Santa Clara U Copeland Tournament
2018 — Santa Clara, CA/US
Reverend Copeland Invitational Debate Tournament At Santa Clara University
Friday, January 19-Saturday, January 20, 2018
You and your squad are invited to the Fr. Raymond F. Copeland Invitational Debate Tournament at Santa Clara University on January 19 and 20, 2018. 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 17 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!
Director of Forensics
Direct Phone 408.554.4793
SCU Communication Department 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
2018 Copeland Invitational Tournament Schedule: (TENTATIVE) Santa Clara University
January 19, 2018 - Parking $8 on campus
4-5:00pm Registration - Kenna Hall
Schedule may be pushed up or adjusted
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 18, 2018 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.
We will handle entries through TABROOM.COM and please submit entries by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 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.
We suggest you use the Fairfield Suites San Jose Airport at 408.453.3133.