February 14th -17th, 2018

He has shown you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Registration Opens: January 22, 2018 at 12:00pm noon
Registration Closes: February 5, 2018 at 10:00pm
Script Submission Closes: February 7, 2018

All scripts MUST be submitted electronically!
Due to the number of events and rounds, we do not have time for on site script submission. If you do not get your script approved and need to bring your printed scripts for approval at tournament check-in there will be a $10 fee per script.

Tournament Location

First Southern Baptist Church
1409 Palmer Park Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

See Our New Community Service Award!

Check Out the Tab at the Left

Events Offered

  • Team Policy Debate
  • Lincoln Douglas Value Debate
  • Parliamentary Debate
  • 12 Stoa Sanctioned Speech Events
  • Senior Impromptu: 16 - 18 years old
  • Novice Impromptu: 12 - 15 years old

This is a NITOC Modeled Tournament

All Stoa USA Event Rules and Dress Code will be followed.
See Stoa link below.


Tournament Director:
Colleen Enos - enosmom@gmail.com

Tournament Registrar:
Michele Seffens - michele@theseffens.com

Parent Judge Administrator:
Jill Han - thehanscolorado@gmail.com

Community Judge Administrator:
Tammy Klimek - klimekcolorado@gmail.com


All Parliamentary Debate Preliminary Rounds and Extemporaneous Speaking Preliminary Rounds will run on Wednesday.

Registration Guidelines and Information

Participants must be Stoa members in order to compete in Stoa tournaments. Stoa membership will not be offered onsite. For information on becoming a member of Stoa, please go to Stoa Registration.

A completed Centennial State Tournament registration includes:

  • Stoa Membership

  • Student Registration

  • Parent Judge Registration (please read info below)

  • Payment via Paypal or Stripe (see details during registration process)

  • A Team Policy Team, Parli Team or Duo Team is not considered registered unless BOTH PARTNERS are registered - Spots can be given to other Teams that register later if both of their partners register, before previously signed up single partners register the other partner.

Upon registering you are affirming STOA eligibility, and agreeing to abide by all STOA dress code requirements and STOA speech and debate rules. See the website for details:
Stoa USA


Team Policy Debate (per person): $40.00

Lincoln Douglas Debate (per person): $40.00

Parliamentary Debate (per person): $40.00

Individual Speech Event (IE) Competitor: $40.00 for first 3 IE's; $15 for each additional IE; limit of 6 IE's per competitor

After FEBRUARY 5 each added or dropped event will require an extra $15 fee, payable by cash or check at the tournament check-in.

Payments made after the registration close date and time will incur A LATE FEE OF $30 in addition to the other charges.

Refund Policy

Before registration closes we will refund registration minus a $15 processing fee.
After registration closes no refunds will be made.
All refund, add, or drop requests must be submitted by e-mail to Michele Seffens at michele@theseffens.com.

Judging Needs

In order to provide competitors with varied feedback from a broad range of judges, we seek to include community, parent, and alumni judges. Each speech round in the tournament will require approximately 70 judges. Each debate round will require about 40 judges.

Parent Judges

Please see the Tab at the left.

Community Judges

In order to complete our judging needs, we ask all competitors to recruit community judges. Competitors, please ask your neighbors, church friends, and relatives to contribute to your education by joining us as a judge. Remind them that we will provide any training necessary, and will have complimentary food available for them to enjoy. You can assure them that historically our community judges have loved their experiences at our tournaments.

For questions regarding Community Judge Registration please contact Tammy Klimek at klimekcolorado@gmail.com.

Alumni Judges

Alumni must be non-competitors, graduated and 18 years old by October 1, 2017. A student may not compete and judge within the same competition season. If you know of former competitors who have moved on to college, or have friends in the area, please invite them to sign up to judge as either alumni judges or as a community judge, under the "Judge Registration" tab.

  • Judges should arrive at the tournament for check-in 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round. Judge Orientation/Training will be provided before each round.

Student and Parent Check-in Procedures

See side Schedule Tab for Check-in times.

Check-in Wednesday evening will be followed by a Mandatory Tournament Orientation. All students are expected to attend.


All competitors must be chaperoned by someone 21 years or older. If a parent will not be on site, a signed medical release form (see left menu tab) must be provided for the chaperone. All chaperones need to be willing to judge. Sorry, no un-chaperoned competitors allowed.