The Pacific Coast Debate League was established in 2018 as an independent league for debaters trained in both the Urban Parli and Club Parli ecosystems. The Pacific Coast Debate League provides four high-quality tournaments during the competition year and a season ending championship tournament. These tournaments are known for their efficiency, judge training, topical resolutions, along with a deep respect for the debaters and their parents. Profits from Pacific Coast Debate League tournaments benefit Urban Parli Debate, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) tasked with the mission of bringing no-cost, high-quality parliamentary debate instruction to underserved Oakland Unified public schools.
The PCD Tournament Management Team:
PCD tournaments are renowned for providing the very best debate tournament experience. PCD tournaments are designed to maximize the well-being of parents, judges, and, of course, debaters. The tournaments provide excellent topics, first-rate judge instruction, and, maybe most importantly, the tournaments run on time. This exceptional experience is brought to you by the following:
PCD tournament logistics and finances are overseen by Urban Parli Director Alexander James.
PCD tournaments are expertly and efficiently directed and tabbed by Club Parli Coach Zach Moss.
Club Parli Managing Director David “Bear” Saulet plays a volunteer support role at all PCD tournaments. Bear also provides a wellspring of incisive feedback to debaters after each of the many rounds he judges at each tournament.