Catholic Classic

2021 — NSDA Campus, KS/US

The Catholic Classic is a NIETOC-qualifier event co-hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint James Academy in suburban Kansas City, Kansas.

Our event offers:

-Friday synchronous competition in Congressional Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate
-Saturday synchronous competition in International Extemp, United States Extemp and Impromptu Speaking
-Hybrid competition in Original Oration, Informative Speaking (10 min), Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duo Interp, Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, Program of Oral Interpretation.  In these events schools are asked to submit videos for asynchronous prelims, which are on Thursday, and which break to a final round which is conducted Saturday afternoon.

As this tournament is a NIETOC event, competitors may not re-use performance material from the 2019-2020 competition season.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUT OF STATE COMPETITORS:  Our state high school association has only sanctioned this event for competitors from Kansas and Missouri.  Schools from other states are regrettably restricted to PFD and Congress, which are not regulated by KSHSAA. Schools interested in competing here in the future should let me know a couple of months in advance and I'll be glad to seek the approval of the requisite bodies.

The point of contact for tournament questions is Steven DuBois:  We ask that for any questions not requiring the immediate intervention of the tournament staff you consult the Live Doc instead; it should have the info you need about tournament status, structure, and tech.