Where are Tournaments Held?

There are a number of tournaments held each year in the Metro Atlanta area.  There are also many tournaments held all over the country, as close as Nashville and as far away as California.  It is up to you (and your partner) how often and how far you travel.

How Long are Tournaments?

Most tournaments are 2 or 3 days.  2-day tournaments are usually held on Fridays and Saturdays and 3-day tournaments are held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

What Costs are Associated with Tournaments?
  • Tournament Fees are usually around $35-40 per competitor

  • Tournament Meals - It's a busy day so you will typically eat at the tournament between rounds.

  • Travel Costs - If applicable

What is NITOC?

NITOC or the National Invitational Tournament of Champions is Stoa's annual national tournament which is held late-spring at rotating locations around the country.  To qualify for NITOC, competitors must earn 2 checkmarks in a particular event at local tournaments. Checkmarks are earned by having a winning record in a debate event at a local tournament or by finishing in the top 40% of competitors in a particular speech event.  Competitors can qualify for NITOC in more than one event.