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.
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.
Chaparral Star Academy* (swing tournament)
Claremont (Woflpack Invitational)
Des Moines Roosevelt
Florida Blue Key
Jackrabbit Jamboree (AZ)
Jasper (formerly Parish Episcopal)
Lewis and Clark
Morristown West's Chestnut Tree Invitation
Mullen HS (Colorado Cup)
Santa Clara University Dempsey-Cronin Invitational
University of Alabama
University of Kentucky
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Texas
University of the Pacific
Westlake * (swing)