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Pacific Debaters 1st in Northern Cal

Feb 15, 2012

Pacific Debaters 1st in Northern Cal.

Pacific Forensics 2nd Overall in Northern California!

This past weekend (Feb. 10-12, 2012), Pacific Speech and Debate travelled to Chabot College to compete in the NCFA Championship Tournament (Northern California Forensics Association).  This brought 37 schools from around Northern California and Nevada to compete in many different events.  When everything was finished, Pacific finished second overall as a squad and first in Parliamentary Debate, NFA Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Extemporaneous Speaking!  Pacific HR (Emma Henry & Mark Rauschmayer) finished in 1st place in NPDA Debate, Richard Birlew was Top Speaker.  Also, Richard Birlew was first n NFA LD Debate.  Lance Bubak was the champion in Extemporaneous speaking.  Pacific's next tournament is the national championships at Western Washington University.

As always, the following is a record of individual accomplishments and not necessarily for publication:


Second Place   University of the Pacific

Parliamentary Debate

Team Placings

Champion                    Pacific HR (Emma Henry & Mark Rauschmayer)

Semi-Finalist               Pacific BiBu (J. R. Birlew & Lance Bubak)

Semi-Finalist               Pacific BiBi (Richard Birlew & Robert Birlew)


Top Speaker                Richard Birlew

4th Speaker                  Robert Birlew

7th Speaker                  Emma Henry

8th Speaker                  Lance Bubak

NFA L-D Debate

CHAMPION              Robert Birlew

Second Place               Emma Henry

3rd Place                       Lance Bubak

3rd Place                       Richard Birlew

Quarter-Finalist           J. R. Birlew

Individual Events

Extemporaneous Speaking

CHAMPION              Lance Bubak

Impromptu Speaking

Third Place                  J. R. Birlew