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 nine 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 Western Kentucky University, the 2015 national champions, and to Jerome Gregory, Bradley University, the pentathalon (individual sweepstakes) champion.
The 2016 National Championship Tournament will be held April 14-18, 2016 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Ball State is located in Muncie, Indiana, a mid-sized city 55 miles (one hour) northeast of Indianapolis, just off Interstate 69. Muncie’s location in the heart of the Midwest makes it easily accessible by highways and charter flights from many locations, including the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Dayton airports.
Hotels for NFA
Tournament Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (downtown Muncie)
The Courtyard Marriott is a full service hotel that will offer the Courtyard Bistro, a full menu restaurant (Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company), a short 7 minute drive to campus, and ample bus parking adjacent to the hotel.
To reserve your rooms before November 30, 2015 call Amy Logan @ 765-760-4077 or email Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org. The hotel is expected to open December 2015.
Cost: Flat rate $109 (with booking code NFA cut off date 3/8)
This hotel is currently under construction., but here is a video about the hotel: https://vimeo.com/122354747
Hampton Inn (hotel zone NE Muncie)
To book online: (recommended)
To book over the phone: 765-288-8500
Cost: Flat rate $109 (with booking code NFA, cutoff date 3/16)
In Muncie (hotel zone NE side):
Baymont Inn 765-284-4200 $59 special rate (use code NFA, cutoff date 3/12)
Comfort Inn 765-587-0294 $109 special rate (use code NFA, cutoff date 3/16)
Super 8 765-286-4333 $67.99 special rate (use code NFA)
Best Western 765-282-0600
Cardinal Inn 765-216-1675
Days Inn 765-288-2311
Fairfield Inn 765-282-6666
Holiday Inn Express 765-289-4678
Student Center (on campus) 765-285-1555
In New Castle (20 miles south)
Steve Alford All American Inn 765-593-1212
Garden Inn 765-529-0345
In Anderson (20 miles southwest)
Best Inn 765-644-2000
Best Western Plus 765-649-2500
Chesterfield Travel Inn 765-378-0888
Clarion Inn 765-644-2581
Holiday Inn Express 765-779-0111
Motel 6 765-644-4422
Super 8 765-642-2222
In Gas City (30 miles north)
Best Western Plus 765-998-2331
Holiday Inn Express 765-674-6444
Super 8 765-998-6800
Due to various safety/sanitation concerns, we would not recommend the Red Carpet Inn and Suites on the south side of Muncie or the Bestway Inn.