Debate TOC Bid Tournaments

The list of Debate Tournament of Champions bid tournaments has been released.  There are several opportunities for students to earn bids inside the state of Arizona.  The following bids are available for the different debate events:

Congressional Debate:  ASU (top 6)

Policy Debate: ASU (Finals)

Lincoln-Douglas: Desert Vista (Finals)

Public Forum: ASU AND Desert Vista (Quarterfinals)

NIETOC Bid Tournaments

The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) has published their list of bid tournaments for the 2011-2012 school year.  There will be 4 bid tournaments in Arizona:

October 7-8 – The Desert Sun Invitational at Desert Vista High School

November 4-5 – The Toro Country Classic at Mountain View High School

January 19-21 – The Southwest Championship at Arizona State University

February 3-4 – The Bobcat Bonanza at Central High School

More information about the NIETOC can be found at

Congratulations to our Champions!

After three extremely busy weeks, Arizona has our slate of National Qualifiers and our 2011 State Champions!  Lists of Qualifiers and Champions will be posted here shortly.  In the meantime, begin thinking about the 2011-2012 calendar.  If you wish to host a tournament next season, make sure that you have filled out the appropriate sanctioning form, located here.  Return it to Kevin Berlat by April 1 so that the AIASSDAC can compile the calendar during the meeting on April 13th.


Arizona’s very own Elizabeth Clarke has been named the 2011 National Federation of High Schools Section Seven Speech, Debate, and Theater Educator of the Year.  Beth is the coach of Brophy and serves as the FLA Vice President.  She was nomonated by John Wolnisty at the FLA Convention last September.  Section 7 covers Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, and California.  Congratulations Beth!

Welcome to the FLA!

This site is intended to be the clearinghouse for all things Speech and Debate in Arizona.  As it grows, we will host important documents, schedule changes, and breaking news.  This will also allow communication with the state executive board.  Watch out for more information coming soon.