Welcome to the home page for the 2023 District IX Qualifier Tournament tournament hosted by Sarah Hinkle on Feb 25, 2023 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries


Dear Colleagues, 

The District Committee would like to cordially invite you to attend the American Forensics Association - National Speech Tournament District IX Qualifier February 25th 2023.


This year the District IX Qualifier will be a virtual tournament. The tournament will be administered using forensicstournament.net, which is integrated with “8x8” video competition software. Coaches will need to include an email and phone number for each coach, student, and accompanying judge when they register so that students and judges can receive links to their rounds. Please consider bringing extra judges. Also, note that you must cover your entry for the entire tournament. Please examine information available at https://forensicstournament.net/online in order to familiarize yourself with the special requirements of virtual tournaments.


AFA-NIET District IX includes any college or university in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, El Paso County, Texas, plus Montana State University, Billings, which offers an Associate of Arts degree and/or higher degree.  Any college or university in this region is eligible for membership in AFA-NIET District IX, so all are very welcome to attend!

The attached invitation contains complete information about the tournament.  If there is a question you don't find answered, please do not hesitate to contact me via your preferred medium. We expect this year's tournament to draw outstanding competition that will be complemented by an excellent tab room staff.



Kind regards, 

Sarah Hinkle                                                                        

Chair, AFA-NIET District IX                               

Colorado College                                                                

816.645.1463 (Cell)