Welcome to the home page for the 2023 NCFA Spring Champs tournament hosted by Diablo Valley College on Feb 17-19, 2023 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Welcome to the Splash Page for our Northern California Championship Tournament.  Competition will take place February 17-19, 2023 at  Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA

We are offering a full-service tournament with 3 prelim rounds and final rounds for all IE events, 4 prelim rounds and festival finals for IPDA, 4 prelim rounds and elim rounds of LD, 5 prelim and elim rounds of NPDA. 

Things that are important for you to know right now: 

Students may participate in LD OR IPDA on Friday. 

Students may participate in Pattern A of IE (POI, DI, Info, Imp, Duo, CA) OR NPDA on Saturday.

Schools will only be allowed 2 uncovered IPDA or LD entries (please read page 7 of the invite carefully for details).

Entries and Debate Philosophies are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 15th.  

We will be utilizing online balloting this year.  All judges will have to have a forensicstournament.net account and a device that can access forensicstournament.net during the tournament.

Uncovered entry fees are expensive.   Please do everything within your power to bring qualified judges to the tournament.  (Hiring judges has become expensive and the cost will be passed down to the schools, it's as simple as that I'm afraid)

We will NOT be sending a representative to the Interstate Oratory competition this year.  It's being held in Texas and the vast majority of our organization cannot travel to the state using public funds.   

The Tournament Invite and the Tournament Schedule are available here for your viewing.   Areas highlighted in red/bold font are sections that we'd like you to pay particular attention to.   Areas highlighted in yellow are subject to minor editing in the future due to changes made in the NCFA Constitution at our last business meeting.   Please know that any updates to the invite in these areas will not influence the schedule, the fees and/or the events.  The constitutional changes mainly affected the way divisions are collapsed and how awards are distributed.

Please check frequently as we will continue to update this page with info regarding parking, internet access, hotels, room locations, and other pertinent information..

If you have any questions please reach out to Tim Heisler at theisler@laspositascollege.edu  

Hoping to see you there!   Tim