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Speech Bid Tournaments

Speech Bid Tournaments 2019-2020

FOR 2019-2020: To be fully qualified in any speech event a participant needs TWO bids AND there will be no application fee to apply for an at large bid if a speech entry only has one bid. 

TBA for 2019-2020: Speech at larges will be changing. For the 2019 TOC a participant needed at least one bid to receive an at large. For 2020 the at large process will prefer those with one bid, but will include a way for zero bid competitors to attend the TOC space permitting. More details about how this works will be coming soon. 

Bids are awarded based on the actual entries in a given event:

  • If 24 or fewer competitors enter, the Top Three receive bids. 
  • If 25 to 72 people compete, all Finalists receive bids. 
  • If 73 or more are in an event, all Semifinalists receive bids.

NOTE--a bid in prose OR poetry counts toward qualification to the TOC in Oral Interpretation. 
 

 
Automatic Qualifiers 
2019 NSDA National Championship Speech & Debate Tournament⏤all Semifinalists and Finalists automatically qualify for the 2019 TOC.
2019 NCFL Grand National⏤all Semifinalists and Finalists automatically qualify for the 2019 TOC.
2019 UK TOC⏤all Finalists automatically qualify for the 2019 TOC.

 
Bid Tournaments
Alief Taylor
Apple Valley
Arizona State
Beehive Bonanza
Bellaire
Berkeley
Bethel Park
Bradley University
Bronx Science
Chaparral Star Academy* (swing tournament)
Claremont (Woflpack Invitational) 
Clear Falls
Columbia
Cypress Bay
Cypress Creek
Cypress Fair
Cypress Woods
Des Moines Roosevelt
​Dobie
Dowling Catholic
Duke University
Durham Academy
Emory
Federal Way
Foley
Florida Blue Key
Fullerton Union
George Mason
George Washington
Glenbrooks
Grady
Grapevine
Har-Ber
Harvard
Holy Cross
Houston Lamar
Isidore Newman
Jackrabbit Jamboree (AZ)
James Logan
Jasper (formerly Parish Episcopal)
Katy Taylor
Lewis and Clark
Lindale
Long Beach
Marshall
Morristown West's Chestnut Tree Invitation
Mountain View
Mullen HS (Colorado Cup)
Munster
Myers Park
Newton South
Nixa
Nova Titan
Park Hill
Peninsula
Pennsbury
Plano West
Princeton
Ridge
Rowan County
Santa Clara University Dempsey-Cronin Invitational
Smoky Mountain 
Spring Woods
Southlake Carroll
St. Andrews
St. James
St. Mark's
Stanford
Sunvitational
Sylvania
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Texas
University of the Pacific
Villiger
Western Kentucky
Westlake * (swing)
Winston Churchill
Wooster
Yale