2017-18 Bid Statistics

The regular competitive season is now finished! Congratulations to the 84 competitors that have fully qualified to the Tournament of Champions! Here are some quick statistics about bids this season.

  • Immaculate Heart’s Danielle Dosch ends as the season bid leader with 10 bids.
  • The Harvard-Westlake School ends as the season school bid leader with 31 collective bids across 9 fully qualified debaters.
  • There were 362 bids distributed at bid tournaments this season. 20 of these bids were ghost bids.
  • 149 competitors representing 88 different schools from 21 different states earned at least one bid to the Tournament of Champions. 84 competitors are fully qualified, 65 competitors earned only one bid. The average amount of bids per person who has bid is 2.43 bids and the average amount of bids per person who has qualified is 3.54 bids.
  • The top 4 states that earned bids are California with 110 bids earned (30% of total bids), Texas with 74 bids earned (20% of total bids), Florida with 38 bids earned (10% of total bids), and New York with 35 bids earned (10% of total bids). That works out to about 70% of all total bids distributed going to 4 states.
  • The top 4 states that have debaters with bids are California with 42 debaters with bids (28% of debaters with bids), Texas with 26 debaters with bids (17% of debaters with bids), Florida with 19 debaters with bids (13% of debaters with bids), and New York with 15 debaters with bids (10% of debaters with bids). That works out to about 68% of all debaters with bids going to 4 states.
  • The top 4 states that have debaters that are fully qualified are California with 23 qualified debaters (27% of all qualified debaters), Texas with 16 qualified debaters (19% of all qualified debaters), New York with 10 qualified debaters (12% of all qualified debaters), and Florida with 8 qualified debaters (10% of all qualified debaters). That works out to about 68% of all qualified debaters going to 4 states.
  • The top bid earning regions were the West with 127 bids earned (35% of total bids), the Southwest with 76 bids earned (21% of total bids), the Northeast with 70 bids earned (19% of total bids), the Southeast with 61 bids earned (17% of total bids), and the Midwest with 28 bids earned (8% of total bids).*

See the bid list here!

*Regions as listed by National Geographic.