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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

information coming soon


Impromptu Archive2018 NFA Impromptu Schema
2018 NFA Accomodations

2018 Extemp Round Themes Announced!

Round 1
United States Social/Political Issues
Round 2
International Economics
Round 3
United States Foreign Policy
Octa
International Social/Political Issues
Quarter
Hypothetical Questions (US Focus)
Semi
United States Economics
Final
Triad (International) Filebusters

A note from your 2018 tournament host:


Greetings!


Five months from now, we’ll be gathering in Oshkosh for NFA 2018! On behalf of my campus and community, I am excited to welcome you to the Fox Valley! Over the next several months, I will be working to make your NFA experience smooth, efficient and memorable.


Here are some things to look forward to:

-No hills or mountains to traverse.

-Short walking distance between rounds for competitors and judges.

-Friendly squirrels!

-Since its April, the possibility of experiencing all four seasons in the span of 5 days.


As I’ve been planning for this spring, every person I’ve encountered and met with has been excited about hosting this event. I’m confident you will be welcomed with open arms! If you have any questions or need advice leading up to NFA, please let me know!


-Elliot Fischer, UW Oshkosh


2018 Tentative NFA Tournament Schedule:
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 – 9:00 pm      Early Registration @ UW-Oshkosh campus  
                          
Thursday, April 19
9:00 – 10:30           Registration
10:30 – 11:30         Opening Assembly
11:30 – 1:00           Round 1 LD
1:20 – 2:30              Round 2 LD
2:30 – 3:00              Extemp Draw                           
3:00 – 4:30              Round 1A
4:45 – 6:00              Round 1B                 
6:15 – 7:35              Round 2B 
Friday, April 20
8:00 – 9:15              Round 3 LD
9:30 – 11:30           Student/Business Meetings                 
11:30 – 12:40         Round 4 LD
12:40 – 2:00           Round 3B
2:00 – 3:30              Round 1C
3:30 – 4:00              Extemp Draw
4:00 – 5:30              Round 2A
5:30 – 7:00              Round 1D

Saturday, April 21
8:00 – 8:30              Extemp Draw
8:30 – 9:45              Round 3A
9:45 – 11:00           Round 2C
11:00 – 12:15         Round 5 LD
12:30 – 1:45           Round 2D
1:00 - 2:00              LD Open Forum 
2:15 – 3:45              Round 3C
3:45 – 5:00              Round 3D
5:00 – 5:30              Extemp Draw         
5:30 – 7:00              Octafinals A and Novice A
7:00 – 8:30              Round 6 LD
9:00 - 10:30             LD Partial Elim (if needed)  
           
Sunday, April 22
8:00 – 9:15              Double-Octafinals LD
9:15 – 10:45           Octafinals B and Novice B
10:45 – 12:15         Octafinals C and Novice C
1:00 – 2:30              Octafinals LD/D, Novice LD/D
2:45 – 3:15              Extemp Draw
3:15 – 4:45              Quarterfinals A/B
4:45 – 6:15              Quarterfinals C/D/LD 

Monday, April 23
7:30 – 8:00              Extemp Draw
8:00 – 10:00           Semifinals A/B
10:20 – 12:00         Semifinals C/D/LD
12:10 – 12:40         Extemp Draw
12:40 – 2:00           Finals A/B
2:00 – 4:00              Finals C/D/LD
6:00                           Awards