Mid-Tournament Social and Breaks - UPDATED!

Free to all NITOC attendees and their families. Wear your name tag for admission.

Surprise Announcement!!!

By popular demand, dancing is back at NITOC. We considered making this a surprise at the Thursday evening social, but we could not contain this exciting news!

The Thursday social is already going to be a wonderful evening. The event is free to all attending NITOC. We have the outstanding San Diego Air and Space Museum all to ourselves for the evening. Please wear your name tag as this guarantees your entrance into the museum.

Now we have added Swing Dancing to the evening festivities. We believe this provides the best of all worlds. We respect those families for whom dancing is not a viable activity. Last year at NITOC, we did not have a good alternative for those families. This year, we have a wonderful museum to explore.

The museum has a large central pavilion where break announcements will be made, and the dancing will take place. We have a fantastic, young Christian couple helping us with the instruction for the Swing Dancing. They will patiently teach all who want to learn. No experience is necessary. We expect to start the instruction around 7:30 to 8:00 pm. Break announcements will be made when Tab has the information ready. We are expecting this to be around 8:30 to 9:00 o’clock. Dancing will continue after breaks are announced.

Catered refreshments of light snacks and dessert will be served in the central pavilion.

We believe this will be a fantastic evening of fun and fellowship.

Dress for the evening should be modest. The young ladies may change from tournament attire into a modest dress, if they wish. The music will be swing and 40’s style. Tournament attire is certainly appropriate for all, but not required. The young men may remove their ties and jackets, if they wish.

Original Information

Did you know that San Diego is rich in aviation history? It's true!

Did you know that San Diego recently celebrated its Centennial as the birthplace of Naval Aviation?

Did you know that the Spirit of St. Loius, the plane the Charles Lindberg piloted in the world's first trans-atlantic flight, was built in San Diego?

Did you know that Top Gun (you remember the movie with Tom Cruise) was first established in San Diego?

Did you know that the original low cost airline, PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines) originated in San Diego?

You will get to experience all of this and so much more. This year's mid-tournament social is at the incredible San Diego Air and Space Museum in beautiful Balboa Park. San Diego boasts one of the premier aerospace museums in the country and everyone at the tournament is invited to attend for free!

The museum will be open exclusively to attendees at the 2011 Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions on Thursday evening after the close of competition. We will have the museum all to ourselves. Enjoy the displays as you mingle with families and friends from around the nation.


Individual Events breaks will be made in the pavilion in the center of the museum when Tab has them ready. We will announce those students advancing from prelims to outrounds.

Debate breaks for the particular outrounds currently being competed will also be announced.