2018-2019 Calendar

This calendar is subject to change based on lack of interest or available chaperones, and tournaments may be added or removed as each state's tournament calendar is set.  Use the "Sign-Ups" link under the Tournaments heading to register.


Houston County HS

The season opens for all competitors in Warner Robins, Georgia. This one-day tournament is one of the 5 required for team membership - all students must attend.

charlotte nc.jpg

Myers Park

We'll leave school Friday morning to travel to Charlotte, then debate that night and Saturday in our second national tournament of the year.  Myers Park is a bid tournament for PF (quarters) and IEs.  This tournament is open by invitation/application only, and a multi-night hotel stay will be required.


Vestavia Hills Novice

At the second required tournament for first-year competitors, we'll compete against our neighbors from Alabama. This tournament offers a unique opportunity to compete against first-years in ALL events (including speech!). Older students should expect to attend as judges unless they have specifically received permission to miss.

Holy Cross

We'll travel to New Orleans for our third national tournament of the year.  Holy Cross is a TOC bid in speech, as well as at finals in Public Forum. This tournament is open by invitation/application only, and a two-night hotel stay will be required.



St. James

New to our schedule this year, St. James is a TOC qualifier for PF, Speech, and LD.  This is an overnight trip, and WILL require you to miss the Homecoming game and dance if you choose to attend.

Johns Creek

Located in Johns Creek, Georgia, this tournament offers an opportunity for students to compete for a state bid. As an overnight trip, it is optional to attend, and will require parent transportation.


Located in Gainesville, GA, this tournament is open to students in all events. Parent transportation will be required. This tournament is a state bid opportunity, but optional to attend.

Blue Key

We'll travel back to Florida - this time to Gainesville for the Florida Blue Key tournament, hosted by the University of Florida. The tournament offers TOC bids in IEs and Public Forum, and is open by invitation/ application only. A multi-night hotel stay will be required. This tournament uses the November PF topic.



Apple Valley

We're off to Minnesota for one of our favorite tournaments -- the Minneapple! This tournament is open by application/invitation to Public Forum students, and will likely be restricted to two teams. A plane ticket and two -night hotel stay will be required.



Open to all students in all events, this one-day tournament is the required team event for November. All students are expected to attend. This is a state qualifying tournament.


The Peach State Classic is one of the largest tournaments in Georgia each year. An overnight tournament, parent transportation will be required. This tournament is open to all students, and is a TOC qualifier in PF at semis and a state qualifier in all events.




This one-day tournament is a required team event, open to all students in all events. Students will compete for state bids, and national circuit PF students will get early practice with the December topic before our trip to New Orleans.

Isidore Newman

A team favorite tournament, December's trip to New Orleans marks the first out-of-state national tournament option for most sophomores. Space is limited, so interested students must apply. Parent transportation and volunteers will be needed, and the trip involves a three-night hotel stay. TOC bids in Speech, LD (Semis), and PF (Finals.)


We're excited to return to Minneapolis for the Blake tournament, which offers PF students an early opportunity to debate the January topic. This tournament is always a highlight of our calendar. Blake is a TOC qualifier in PF at octafinals, and  requires a plane ticket and a three night hotel stay.




Samford is a new addition to our schedule. The tournament is open to students in Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas. Since it's an overnight trip, parent transportation and a hotel fee will apply.

Durham Academy

Durham is a fun, efficient tournament with TOC bids in Speech and at Finals in both PF and LD. This trip is open by application/invitation only, and will require a two-night hotel stay and a plane ticket. 


The last state qualifying opportunity is also the last required event of the regular season. Alpharetta offers all events, and all CHS students are expected to attend.


The Barkley Forum for High Schools is one of the nation's most prestigious tournaments. Students must first apply to be one of the CHS applicants to the tournament, and then must apply to be accepted by the Emory/BFHS staff as well. Students who are accepted by the tournament will have a two night hotel stay.


All students who qualify for post-season events are expected to attend them. More information regarding locations will be posted as it becomes available.

  • February 1-2: Southern Peach NSDA District Tournament (Nationals Qualifier) - Jackson, Georgia

  • February 8-9: GFCA JV/Novice State Championship - Location TBD

  • February 22-23: GFCA Varsity State Championship - Location TBD

  • April 26-29: Tournament of Champions - Lexington, Kentucky

  • June 16-22: NSDA Nationals - Dallas, Texas