 4 Topic Announce

4:30 pm - Round 5 Topic Announce

6:30 pm - Semifinals


8:30 pm - Finals


Based on the number of entries, we may add Quarterfinals.