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2019 United States Universities Western Regional Championships 

Pacific Lutheran University

 March 23-25, 2019.


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


On behalf of the staff and students of the T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum at Pacific Lutheran University, I would like to invite you to the 2019 United States Universities Western Regional Championships, to be hosted on Pacific Lutheran University’s campus in Tacoma, Washington, on the weekend of March 23-25, 2019. Our tournament will include 8 preliminary rounds of British Parliamentary style debate, and a break to quarterfinals. 


To assure a well run tournament we are proud to announce Jacob Witt as Tabulation Director, Angie Tinker as equity officer, and Rob Margesson, Marlene Pierce, and Jonathan Taylor  as Chief Adjudicators


We are excited to host you on our campus for what is sure to be an enjoyable tournament. If you have any questions, please email Justin Eckstein at ecksteja@plu.edu. We hope to see you in Tacoma in March!




Justin Eckstein

Director of Forensics | Pacific Lutheran University

ecksteja@plu.edu| (253) 535-8175


Angie Tinker

Assistant Director of Forensics | Pacific Lutheran University


Fees can be paid in advance with credit card online:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-united-states-universities-western-regional-championships-tickets-54415050882



To purchase entry with a credit card, tickets are available for each two person team competing in the tournament. If you choose to pre-purchase with a credit card, please be aware of the 

Eventbrite charges 2.5% of the ticket cost plus $0.99 per entry sold in U.S. dollars. So, if you enter three teams, there will be a fee per team entered. 


If you pay by credit card, please bring your receipt to registration. 


Tournament Documents