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National Points Race

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the Extemp TOC & NCFL Nationals!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings do not reflect much of a change at the top as highly ranked competitors did not attend this year’s Extemp TOC or the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament.  Sruti Peddi of BASIS Scottsdale (AZ) remains the nation’s number one ranked extemper, holding a 106 point lead with one tournament remaining.

That tournament will be the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.  The last top 25 before NSDA decides which extemp category at NSDA will receive a 50 points bonus.  Since 15 of the top 25 competitors are doing International Extemp, this means that the winner of International Extemp will earn 250 points and the final round winner will receive 50 points.  The winner of United States Extemp, which has 5 ranked competitors, will receive 200 points and the final round winner will receive 40 points.

National Points Race

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the UK TOC Are Posted!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings reflect the result of last weekend’s University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions (TOC).  Charlotte Reitman of NSU University School (FL) was the winner of that competition and earned 100 points.

This weekend features the other prominent Tournament of Champions (TOC) event on the calendar when Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois hosts its annual TOC of Extemporaneous Speaking.  The season’s second major is another third tier event and the winner will receive 100 points.  All competitors who reach the quarter-final round will also receive points.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: Final Standings for the Regular Season Stage are Posted!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings are the final ones for the regular season stage of this year’s competition, reflecting the results of the Harvard Speech & Debate Tournament and the California Invitational.

The National Points Race will take a month and a half off as states hold their post-season tournaments.  The next competition will kick off the post-season stage of the Race, which will be at the University of Kentucky for its annual Tournament of Champions (TOC).  The UK TOC will be a third tier event, awarding 100 points to its winner and giving points to all finalists, semi-finalists, and quarter-finalists.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the Apple Valley Minneapple Speech Tournament and Stanford Invitational!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings are updated to reflect the Apple Valley Minneapple and Stanford Invitational, fifth tier events that took place over the last two weeks.

The regular season phase of the National Points Race concludes this weekend at the Harvard National High School Invitational Forensic Tournament and the California Invitational.  Both tournaments are massive as 242 extempers are registered to compete at Harvard and 131 are registered to compete in California.  Harvard’s event is a second tier event, awarding 150 points to its winner and points to all octa-finalists.  The California Invitational will be a third tier event, awarding 100 points to its winner and points to all quarter-finalists.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the James Logan MLK Invitational and the Barkley Forum!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings are updated to reflect the James Logan MLK Invitational and the Barkley Forum.  Each was a fourth tier tournament.

The next National Points Race competition will take place this weekend at the Apple Valley Minneapple Speech Tournament.  This is the first year that the Minneapple will be a National Points Race event and it will be a fifth tier competition for extempers in the Midwest.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings feature another shakeup of the top ten after the Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin.

The next National Points Race competition will take place this weekend in Union City, California as James Logan High School hosts its MLK Invitational.  For the first time the MLK will be a fourth tier event, awarding 70 points to the winners of International and United States Extemp.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings and a New Leader After the University of Texas-Austin Longhorn Classic and the George Mason University Patriot Games!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings, which reflect the results of the University of Texas-Austin Longhorn Classic and the George Mason University Patriot Games, have a new leader and a lot of new names in the top 25.

The next National Points Race competition will be the Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin, taking place during the first weekend of January in Nashville, Tennessee.  As of right now, nine of the top ten competitors in the National Points Race will be attending that tournament.  MBA is a second tier tournament and will award 150 points to the winner.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings to Reflect Glenbrooks Posted!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race after the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

This weekend will feature two National Points Race events, the last of the first academic semester.  The University of Texas-Longhorn Classic will be a third tier event, awarding points from quarter-finals to finals for all of those doing International and United States Extemp.  The George Mason University Patriot Games will be a fifth tier event, awarding points to the top six competitors.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings Are Out!

Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

While there was not a lot of movement created by the New York City Invitational and the Florida Blue Key, the Glenbrooks promises a shakeup in the standings.  Glenbrooks will be the season’s first third tier competition, awarding 100 points to its winner and points to the extempers that reach quarter-finals.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: First Standings Released!

The first standings of the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

Currently, there are 16 extempers ranked in this year’s competition after the UK National Speech and Debate Season Opener and the Yale Invitational.  Unranked extempers will have an opportunity to add their names to the list next weekend when the New York City Invitational, a fifth tier event, takes place at the Bronx High School of Science.

2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race: The Structure of This Year’s Competition

With the University of Kentucky National Speech and Debate Season Opener kicking off tomorrow, it is time to unveil the structure of this year’s Extemp Central National Points Race.

The Extemp Central National Points Race is a season-long competition that seeks to identify the top extempers across a select group of prestigious national circuit events.  Extemp Central recognizes that in some years the top extemper in the nation may not win the National Points Race due to the inability of some competitors to travel extensively.  Still, seven national champions are among the eight previous National Points Race winners.

National Points Race Champion Interview with Daniel Kind

Daniel Kind competed for Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. He was the 2022 NCFL national champion, 2022 NSDA national runner-up, Florida state champion, 2022 Extemp Central Points Race champion, while also breaking the single-season record for single-season wins (7), top-three finishes (12), and final round appearances (12). Daniel is attending the University of Chicago, where he studies public policy and urban studies.

Editor’s Note:  This interview happened in the fall of 2022 but we decided to embargo it until the start of the 2023-2024 season.

2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race: Final Standings Posted after the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament!

Final standings for the 2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released!  These results reflect the results of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament.  You can find them by clicking on the “National Points Race” tab at the top of the page or by clicking here.

We thank everyone for reading and following along with this year’s competition and we look forward to hosting it again for 2023-2024.  In August we will provide a breakdown for next year’s structure and a small season preview.

As a reminder, new questions, quizzes, and other content will be rolled out for the 2023-2024 season beginning on Monday, August 7.  If you haven’t already make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @extemp so you can receive content updates during the season!

2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament!

New standings for the 2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released!  These results reflect the results of the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament.  You can find them by clicking on the “National Points Race” tab at the top of the page or by clicking here.

The final National Points Race event takes place this weekend at the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona.  NSDA Nationals is the only first tier event in the competition.  The extemporaneous speaking category with the most competitors in the top 25 will receive a 50 point bonus for its general competition and a 10 point bonus for its final round winner.

2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race: New Standings After the University of Kentucky TOC and the Extemp TOC!

New standings for the 2022-2023 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released!  These results reflect the results of the University of Kentucky TOC and the Extemp TOC.  You can find them by clicking on the “National Points Race” tab at the top of the page or by clicking here.

The next National Points Race event takes place over Memorial Day weekend when the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) hosts its national tournament.  That competition will be a second tier event, awarding 150 points to the national champion and providing points for all competitors that reach the octa-final round.

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