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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a College tournament in North Carolina.

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM:  Registration - CHHS Lobby

8:30 AM:   Extemp Draw - CHHS 294

9:00 AM:   IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Informative/Pro) 

10:15 AM:  IB (Impromptu/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry) 

12:00 PM:  Extemp Draw

12:30 PM:  IIA 

1:45 PM:    IIB 

3:15 PM:    Extemp Draw

3:30  PM: Finals Group A

4:45 PM:   Finals Group B

6:30 PM:    AWARDS


Ballot Pickup and Return: outside of 296

Hospitality: 295

Tab Room: 296

Extemp Prep: 294 


The University City area of Charlotte has multiple affordable accomodations within 5 - 15 minutes of campus.  Please let us know if you require any assistance finding hotels and we’re happy to be your pit crew.



We will adhere to the ethical standards and event descriptions of the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament. They can be accessed online at afaniet.org. 

  • UNCC guest access to WIFI will be offered for Extemp, but online access and quality will not be guaranteed by the tournament.

  • No material may have been performed by a student in any competition (high school or college) prior to this academic year (2019-2020) including Impromptu Speeches. Students in violation of this rule will be disqualified.

  • Tabulation procedures will be similar to AFA-NIET practices.  

  • Variation from the AFA-NIET rules:  No cross examination will be required in the final round of Extemporaneous Speaking.

  • UNCC is committed to providing a safe educational environment for all.  For a list of gender neutral bathrooms on campus, please use the following interactive map:  https://trans.uncc.edu/restrooms


  • Each school may enter an unlimited number of students per event.

  • Each student may enter a maximum of three events per group. Two duos count as two events.

GROUP A: Extemp, Persuasion, Communication Analysis, Prose, Poetry, Drama

GROUP B: Impromptu, Informative, After Dinner Speaking, DUO, POI

  • Semi-Finals will be held for events containing over 50 entries. 

  • Entries must be submitted via Speechwire.com. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 




1. A fee of $10 will be charged for each entry slot.  Please make checks payable to Nance Riffe.


2. One judge is needed for every six slots entered. Uncovered slots will be charged $15 for every entry slot.  

We prefer your judges, not your money!


3. Drop penalties are as follows: 

  • Anytime before 12:00 noon EST, Wednesday, January 22, 2020:  NO CHARGE

  • Anytime before 12:00 noon EST, Friday, January 24, 2020:  $15 charge per dropped or changed slot plus original entry fee / $20 per dropped judge plus new uncovered slot fee.

  • Anytime after 12:00 noon EST, Friday, January 24, 2020: $25 charged per dropped or changed slot plus original entry fee / $30 per dropped judge plus new uncovered slot fee.




1. Individual event trophies will be awarded to all speakers who perform in a final round. 


2. Team trophies will be awarded to the top three schools in both Open and Limited Entry sweepstakes. 

  1. Sweepstakes eligibility will be calculated based on entry size at the time of registration.  

  2. All schools are entered in Open sweepstakes

  3. Entries in the bottom 50% of overall entry sizes will be eligible for Limited Entry sweepstakes 


3. Individual sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three speakers of the tournament based on overall points accumulated throughout preliminary and final rounds.  All speakers are eligible for Individual sweepstakes. In addition to final round points assigned as described in #4 Team sweepstakes, preliminary points will be assigned for the purposes of Individual sweepstakes as follows:

3 points: 1st place

2 points: 2nd place

1 points: 3rd place


4. Team sweepstakes are calculated according to the following point scale. 

12 points: 1st place in final 

10 points: 2nd place in final 

8 points: 3rd place in final 

6 points: 4th place in final 

4 points: 5th place in final 

2 points: 6th place in final 

1 point: 7th place or lower in final 


5. Tiebreaks, whenever possible, will be first accomplished by judges preference.




Nance Riffe

Director of Forensics




Mark Manning

Graduate Assistant




Manager contact information

Nance Riffe
Email address: nriffe@uncc.edu
Phone number: 205-242-1823

Mailing address

9201 University City Blvd
Colvard Hall 5048A
Charlotte, NC 28215

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