There are three ways that your students may qualify to compete at the 2018 NIETOC competition:
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).
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.
– 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.