Speech and Debate in North Carolina

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This is the official home of the Tarheel Forensic League (TFL) and is an information clearinghouse for North Carolina's high school speech and debate programs. You’ll find the North Carolina speech and debate tournament schedule, information about other organizations associated with speech and debate, as well as the TFL’s history, and detailed information leading up to the North Carolina state speech and debate championship tournament.

2017-2018 Speech and Debate Schedule (follow links for details and results)
Date Event
Sept. 15-16 Laird Lewis at Myers Park HS
Sept. 23 Riverside HS (SC)
Sept. 30 Pinecrest Open at Pinecrest HS
Oct. 14 Jimmy K. Poole Viking Classic at North Mecklenburg HS
Oct. 14 DSDL #1 - East Carteret HS
Oct. 21 Bob Jones Academy (SC)
Oct. 21 DSDL #2 - South View High School
Oct. 28 Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic HS
Nov. 4 Corona Rostrensis at Charlotte Latin School
Nov. 4 DSDL #3 - Jack Britt High School
Nov. 11 DSDL #4 Cary High School
Nov. 18 Cougar Classic at Asheville HS
Dec. 2 Massey Hill Classical HS Challenge
Dec. 9 Guilford County Challenge at Northwest Guilford H.S.
Jan. 13-14 Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy
Jan. 20 Sandhoke Early College HS
Feb 3 Carolina West District NSDA Congress Championship - Southside HS, Greenville, SC
Feb 3 DSDL #5 - Croatan High School
Feb. 10 DSDL #6 - Cumberland Polytechnic HS
Feb. 10 Queens University of Charlotte
Feb. 24 Grady Franklin Invitational at Chase HS
Feb. 24 Steven Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell High School
Mar. 3 DSDL NOVICE - Cumberland International Early College HS
Mar. 16-17 Carolina West District NSDA Championship (all events except Congress), Riverside HS, Greenville, SC
Apr. 14-15 TFL NC State Championship
Apr. TBD Tournament of Champions
May TBD National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC)
May TBD Tournament of Champions - Extemp
May 26-27 NCFL Grand National Tournament, Washington, DC
June TBD NSDA National Championship
July/Aug TBD World Schools Debating Championship, Zagreb, Croatia