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NFA National Championship Tournament

NFA sponsors a national championship tournament for both individual event speaking and Lincoln-Douglas debate. The tournament normally covers 4-5 days, and championships are awarded in eleven individual events and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Team awards are given in several divisions, based on the entry size of each school. Normally, between 75-125 colleges and universities attend the national tournament.

Congratulations to  Tennessee State University-President's Three Division Champions, Hastings College- President's Two Division Champions, Wiley College-President's One Division Champions, Western Kentucky University, the 2018 national champions in the Open Division, and to Abigail Onwunali (University of Texas at Austin), the 2018 pentathalon (individual sweepstakes) champion.




The 2019 NFA National Championship Tournament will be hosted by the 
the Santa Ana Unified School District and the City of Santa Ana, California 

at Santa Ana High School/Middle School on April 18-22, 2019

Impromptu Schema 2019  Impromptu Archive Official Invitation coming February 2019


2019 NFA Hotel Information


HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Orange County Airport

2726 South Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA,  92705

hotel: (714) 481-6300 | fax: (714) 966-2747

www.holidayinn.com/jwa-airport

·         Individual & Group reservations must be confirmed by April 1st, any unused rooms will be released to the hotel for general sale.

·         $109.00 per room, per night based on 1 – 4 people per room, plus 11% occupancy tax and + .19 tourism tax.

·         Room rate includes breakfast up to 2 people, per room, daily.

·         Additional breakfast coupons available for purchase @ $12.00 per person, per day, inclusive of taxes.

  • The above link is live; please feel free to click link and book. PLEASE NOTE THAT USING THIS LINK FROM A MOBILE DEVICE MAY NOT WORK.  

  • Individual reservations may also be made by calling 1-855-846-7312.  Please ask for the “NFA Tournament” or Group Code NFA. Deadline to make reservations is April 1st, 2019.  

  • Individual Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly with Abigayl Flores our Sales Administrator at 714-481-6311 or abigaylf@hi-oca.com Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 3pm.

  • For Group blocks of 9 or more rooms please contact Annette Anderson, Director of Sales, 714-481-6304 or annettea@hi-oca.com.

SECONDARY HOST HOTEL

DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana-Orange County Airport

201 East MacArthur Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92707

SantaAnaOrangeCountyAirport.DoubleTree.com

·         $129 room rates

·         100 rooms reserved

·         Full, hot breakfast buffet for (2) included in the rate

·         Additional discounted full, hot breakfast buffet coupons available for purchase for $10.00 inclusive

·         Complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms and meeting space

·         Complimentary airport shuttle

·         Discounted overnight self-parking at $8.00 (normally $21.00)

 

RECOMMENDED OVERFLOW HOTEL

Country Inn and Suites John Wayne Airport

2701 Hotel Ter, Santa Ana, CA 92705

714-957-9200

714-641-8936 Fax

http://www.countryinns.com/santa-ana-sna-airport

$119 double beds

$115 king bed

-Complimentary full cooked to order breakfast each morning

-Complimentary outdoor parking

-Complimentary shuttle service to/from John Wayne Airport 

-Complimentary High-Speed Internet

 




2019 Tentative NFA Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, April 17
7:00 – 9:00 pm      Early Registration at the Holiday Inn Host Hotel
                          
Thursday, April 18
12:00 – 2:30           Registration
2:30 – 3:30             Opening Assembly
3:30 –4:00               Extemp Draw
4:00 – 5:15              Round 1A
5:15 – 6:30              Round 1B                       
6:30 – 7:45              Round 2B
7:45 – 8:45              LD - Round 1               
8:45 – 9:45              LD - Round 2 

Friday, April 19
1:00 – 3:30              Student/Business Meetings                 
3:30 – 4:30              LD - Round 3
4:30 – 5:00              Extemp Draw
5:00 – 6:15              Round 2A
6:15 – 7:30              Round 3B
7:30 – 8:30              LD - Round 4

Saturday, April 20
8:00 – 8:30              Extemp Draw
8:30 – 9:45              Round 3A
9:45 – 11:00            Round 1C
11:00 – 12:15          Round 1D
12:15 – 1:30            Round 2C
1:30  2:30              LD - Round 5
2:30 – 3:45              Round 2D
3:45 – 5:00              Round 3C
5:00 – 6:15              Round 3D         
7:00 – 8:00              LD - Round 6
           
Sunday, April 21
7:30 – 8:00             Extemp Draw
8:00 – 9:30             Octafinals A and Novice A
9:45 – 10:45           LD - Double Octas
10:45 – 12:15         Octafinals B and Novice B
12:15 – 2:00           Octafinals C and Novice C
2:00 – 3:30             Octafinals D/LD and Novice D/LD
4:00 – 4:30             Extemp Draw
4:30 – 6:00             Quarterfinals A/B
6:00 – 7:30             Quarterfinals C/D  

Monday, April 22
7:30 – 8:00             Extemp Draw
8:00 – 10:00           Semifinals A/B
10:00 – 12:00         Semifinals C/D/LD
12:00 – 12:30         Extemp Draw
12:30 – 2:00           Finals A/B/LD
2:00 – 4:00             Finals C/D
6:00                         Awards