2012 National Invitational Tournament of Champions
Focus on the Family. Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs welcomes families from across the country to enjoy the blue sky, cool evenings, and majestic mountains for the 2012 National Invitational Tournament of Champions.
NITOC 2012 hosted 11 Individual Events (Speech Events) grouped into three main disciplines.
NITOC 2012 hosted two debate events with the following Resolutions:
Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate
Resolved: When in conflict, personal freedom ought to be valued above economic security.
Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially reform its revenue generation policies.
Stoa NITOC Invitations and Seeding
The document attached at the bottom of this page contains further explanation about the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions. The document discusses the philosophical goals leading to the creation of the tournament. Next, the dilemma of how to meet and balance the representational needs of states with differing levels of participation is discussed. The bicameral National and State Invitational models are reviewed. The specifics of the point system for seeding using information from the National Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Rankings (aka Speechranks) website is explored.
For those who don't like to read or just want to know the basics:
Stoa is using the open and public National Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Rankings website to determine invitations to the National Invitational Tournament of Champions. Tournaments must meet certain minimum criteria for rounds competed as specified on the Speechranks website. Stoa tournament results posted through the end of April will be used for invitational purposes. (As these make up the bulk of the invites it is important that all Stoa events be completed by the end of April. It is recognized that a few Regional tournaments from other leagues will be completed by the first weekend of May and supplemental invitations will be sent out to student entering results from those tournaments.) Initial invitations were sent early in May. Supplemental and reminder invites will be sent out before the close of registration. NITOC registration opens May 7 and closes May 21 (both at noon Mountain Time).
There are two invitational models:
State Invitation Model:
Seeding Competitors at NITOC