Welcome to the Concordia Challenge 2019!

March 7 - 9, 2019

Website is still under construction ~ Hotel Options & Host Housing just added

Hosted by the Concordia University Forensics Program
and the congenial Mr. Konrad Hack and the fashionable Yaw Kyeremateng

Held at the lovely Concordia University campus, located at 1530 Concordia West, in Irvine, Orange County, California.

Registration Dates

Opens: 8:00AM on Monday, February 4
Closes: 11:59PM on Saturday, February 9

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: http://www.stoausa.org
  • The Stoa NITOC Dress code will be enforced at the tournament. Dress code details can be found here. Avoid having your coach have to speak to you about things like hem length.

Entry Procedure

  • Please remember that minor students are not permitted to attend without adult supervision.
  • 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.
  • Please read this helpful website - you are responsible to know the tournament structure!


  • Check-In opens Thursday morning at 7:00 AM and is open until 9:30 AM at the Student Union Center patio on the Concordia Campus. For those students in Pattern B, there will be a second check-in time on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • LDers should check-in prior to 7:40 AM on Thursday
  • 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 tab for details.
  • All debaters need to be prepared to self-time their rounds. See 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. Stop by the ballot push table, located in the Student Union Center patio, an hour prior to the round to pick up a ballot.

Limited Space

  • Since we have a limited number of rooms, we cannot accommodate competitors who are unable to stay for the entire tournament. Once the tournament is full, we will start a waiting list.


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

~ Craig Smith and Michelle Estrick