2018 National Championship

University of Northwestern, St. Paul | June 18-23

"The quality of thought, the structure of arguments and the ability to “think on your feet” for students 12-18 years of age was remarkable—ACTUALLY EXCEPTIONAL." (Community Judge, Glen Bitzenhofer)

ABOUT

The 2018 NCFCA National Championship is comprised of the top 10% of competitors in the league. Competition is available in both Lincoln-Douglas Value, Team Policy, and Moot Court debate, as well as in Interpretive, Platform, and Limited Preparation speech events.  

WHAT TO EXPECT

Judge Greeting

Check in with the Judge Greeter and pick up your name tag!


Ballot Distribution

You will be asked a few questions to ensure you receive the ideal ballot.

Judge Orientation

Attend the orientation session.

Judge 

Make your way to your room and judge the round. After the round, return to Judge Area to fill out your ballot and enjoy refreshments.

Ballot Return

Turn your completed ballot in at the Ballot Return table. Your round is complete!

The average time commitment for judging one round of speech or debate is three hours.

SCHEDULE

June
18

Monday

2:00 PM Moot Court Round 1 3:30 PM Moot Court Round 2 5:00 PM Moot Court Round 3 6:30 PM Moot Court Round 4

June
19

Tuesday

10:00 AM Debate Round 1 12:30 PM Speech Round 1A 3:00 PM Debate Round 2 5:30 PM Speech Round 1B

June
20

Wednesday

8:00 AM Speech Round 2A 10:30 AM Debate Round 3 1:00 PM Speech Round 2B 3:30 PM Debate Round 4 6:00 PM Speech Round 3A

June
21

Thursday

8:00 AM Debate Round 5 10:30 AM Speech Round 3B 1:00 PM Debate Round 6 3:30 PM Moot Court Semifinals

June
22

Friday

8:00 AM Debate Double OctaFinals 10:30 AM Speech Quarterfinals 1:30 PM Debate OctaFinals 4:00 PM Speech Semifinals 6:30 PM Debate QuarterFinals

June
23

Saturday

8:00 AM Debate Semifinals 10:00 AM Moot Court Finals 11:00 AM Speech Finals 2:00 PM Team Policy Debate Final 4:00 PM Lincoln Douglas Debate Final 5:00 PM Awards 6:30 PM Dinner  

8:30 PM Showcase of Excellence