Concordia Challenge March 2-4, 2023

Student Registration Dates

  • Monday, January 23rd 8AM through Sunday, January 29th at the stroke of midnight.
  • Complete payment at time of registration to reserve your spot.
  • Judge Registration is now open. Please invite friends to come and judge.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

  • Konrad Wilhelm Hack, director of Concordia University Irvine Forensics Program, and Concordia University Irvine (CUI) are our sponsors for Concordia Challenge 2023, a Stoa Speech and Debate Tournament.


  • University Concordia Irvine campus, 1530 Concordia West, in Irvine, California.

Stoa Membership

  • Students are required to be Stoa members to register for this tournament. Use this link to register.
  • Participants should view general Stoa rules prior to attending the tournament. They can be found at:
  • The Stoa NITOC dress code will be followed at this tournament. Dress code details can be found here.
  • A Juniors tournament (age 7-12) will also be offered this year. See "Cuties Junior Tournament" tab for details.

Entry Procedure

  • A parent must be present with their student at check in and remain on campus.
  • If more than one family registers on the same computer, make sure the previous family has been logged off.
  • When registering for the tournament, you must use exactly the same information you used when signing up for your Stoa membership.
  • Please click on the "Student Registration" tab above and complete all necessary steps. To add students to a family registration, click ADD STUDENT.


  • Check-In opens Thursday morning at 7:15 AM and is open until 10:00 AM at Concordia Central. For those students only in Pattern B, there will be a second check-in time on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • Parli debaters should check-in prior to 7:40 AM
  • LD and TPers should be checked in by 8:30 AM

Electronic Script Submission/Debate Self-Timing

  • All script submissions will be done electronically at the Concordia Challenge. See "script submission" tab for details.
  • All debaters need to be prepared to self-time their rounds. See "debate self-timing information" tab for details.

Judging Responsibility

  • There will be a judge orientation prior to each competition round. Parents, it is important to go through an orientation if you haven't attended one this year. Please try to attend one early on, especially if this is your students' first year of competition.
  • Please plan to judge every other round to keep the tournament running on time. An hour prior to the round, please stop by the ballot push table, located at "Concordia Central" in front of CU Center (AKA Space Mountain) to pick up a ballot.

3 Day Commitment

  • When you register for the tournament, it is with the understanding that you will be available to compete in finals on Saturday. This may be the tournament where you first break!


  • If you have any non-registration questions regarding the Concordia Challenge, please send them to We are here to serve you at this tournament!

~ Craig Smith and Michelle Estrick