SCU Copeland Invitational

2017 — Santa Clara, CA/US

Reverend Copeland Invitational Debate Tournament
At Santa Clara University
Friday, January 20-Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dear Colleagues:
You and your squad are invited to the Fr. Raymond F. Copeland Invitational Debate Tournament at Santa Clara University on January 20 and 21, 2017. This year the tournament will feature 6 preliminary rounds of NPDA style Parliamentary debate in two divisions: Novice and Open. Our tournament is an inexpensive opportunity for your debaters to shake off the winter rust and begin to prepare for their championship season.
Entries are due by Wednesday, January 18 at 8pm.
Registration will take place at the TABROOM.COM website. The tournament name is the SCU Copeland Invitational 2017.
Father Copeland was a long time coach and supporter of debate at Santa Clara University, member of the NCFA and a distinguished professor of religion.
Hope to see you at SCU!

Melan Jaich
Director of Forensics                    
Direct Phone 408.554.4793
Fax 408.554.4913
SCU Communication Department
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

2017 Copeland Invitational Tournament Schedule: (TENTATIVE) Santa Clara University

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Parking $8
3-3:30 Registration - Vari Hall (formerly known as Arts and Sciences Building)
3:40-5:10pm Round I Parliamentary Debate
5:15-6:45 Round II Parliamentary Debate
7-8:30pm Round III Parliamentary Debate

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Parking is free on campus
8:30-10:00am Round IV Parliamentary Debate
10:15am-11:30am Round V Parliamentary Debate
11:45-1:00pm Round VI Parliamentary Debate 
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00 Parliamentary Debate Speaker Awards
2:30-4:00pm Parli Elim #1
4:10-5:30pm Parli Elim #2
5:45-7:00pm Parli Elim #3 (If needed)
7:10-8:30pm Parli Elim #4 (If needed)

Schedule may be pushed up or adjusted

Debate Information
The SCU Copeland Invitational offers 6 preliminary rounds of open and novice NPDA parliamentary debate. We will administer the tournament in accordance with NPDA and will be a sanctioned tournament. The schedule will allow for Octofinals or Quarterfinals contingent on registration.

One judge will cover 2 teams and or fraction thereof. PLEASE bring sufficient judges to cover your entries! We charge a steep uncovered judge fee because it has historically been difficult to hire enough college judges to cover all uncovered teams. Judges are committed one round beyond the round in which their school is eliminated. If you have judges in excess of your commitment, we would be ecstatic to hire them.  Please email for more details.

We charge: $30 per team entry and $100 for each uncovered team (in addition to the entry fee). Fees will be assessed Thursday, January 19, 2016 at 5pm.  Drops after that point will incur a $25 nuisance fee.  Fees will be collected at registration prior to the first round of debate.

Entry Procedure
We will handle entries through TABROOM.COM and please submit entries by Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9pm. Checks should be made payable to "Santa Clara Debate."

We will offer awards to the following:
* All competitors in elimination rounds of Debate.
* The top 5 speakers in each division of Parliamentary Debate.
Parking and Public Transit
Friday parking on campus is $8 and Saturday parking is free. We are served by Caltrain and a free shuttle runs between the tournament hotel, Santa Clara U. and the Airport Terminals at Norman Y. Mineta Airport.

Tournament Hotel
Please note that we are using a different tournament hotel this year. Info about the tournament hotel will be posted closer to the date of the tournament.