There is not an official tournament hotel.  The rounds will be held at the University of Hawaii campus.  The East West Center is also located on the UH campus and I recommend that programs on a budget stay with them due to the low cost of rooms and the convenience of walking to rounds.  

You may visit their website at:

Please let me know if you would like a list of sponsored hotels with room rates around $149/night.


Thomas Dowd
Director of Debate
Department of Communication
Hawaii Pacific University
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 302
Honolulu, HI  96813
(808) 544-1464

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Subject: Re: Pan Pacific Championship and Hawaii Cup

Is there a tournament hotel for this tournament?

Dr. Robert Margesson
Director of Debate
Regis University
Cell: 303-601-6750
Office: 303-964-5723
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Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:19 AM
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Subject: Pan Pacific Championship and Hawaii Cup

Aloha Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to the paradise of Hawaii to join Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii in two tournaments over three days on the beautiful island of Oahu. The 2nd annual Hawaii Cup will begin the competition on Friday, February 14th, followed by the 7th annual Pan Pacific Championship on Saturday and Sunday, February 15th and 16th. This three day, two-tournament competition is open to U.S. and international colleges and universities providing an excellent opportunity for teams to prepare for the USU National Championship.

The Pan Pacific Championship will feature six preliminary debates and a semifinal and final round. All rounds will be debated in WUDC format. The Co-Chief Adjudicators of last year’s tournament were Josh Martin, the CA for the 2013 National Championship and Daniel Hugo, a two-time finalist of the Pan Pacific Championship, with Tuna Snider from the Vermont running tab. The 2013 tournament featured representatives from throughout the country including, Stanford, Vermont, Willamette, and Loyola. The 2014 Pan Pacific will again have Tuna serving as tab room director and Rob Boller, Convener of 2015 USU National Championship serving as CA. Information about DCA’s will be forthcoming. The Pan Pacific and Hawaii Cup events feature the beautiful setting of Honolulu, the welcoming atmosphere of both the largest public and private university’s in Hawaii, and challenging competition from around the world.

Early registration for the tournament will begin November 15, 2013 with the regular registration period opening December 15, 2013.  Schools that register during the early registration period will be eligible for subsidized housing during the tournament. Places will be allocated in order of registration date and time. The last day of registration will be on Friday, February 1, 2014. Early registration is recommended and greatly appreciated. Vermont, La Verne, Davis, and Loyola have already verbally committed to attend this year’s tournament.

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the tournament, travel, or Hawaii please do not hesitate to contact either Thomas Dowd or Robert Boller. All of us at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii look forward to seeing you in February at the Hawaii Cup and Pan Pacific Championship.


Thomas Dowd                                             Robert Boller
Director of Debate                                      Director of Forensics
Hawaii Pacific University                               University of Hawaii, Manoa
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 302                        2560 Campus Rd; George Hall 326
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813                          Honolulu, HI, 96822
Office: (808) 544-1464                          Office: (808) 956-8202
Fax: (808) 544-0835                                     Fax: (808) 956-3947
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Registration Fees:
$100 per debate team and $40 per judge, coach and/or observer, which will include registration for two tournaments, local Hawaiian food, refreshments, and sponsored evening social events. The N-1 rule is enforced. The hired judging fee is $100 per team.  The registration for the Hawaii Cup is $20 per individual. A fee waiver or reduction is available to qualifying programs. All checks are payable to Hawaii Pacific University. All fees are due no later than event registration on Saturday, February 16, 2014.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday, February 14th – Hawaii Cup
9:00am  Registration and breakfast
9:30am  Complimentary surf and kayak lessons
10:30am Hawaii Cup – Round 1
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm  Hawaii Cup - Round 2
3:00pm  Hawaii Cup – Final Round
4:30pm  Awards
5:00pm     Social - Trump International Hotel/Sunset Fireworks

Saturday, February 15th  - Pan Pacific Championship
8:00am             Financial Registration and breakfast
8:30am           Adjudicator Meeting
9:00am             Roll call and Hawaiian call to gather ceremony
9:15am             Round 1
11:30am           Round 2
1:00pm             Lunch
2:30pm             Round 3
4:45pm             Round 4
Evening            Social TBA

Sunday, February 16th  - Pan Pacific Championship
9:00am             Roll call and breakfast
9:30am             Round 5
11:30am           Round 6
1:00pm             Lunch
1:30pm             Semifinals
3:00pm             Grand Final Debate and Award Ceremony
Evening             Social TBA