Policy debate teams participate in 6 preliminary rounds, clearing teams up to a full triple octofinal and double octofinals in junior varsity (subject to change depending on entries). A team is two students from the same school except in extreme circumstance with approval from the tournament director. The teams will debate the 2015-2016 NFL debate resolution. 8-3-5 format with 8 minutes of elapsed preparation time per team. The tournament does not break brackets for teams from the same school meeting in elimination rounds. The school’s coach must inform the tab room by the end of the round which team will advance in these instances. Elimination round brackets are published Monday morning. We will, as in past years, use a form of mutual preference judging for Varsity policy debate. All rounds on all three days will be held at the Cal Campus.
Policy competitors will be allowed to double enter in either PF or LD, and Individual Events but may not double enter in Congressional Debate. No special accommodations will be made for double entry students and rounds will not be held up to accommodate double entry. This includes elimination rounds, so if a double entered student has overlapping elimination rounds they will have to choose one.