Happy Mardi Gras from NIETOC!


Happy Mardi Gras!

As the Mardi Gras floats sail down Bourbon Street in New Orleans, we send our greetings and hope that each of you will join us in Denver, Colorado, for the 2018 NIETOC, May 11-13, hosted by Denver East High School. We anticipate another incredible edition of the tournament and the links below contain helpful reminders about registration and payment deadlines. 

On behalf of the Executive Board, 
Lasissez les bons 
temps rouler! 
-Demond Wilson, Producer


Registration now open on Speechwire.


 Qualifying for NIETOC
There are three ways that your students may qualify to compete at the 2018 NIETOC competition:
Option 1

Automatic Qualifier
A.  Semifinalist or Finalist at previous year’s NIETOC, NSDA, or NCFL tournaments in the same main event for which they are currently registering.

B.  Top three finish at current year’s state tournament (if held prior to our deadlines).

Option 2

Bid Qualifier
To qualify via the Bid System for the NIETOC, students must earn two bids in a given event at NIETOC-designated tournaments throughout the country.
– Regular Season Bids – List of current qualifiers found here.
– Post-S
eason Bids
– Contestants receive one bid for each of the following:
>Being an Octafinalist or Quarterfinalist at previous year
>Being a Finalist at previous year
‘s state tournament.
>Being a Finalist at current year
‘s state tournament (extended to semifinalists if more than 50 contestants in that event).


Option 3 – At-Large Qualifier

To be considered under the At-Large system, a student must earn three
which can be earned at NIETOC Bid or non-bid tournaments that accumulate to a total ranking of 10 or less.
Please see our At-Large Document for additional details.


2018 Hotel Accommodations
The beautiful Hilton Garden Inn is the host hotel for the 2018 NIETOC. It is also the location for our 
Coaches Breakfast and tournament registration.

  • Located 10 minutes from downtown Denver
  • Less than 2 miles from Cherry Creek Mall
  • Complimentary WiFi in spacious guest rooms
  • Great American Grill restaurant and bar
  • Complimentary fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool

Three ways to book your rooms. Book by April 19th for the special rate of $149. Rate includes two breakfast vouchers per night. 

In addition we also have rooms available at the Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek for $149. 


We look forward to seeing you
at Denver East High School!