Welcome to the home page for the 2021 National Online Forensics Championship - High School (NOFC-High) tournament hosted by National Online Forensics on May 29-30, 2021 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

CRITICAL UPDATE: The tournament has been condensed to two days...May 29th to May 30th and some events have been collapsed together - please see below!


 2021 High School Championship

(click here for the full invitation)

Dear Forensics Community,


Building upon the success of last year’s online tournament, National Online Forensics is excited to announce the 2021 National Online Forensics High School Championship.   This will be a synchronous video conference national championship tournament held May 29th - May 30th, 2021 for high school students.


National Online Forensics sees a tremendous value in an online national championship that can afford more students and programs the opportunity to compete and showcase their skills on a national level.


Key Points:

  • Registration is due by Friday May 21st, 2021 at 12pm Pacific time on ForensicsTournament.net

  • Reasonable entry fees payable by credit card on the website.

  • Each school is required to provide one judge for every 5 IE entries per pattern/2 debate teams. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, uncovered entries may be allowed (penalty fees apply).


We hope you and your team can join us May 29th - May 30th, 2021 for a celebration of the hard work our forensics students have been doing all season.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@nationalonlineforensics.org.


We would like schools to be aware of the following:

1.  The tournament will be held entirely online.  Please see the Best Practices Guide on the tournament registration page for additional information regarding the preparation for Internet tournaments.  This guide will have suggestions and policies regarding specific events. 

2.  Throughout the entire tournament, we will have a live help room for anyone having trouble.  The URL will be 8x8.vc/NOFhelp.  If anyone from your team has problems, this virtual room will be the first place to go.

4.  This invitation is subject to change.  We will send out notices to coaches regarding any changes.

The tournament will be held on May 29th - May 30th, 2021!  Please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in attending.



Mike Kyle (Nova 42)

Tournament Director

Ted Kim (Nova 42 Academy)

Judge Liaison

Brianna Broady (PCC) Competitor and Judge Liaisons 

Angelica Grigsby,

(Maricopa) Competitor and Judge Liaisons 

Danny Cantrell (Mt. SAC)


Rules/Event Descriptions:

All events will follow NOF  rules unless otherwise noted in this invitation.  For full list of event descriptions, tournament procedures, and round design, please go to https://www.nationalonlineforensics.org



Saturday, May 29th (all times PST)

9:00am     Round 1 - Pattern D (Debate -PF/LD/Congress)

11:00am    Round 1 - Pattern A (IEs collapsed with previous pattern B IE events)   EXT prep at 10:30am

12:30pm   Round 2 - Pattern D (Debate -PF/LD/Congress)

2:30pm     Round 2 - Pattern A (IEs)  EXT prep at 2:00pm

4:00pm     Round 3 - Pattern D (Debate -PF/LD/Congress)

6:00pm     Round 3 -Pattern A (IEs)  EXT prep at 5:30pm


Sunday, May 30th (all times PST)

8:00am     Round 1 - Pattern C (SPAR)

9:30am     Round 2 - Pattern C (SPAR)

11:00am    FINALS - Pattern A (IEs)

1:00pm      Round 3 - Pattern C (SPAR)

2:30pm     SEMI-FINALS - Pattern D (LD only)

4:00pm     FINALS - Pattern C (SPAR)

5:30pm     FINALS - Pattern D (PF/LD)


7:30pm     AWARDS