National Points Race

Here, you can find the standings for the 2021-2022 National Points Race, which will begin with the University of Kentucky Speech and Debate Season Opener on September 11, 2021 and conclude with the NSDA National Tournament on June 17, 2022. Standings will be updated at the end of every month, featuring the tournament news of the month.

While we acknowledge that plenty of extraordinarily talented extempers may not travel frequently, the National Points Race seeks to identify the “best” extemper across a series of widely-recognized tournaments in the United States. Our scoring system heavily values consistency and attendance at major circuit events.

You can find information on the methodology behind the National Points Race for the 2021-22 season here. We are always open to feedback on ways we can improve our scoring, including the addition or removal of tournaments and/or changes in point values across tiers. Feel free to send us suggestions at and; however, no tournaments will be added/removed once competition begins.

Unfortunately, due to budgetary concerns, there are no prizes given to the winners (other than recognition from your fellow competitors!).

Current Standings:


Previous Years:

2020-2021 National Points Race

  • Champion: Mukta Dharmapurikar (Durham Academy, NC)