Welcome to the 2020 TOC Extemp

TOC Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we will not be holding The Tournament of Champions in Extemporaneous Speaking on May 1-3, 2020. The students and alumni of Northwestern University were very excited to host the tournament, but in light of COVID-19’s threat, we do not wish to put our students, coaches, judges, and communities in danger. While we considered the option of a virtual tournament, the committee did not feel we had the resources necessary to create an adequate experience.

We have sent out certificates to those who qualified this year recognizing their incredible achievement. If you qualified but did not receive a certificate, please reach out at toc@u.northwestern.edu. In addition, all non-graduating students who qualified for the 2020 tournament have automatically qualified for the 2021 tournament.

We thank you for the support you have given the tournament in the past. If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, please reach out to us.


Sophie T. Stern

Director of Individual Events

Northwestern University



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